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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 

PARASITE

DEFINITION:
An organism that lives on or in an organism of another species, known as the host, from the body of which it obtains nutriment.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
As parasites, they invade bacterial cells and use their machinery to replicate, destroying bacteria in the process.
The Dallas Morning News, 06/25/2018

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. clarify

To make clear; to free from obscurities; to brighten or illuminate.

To overpower; to subdue; to put down.

Having traits or characteristics in common; alike, comparable.

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


2. gusto

Having traits or characteristics in common; alike, comparable.

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

To drive away by scattering, or so to cause to vanish.

Enthusiasm; enjoyment, vigor


3. vigilant

The force or energy of a collision of two objects.

An assemblage or display; a gathering, collection of people or things.

Watchful, especially for danger or disorder; alert; wary

Bizarre, strange


4. abolish

The power to affect, control or manipulate something or someone; the ability to change the development of fluctuating things such as conduct, thoughts or decisions.

A pleasant smell or odour.

A movement or series of moves requiring skill and care

Formally put an end to (a system, practice, or institution)


5. illuminate

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

To move in a quick fashion.

A process by which a task is completed; a way of doing something.

To clarify or make something understandable


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