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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 

ENGULF

DEFINITION:
To swallow up in or as in a gulf; overwhelm.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
A man was killed after his speeding Tesla crashed and became engulfed in flames at the intersection of West Las Positas Boulevard and Hacienda Drive in Pleasanton, police say.
The San Francisco Chronicle, 01/20/2020

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. egregious

Flexible, liable to change.

Self-confidence; poise; composure.

To relate a story or series of events by speech or writing.

Exceptional, conspicuous, outstanding, most usually in a negative fashion.


2. waft

To cause to float easily or gently through the air

Anticipating something with anxiety or fear.

Approaching; drawing near; about to happen

To refill; to renew; to supply again or to add a fresh quantity.


3. reduce

Approaching; drawing near; about to happen

To refill; to renew; to supply again or to add a fresh quantity.

To overpower; to subdue; to put down.

To bring down the size, quantity, value or intensity of something; to diminish, to lower, to impair.


4. kindle

The power to affect, control or manipulate something or someone; the ability to change the development of fluctuating things such as conduct, thoughts or decisions.

To attempt to stop the progression of.

To start (a fire) or light (a torch).

Existing or occurring at the moment.


5. exasperation

To clarify or make something understandable

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

The act of exasperating or the state of being exasperated; irritation; keen or bitter anger.

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


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