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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 

DREARY

DEFINITION:
Causing unhappiness or gloom: not warm or cheerful.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Forecasters were calling for a dreary Sunday with dense fog in northern parts of the state through noon and a mixture of rain and snow turning to mostly snow by the afternoon, with as much as an inch of accumulation possible.
The Chicago Tribune, 12/02/2019

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. economy

The system of production and distribution and consumption.

Allowing light to pass through but diffusing it

Offensive or repulsive; arousing disgust or aversion

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. cause

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.

The line that bounds a circle or other two-dimensional figure.

The source or reason of an event or action

The smaller number or part, esp. a number that is less than half the whole number


3. function

The ability to foresee or prepare wisely for the future.

Watchful, especially for danger or disorder; alert; wary

What something does or is used for.

A great amount or number, often of people.


4. degree

An individual step, or stage, in any process or scale of values.

Assuming power or authority without justification; arrogant and domineering

Speech or language that is incomprehensible or unintelligible; gibberish.

A mixture of various ingredients or elements.


5. grueling

Speech or language that is incomprehensible or unintelligible; gibberish.

A mixture of various ingredients or elements.

The dividing line or location between two areas.

So difficult or taxing as to make one exhausted; backbreaking.


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