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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 

STAUNCH

DEFINITION:
Very loyal and committed in attitude; constant, faithful, resolute, or steadfast.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Although Grassley has remained a staunch conservative, he at times disagreed with former Republican President Donald Trump.
The Dubuque Telegraph Herald, 09/27/2021

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

frequency

counter

cause

ensure


2. More than half (50%) of some group

majority

boundary

method

influence


3. To make smaller.

influence

specimen

diminish

emerge


4. Examine methodically and in detail the constitution or structure of something, esp. information.

analyze

detail

infer

contortion


5. Open resistance; bold disobedience.

contortion

obstacles

defiance

reference


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