Words in the News

This Week's Word In The News 

SCENARIO

DEFINITION:
An account or synopsis of a possible course of action or events.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
This is a scenario that played out often after 2018?s Hurricane Michael.
The Tamp Bay Times, 10/03/2022

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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 feeling of contempt or scorn.

disdain

serenity

imperious

somber


2. Salty or slightly salty, as a mixture of fresh and sea water, such as that found in estuaries

majority

brackish

restitution

obscure


3. Emitting light; glowing brightly

circumference

luminous

destination

contributions


4. Connection or association; the condition of being related.

pristine

relationship

persistent

monotonous


5. Disappointingly inadequate; gloomy and bleak.

waver

dismal

subside

banish


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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.