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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 

UNFATHOMABLE

DEFINITION:
Impossible to ever understand, often because it is very strange or complicated.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
"Honest work was never demanded of him, and no matter how badly he failed, he was rewarded in ways that are almost unfathomable."
The Los Angeles Times, 07/13/2020

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. multitude

A great amount or number, often of people.

The source or reason of an event or action

To end, to come to an end.

A state of confused and noisy disturbance


2. minority

The smaller number or part, esp. a number that is less than half the whole number

A relationship of resemblance or equivalence between two situations, people, or objects,

Paying attention; noticing, watching, listening, or attending closely.

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


3. outlandish

Bizarre, strange

To clarify or make something understandable

The act of exasperating or the state of being exasperated; irritation; keen or bitter anger.

An opponent or rival.


4. malleable

The act of exasperating or the state of being exasperated; irritation; keen or bitter anger.

An opponent or rival.

Having an unvarying tone or pitch

Flexible, liable to change.


5. vulnerable

The act of inhabiting; state of inhabiting or dwelling, or of being inhabited; occupancy.

More or most likely to be exposed to the chance of being attacked or harmed, either physically or emotionally.

To completely engage the attention of.

The energy and strength for continuing to do something over a long period of time ; power of sustained exertion, or resistance to hardship, illness etc.


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