Words in the News

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 


A respite from impending punishment, as from execution of a sentence of death.

Officials and administration supporters argue that programs designed to be short-lived reprieves had remained in place for years or even decades after the upheavals that first triggered them, in some cases shielding people who came illegally or overstayed visas.
The Minneapolis Star Tribune, 03/19/2018

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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. element

Sly; crafty; clever in surreptitious behaviour.

Different from one another; of different kinds or sorts

One of the simplest or essential parts or principles of which anything consists, or upon which the constitution or fundamental powers of anything are based.

To make clear; to free from obscurities; to brighten or illuminate.

2. replenish

The brink of a dangerous situation.

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

To sink or fall to the bottom; to settle

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

3. stamina

In order of time from the earliest to the latest

The dividing line or location between two areas.

The energy and strength for continuing to do something over a long period of time ; power of sustained exertion, or resistance to hardship, illness etc.

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

4. momentum

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

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

To exclude; to specify as being an exception.

The force or energy of a collision of two objects.

5. habitation

The force or energy of a collision of two objects.

The extent to which something matters; importance

Natural ability to acquire knowledge or skill.

The act of inhabiting; state of inhabiting or dwelling, or of being inhabited; occupancy.

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