Words in the News

This Week's Word In The News 

APOCALYPSE

DEFINITION:
A prophetic revelation, especially concerning a cataclysm in which the forces of good permanently triumph over the forces of evil. Any universal or widespread destruction or disaster.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
“She’s posing with guns and talking about the apocalypse.”
The Denver Post, 09/19/2022

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5 Elementary Words

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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. A bold, or arrogant strut.

muster

somber

swagger

waver


2. An attempt to deceive someone into believing that one can or will do something.

translucent

bluff

reflection

apprehensive


3. To build or form something by assembling parts.

construct

cause

impending

accomplish


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

impending

accomplish

potential

jabber


5. To bring down the size, quantity, value or intensity of something; to diminish, to lower, to impair.

reduce

frequency

banish

attentive


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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.