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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 

PROMINENT

DEFINITION:
Very well-known and important.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
More than 400 people were detained in Russia while paying tribute to opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who died at a remote Arctic penal colony, a prominent rights group reported Sunday.
The Los Angeles Times, 02/19/2024

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. cunning

A piece of written, printed, or electronic matter that provides information or evidence or that serves as an official record.

To overpower; to subdue; to put down.

Sly; crafty; clever in surreptitious behaviour.

A relationship of resemblance or equivalence between two situations, people, or objects,


2. reflection

Anything that assures a certain outcome.

Formally put an end to (a system, practice, or institution)

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

Explain the meaning of (information, words, or actions)


3. affect

To influence or alter.

The brink of a dangerous situation.

To start (a fire) or light (a torch).

Enthusiasm; enjoyment, vigor


4. counter

A long flat-topped fixture in a store or bank across which business is conducted with customers.

An individual step, or stage, in any process or scale of values.

In order of time from the earliest to the latest

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.


5. classify

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.

To make smaller.

To identify by or divide into classes; to categorize.

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


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