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Words in the News

This Week's Word In The News 

PERSISTENT

DEFINITION:
Continuing to exist or occur over a prolonged period.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Although more rain could trigger additional isolated Florida flooding on Friday, forecasters say the strong, persistent storms that dumped up to 20 inches in southern parts of the state appear to have passed.
The Key West Citizen, 06/17/2024

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

function

analyze

luminous

destination


2. Of a central nature, first and foremost

obstacles

conclude

primarily

restitution


3. To drive away by scattering, or so to cause to vanish.

dispel

jabber

pristine

symbolism


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

materialize

topic

grueling

scarcity


5. In order of time from the earliest to the latest

chronological

reference

interdependence

impending


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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.