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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 phrase important to comprehension or expression. Students are then asked to find the words within the newspaper and copy the sentence for context to its overall meaning or function in a sentence.
This Week's Word In The News 

MISCONSTRUE

DEFINITION:
To form a false understanding of the meaning or intention of something that someone does or says.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
"And it really didn't matter how many times they misconstrued that a woman's life was in danger if the constitutional amendment was to pass."
The Topeka Capital-Journal, 08/08/2022

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. egregious

To finish successfully

Of a central nature, first and foremost

Exceptional, conspicuous, outstanding, most usually in a negative fashion.

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.


2. sabotage

To relate a story or series of events by speech or writing.

A deliberate action aimed at weakening an enemy through subversion, obstruction, disruption, and/or destruction.

Having traits or characteristics in common; alike, comparable.

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.


3. fragrance

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.

To make something by merging parts.

A particular geographic region.

A pleasant smell or odour.


4. jostle

Dark or dreary in character; joyless, and grim.

To make smaller.

To bump into or brush against while in motion.

Something that impedes, stands in the way of, or holds up progress


5. affect

The throwing back by a body or surface of light, heat, or sound without absorbing it

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

What something does or is used for.

To influence or alter.


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