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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 


Promoting political or social reform usually through government action to improve the lot of the majority.

He also offered a thinly veiled suggestion that progressive priorities Warren and Sanders have pushed will struggle to gain appeal beyond a Democratic primary.
The Boston Globe, 11/18/2019

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. recuperate

Firm or obstinate continuance in a course of action in spite of difficulty or opposition

To recover, especially from an illness; to get better from an illness.

To move in a quick fashion.

A glowing piece of coal or wood.

2. egregious

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.

Quick and neat in action; skillful.

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

An inadequate amount of something; a shortage

3. symbolism

A gift or payment to a common fund or collection.

Representation of a concept through symbols or underlying meanings of objects or qualities.

So difficult or taxing as to make one exhausted; backbreaking.

To attempt to stop the progression of.

4. imperious

To bump into or brush against while in motion.

Assuming power or authority without justification; arrogant and domineering

To completely engage the attention of.

The place set for the end of a journey, or to which something is sent; place or point aimed at.

5. analyze

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

Examine methodically and in detail the constitution or structure of something, esp. information.

Strange or mysterious, esp. in an unsettling way

The extent to which something matters; importance

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