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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 


To indulge in conjectural thought.

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. restitution

Tending to socialize or be social; friendly; inviting; congenial.

What something does or is used for.

Firm or obstinate continuance in a course of action in spite of difficulty or opposition

A process of compensation for losses.

2. hasten

The state of being serene; calmness; peacefulness.

To move in a quick fashion.

A form of acrobatic display which involves the dramatic bending and flexing of the human body.

To completely engage the attention of.

3. debris

A movement or series of moves requiring skill and care

Scattered fragments, typically of something wrecked or destroyed

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

To hear a conversation one is not intended to hear; to listen in.

4. compromise

To hear a conversation one is not intended to hear; to listen in.

A process by which a task is completed; a way of doing something.

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

A thing that is granted, esp. in response to demands.

5. pristine

Exceptional, conspicuous, outstanding, most usually in a negative fashion.

Unspoiled; still with its original purity; uncorrupted or unsullied

To identify by or divide into classes; to categorize.

The act of inhabiting; state of inhabiting or dwelling, or of being inhabited; occupancy.

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