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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 

MALFUNCTION

DEFINITION:
A failure to function or defective functioning.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
With most planned fixes left undone, AC malfunctions increased this year in many of the district's 165 traditional schools and other facilities, The Post found.
The Palm Beach Post, 10/15/2018

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. reduce

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

Approaching; drawing near; about to happen

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

Salty or slightly salty, as a mixture of fresh and sea water, such as that found in estuaries


2. swagger

A bold, or arrogant strut.

To send someone away and forbid that person from returning.

The place set for the end of a journey, or to which something is sent; place or point aimed at.

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


3. versatile

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

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

Capable of doing many things competently

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


4. restitution

A glowing piece of coal or wood.

The state of being serene; calmness; peacefulness.

A process of compensation for losses.

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.


5. attentive

A form of acrobatic display which involves the dramatic bending and flexing of the human body.

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

Dependent on each other

Facts or observations presented in support of an assertion.


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