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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 

SALINE

DEFINITION:
Consisting of or containing salt. A saline solution, is a mixture of sodium chloride in water and has a number of uses in medicine.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
To the needle-averse, voluntarily shelling out more than a hundred bucks so that a nurse can hook you up with an IV bag loaded with saline solution and vitamins you could buy in chewable form may sound extreme.
The Denver Post, 06/17/2019

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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. Enthusiasm; enjoyment, vigor

economy

classify

attentive

gusto


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

circumference

misgivings

construct

reduce


3. To send someone away and forbid that person from returning.

destination

disdain

banish

interpret


4. Formally put an end to (a system, practice, or institution)

establish

analyze

abolish

document


5. A process by which a task is completed; a way of doing something.

function

scarcity

method

jabber


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