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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 Middle School 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. Outrageous

Loud, noisy, and lacking in restraint or discipline

Similarity in some respects between things that are otherwise dissimilar.

Grossly offensive to decency or morality.

To abstain from or act together in abstaining from using, buying, or dealing with as an expression of protest or disfavor or as a means of coercion


2. Tumult

The act of resting or the state of being at rest.

Any of various relatively small sailing or motor-driven vessels used for pleasure cruises or racing.

The method or result of concealing personnel or equipment from an enemy by making them appear to be part of the natural surroundings

A disorderly commotion or disturbance.


3. Rainforest

One that takes in everything available, as with the mind.

A dense evergreen forest occupying a tropical region with an annual rainfall of at least 100 inches.

The practice of professing beliefs, feelings, or virtues that one does not hold or possess; falseness.

A form of a verb that in some languages, such as English, can function independently as an adjective.


4. Tariff

Of or relating to the range of invisible radiation wavelengths from about 4 nanometers, on the border of the x-ray region, to about 380 nanometers, just beyond the violet in the visible spectrum.

A schedule of prices or fees.

The food-conducting tissue of vascular plants, consisting of sieve tubes, fibers, parenchyma, and sclereids.

Using or marked by the use of few words; terse or concise.


5. Embargo

A prohibition by a government on certain or all trade with a foreign nation

A cult or religious movement, a group sharing particular (often unorthodox) political and/or religious beliefs.

The act of reasoning from factual knowledge or evidence.

A proportional part or share.


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