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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 

PROGRESSIVE

DEFINITION:
Promoting political or social reform usually through government action to improve the lot of the majority.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
He also offered a thinly veiled suggestion that progressive priorities Warren and Sanders have pushed will struggle to gain appeal beyond a Democratic primary.
The Boston Globe, 11/18/2019

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. precipice

To make clear; to free from obscurities; to brighten or illuminate.

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

The brink of a dangerous situation.

Quick and neat in action; skillful.


2. recuperate

To recover, especially from an illness; to get better from an illness.

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

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

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


3. versatile

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

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

Offensive or repulsive; arousing disgust or aversion

Capable of doing many things competently


4. observe

Anticipating something with anxiety or fear.

To notice or view, especially carefully or with attention to detail.

To send someone away and forbid that person from returning.

The rate of occurrence of anything; the relationship between incidence and time period.


5. hasten

More or most likely to be exposed to the chance of being attacked or harmed, either physically or emotionally.

To move in a quick fashion.

A relationship of resemblance or equivalence between two situations, people, or objects,

What something does or is used for.


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