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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 

SHUTDOWN

DEFINITION:
A cessation of operations or activity, as at a factory or government department.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
"If I was ever going to do a shutdown over border security - when you look at the caravan, when you look at the mess, when you look at the people coming in," the president said.
The Chicago Tribune, 11/19/2018

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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. Explain the meaning of (information, words, or actions)

imperious

interpret

gusto

narrate


2. Capable of doing many things competently

versatile

barricade

replenish

similar


3. Offensive or repulsive; arousing disgust or aversion

similar

unsightly

repugnant

potential


4. Anticipating something with anxiety or fear.

outlandish

recuperate

serenity

apprehensive


5. Open resistance; bold disobedience.

weather

persistent

defiance

effect


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