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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 

DAUNTING

DEFINITION:
Seeming difficult to deal with in prospect; intimidating.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Following a backlash from neighbors, city workers are recommending that San Jose back down from a proposal to build tiny homes for homeless residents on a controversial piece of land across the street from an elementary school — the latest indication of the daunting difficulties in combating homelessness.
The San Jose Mercury News, 09/26/2022

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

minority

conspicuous

analyze

banish


2. Approaching; drawing near; about to happen

analyze

banish

furtive

impending


3. The short term state of the atmosphere at a specific time and place, including the temperature, humidity, cloud cover, precipitation, wind, etc.

swagger

weather

falter

uncanny


4. One of the simplest or essential parts or principles of which anything consists, or upon which the constitution or fundamental powers of anything are based.

waver

commotion

element

headway


5. Flexible, liable to change.

aplomb

vulnerable

malleable

compromise


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