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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 

WHOPPER

DEFINITION:
Something exceptionally big or remarkable.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Minneapolis officials served Burger King a whopper of their own this week, rejecting applications to reopen two of its locations because of a citywide ban on new drive-through businesses.
The Minneapolis Star Tribune, 12/16/2019

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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. Something that impedes, stands in the way of, or holds up progress

similar

detail

current

obstacles


2. Speech or language that is incomprehensible or unintelligible; gibberish.

potential

acquire

jargon

recluse


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

reduce

bluff

interdependence

swagger


4. To refill; to renew; to supply again or to add a fresh quantity.

swagger

stamina

replenish

habitation


5. To move or swing a weapon back and forth, particularly if demonstrating skill.

brandish

scurry

interpret

furtive


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