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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 

INCOMPETENCE

DEFINITION:
Lack of ability or capacity. Lack of physical or intellectual ability or qualifications.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Florida ? forever the land of hanging chads, marred by the stain of electoral incompetence ? found itself Saturday embroiled in a recount lollapalooza that recalled the presidential limbo of 18 years ago that made the state a national joke.
The Palm Beach Post, 11/12/2018

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. Recede

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

To move back or away from a limit, point, or mark

To rejoice greatly; be jubilant or triumphant

A preparation of a weakened or killed pathogen.


2. Accentuate

A preparation of a weakened or killed pathogen.

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

A weather phenomenon in the Eastern Pacific that is precisely equivalent to a hurricane.

To stress or emphasize; intensify


3. Gargoyle

Incorrectness of reasoning or belief

A grotesque ornamental figure or projection.

Any of several rod-shaped bacteria, of the genus Salmonella, that cause food poisoning and other diseases.

The systematic procedure by which a complex or scientific task is accomplished.


4. Renegade

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

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

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

An alteration or change, as in nature, form, or quality.


5. Renaissance

A rebirth or revival.

Loud, noisy, and lacking in restraint or discipline

A diffuse mass of interstellar dust or gas or both, visible as luminous patches or areas of darkness

To pound, crush, or grind to a powder or dust.


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