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This Week's Word In The News 

APOCALYPSE

DEFINITION:
A prophetic revelation, especially concerning a cataclysm in which the forces of good permanently triumph over the forces of evil. Any universal or widespread destruction or disaster.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
“She’s posing with guns and talking about the apocalypse.”
The Denver Post, 09/19/2022

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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 deliberate action aimed at weakening an enemy through subversion, obstruction, disruption, and/or destruction.

brackish

acquire

sabotage

classify


2. Important with regards to (a subject or matter); relevant

pertinent

unsightly

habitation

persistent


3. A barrier constructed across a road, especially as a military defense.

outlandish

barricade

serenity

zeal


4. Anything that may be possible; a possibility

subside

foresight

potential

disdain


5. A gift or payment to a common fund or collection.

jargon

contributions

function

debris


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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.