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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 

APOCALYPSE

DEFINITION:
A prophetic revelation, especially concerning a cataclysm in which the forces of good permanently triumph over the forces of evil. Any universal or widespread destruction or disaster.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
“She’s posing with guns and talking about the apocalypse.”
The Denver Post, 09/19/2022

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. To bring down the size, quantity, value or intensity of something; to diminish, to lower, to impair.

hasten

reduce

tactic

monotonous


2. More than half (50%) of some group

monotonous

adversary

ensure

majority


3. Approaching; drawing near; about to happen

vigilant

guarantee

furtive

impending


4. A gift or payment to a common fund or collection.

impact

habitation

swarm

contributions


5. A deliberate action aimed at weakening an enemy through subversion, obstruction, disruption, and/or destruction.

foresight

establish

unsightly

sabotage


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