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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 phrase important to comprehension or expression. Students are then asked to find the words within the newspaper and copy the sentence for context to its overall meaning or function in a sentence.
This Week's Word In The News 

ABJECT

DEFINITION:
Utterly hopeless, miserable, humiliating, or wretched.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
In a succinct and devastating assessment, the head of the Texas Department of Public Safety told lawmakers Tuesday that the delayed law enforcement response to the gunman inside a Uvalde elementary school was an "abject failure" that ignored lessons from previous school shootings.
The Amarillo Globe-News, 06/27/2022

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. Important with regards to (a subject or matter); relevant

acquire

pertinent

scarcity

contributions


2. Explain the meaning of (information, words, or actions)

specimen

interpret

momentum

ember


3. The short term state of the atmosphere at a specific time and place, including the temperature, humidity, cloud cover, precipitation, wind, etc.

recuperate

headway

weather

frequency


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

primarily

interdependence

convey

conspicuous


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

source

infer

apprehensive

tactic


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