Words in the News

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 

RAMIFICATIONS

DEFINITION:
Something that is the result of an action, decision, etc.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
The political ramifications are big and at least on paper favors Democrats, as Puerto Ricans tend to vote for the party.
The Tampa Bay Times, 11/13/2017

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

restitution

recuperate

subside

circumference


2. To make happy, cheer up.

tactic

deft

serenity

exhilarate


3. Approaching; drawing near; about to happen

classify

majority

impending

compromise


4. Sly; crafty; clever in surreptitious behaviour.

cunning

meander

versatile

narrate


5. The quantity of motion of a moving body; the impetus gained by a moving object

momentum

element

symbolism

recluse


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