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 


A means of connection; tie; link.

“We know that members of the militia groups that were present on Jan. 6 have stated their desire that they want to blow up the Capitol and kill as many members as possible, with a direct nexus to the State of the Union,” Pittman said during her testimony.
The Atlanta Journal Constitution, 02/01/2021

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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. tactic

The state of being serene; calmness; peacefulness.

Of a central nature, first and foremost

A movement or series of moves requiring skill and care

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

2. replenish

Formally put an end to (a system, practice, or institution)

Firm or obstinate continuance in a course of action in spite of difficulty or opposition

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

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

3. eavesdrop

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

Paying attention; noticing, watching, listening, or attending closely.

A barrier constructed across a road, especially as a military defense.

An attempt to deceive someone into believing that one can or will do something.

4. subside

A feeling of contempt or scorn.

To sink or fall to the bottom; to settle

The system of production and distribution and consumption.

Specifically, giving indication of a coming ill; being an evil omen

5. interdependence

To attempt to stop the progression of.

A piece of written, printed, or electronic matter that provides information or evidence or that serves as an official record.

Dependent on each other

The act of inhabiting; state of inhabiting or dwelling, or of being inhabited; occupancy.

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