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Words in the News

This Week's Word In The News 

METEOROLOGIST

DEFINITION:
A scientist who studies the atmosphere and its phenomena, including weather and climate.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
The official forecast for the day was 117, said National Weather Service meteorologist Sam Meltzer.
The Las Vegas Review-Journal, 07/08/2024

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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 waver or be unsteady.

zeal

boundary

falter

concoction


2. A glowing piece of coal or wood.

persistent

exhilarate

kindle

ember


3. To come into view.

somber

majority

emerge

foresight


4. The source or reason of an event or action

quell

symbolism

cause

repugnant


5. To notice or view, especially carefully or with attention to detail.

reference

aplomb

observe

area


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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.