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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 

DETENTION

DEFINITION:
Confinement or imprisonment, usually for a short time.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
A push to ban privatized immigration detention centers across Illinois is headed for Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s desk.
The Chicago Tribune, 05/20/2019

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. swarm

A large or dense group of insects, esp. flying ones.

Brief, concise, to the point.

To make something by merging parts.

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.


2. weather

To make something by merging parts.

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.

Paying attention; noticing, watching, listening, or attending closely.

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


3. brandish

Existing or occurring at the moment.

To move or swing a weapon back and forth, particularly if demonstrating skill.

Obvious or easy to notice.

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


4. repugnant

A movement or series of moves requiring skill and care

To build or form something by assembling parts.

Offensive or repulsive; arousing disgust or aversion

Quick and neat in action; skillful.


5. furtive

A long flat-topped fixture in a store or bank across which business is conducted with customers.

Exhibiting guilty or evasive secrecy.

The system of production and distribution and consumption.

To exclude; to specify as being an exception.


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