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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 


A security measure taken during an emergency to prevent people from leaving or entering a building.

The lockdown alarm had sounded just before the end of the day and there had been no announcement that there would be a drill.
The Denver Post, 04/22/2019

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. method

Of a central nature, first and foremost

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

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

To make stable or firm; to confirm.

2. convey

The fervor or tireless devotion for a person, cause, or ideal and determination in its furtherance; diligent enthusiasm; powerful interest.

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

To bump into or brush against while in motion.

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

3. adversary

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

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.

To exclude; to specify as being an exception.

An opponent or rival.

4. bluff

An individual step, or stage, in any process or scale of values.

An attempt to deceive someone into believing that one can or will do something.

Disappointingly inadequate; gloomy and bleak.

To follow a winding course

5. construct

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

To make smaller.

To build or form something by assembling parts.

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

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