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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 

AGITATE

DEFINITION:
To upset; disturb. To stir up public interest in a cause.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
He also attends California State University, Stanislaus, in nearby Turlock, where students say he’s agitated on racial issues.
The San Jose Mercury News, 08/21/2017

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 exclude; to specify as being an exception.

repugnant

aptitude

except

chronological


2. A form of acrobatic display which involves the dramatic bending and flexing of the human body.

scarcity

contortion

defiance

subside


3. Dark or dreary in character; joyless, and grim.

versatile

somber

establish

primarily


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

ominous

jabber

habitation

infer


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

luminous

reduce

zeal

debris


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