Words in the News

This Week's Word In The News 

MANIFESTO

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

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

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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. A glowing piece of coal or wood.

ember

attentive

outlandish

aptitude


2. Enthusiasm; enjoyment, vigor

gusto

vigilant

illuminate

detail


3. Assuming power or authority without justification; arrogant and domineering

illuminate

detail

topic

imperious


4. Firm or obstinate continuance in a course of action in spite of difficulty or opposition

minority

persistent

interpret

construct


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

muster

current

analogy

reduce


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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.