Words in the News

This Week's Word In The News 

ELECTIONEERING

DEFINITION:
The activity of trying to persuade people to vote for a particular political party or candidate.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
These campaigns avoided electioneering violations because they didn’t advocate for a candidate or ballot initiative.
Denton Record Chronicle , 02/26/2024

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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. An individual instance that represents a class; an example.

illuminate

jostle

malleable

specimen


2. More than half (50%) of some group

acquire

majority

cause

sociable


3. To sink or fall to the bottom; to settle

meticulous

subside

deft

kindle


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

kindle

infer

translucent

jabber


5. Approaching; drawing near; about to happen

impending

zeal

restitution

sabotage


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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.