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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 phrase important to comprehension or expression. Students are then asked to find the words within the newspaper and copy the sentence for context to its overall meaning or function in a sentence.
This Week's Word In The News 

ABJECT

DEFINITION:
Utterly hopeless, miserable, humiliating, or wretched.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
In a succinct and devastating assessment, the head of the Texas Department of Public Safety told lawmakers Tuesday that the delayed law enforcement response to the gunman inside a Uvalde elementary school was an "abject failure" that ignored lessons from previous school shootings.
The Amarillo Globe-News, 06/27/2022

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. chronological

In order of time from the earliest to the latest

To drive away by scattering, or so to cause to vanish.

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

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


2. monotonous

Having an unvarying tone or pitch

Allowing light to pass through but diffusing it

An individual instance that represents a class; an example.

A particular geographic region.


3. reference

Anything that assures a certain outcome.

A measurement one can compare to.

Open resistance; bold disobedience.

The line that bounds a circle or other two-dimensional figure.


4. jargon

The line that bounds a circle or other two-dimensional figure.

Having traits or characteristics in common; alike, comparable.

The system of production and distribution and consumption.

Speech or language that is incomprehensible or unintelligible; gibberish.


5. affect

To cause to take physical form, or to cause an object to appear.

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

The short term state of the atmosphere at a specific time and place, including the temperature, humidity, cloud cover, precipitation, wind, etc.

To influence or alter.


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