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This Week's Word In The News 

ABJECT

DEFINITION:
Utterly hopeless, miserable, humiliating, or wretched.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
In a succinct and devastating assessment, the head of the Texas Department of Public Safety told lawmakers Tuesday that the delayed law enforcement response to the gunman inside a Uvalde elementary school was an "abject failure" that ignored lessons from previous school shootings.
The Amarillo Globe-News, 06/27/2022

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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. A mixture of various ingredients or elements.

malleable

obstacles

concoction

tactic


2. 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.

scarcity

waft

stamina

hasten


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

symbolism

infer

persistent

headway


4. An individual step, or stage, in any process or scale of values.

current

recluse

degree

falter


5. To set fire to (something), to light (something)

ignite

meander

clarify

guarantee


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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.