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 

INCENDIARY

DEFINITION:
Tending to arouse strong emotion or conflict; inflammatory.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Joe Walsh, who turned a lone term in Congress representing Chicago’s northwest suburbs into a national media platform to further his incendiary political rhetoric, announced Sunday he would challenge President Donald Trump for the 2020 Republican nomination for the White House.
The Chicago Tribune, 08/26/2019

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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 bring down the size, quantity, value or intensity of something; to diminish, to lower, to impair.

primarily

imperious

reduce

minority


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

zeal

dispel

frequency

potential


3. The state of being serene; calmness; peacefulness.

frequency

potential

jostle

serenity


4. The ability to foresee or prepare wisely for the future.

furtive

foresight

pristine

waver


5. A great amount or number, often of people.

contortion

multitude

bluff

boundary


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