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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 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 

SPECULATE

DEFINITION:
To indulge in conjectural thought.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Asked Sunday morning whether wind speeds could have contributed to the crash, Bradley said he would “not begin to speculate.”
The Las Vegas Review-Journal, 02/12/2018

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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. jargon

Speech or language that is incomprehensible or unintelligible; gibberish.

Hidden, secret

A thing that is granted, esp. in response to demands.

To waver or be unsteady.


2. versatile

Capable of doing many things competently

Offensive or repulsive; arousing disgust or aversion

A long flat-topped fixture in a store or bank across which business is conducted with customers.

An attempt to deceive someone into believing that one can or will do something.


3. apprehensive

A long flat-topped fixture in a store or bank across which business is conducted with customers.

An attempt to deceive someone into believing that one can or will do something.

A great amount or number, often of people.

Anticipating something with anxiety or fear.


4. attentive

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.

To cause to float easily or gently through the air

Paying attention; noticing, watching, listening, or attending closely.

Brief, concise, to the point.


5. contortion

Make an idea, impression, or feeling known or understandable to someone.

To identify by or divide into classes; to categorize.

A form of acrobatic display which involves the dramatic bending and flexing of the human body.

A state of confused and noisy disturbance


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