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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 

UNFATHOMABLE

DEFINITION:
Impossible to ever understand, often because it is very strange or complicated.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
"Honest work was never demanded of him, and no matter how badly he failed, he was rewarded in ways that are almost unfathomable."
The Los Angeles Times, 07/13/2020

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. A particular geographic region.

area

replenish

headway

multitude


2. Speech or language that is incomprehensible or unintelligible; gibberish.

multitude

effect

jargon

deft


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

misgivings

acquire

aplomb

detail


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

vulnerable

waver

falter

momentum


5. Natural ability to acquire knowledge or skill.

aptitude

similar

kindle

current


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