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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 

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

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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. Strange or mysterious, esp. in an unsettling way

accomplish

uncanny

materialize

impending


2. Offensive or repulsive; arousing disgust or aversion

repugnant

furtive

reflection

guarantee


3. To overpower; to subdue; to put down.

guarantee

relationship

quell

scurry


4. Dark, faint or indistinct.

obscure

tactic

counter

primarily


5. To exclude; to specify as being an exception.

habitation

except

ensure

document


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