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Common Core State Standard
LS.CCS.4/5/6 Grades 3-12: Students are asked to determine the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words through multiple choice vocabulary quizzes. Quizzes are designed to help students demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships and nuances in words, acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate general academic and domain-specific words, and gather vocabulary knowledge when considering a word or phase important to comprehension or expression. Students are then asked to find the words within the newspaper and copy the sentence for context to it's overall meaning or function in a sentence.

Words in the News Quiz
5 Elementary Words

Click on the correct answer in the quiz below.
Then see if you can find the word in your newspaper -- the print edition, the website or the digital edition and copy the sentence for context. NOTE: High School words are much harder to find!


1. Deduce or conclude (information) from evidence and reasoning rather than from explicit statements

engross

infer

waver

terse


2. The rate of occurrence of anything; the relationship between incidence and time period.

frequency

narrate

gusto

element


3. To notice or view, especially carefully or with attention to detail.

effect

observe

muster

diminish


4. To sink or fall to the bottom; to settle

diminish

recuperate

persistent

subside


5. The place set for the end of a journey, or to which something is sent; place or point aimed at.

fragrance

classify

destination

pertinent


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This Week's Word In The News 

HARROWING

DEFINITION:
Extremely disturbing or distressing.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
To Samuel, the journey meant trading a hopeless situation at home for potential security and prosperity in the United States — but first he needed to survive the trip north, dodging police and criminals, and a harrowing ride on top of a freight train for hundreds of miles.
Walter Cronkite School of Journalism / The Arizona Republic, 07/21/2014