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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.
This Week's Word In The News 

LIVID

DEFINITION:
Extremely angry; furious.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
And now they're livid over his proposed 7,000-square-foot temple expansion, which the Santa Clara County Board of supervisors will consider Feb. 9.
The San Jose Mercury News, 02/01/2016

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. Hidden, secret

scarcity

recluse

deft

uncanny


2. Dark, faint or indistinct.

obscure

dismal

terse

clarify


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

imperious

grueling

potential

exhilarate


4. Explain the meaning of (information, words, or actions)

interpret

zeal

compromise

obstacles


5. The quantity of motion of a moving body; the impetus gained by a moving object

compromise

obstacles

topic

momentum


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