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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 


A condition of harmony; the quality or state of being made one

I know speaking of unity can sound to some like a foolish fantasy these days.
The San Jose Mercury News, 01/25/2021

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. vulnerable

More or most likely to be exposed to the chance of being attacked or harmed, either physically or emotionally.

A large or dense group of insects, esp. flying ones.

Emitting light; glowing brightly

Firm or obstinate continuance in a course of action in spite of difficulty or opposition

2. frequency

The rate of occurrence of anything; the relationship between incidence and time period.

Important with regards to (a subject or matter); relevant

To exclude; to specify as being an exception.

To send someone away and forbid that person from returning.

3. reference

To exclude; to specify as being an exception.

To send someone away and forbid that person from returning.

To move or swing a weapon back and forth, particularly if demonstrating skill.

A measurement one can compare to.

4. defiance

The ability to foresee or prepare wisely for the future.

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

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.

Open resistance; bold disobedience.

5. convey

To come into view.

A particular geographic region.

Make an idea, impression, or feeling known or understandable to someone.

Capable of doing many things competently

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