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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 


The act or process of giving out parts of a whole.

Under those same drought agreements, Nevada’s allocation would be cut to 270,000 acre-feet if Lake Mead were to fall to 1,025 feet.
The Las Vegas Review-Journal, 05/29/2023

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. compose

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

To make something by merging parts.

A bold, or arrogant strut.

The quality (positive or negative) that renders something desirable or valuable

2. terse

To influence or alter.

Brief, concise, to the point.

Anticipating something with anxiety or fear.

A thing that is granted, esp. in response to demands.

3. evidence

A mixture of various ingredients or elements.

Facts or observations presented in support of an assertion.

In order of time from the earliest to the latest

To make sure or certain of something (usually some future event or condition).

4. influence

To make sure or certain of something (usually some future event or condition).

Dark, faint or indistinct.

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

The power to affect, control or manipulate something or someone; the ability to change the development of fluctuating things such as conduct, thoughts or decisions.

5. majority

Of a central nature, first and foremost

The source or reason of an event or action

More than half (50%) of some group

To recover, especially from an illness; to get better from an illness.

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