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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 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 


To indulge in conjectural thought.

Asked Sunday morning whether wind speeds could have contributed to the crash, Bradley said he would “not begin to speculate.”
The Las Vegas Review-Journal, 02/12/2018

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. knoll

The quantity of motion of a moving body; the impetus gained by a moving object

To stick out

To cause to take physical form, or to cause an object to appear.

A small hill or mound.

2. ember

Specifically, giving indication of a coming ill; being an evil omen

A glowing piece of coal or wood.

To send someone away and forbid that person from returning.

Having an unvarying tone or pitch

3. illuminate

Emitting light; glowing brightly

The fervor or tireless devotion for a person, cause, or ideal and determination in its furtherance; diligent enthusiasm; powerful interest.

To clarify or make something understandable

To completely engage the attention of.

4. clarify

Examine methodically and in detail the constitution or structure of something, esp. information.

To make clear; to free from obscurities; to brighten or illuminate.

A form of acrobatic display which involves the dramatic bending and flexing of the human body.

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

5. element

One of the simplest or essential parts or principles of which anything consists, or upon which the constitution or fundamental powers of anything are based.

To notice or view, especially carefully or with attention to detail.

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

Watchful, especially for danger or disorder; alert; wary

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