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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 

TRANSIENT

DEFINITION:
Staying only a short time; temporary.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Pam Spencer lives in the neighborhood and says that a group of transient homeless people have started living in the park.
The Boulder Daily Camera, 07/23/2018

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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. Obvious or easy to notice.

contortion

construct

conspicuous

materialize


2. Deduce or conclude (information) from evidence and reasoning rather than from explicit statements

contributions

infer

conclude

compromise


3. Unspoiled; still with its original purity; uncorrupted or unsullied

pristine

convey

interpret

waver


4. An opponent or rival.

adversary

jargon

chronological

reduce


5. Tending to socialize or be social; friendly; inviting; congenial.

chronological

reduce

brandish

sociable


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