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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 

TAINTED

DEFINITION:
Affected by a trace of something bad, offensive, or harmful; contaminated, corrupted, or spoiled; sullied or tarnished.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
North Carolina judges struck down the state's latest photo voter identification law on Friday, agreeing with minority voters that Republicans rammed through rules tainted by racial bias as a way to remain in power.
The Burlington Times News, 09/20/2021

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 build or form something by assembling parts.

scarcity

compromise

various

construct


2. A small hill or mound.

muster

knoll

bluff

exasperation


3. To identify by or divide into classes; to categorize.

exasperation

detail

cunning

classify


4. Allowing light to pass through but diffusing it

translucent

attentive

restitution

persistent


5. Examine methodically and in detail the constitution or structure of something, esp. information.

analyze

similar

materialize

analogy


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