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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 

RUPTURE

DEFINITION:
To break or burst; to cause a breach of.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
One of the heartbreaking consequences of this pandemic is how it has ruptured the rituals of death and dying.
The Boston Globe, 04/06/2020

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

conspicuous

current

counter

materialize


2. To finish successfully

gusto

accomplish

ember

compromise


3. 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.

fragrance

element

uncanny

kindle


4. Exceptional, conspicuous, outstanding, most usually in a negative fashion.

falter

jabber

egregious

commotion


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

zeal

scarcity

multitude

grueling


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