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 

DETENTION

DEFINITION:
Confinement or imprisonment, usually for a short time.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
A push to ban privatized immigration detention centers across Illinois is headed for Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s desk.
The Chicago Tribune, 05/20/2019

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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. destination

The force or energy of a collision of two objects.

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

Offensive or repulsive; arousing disgust or aversion

The throwing back by a body or surface of light, heat, or sound without absorbing it


2. furtive

Exhibiting guilty or evasive secrecy.

A relationship of resemblance or equivalence between two situations, people, or objects,

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

To recover, especially from an illness; to get better from an illness.


3. impending

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

To recover, especially from an illness; to get better from an illness.

An opponent or rival.

Approaching; drawing near; about to happen


4. waft

To cause to float easily or gently through the air

Subject; theme; a category or general area of interest.

Sly; crafty; clever in surreptitious behaviour.

To stick out


5. document

Sly; crafty; clever in surreptitious behaviour.

To stick out

An assemblage or display; a gathering, collection of people or things.

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


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