100 Hard Words to Spell

 Introduction
These 100 words aren't really difficult, which middle school or even elementary school students know all. However, spelling them is another story. We select these words from common spelling errors, such as 'library' and 'amateur.' More or less, children have trouble spelling them with full confidence. It is why we prepare the small list, 100 hard words to spell, to enhance their vocabulary skills. Check the word list to start correcting some usual misspellings now!
 100 Hard Words to Spell

100 Hard Words to Spell

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acceptable
accidentally
accommodate
acquiesce
acquire
acquit
amateur
apparent
argument
believe
bourgeois
broccoli
bureaucracy
calendar
category
changeable
chihuahua
column
conscience
conscious
consensus
curve
definitely
drunkenness
dumbbell
embarrass
entrepreneur
equipment
exceed
exhilarate
existence
fiery
foreign
gauge
grateful
guarantee
harass
height
hierarchy
humorous
ignorance
immediate
independent
ingenious
intelligence
jewelry
judgment
kernel
leisure
library
license
maintenance
maneuver
manoeuvre
medieval
millennium
miniature
mischievous
misspell
necessary
neighbor
noticeable
occasionally
occurrence
particularly
pastime
perseverance
personnel
playwright
possession
precede
precocious
principal
privilege
pronunciation
publicly
questionnaire
receipt
recommend
reference
relevant
rhyme
separate
supersede
surveillance
synecdoche
threshold
tomorrow
twelfth
until
vacuum
vengeance
weather
Wednesday
weird

