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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. Watchful, especially for danger or disorder; alert; wary

oppose

vigilant

diminish

sabotage


2. Dependent on each other

pertinent

interdependence

concoction

somber


3. Something that impedes, stands in the way of, or holds up progress

somber

recuperate

frequency

obstacles


4. A great amount or number, often of people.

multitude

cunning

classify

monotonous


5. Assuming power or authority without justification; arrogant and domineering

monotonous

versatile

imperious

jargon


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This Week's Word In The News 

POSTHUMOUS

DEFINITION:
Occurring or continuing after one's death

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
By favoring personal privacy over a family's wishes, the companies hope to appeal to the unspoken will of their users while also lessening the bureaucratic hassle of complying with millions of posthumous requests.
The San Jose Mercury News, 08/31/2015