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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 

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

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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. A bold, or arrogant strut.

guarantee

materialize

swagger

aptitude


2. An assemblage or display; a gathering, collection of people or things.

exhilarate

muster

translucent

eavesdrop


3. The dividing line or location between two areas.

eavesdrop

jargon

reference

boundary


4. An inadequate amount of something; a shortage

frequency

scarcity

barricade

banish


5. Doubt, apprehension, a feeling of dread

banish

repugnant

except

misgivings


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