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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. Virtuoso

A person with masterly skill or technique in the arts.

One who rejects a religion, cause, allegiance, or group for another; a deserter.

A grotesque ornamental figure or projection.

Having or demonstrating enthusiasm


2. Sect

Having or demonstrating enthusiasm

The pattern produced on a photosensitive medium that has been exposed by holography and then photographically developed.

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

Forfeiture of something highly valued for the sake of one considered to have a greater value or claim.


3. Flourish

To grow well or luxuriantly; thrive

A state of uncertainty or perplexity.

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

To proclaim publicly


4. Tsunami

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

To proclaim publicly

Either of two times of the year when the sun is at its greatest distance from the celestial equator.

A very large and destructive wave, generally caused by a tremendous disturbance in the ocean, such as an undersea earthquake or volcanic eruption.


5. Boycott

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

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

Having a buoyant or self-confident air; brisk.

The arrangement of events in time


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