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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 


Impossible to ever understand, often because it is very strange or complicated.

"Honest work was never demanded of him, and no matter how badly he failed, he was rewarded in ways that are almost unfathomable."
The Los Angeles Times, 07/13/2020

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. aplomb

Dark or dreary in character; joyless, and grim.

Self-confidence; poise; composure.

The throwing back by a body or surface of light, heat, or sound without absorbing it

Progress toward a goal.

2. replenish

Progress toward a goal.

A pleasant smell or odour.

Offensive or repulsive; arousing disgust or aversion

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

3. foresight

Facts or observations presented in support of an assertion.

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

The ability to foresee or prepare wisely for the future.

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.

4. compromise

A glowing piece of coal or wood.

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

A process of compensation for losses.

A thing that is granted, esp. in response to demands.

5. sociable

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

To sway back and forth; to totter or reel.

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

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

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