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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 

UNFATHOMABLE

DEFINITION:
Impossible to ever understand, often because it is very strange or complicated.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
"Honest work was never demanded of him, and no matter how badly he failed, he was rewarded in ways that are almost unfathomable."
The Los Angeles Times, 07/13/2020

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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. weather

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

To hear a conversation one is not intended to hear; to listen in.

An individual instance that represents a class; an example.

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


2. pertinent

An individual instance that represents a class; an example.

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

To cause to float easily or gently through the air

Important with regards to (a subject or matter); relevant


3. exasperation

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

To relate a story or series of events by speech or writing.

Dark, faint or indistinct.

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


4. impact

Anything that assures a certain outcome.

The force or energy of a collision of two objects.

The person, place or thing from which something (information, goods, etc.) comes or is acquired.

The dividing line or location between two areas.


5. potential

The dividing line or location between two areas.

Explain the meaning of (information, words, or actions)

Scattered fragments, typically of something wrecked or destroyed

Anything that may be possible; a possibility


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