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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 


The official way to confirm something, usually by vote.

The deal has been up for a ratification vote by the district’s educators all week, with the results scheduled to be announced Monday.
The Denver Post, 02/24/2019

Words in the News Quiz
5 Elementary Words

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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. fragrance

More or most likely to be exposed to the chance of being attacked or harmed, either physically or emotionally.

To move or swing a weapon back and forth, particularly if demonstrating skill.

The throwing back by a body or surface of light, heat, or sound without absorbing it

A pleasant smell or odour.

2. swagger

Representation of a concept through symbols or underlying meanings of objects or qualities.

A bold, or arrogant strut.

The result or outcome of a cause.

Assuming power or authority without justification; arrogant and domineering

3. falter

Assuming power or authority without justification; arrogant and domineering

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

A mixture of various ingredients or elements.

To waver or be unsteady.

4. degree

A state of confused and noisy disturbance

An individual step, or stage, in any process or scale of values.

An assemblage or display; a gathering, collection of people or things.

What something does or is used for.

5. obstacles

The extent to which something matters; importance

Sly; crafty; clever in surreptitious behaviour.

Something that impedes, stands in the way of, or holds up progress

A deliberate action aimed at weakening an enemy through subversion, obstruction, disruption, and/or destruction.

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