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This Week's Word In The News 


A stage of postgraduate medical training.

The rural residency program provides doctors with the specialized training they need to work in rural areas and recruit them to remain in those communities once their three-year residency program is completed.
The Rocky Mount Telegram, 12/04/2023

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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. boundary

To hear a conversation one is not intended to hear; to listen in.

The dividing line or location between two areas.

Timid, fearful, overly cautious

The force or energy of a collision of two objects.

2. weather

The short term state of the atmosphere at a specific time and place, including the temperature, humidity, cloud cover, precipitation, wind, etc.

A feeling of contempt or scorn.

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

The person, place or thing from which something (information, goods, etc.) comes or is acquired.

3. infer

Subject; theme; a category or general area of interest.

Deduce or conclude (information) from evidence and reasoning rather than from explicit statements

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.

A bold, or arrogant strut.

4. headway

A bold, or arrogant strut.

A mixture of various ingredients or elements.

A small hill or mound.

Progress toward a goal.

5. stamina

To send someone away and forbid that person from returning.

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

Anything that may be possible; a possibility

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.

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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.