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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 

SPECULATE

DEFINITION:
To indulge in conjectural thought.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Asked Sunday morning whether wind speeds could have contributed to the crash, Bradley said he would “not begin to speculate.”
The Las Vegas Review-Journal, 02/12/2018

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. Important with regards to (a subject or matter); relevant

contributions

pertinent

outlandish

boundary


2. An opponent or rival.

misgivings

adversary

imperious

weather


3. To make something by merging parts.

weather

furtive

muster

compose


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

waver

relationship

somber

except


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

serenity

infer

deft

detail


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