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acceptable
Pronounce   a. adequate for the purpose, judged to be in conformity with approved usage
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accidentally
Pronounce   ad. without intention; in an unintentional manner, of a minor or subordinate nature
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accommodate
Pronounce   v. provide with something desired or needed, have room for; hold without crowding
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acquiesce
Pronounce   v. to agree or express agreement
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acquire
Pronounce   v. win something through one's efforts, take on a certain form, attribute, or aspect
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acquit
Pronounce   v. pronounce not guilty of criminal charges, behave in a certain manner
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amateur
Pronounce   n. an athlete who does not play for pay, engaged in as a pastime
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apparent
Pronounce   a. appearing as such but not necessarily so, clearly revealed to the mind or the senses or judgment
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argument
Pronounce   n. a discussion in which reasons are advanced for and against some proposition or proposal
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believe
Pronounce   v. follow a credo; have a faith; be a believer, judge or regard; look upon; judge
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bourgeois
Pronounce   a. conforming to the standards and conventions of the middle class, belonging to the middle class
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broccoli
Pronounce   n. plant with dense clusters of tight green flower buds, branched green undeveloped flower heads
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bureaucracy
Pronounce   n. a government that is administered primarily by bureaus that are staffed with nonelective officials
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calendar
Pronounce   n. a system of timekeeping that defines the beginning and length and divisions of the year, a tabular array of the days
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category
Pronounce   n. a general concept that marks divisions or coordinations in a conceptual scheme, a collection of things sharing a common attribute
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changeable
Pronounce   a. capable of or tending to change in form or quality or nature, subject to change
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chihuahua
Pronounce   n. an old breed of tiny short-haired dog with protruding eyes from Mexico held to antedate Aztec civilization
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column
Pronounce   n. a tall vertical cylindrical structure standing upright and used to support a structure, anything that approximates the shape of a column or tower
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conscience
Pronounce   n. conformity to one's own sense of right conduct, motivation deriving logically from ethical or moral principles that govern a person's thoughts and actions
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conscious
Pronounce   a. knowing and perceiving; having awareness of surroundings and sensations and thoughts, intentionally conceived
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consensus
Pronounce   n. agreement in the judgment or opinion reached by a group as a whole
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curve
Pronounce   n. a line or outline which gradually deviates from being straight for some or all of its length
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definitely
Pronounce   ad. without question and beyond doubt, without doubt (used for emphasis)
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drunkenness
Pronounce   n. the act of drinking alcoholic beverages to excess
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dumbbell
Pronounce   n. short bar with weight at each end, stupid person
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embarrass
Pronounce   v. cause to feel awkward or ashamed; hamper or impede
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entrepreneur
Pronounce   n. someone who organizes a business venture and assumes the risk for it
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equipment
Pronounce   n. an instrumentality needed for an undertaking or to perform a service
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exceed
Pronounce   v. be or do something to a greater degree, be superior or better than some standard
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exhilarate
Pronounce   v. fill with sublime emotion, make (someone) feel very happy
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existence
Pronounce   n. everything that exists anywhere, the state or fact of existing
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fiery
Pronounce   a. characterized by intense emotion, like or suggestive of fire
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foreign
Pronounce   a. relating to or originating in or characteristic of another place or part of the world
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gauge
Pronounce   v. determine the capacity, volume, or contents of by measurement and calculation, measure precisely and against a standard
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grateful
Pronounce   a. feeling or showing gratitude, affording comfort or pleasure
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guarantee
Pronounce   v. give surety or assume responsibility, make certain of
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harass
Pronounce   v. annoy continually or chronically, exhaust by attacking repeatedly
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height
Pronounce   n. (of a standing person) the distance from head to foot
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hierarchy
Pronounce   n. a series of ordered groupings of people or things within a system, the organization of people at different ranks in an administrative body
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humorous
Pronounce   a. full of or characterized by humor, causing lighthearted laughter and amusement
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ignorance
Pronounce   n. lack of knowledge, education, or information
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immediate
Pronounce   a. immediately before or after as in a chain of cause and effect, performed with little or no delay
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independent
Pronounce   n. a neutral or uncommitted person, especially in politics
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ingenious
Pronounce   a. showing inventiveness and skill, cleverly and originally devised and well suited to its purpose
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intelligence
Pronounce   n. secret information about an enemy, the ability to comprehend
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jewelry
Pronounce   n. an adornment (as a bracelet or ring or necklace) made of precious metals and set with gems
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judgment
Pronounce   n. the cognitive process of reaching a decision or drawing conclusions, the legal document stating the reasons for a judicial decision
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kernel
Pronounce   n. the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience, a single whole grain of a cereal
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leisure
Pronounce   n. freedom to choose a pastime or enjoyable activity, time available for ease and relaxation
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library
Pronounce   n. a depository built to contain books and other materials for reading and study, a collection of literary documents or records kept for reference or borrowing
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license
Pronounce   n. freedom to deviate deliberately from normally applicable rules or practices, a legal document giving official permission to do something
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maintenance
Pronounce   n. the act of sustaining life by food or providing a means of subsistence, court-ordered support paid by one spouse to another after they are separated
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maneuver
Pronounce   n. a military training exercise, an action aimed at evading an opponent
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manoeuvre
Pronounce   v. perform a movement in military or naval tactics in order to secure an advantage in attack or defense, act in order to achieve a certain goal
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medieval
Pronounce   a. as if belonging to the Middle Ages; old-fashioned and unenlightened
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millennium
Pronounce   n. period of a thousand years, especially when calculated from the traditional date of the birth of Christ
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miniature
Pronounce   a. being on a very small scale, of a much smaller size than normal
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mischievous
Pronounce   a. deliberately causing harm or damage, naughtily or annoyingly playful
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misspell
Pronounce   v. spell a word wrongly or incorrectly
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necessary
Pronounce   n. anything indispensable, unavoidably determined by prior circumstances
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neighbor
Pronounce   n. a nearby object of the same kind
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noticeable
Pronounce   a. capable or worthy of being perceived, undesirably noticeable
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occasionally
Pronounce   ad. now and then or here and there
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occurrence
Pronounce   n. an event that happens, an instance of something occurring
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particularly
Pronounce   ad. to a distinctly greater extent or degree than is common, uniquely or characteristically
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pastime
Pronounce   n. a diversion that occupies one's time and thoughts, usually pleasantly
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perseverance
Pronounce   n. persistent determination, continuing or repeating behavior
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personnel
Pronounce   n. the department responsible for hiring and training and placing employees and for setting policies for personnel management, group of people willing to obey orders
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playwright
Pronounce   n. someone who writes plays
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possession
Pronounce   n. the trait of resolutely controlling your own behavior, being controlled by passion or the supernatural
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precede
Pronounce   v. be earlier in time; go back further, move ahead (of others) in time or space
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precocious
Pronounce   a. characterized by or characteristic of exceptionally early development or maturity, appearing or developing early
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principal
Pronounce   n. the major party to a financial transaction at a stock exchange; buys and sells for his own account
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privilege
Pronounce   n. a right reserved exclusively by a particular person or group, especially a hereditary or official right
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pronunciation
Pronounce   n. the way a word or a language is customarily spoken, the manner in which someone utters a word
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publicly
Pronounce   ad. by the public or the people generally, in a manner accessible to or observable by the public; openly
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questionnaire
Pronounce   n. a form containing a set of questions; submitted to people to gain statistical information
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receipt
Pronounce   n. a written or printed statement acknowledging that something has been paid for or that goods have been received.
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recommend
Pronounce   v. push for something, make attractive or acceptable
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reference
Pronounce   n. a remark that calls attention to something or someone
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relevant
Pronounce   a. having a bearing on or connection with the subject at issue
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rhyme
Pronounce   v. be similar in sound, especially with respect to the last syllable
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separate
Pronounce   a. separated according to race, sex, class, or religion, have the connection undone; having become separate
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supersede
Pronounce   v. take the place or move into the position of
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surveillance
Pronounce   n. close observation of a person or group, usually by the police
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synecdoche
Pronounce   n. substituting a more inclusive term for a less inclusive one or vice versa
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threshold
Pronounce   n. a strip of wood, metal, or stone forming the bottom of a doorway and crossed in entering a house or room
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tomorrow
Pronounce   n. the near future, the next day, the day after, following the present day
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twelfth
Pronounce   a. coming next after the eleventh and just before the thirteenth in position, one part in twelve equal parts
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until
Pronounce   prep. up to point in time mentioned, as far as
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vacuum
Pronounce   n. a space entirely devoid of matter
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vengeance
Pronounce   n. the act of taking revenge, especially in the next life
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weather
Pronounce   n. the state of the atmosphere at a place and time as regards heat, dryness, sunshine, wind, rain, etc.
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Wednesday
Pronounce   n. the fourth day of the week; the third working day
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weird
Pronounce   a. strikingly odd or unusual, suggesting something supernatural
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