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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 

QUASHED

DEFINITION:
To put an end to or destroy. To officially say that something is not to be accepted.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Gohmert seemed to refer to the idea that solar flares are causing widespread climate change, a claim scientists have repeatedly quashed.
The San Francisco Chronicle, 06/14/2021

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

source

bluff

multitude

value


2. Dark or dreary in character; joyless, and grim.

somber

influence

aptitude

conclude


3. To make something by merging parts.

compose

swarm

kindle

headway


4. The result or outcome of a cause.

kindle

headway

detail

effect


5. Flexible, liable to change.

element

apprehensive

recuperate

malleable


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