Words in the News

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 


To break or burst; to cause a breach of.

One of the heartbreaking consequences of this pandemic is how it has ruptured the rituals of death and dying.
The Boston Globe, 04/06/2020

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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. replenish

Unspoiled; still with its original purity; uncorrupted or unsullied

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

The result or outcome of a cause.

Facts or observations presented in support of an assertion.

2. jargon

A gift or payment to a common fund or collection.

Speech or language that is incomprehensible or unintelligible; gibberish.

A particular geographic region.

Subject; theme; a category or general area of interest.

3. weather

Subject; theme; a category or general area of interest.

In order of time from the earliest to the latest

A small hill or mound.

The short term state of the atmosphere at a specific time and place, including the temperature, humidity, cloud cover, precipitation, wind, etc.

4. precipice

The brink of a dangerous situation.

A great amount or number, often of people.

The fervor or tireless devotion for a person, cause, or ideal and determination in its furtherance; diligent enthusiasm; powerful interest.

Hidden, secret

5. vigilant

Something that impedes, stands in the way of, or holds up progress

Watchful, especially for danger or disorder; alert; wary

To move or swing a weapon back and forth, particularly if demonstrating skill.

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

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