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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 

GRUESOME

DEFINITION:
Causing great horror; horribly repugnant; grisly.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
The coordinated strike marked the second time in a year that Trump has used force against Assad, who U.S. officials believe has continued to test the West’s willingness to accept gruesome chemical attacks.
The Denver Post, 04/16/2018

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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. analogy

To waver or be unsteady.

Speech or language that is incomprehensible or unintelligible; gibberish.

Unspoiled; still with its original purity; uncorrupted or unsullied

A relationship of resemblance or equivalence between two situations, people, or objects,


2. exasperation

Anything that may be possible; a possibility

A piece of written, printed, or electronic matter that provides information or evidence or that serves as an official record.

The act of exasperating or the state of being exasperated; irritation; keen or bitter anger.

To clarify or make something understandable


3. obstacles

To refill; to renew; to supply again or to add a fresh quantity.

Something that impedes, stands in the way of, or holds up progress

Subject; theme; a category or general area of interest.

One of the simplest or essential parts or principles of which anything consists, or upon which the constitution or fundamental powers of anything are based.


4. impending

Approaching; drawing near; about to happen

To make happy, cheer up.

The state of being serene; calmness; peacefulness.

To cause to take physical form, or to cause an object to appear.


5. detail

To cause to take physical form, or to cause an object to appear.

The dividing line or location between two areas.

Something small enough to escape casual notice.

The short term state of the atmosphere at a specific time and place, including the temperature, humidity, cloud cover, precipitation, wind, etc.


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