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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 


A written statement declaring publicly the intentions, motives, or views of its issuer.

Investigators were reviewing a hate-filled manifesto the suspect apparently posted online.
The Los Angeles Times, 05/16/2022

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. eavesdrop

To end, to come to an end.

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

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

To make something by merging parts.

2. aplomb

Obvious or easy to notice.

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

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

Self-confidence; poise; composure.

3. exhilarate

To make happy, cheer up.

A feeling of contempt or scorn.

Offensive or repulsive; arousing disgust or aversion

Assuming power or authority without justification; arrogant and domineering

4. exasperation

Assuming power or authority without justification; arrogant and domineering

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

The act of exasperating or the state of being exasperated; irritation; keen or bitter anger.

To make sure or certain of something (usually some future event or condition).

5. source

In order of time from the earliest to the latest

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

A movement or series of moves requiring skill and care

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

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