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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 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 


Marked by an aristocratic or high-toned manner or style.

The mudslides ravaged the tony community, destroying at least 65 homes and damaging more than 460 others, officials said.
The San Jose Mercury News, 01/15/2018

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. vigilant

To drive away by scattering, or so to cause to vanish.

To build or form something by assembling parts.

Watchful, especially for danger or disorder; alert; wary

The quantity of motion of a moving body; the impetus gained by a moving object

2. method

In order of time from the earliest to the latest

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

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

Firm or obstinate continuance in a course of action in spite of difficulty or opposition

3. source

Firm or obstinate continuance in a course of action in spite of difficulty or opposition

To identify by or divide into classes; to categorize.

The state of being serene; calmness; peacefulness.

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

4. malleable

Make an idea, impression, or feeling known or understandable to someone.

More than half (50%) of some group

Strange or mysterious, esp. in an unsettling way

Flexible, liable to change.

5. egregious

Connection or association; the condition of being related.

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

A state of confused and noisy disturbance

The line that bounds a circle or other two-dimensional figure.

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