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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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    Shakespeare Definition Match --

    MATCH Shakespeare vocabulary words with proper definitions of the 18 words in the right hand column. Use the pull down Select bar to choose the correct letter for the Shakespeare vocabulary word activity.
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    The Shakespeare vocabulary words come from activities that include Interactive Puzzles, Fill-in-the-Blanks, Word Search, and a Crossword. has 455 vocabulary word lists that can be accessed from the Word List menu bar. You have permission to make a copy of the Shakespeare vocabulary words.
    Word List
    1) mercy
    2) comedies
    3) conscience
    4) abstinence
    5) drama
    6) symbolism
    7) tragedies
    8) revenge
    9) ambition
    10) outrageous
    11) soliloquy
    12) imagination
    13) inconstant
    14) sonnet
    15) bard
    16) cauldron
    17) infinite
    18) resolution
    Definition List
    A)  Completion, settlement or conclusion of conflict (noun)
    B)  Self-restraint; self-denial (noun)
    C)  Desire to obtain or achieve success with exceptional effort (noun)
    D)  A gifted person who composed or recited poems with music (noun)
    E)  A large kettle or vat used for boiling (noun)
    F)  Humorous elements of drama or of literature (noun plural)
    G)  Principles of moral good or bad that control or inhibit conduct, intentions or character (noun)
    H)  Theatrical art/literature with vivid conflicting emotions (noun)
    I)  Creative talent or ability; the act or power of forming a mental picture of something not present to the senses or perceived in reality (noun)
    J)  Fickle; given to changing frequently without apparent reason: changeable (adj.)
    K)  Without limits or bounds; endless (adj.)
    L)  Forbearance shown toward an enemy or other person; benevolence (noun)
    M)  Passing reasonable bounds of right or decency (adj.)
    N)  A malicious retaliation for an injury or wrong; reprisal (noun)
    O)  A lone speech in a drama with disclosure of innermost thoughts (noun)
    P)  Poem of 14 lines expressive of a single idea (noun)
    Q)  Practice of representation by something else (noun)
    R)  The lamentable, fatal elements of drama/literature (noun plural)