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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 

COLLUSION

DEFINITION:
An often secret action taken by two or more parties to achieve an illegal or improper purpose.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
And it could mean Trump Jr. crossed the legal line on collusion with Russia.
The Chicago Tribune, 07/17/2017

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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 throwing back by a body or surface of light, heat, or sound without absorbing it

reflection

pertinent

guarantee

persistent


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

guarantee

persistent

pristine

convey


3. The ability to foresee or prepare wisely for the future.

potential

infer

foresight

gusto


4. Brief, concise, to the point.

jut

quell

conspicuous

terse


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

defiance

banish

precipice

topic


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