Words in the News

This Week's Word In The News 


To disturb or disquiet; stir up; irritate; vex.

The Writers Guild of America and the major Hollywood studios are closing in on a deal that would end a 145-day strike that has roiled the film and TV business and caused thousands of job losses.
The Los Angeles Times, 09/25/2023

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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. meticulous

To come into view.

Firm or obstinate continuance in a course of action in spite of difficulty or opposition

The ability to foresee or prepare wisely for the future.

Timid, fearful, overly cautious

2. except

Open resistance; bold disobedience.

The fervor or tireless devotion for a person, cause, or ideal and determination in its furtherance; diligent enthusiasm; powerful interest.

Connection or association; the condition of being related.

To exclude; to specify as being an exception.

3. ignite

Anticipating something with anxiety or fear.

To set fire to (something), to light (something)

To finish successfully

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

4. pertinent

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

A state of confused and noisy disturbance

To bring down the size, quantity, value or intensity of something; to diminish, to lower, to impair.

Important with regards to (a subject or matter); relevant

5. bluff

A pleasant smell or odour.

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

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

Offensive or repulsive; arousing disgust or aversion

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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.