Words in the News

This Week's Word In The News 

DEMOTION

DEFINITION:
A compulsory reduction in an employee's rank or job title within the organizational hierarchy of a company, public service department, or other body.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
The Aug. 22 complaint from five current and former female employees alleges discrimination; wrongful termination or demotion; harassment and intimidation; pay inequities; and other things.
The Dayton Daily News, 12/05/2022

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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. To start (a fire) or light (a torch).

kindle

engross

swarm

weather


2. To cause to take physical form, or to cause an object to appear.

destination

materialize

various

headway


3. Natural ability to acquire knowledge or skill.

aptitude

guarantee

persistent

ignite


4. The quantity of motion of a moving body; the impetus gained by a moving object

ignite

frequency

momentum

jargon


5. An assemblage or display; a gathering, collection of people or things.

contortion

muster

falter

pertinent


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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.