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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 

WINDCHILL

DEFINITION:
The apparent temperature felt on the exposed human body owing to the combination of temperature and wind speed.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Forecasters said windchills could drop as low as 30 degrees below zero Sunday night through Monday morning.
The Boston Globe, 01/21/2019

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. pristine

To clarify or make something understandable

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.

Unspoiled; still with its original purity; uncorrupted or unsullied

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


2. adversary

To set fire to (something), to light (something)

An opponent or rival.

To cause to float easily or gently through the air

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


3. recluse

Offensive or repulsive; arousing disgust or aversion

Hidden, secret

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

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


4. diminish

A thing that is granted, esp. in response to demands.

To make smaller.

Facts or observations presented in support of an assertion.

An individual instance that represents a class; an example.


5. source

An individual instance that represents a class; an example.

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

The dividing line or location between two areas.

The person, place or thing from which something (information, goods, etc.) comes or is acquired.


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