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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 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 

SIPHON

DEFINITION:
To take funds, especially illegally or deceitfully, from another source in small increments.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
According to Forbes, Ross is alleged to have siphoned or stolen more than $120 million from business partners and customers.
The Boston Globe, 08/13/2018

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 something by merging parts.

symbolism

monotonous

compose

source


2. To make happy, cheer up.

accomplish

deft

reflection

exhilarate


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

circumference

bluff

jabber

infer


4. Timid, fearful, overly cautious

meticulous

egregious

restitution

pertinent


5. A thing that is granted, esp. in response to demands.

pertinent

multitude

compromise

conspicuous


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