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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 


Causing harm or damage.

With the A’s relocation process in motion, if the court found SB1 to be unconstitutional, it would be detrimental to the team and all parties involved in the stadium process, according to the A’s.
The Las Vegas Review-Journal, 04/22/2024

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. versatile

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

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

Capable of doing many things competently

Tending to socialize or be social; friendly; inviting; congenial.

2. deft

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

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

A deliberate action aimed at weakening an enemy through subversion, obstruction, disruption, and/or destruction.

Quick and neat in action; skillful.

3. tactic

The act of exasperating or the state of being exasperated; irritation; keen or bitter anger.

A movement or series of moves requiring skill and care

Dark or dreary in character; joyless, and grim.

The source or reason of an event or action

4. translucent

Allowing light to pass through but diffusing it

To follow a winding course

The force or energy of a collision of two objects.

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

5. narrate

To recover, especially from an illness; to get better from an illness.

To relate a story or series of events by speech or writing.

A process by which a task is completed; a way of doing something.

To overpower; to subdue; to put down.

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