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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 


A prophetic revelation, especially concerning a cataclysm in which the forces of good permanently triumph over the forces of evil. Any universal or widespread destruction or disaster.

“She’s posing with guns and talking about the apocalypse.”
The Denver Post, 09/19/2022

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. evidence

Doubt, apprehension, a feeling of dread

In order of time from the earliest to the latest

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

Facts or observations presented in support of an assertion.

2. apprehensive

A mixture of various ingredients or elements.

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

Anticipating something with anxiety or fear.

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

3. oppose

To attempt to stop the progression of.

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

Something small enough to escape casual notice.

Having traits or characteristics in common; alike, comparable.

4. influence

Having traits or characteristics in common; alike, comparable.

The brink of a dangerous situation.

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.

A form of acrobatic display which involves the dramatic bending and flexing of the human body.

5. egregious

The source or reason of an event or action

Strange or mysterious, esp. in an unsettling way

Flexible, liable to change.

Exceptional, conspicuous, outstanding, most usually in a negative fashion.

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