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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 of obtaining secret or confidential information (intelligence) from non-disclosed sources or divulging of the same without the permission of the holder of the information.

Federal authorities sought a range of highly sensitive documents, including 11 caches of classified materials, indicating that the federal investigation was examining possible violations of the espionage Act, according to documents unsealed Friday.
The Palm Beach Post, 08/15/2022

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. observe

To stick out

To completely engage the attention of.

Bizarre, strange

To notice or view, especially carefully or with attention to detail.

2. guarantee

To make clear; to free from obscurities; to brighten or illuminate.

To attempt to stop the progression of.

Anything that assures a certain outcome.

The source or reason of an event or action

3. ominous

Offensive or repulsive; arousing disgust or aversion

A mixture of various ingredients or elements.

Specifically, giving indication of a coming ill; being an evil omen

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

4. analogy

Hidden, secret

To sink or fall to the bottom; to settle

A relationship of resemblance or equivalence between two situations, people, or objects,

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

5. grueling

A glowing piece of coal or wood.

So difficult or taxing as to make one exhausted; backbreaking.

The place set for the end of a journey, or to which something is sent; place or point aimed at.

The extent to which something matters; importance

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