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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 

ANTHROPOMORPHIC

DEFINITION:
Ascribing human form or attributes to a being or thing not human.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Where critics adored the anthropomorphic singing cartoons of the original, they felt the nature documentary look drove a wedge between viewers and the beloved characters.
The San Francisco Chronicle, 07/15/2019

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. subside

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

To sink or fall to the bottom; to settle

Anticipating something with anxiety or fear.

To influence or alter.


2. bluff

To influence or alter.

Firm or obstinate continuance in a course of action in spite of difficulty or opposition

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

An attempt to deceive someone into believing that one can or will do something.


3. restitution

An individual instance that represents a class; an example.

A state of confused and noisy disturbance

A process of compensation for losses.

A process by which a task is completed; a way of doing something.


4. meander

To follow a winding course

Specifically, giving indication of a coming ill; being an evil omen

Anything that may be possible; a possibility

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


5. brackish

Dark or dreary in character; joyless, and grim.

Salty or slightly salty, as a mixture of fresh and sea water, such as that found in estuaries

The act of inhabiting; state of inhabiting or dwelling, or of being inhabited; occupancy.

More or most likely to be exposed to the chance of being attacked or harmed, either physically or emotionally.


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