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 


Orderly; logically connected; consistent.

“He was very coherent,” Hamilton said.
The Denver Post, 06/18/2018

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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. apprehensive

What something does or is used for.

A feeling of contempt or scorn.

Hidden, secret

Anticipating something with anxiety or fear.

2. element

One of the simplest or essential parts or principles of which anything consists, or upon which the constitution or fundamental powers of anything are based.

To send someone away and forbid that person from returning.

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

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

3. kindle

To come into view.

To start (a fire) or light (a torch).

Speech or language that is incomprehensible or unintelligible; gibberish.

Quick and neat in action; skillful.

4. reflection

Having traits or characteristics in common; alike, comparable.

The throwing back by a body or surface of light, heat, or sound without absorbing it

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

To overpower; to subdue; to put down.

5. convey

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

Anything that may be possible; a possibility

Make an idea, impression, or feeling known or understandable to someone.

To talk rapidly, indistinctly, or unintelligibly; to utter gibberish or nonsense.

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