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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 

RATIFICATION

DEFINITION:
The official way to confirm something, usually by vote.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
The deal has been up for a ratification vote by the district’s educators all week, with the results scheduled to be announced Monday.
The Denver Post, 02/24/2019

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

momentum

effect

frequency

hasten


2. Firm or obstinate continuance in a course of action in spite of difficulty or opposition

persistent

materialize

apprehensive

element


3. To run away with quick light steps, to scamper.

oppose

scurry

accomplish

versatile


4. Dark or dreary in character; joyless, and grim.

analogy

somber

falter

weather


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

clarify

precipice

furtive

significance


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