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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 

DIMINISHMENT

DEFINITION:
The act or process of decreasing: a reduction or curtailment

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Denver epitomizes this diminishment of nature in the city, a trend worldwide with 55 percent of humanity living in urban areas and a projected 2.5 billion more people on the way by 2050.
The Denver Post, 01/14/2019

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. Exceptional, conspicuous, outstanding, most usually in a negative fashion.

materialize

egregious

restitution

kindle


2. A mixture of various ingredients or elements.

concoction

luminous

impact

jostle


3. The act of exasperating or the state of being exasperated; irritation; keen or bitter anger.

jostle

habitation

exasperation

pristine


4. Different from one another; of different kinds or sorts

precipice

various

meander

momentum


5. Having traits or characteristics in common; alike, comparable.

meticulous

similar

topic

frequency


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