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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 

GIG

DEFINITION:
A job usually for a specified time.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Row is part of the “gig-economy” of independent workers in Colorado — a growing number of whom use phone apps such as Uber, Lyft and Airbnb to connect directly with customers and allow more flexibility than traditional work.
The Denver Post, 08/14/2017

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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. To refill; to renew; to supply again or to add a fresh quantity.

replenish

waver

aplomb

compose


2. A small hill or mound.

compose

bluff

knoll

jut


3. Of a central nature, first and foremost

influence

misgivings

reference

primarily


4. Dark, faint or indistinct.

obscure

emerge

brackish

somber


5. A piece of written, printed, or electronic matter that provides information or evidence or that serves as an official record.

document

swarm

exasperation

dismal


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