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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. The throwing back by a body or surface of light, heat, or sound without absorbing it

brackish

obscure

reflection

degree


2. The fervor or tireless devotion for a person, cause, or ideal and determination in its furtherance; diligent enthusiasm; powerful interest.

zeal

engross

meticulous

effect


3. To send someone away and forbid that person from returning.

majority

banish

detail

similar


4. Offensive or repulsive; arousing disgust or aversion

debris

interpret

repugnant

element


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

current

somber

infer

area


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This Week's Word In The News 

INDIVIDUALIZED

DEFINITION:
To modify to suit the wishes or needs of a particular individual

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
That individualized attention is a far cry from the approach the company has taken with past products, even with the Apple Store's focus on customer service.
The San Jose Mercury News, 04/13/2015

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