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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. Symbiosis

A drawing consisting of the outline of something, especially a human profile, filled in with a solid color.

A relationship of mutual benefit or dependence.

Any of various nonplacental mammals, including kangaroos, opossums, bandicoots, and wombats, found principally in Australia and the Americas.

The branch of biology that deals with animals and animal life, including the study of the structure, physiology, development, and classification of animals.


2. Deign

To condescend to give or grant

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

The act of reasoning from factual knowledge or evidence.

Appropriateness of behavior or conduct


3. Tranquility

The quality or state of being tranquil; serenity.

One thing conceived as representing another; a symbol.

A preparation of a weakened or killed pathogen.

The distance that light travels in a vacuum in one year.


4. Labyrinth

The distance that light travels in a vacuum in one year.

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.

An intricate structure of interconnecting passages through which it is difficult to find one’s way; a maze.

Having a backbone or spinal column.


5. Random

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

Having no specific pattern, purpose, or objective.

Having or demonstrating enthusiasm

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


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