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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. More than half (50%) of some group

majority

defiance

misgivings

similar


2. A thing that is granted, esp. in response to demands.

compromise

gusto

pristine

impact


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

impact

conclude

imperious

convey


4. Specifically, giving indication of a coming ill; being an evil omen

illuminate

reflection

ominous

clarify


5. A measurement one can compare to.

headway

abolish

relationship

reference


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This Week's Word In The News 

DE RIGUEUR 

DEFINITION:
Strictly required, as by etiquette, usage, or fashion.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Multicourse meals based on a book’s theme is de rigueur for one group, while black authors and characters spark the discussion in another.
The Miami Herald, 11/24/2014