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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 phrase important to comprehension or expression. Students are then asked to find the words within the newspaper and copy the sentence for context to its overall meaning or function in a sentence.
This Week's Word In The News 

CONDOLENCE

DEFINITION:
An expression of sympathy, especially on the occasion of a death.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden extended their “deepest condolences” to Comperatore’s family.
The Morning Cal, 07/15/2024

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. The brink of a dangerous situation.

misgivings

recluse

precipice

versatile


2. To move or swing a weapon back and forth, particularly if demonstrating skill.

frequency

conclude

brandish

exasperation


3. Quick and neat in action; skillful.

deft

vigilant

influence

specimen


4. A bold, or arrogant strut.

swagger

pristine

interpret

acquire


5. Brief, concise, to the point.

acquire

imperious

terse

topic


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