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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. engross

To completely engage the attention of.

To sink or fall to the bottom; to settle

To hear a conversation one is not intended to hear; to listen in.

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


2. frequency

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

To end, to come to an end.

The rate of occurrence of anything; the relationship between incidence and time period.

Scattered fragments, typically of something wrecked or destroyed


3. influence

The power to affect, control or manipulate something or someone; the ability to change the development of fluctuating things such as conduct, thoughts or decisions.

Formally put an end to (a system, practice, or institution)

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

The energy and strength for continuing to do something over a long period of time ; power of sustained exertion, or resistance to hardship, illness etc.


4. analogy

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

The energy and strength for continuing to do something over a long period of time ; power of sustained exertion, or resistance to hardship, illness etc.

Emitting light; glowing brightly

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


5. compromise

A thing that is granted, esp. in response to demands.

A movement or series of moves requiring skill and care

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

Existing or occurring at the moment.


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