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Words in the News

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 

MANDATORY

DEFINITION:
Authoritatively ordered; obligatory; compulsory.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Back in Sonoma, resident Paul Giles had evacuated Tuesday, but after hearing reports about Saturday morning’s fires, he returned to check on his house, located in a mandatory evacuation zone a few miles east of downtown.
The San Jose Mercury News, 10/16/2017

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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. Dark, faint or indistinct.

aplomb

economy

obscure

function


2. A movement or series of moves requiring skill and care

tactic

evidence

apprehensive

disdain


3. The act of exasperating or the state of being exasperated; irritation; keen or bitter anger.

apprehensive

disdain

scarcity

exasperation


4. Open resistance; bold disobedience.

defiance

reduce

dismal

counter


5. Brief, concise, to the point.

terse

deft

momentum

zeal


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