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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 

DISTINCTION

DEFINITION:
A difference or contrast between similar things or people.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Here’s one more dubious distinction for San Jose and San Francisco: The two metro areas are the runaway national leaders in the amount of household income needed to buy a house.
The San Jose Mercury News, 11/27/2017

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. eavesdrop

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

Anything that assures a certain outcome.

Different from one another; of different kinds or sorts

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


2. momentum

Different from one another; of different kinds or sorts

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

To overpower; to subdue; to put down.

The quantity of motion of a moving body; the impetus gained by a moving object


3. attentive

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

Tending to socialize or be social; friendly; inviting; congenial.

Dark or dreary in character; joyless, and grim.

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


4. egregious

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

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

The smaller number or part, esp. a number that is less than half the whole number

A process by which a task is completed; a way of doing something.


5. barricade

A process by which a task is completed; a way of doing something.

The act of inhabiting; state of inhabiting or dwelling, or of being inhabited; occupancy.

Exhibiting guilty or evasive secrecy.

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


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