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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 

STYMIED

DEFINITION:
To be an obstacle to; prevent the advancement or success of; thwart or stump.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
“The continued growth in vehicle miles traveled combined with increases in the size and weight of vehicles have stymied progress.”
The Boston Herald, 05/23/2022

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. method

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

More or most likely to be exposed to the chance of being attacked or harmed, either physically or emotionally.

Approaching; drawing near; about to happen

One of the simplest or essential parts or principles of which anything consists, or upon which the constitution or fundamental powers of anything are based.


2. contributions

Approaching; drawing near; about to happen

One of the simplest or essential parts or principles of which anything consists, or upon which the constitution or fundamental powers of anything are based.

What something does or is used for.

A gift or payment to a common fund or collection.


3. brackish

Watchful, especially for danger or disorder; alert; wary

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

The system of production and distribution and consumption.

Salty or slightly salty, as a mixture of fresh and sea water, such as that found in estuaries


4. ensure

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

Make an idea, impression, or feeling known or understandable to someone.

To make sure or certain of something (usually some future event or condition).

To run away with quick light steps, to scamper.


5. unsightly

Emitting light; glowing brightly

Displeasing to the eye

To make smaller.

More than half (50%) of some group


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