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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 


A security measure taken during an emergency to prevent people from leaving or entering a building.

The lockdown alarm had sounded just before the end of the day and there had been no announcement that there would be a drill.
The Denver Post, 04/22/2019

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. translucent

Having an unvarying tone or pitch

To end, to come to an end.

Allowing light to pass through but diffusing it

Make an idea, impression, or feeling known or understandable to someone.

2. classify

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

Dark or dreary in character; joyless, and grim.

The dividing line or location between two areas.

To identify by or divide into classes; to categorize.

3. jabber

To talk rapidly, indistinctly, or unintelligibly; to utter gibberish or nonsense.

Timid, fearful, overly cautious

More than half (50%) of some group

To recover, especially from an illness; to get better from an illness.

4. knoll

A small hill or mound.

A state of confused and noisy disturbance

Watchful, especially for danger or disorder; alert; wary

The energy and strength for continuing to do something over a long period of time ; power of sustained exertion, or resistance to hardship, illness etc.

5. analogy

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

A relationship of resemblance or equivalence between two situations, people, or objects,

A large or dense group of insects, esp. flying ones.

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

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