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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.
This Week's Word In The News 

ERRATICALLY

DEFINITION:
In a way that is not regular, certain, or expected.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Police officers said he was acting erratically and posed an “immediate threat,” according to the incident report.
The Orlando Sentinel, 05/20/2024

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. infer

Deduce or conclude (information) from evidence and reasoning rather than from explicit statements

Natural ability to acquire knowledge or skill.

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

Connection or association; the condition of being related.


2. disdain

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

Connection or association; the condition of being related.

The person, place or thing from which something (information, goods, etc.) comes or is acquired.

A feeling of contempt or scorn.


3. establish

To make stable or firm; to confirm.

Dark, faint or indistinct.

To set fire to (something), to light (something)

The place set for the end of a journey, or to which something is sent; place or point aimed at.


4. pristine

The quality (positive or negative) that renders something desirable or valuable

Unspoiled; still with its original purity; uncorrupted or unsullied

A state of confused and noisy disturbance

Salty or slightly salty, as a mixture of fresh and sea water, such as that found in estuaries


5. compromise

Salty or slightly salty, as a mixture of fresh and sea water, such as that found in estuaries

An individual instance that represents a class; an example.

The smaller number or part, esp. a number that is less than half the whole number

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


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