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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 phrase important to comprehension or expression. Students are then asked to find the words within the newspaper and copy the sentence for context to its overall meaning or function in a sentence.
This Week's Word In The News 

PARAPLEGIC

DEFINITION:
A person suffering complete paralysis of the lower half of the body, usually resulting from damage to the spinal cord.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
The Dayton FOP issued a statement Friday evening in defense of two officers who pulled a paraplegic man from a car during a traffic stop.
The Dayton Daily Newa, 10/11/2021

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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. To make happy, cheer up.

dismal

ignite

analyze

exhilarate


2. Natural ability to acquire knowledge or skill.

aptitude

brandish

evidence

restitution


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

restitution

somber

momentum

diminish


4. Offensive or repulsive; arousing disgust or aversion

oppose

repugnant

waft

primarily


5. To build or form something by assembling parts.

primarily

illuminate

materialize

construct


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