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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 


To come together, to assemble, or to gather.

“People who live like this don’t really congregate, and try to stay out of view.”
The Los Angeles Times, 11/27/2023

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. sabotage

To move in a quick fashion.

An individual step, or stage, in any process or scale of values.

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

To follow a winding course

2. multitude

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

The act of exasperating or the state of being exasperated; irritation; keen or bitter anger.

A measurement one can compare to.

A great amount or number, often of people.

3. significance

Allowing light to pass through but diffusing it

The extent to which something matters; importance

Having an unvarying tone or pitch

To refill; to renew; to supply again or to add a fresh quantity.

4. defiance

To refill; to renew; to supply again or to add a fresh quantity.

The energy and strength for continuing to do something over a long period of time ; power of sustained exertion, or resistance to hardship, illness etc.

To influence or alter.

Open resistance; bold disobedience.

5. scurry

Salty or slightly salty, as a mixture of fresh and sea water, such as that found in estuaries

Progress toward a goal.

To run away with quick light steps, to scamper.

The smaller number or part, esp. a number that is less than half the whole number

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