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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 


Rigorous; unusually severe or cruel.

There are no proposals on the table to make draconian cuts or to make every American pay a fee or tax.
The Chicago Tribune, 12/11/2017

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. momentum

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

Unspoiled; still with its original purity; uncorrupted or unsullied

A relationship of resemblance or equivalence between two situations, people, or objects,

The quantity of motion of a moving body; the impetus gained by a moving object

2. materialize

To cause to take physical form, or to cause an object to appear.

A feeling of contempt or scorn.

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 drive away by scattering, or so to cause to vanish.

3. conclude

To drive away by scattering, or so to cause to vanish.

To waver or be unsteady.

To end, to come to an end.

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

4. attentive

Paying attention; noticing, watching, listening, or attending closely.

Something that impedes, stands in the way of, or holds up progress

To cause to float easily or gently through the air

Displeasing to the eye

5. contributions

A gift or payment to a common fund or collection.

Hidden, secret

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

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

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