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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 

EPIDEMIOLOGIST

DEFINITION:
An epidemiologist is a doctor who specializes in the patterns of diseases that spread between people.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
All of the victims were adults, chief epidemiologist Jawaid Asghar said.
The Dallas Morning News, 01/22/2018

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. Self-confidence; poise; composure.

deft

aplomb

jabber

grueling


2. To make clear; to free from obscurities; to brighten or illuminate.

ensure

destination

clarify

impending


3. Open resistance; bold disobedience.

contortion

defiance

swagger

classify


4. A long flat-topped fixture in a store or bank across which business is conducted with customers.

interpret

attentive

counter

restitution


5. A movement or series of moves requiring skill and care

effect

tactic

monotonous

aptitude


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