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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 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

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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. Examine methodically and in detail the constitution or structure of something, esp. information.

exhilarate

disdain

analyze

current


2. To sink or fall to the bottom; to settle

economy

conspicuous

source

subside


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

persistent

aptitude

weather

unsightly


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

unsightly

habitation

reduce

document


5. The brink of a dangerous situation.

affect

kindle

degree

precipice


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