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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 

PROGRESSIVE

DEFINITION:
Promoting political or social reform usually through government action to improve the lot of the majority.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
He also offered a thinly veiled suggestion that progressive priorities Warren and Sanders have pushed will struggle to gain appeal beyond a Democratic primary.
The Boston Globe, 11/18/2019

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. zeal

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

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

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.

Anything that may be possible; a possibility


2. dismal

Disappointingly inadequate; gloomy and bleak.

Sly; crafty; clever in surreptitious behaviour.

Important with regards to (a subject or matter); relevant

More than half (50%) of some group


3. restitution

More than half (50%) of some group

To bring down the size, quantity, value or intensity of something; to diminish, to lower, to impair.

A process of compensation for losses.

To gain, usually by one's own exertions; to get as one's own.


4. persistent

A measurement one can compare to.

To make sure or certain of something (usually some future event or condition).

To recover, especially from an illness; to get better from an illness.

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


5. jabber

To talk rapidly, indistinctly, or unintelligibly; to utter gibberish or nonsense.

Hidden, secret

Quick and neat in action; skillful.

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


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