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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 scientist who studies the atmosphere and its phenomena, including weather and climate.

The official forecast for the day was 117, said National Weather Service meteorologist Sam Meltzer.
The Las Vegas Review-Journal, 07/08/2024

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. pristine

To waver or be unsteady.

Existing or occurring at the moment.

To talk rapidly, indistinctly, or unintelligibly; to utter gibberish or nonsense.

Unspoiled; still with its original purity; uncorrupted or unsullied

2. eavesdrop

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

To hear a conversation one is not intended to hear; to listen in.

Having traits or characteristics in common; alike, comparable.

3. value

The short term state of the atmosphere at a specific time and place, including the temperature, humidity, cloud cover, precipitation, wind, etc.

The quality (positive or negative) that renders something desirable or valuable

The system of production and distribution and consumption.

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

4. habitation

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

Offensive or repulsive; arousing disgust or aversion

To set fire to (something), to light (something)

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

5. destination

The place set for the end of a journey, or to which something is sent; place or point aimed at.

An opponent or rival.

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

To cause to take physical form, or to cause an object to appear.

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