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Words in the News

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 

PARASITE

DEFINITION:
An organism that lives on or in an organism of another species, known as the host, from the body of which it obtains nutriment.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
As parasites, they invade bacterial cells and use their machinery to replicate, destroying bacteria in the process.
The Dallas Morning News, 06/25/2018

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

knoll

topic

stamina

kindle


2. Exhibiting guilty or evasive secrecy.

headway

furtive

pertinent

aplomb


3. A piece of written, printed, or electronic matter that provides information or evidence or that serves as an official record.

aplomb

swarm

jut

document


4. Scattered fragments, typically of something wrecked or destroyed

recluse

debris

construct

interdependence


5. To make happy, cheer up.

exhilarate

repugnant

degree

diminish


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