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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 

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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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. Watchful, especially for danger or disorder; alert; wary

terse

vigilant

replenish

subside


2. Hidden, secret

ominous

recluse

reference

scarcity


3. Representation of a concept through symbols or underlying meanings of objects or qualities.

clarify

symbolism

oppose

area


4. Disappointingly inadequate; gloomy and bleak.

quell

dismal

stamina

materialize


5. To move in a quick fashion.

observe

hasten

monotonous

except


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