Words in the News

This Week's Word In The News 

SCENARIO

DEFINITION:
An account or synopsis of a possible course of action or events.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
This is a scenario that played out often after 2018?s Hurricane Michael.
The Tamp Bay Times, 10/03/2022

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5 Elementary Words

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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 gain, usually by one's own exertions; to get as one's own.

acquire

translucent

aplomb

sabotage


2. To sink or fall to the bottom; to settle

subside

exhilarate

area

element


3. Dependent on each other

outlandish

interdependence

recuperate

monotonous


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

monotonous

compose

minority

sociable


5. To sway back and forth; to totter or reel.

majority

waver

defiance

establish


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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 phrase important to comprehension or expression. Students are then asked to find the words within the newspaper and copy the sentence for context to its overall meaning or function in a sentence.