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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 

ASYLUM

DEFINITION:
A refuge granted by a sovereign state to a person who has been persecuted in their own country.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
It was intended to provide guidance on the agency’s new interpretation of asylum law, which sought to make it harder for victims of domestic violence or gang violence to qualify for asylum in the U.S.
The Denver Post, 10/22/2018

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. Specifically, giving indication of a coming ill; being an evil omen

aplomb

ominous

pristine

destination


2. Doubt, apprehension, a feeling of dread

outlandish

misgivings

repugnant

emerge


3. Anything that assures a certain outcome.

serenity

guarantee

banish

vigilant


4. The throwing back by a body or surface of light, heat, or sound without absorbing it

vigilant

accomplish

similar

reflection


5. Obvious or easy to notice.

swarm

muster

conspicuous

observe


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