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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 


To come together, to assemble, or to gather.

“People who live like this don’t really congregate, and try to stay out of view.”
The Los Angeles Times, 11/27/2023

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. unsightly

Representation of a concept through symbols or underlying meanings of objects or qualities.

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

Displeasing to the eye

To send someone away and forbid that person from returning.

2. minority

The rate of occurrence of anything; the relationship between incidence and time period.

To attempt to stop the progression of.

Examine methodically and in detail the constitution or structure of something, esp. information.

The smaller number or part, esp. a number that is less than half the whole number

3. interpret

Something small enough to escape casual notice.

The person, place or thing from which something (information, goods, etc.) comes or is acquired.

Explain the meaning of (information, words, or actions)

To make sure or certain of something (usually some future event or condition).

4. obstacles

Obvious or easy to notice.

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

A gift or payment to a common fund or collection.

To bump into or brush against while in motion.

5. influence

The power to affect, control or manipulate something or someone; the ability to change the development of fluctuating things such as conduct, thoughts or decisions.

To notice or view, especially carefully or with attention to detail.

More than half (50%) of some group

Offensive or repulsive; arousing disgust or aversion

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