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  • Common Core alignment to a Definition Match puzzle is to the key phrase "Precise Meaning".
    CCSS Alignment Strand Numbers for Specific Grades:
    Precise Meaning: "CCSS.ELA-Literacy." precedes these numbers: 2.4e, 3.4d, 4.4c, 5.4c, 6.4c, 7.4c, 8.4c, 9-10.4c, 11-12.4c
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    Prefix DE: Definition Match --

    For this PREFIX activity, MATCH a vocabulary word with a number in the left hand column with the proper definition of the 8 words in letters "A to H" in the right hand column. Use the pull down "Select" bar to choose the correct letter match.
    When you hit "Submit", you will get back the correct answers as well as the percentage score for how many questions you answered correctly.
    These vocabulary words come from 14 PREFIX activities. In addition to this Definition Match exercise, also has a Interactive Puzzle and Fill-in-the-Blanks. We will have a Word Find, Crossword, True/False exercise and a Concentration activity with these same 8 words.
    You have permission to make a hard copy for further vocabulary study at home or in the classroom.
    Word List
    1) destructive
    2) deliberate
    3) destination
    4) deficiency
    5) delegation
    6) dedication
    7) delusion
    8) desolate
    Definition List
    A)  An act or rite of devoting to a divine being or a sacred rite; a setting aside for a specific purpose; an inscription to a literary work (noun)
    B)  A shortage of something needed for completeness; esp: a lack of substances necessary for health (noun)
    C)  One or more persons chosen to represent others at a conference, convention or assembly (noun)
    D)  Marked by or resulting from thorough and careful consideration; showing awareness of something done (adjective)
    E)  The act of misleading the mind or judgment of; something that is falsely believed (noun)
    F)  Lacking inhabitants, visitors and signs of life; deserted; disconsolate from being left alone; showing effects of abandonment and neglect (adjective)
    G)  An act of appointing or setting aside for a purpose; the place that is the goal of a journey or where something is sent (noun)
    H)  Designed or tending to demolish or discredit; ruinous; causing a force that wrecks or tears down (adjective)