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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 

ENGULF

DEFINITION:
To swallow up in or as in a gulf; overwhelm.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
A man was killed after his speeding Tesla crashed and became engulfed in flames at the intersection of West Las Positas Boulevard and Hacienda Drive in Pleasanton, police say.
The San Francisco Chronicle, 01/20/2020

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. A mixture of various ingredients or elements.

concoction

impending

abolish

sabotage


2. Deduce or conclude (information) from evidence and reasoning rather than from explicit statements

analogy

infer

meticulous

except


3. To sway back and forth; to totter or reel.

falter

waver

fragrance

attentive


4. To make smaller.

attentive

degree

commotion

diminish


5. To notice or view, especially carefully or with attention to detail.

observe

somber

conclude

accomplish


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