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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 


Causing great horror; horribly repugnant; grisly.

The coordinated strike marked the second time in a year that Trump has used force against Assad, who U.S. officials believe has continued to test the West’s willingness to accept gruesome chemical attacks.
The Denver Post, 04/16/2018

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. reflection

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

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

A thing that is granted, esp. in response to demands.

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

2. exhilarate

The state of being serene; calmness; peacefulness.

An individual instance that represents a class; an example.

To make happy, cheer up.

The dividing line or location between two areas.

3. stamina

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.

To bump into or brush against while in motion.

To notice or view, especially carefully or with attention to detail.

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

4. tactic

To notice or view, especially carefully or with attention to detail.

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

Self-confidence; poise; composure.

A movement or series of moves requiring skill and care

5. majority

To make something by merging parts.

More than half (50%) of some group

To refill; to renew; to supply again or to add a fresh quantity.

Assuming power or authority without justification; arrogant and domineering

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