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 

ANTITRUST

DEFINITION:
Laws and government rules that regulate business activity to assure fair, open competition by preventing monopolies (also called trusts).

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Debate over Google's influence is gathering intensity as U.S. regulators prepare an antitrust case against the company in what will be one of the biggest legal clashes between the government and a corporation since the U.S. sued Microsoft Corp. in 1998.
Bloomberg, 07/20/2020

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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. To move in a quick fashion.

bluff

jabber

scurry

hasten


2. The brink of a dangerous situation.

precipice

influence

aplomb

stamina


3. Sly; crafty; clever in surreptitious behaviour.

cunning

impact

element

headway


4. A pleasant smell or odour.

document

fragrance

scarcity

brackish


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

guarantee

oppose

destination

various


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