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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 

UNITY

DEFINITION:
A condition of harmony; the quality or state of being made one

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
I know speaking of unity can sound to some like a foolish fantasy these days.
The San Jose Mercury News, 01/25/2021

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. versatile

Capable of doing many things competently

Different from one another; of different kinds or sorts

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

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


2. recuperate

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

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

The state of being serene; calmness; peacefulness.

Speech or language that is incomprehensible or unintelligible; gibberish.


3. eavesdrop

Speech or language that is incomprehensible or unintelligible; gibberish.

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

Scattered fragments, typically of something wrecked or destroyed

To hear a conversation one is not intended to hear; to listen in.


4. impact

The force or energy of a collision of two objects.

A measurement one can compare to.

Hidden, secret

A piece of written, printed, or electronic matter that provides information or evidence or that serves as an official record.


5. economy

Hidden, secret

A piece of written, printed, or electronic matter that provides information or evidence or that serves as an official record.

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

The system of production and distribution and consumption.


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