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Words in the News

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

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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. To stick out

ominous

cunning

jut

adversary


2. More or most likely to be exposed to the chance of being attacked or harmed, either physically or emotionally.

vulnerable

impending

habitation

chronological


3. To send someone away and forbid that person from returning.

banish

primarily

swagger

multitude


4. Facts or observations presented in support of an assertion.

evidence

observe

concoction

outlandish


5. Deduce or conclude (information) from evidence and reasoning rather than from explicit statements

engross

infer

interdependence

malleable


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