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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 


Pertaining to meteorology or to phenomena of the atmosphere or weather.

The high-tech and meteorological communities of Colorado make the area an excellent place to do business, Platzer added.
The Boulder Daily Camera, 09/24/2018

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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. sociable

Offensive or repulsive; arousing disgust or aversion

To recover, especially from an illness; to get better from an illness.

Tending to socialize or be social; friendly; inviting; congenial.

Approaching; drawing near; about to happen

2. ensure

To exclude; to specify as being an exception.

A long flat-topped fixture in a store or bank across which business is conducted with customers.

A measurement one can compare to.

To make sure or certain of something (usually some future event or condition).

3. dispel

The smaller number or part, esp. a number that is less than half the whole number

To run away with quick light steps, to scamper.

To drive away by scattering, or so to cause to vanish.

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

4. primarily

Of a central nature, first and foremost

To gain, usually by one's own exertions; to get as one's own.

The rate of occurrence of anything; the relationship between incidence and time period.

The quantity of motion of a moving body; the impetus gained by a moving object

5. apprehensive

Anticipating something with anxiety or fear.

To make clear; to free from obscurities; to brighten or illuminate.

Deduce or conclude (information) from evidence and reasoning rather than from explicit statements

A form of acrobatic display which involves the dramatic bending and flexing of the human body.

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