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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.

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. Hidden, secret

terse

degree

waver

recluse


2. To build or form something by assembling parts.

waft

infer

construct

impact


3. Disappointingly inadequate; gloomy and bleak.

headway

contributions

dismal

reflection


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

affect

gusto

ignite

muster


5. To cause to take physical form, or to cause an object to appear.

swarm

symbolism

materialize

abolish


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This Week's Word In The News 

DE RIGUEUR 

DEFINITION:
Strictly required, as by etiquette, usage, or fashion.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Multicourse meals based on a book’s theme is de rigueur for one group, while black authors and characters spark the discussion in another.
The Miami Herald, 11/24/2014