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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 

TONY

DEFINITION:
Marked by an aristocratic or high-toned manner or style.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
The mudslides ravaged the tony community, destroying at least 65 homes and damaging more than 460 others, officials said.
The San Jose Mercury News, 01/15/2018

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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. Offensive or repulsive; arousing disgust or aversion

repugnant

obscure

terse

reference


2. An inadequate amount of something; a shortage

scarcity

swarm

tactic

unsightly


3. To identify by or divide into classes; to categorize.

classify

affect

method

scurry


4. Existing or occurring at the moment.

ember

current

luminous

narrate


5. To build or form something by assembling parts.

adversary

establish

construct

uncanny


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