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

Gerrymander

Circumlocution

Enfranchise

Lucid


2. A reproductive cell having the haploid number of chromosomes, especially a mature sperm or egg capable of fusing with a gamete of the opposite sex to produce the fertilized egg.

Auspicious

Gamete

Polymer

Expurgate


3. A sudden manifestation of the essence or meaning of something.

Oligarchy

Epiphany

Detritus

Facetious


4. The clear, yellowish fluid portion of blood, lymph, or intramuscular fluid in which cells are suspended.

Reciprocal

Plasma

Abrogate

Quotidian


5. To show servile deference.

Kowtow

Tempestuous

Metamorphosis

Xenophobe


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