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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 


Causing great horror; horribly repugnant; grisly.

The coordinated strike marked the second time in a year that Trump has used force against Assad, who U.S. officials believe has continued to test the West’s willingness to accept gruesome chemical attacks.
The Denver Post, 04/16/2018

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. gusto

Enthusiasm; enjoyment, vigor

A large or dense group of insects, esp. flying ones.

A deliberate action aimed at weakening an enemy through subversion, obstruction, disruption, and/or destruction.

To clarify or make something understandable

2. ignite

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

The place set for the end of a journey, or to which something is sent; place or point aimed at.

To relate a story or series of events by speech or writing.

Deduce or conclude (information) from evidence and reasoning rather than from explicit statements

3. momentum

The force or energy of a collision of two objects.

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

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

The rate of occurrence of anything; the relationship between incidence and time period.

4. outlandish

Open resistance; bold disobedience.

The power to affect, control or manipulate something or someone; the ability to change the development of fluctuating things such as conduct, thoughts or decisions.

Bizarre, strange

To make sure or certain of something (usually some future event or condition).

5. exhilarate

Connection or association; the condition of being related.

To make happy, cheer up.

To come into view.

Self-confidence; poise; composure.

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