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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 High 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. Tautology

The iron-containing respiratory pigment in red blood cells of vertebrates.

To divide (a geographic area) into voting districts so as to give unfair advantage to one party in elections.

Needless repetition of the same sense in different words; redundancy.

Full of or exhibiting servile compliance; fawning.


2. Enfranchise

Logical incongruity

To endow with the rights of citizenship, especially the right to vote.

Everyday; commonplace.

The art or study of correct spelling according to established usage.


3. Temblor

An extremely distant, and thus old, celestial object whose power output is several thousand times that of our entire galaxy.

Shaking and vibration at the surface of the earth resulting from underground movement along a fault plane.

A part, portion, or share.

Deception by trickery or sophistry.


4. Deciduous

Deception by trickery or sophistry.

To repeat in concise form. To make a summary.

Lacking or marked by a lack of self-confidence; shy and timid.

Falling off or shed at a specific season or stage of growth:


5. Nanotechnology

Vanishing or likely to vanish like vapor.

The science and technology of building electronic circuits and devices from single atoms and molecules.

To separate or get rid of (an undesirable part); eliminate.

Impossible to dispute; unquestionable


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