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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.
This Week's Word In The News 

ANTI-INFLAMMATORY

DEFINITION:
The property of a substance or treatment that reduces inflammation or swelling.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Medina Spirit tested positive for the anti-inflammatory drug betamethasone after his victory in the Kentucky Derby, trainer Bob Baffert said Sunday morning, a result that could throw the Triple Crown series into chaos ahead of Saturday’s Preakness Stakes.
The Baltimore Sun, 05/10/2021

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. A barrier constructed across a road, especially as a military defense.

analyze

falter

element

barricade


2. An assemblage or display; a gathering, collection of people or things.

monotonous

swagger

commotion

muster


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

compromise

scarcity

vulnerable

persistent


4. To finish successfully

vulnerable

persistent

defiance

accomplish


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

zeal

momentum

tactic

brandish


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