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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 

SMASH-AND-GRAB

DEFINITION:
A theft that involves smashing a barrier, usually a display window in a shop or a showcase, grabbing valuables, and then making a quick getaway, without concern for setting off alarms or creating noise.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
A security guard has died after he was shot while protecting a Bay Area television news crew covering a smash-and-grab theft, part of a rash of organized retail crime in the region.
The Los Angeles Times, 11/29/2021

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 bring down the size, quantity, value or intensity of something; to diminish, to lower, to impair.

defiance

reduce

stamina

jut


2. An opponent or rival.

jut

imperious

analyze

adversary


3. To build or form something by assembling parts.

meticulous

construct

habitation

oppose


4. To sway back and forth; to totter or reel.

oppose

classify

value

waver


5. An individual instance that represents a class; an example.

specimen

obscure

obstacles

precipice


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