High School: 10th Grade Words

Words for students of 10th Grade, it includes spelling words, academic words for arts, and extended words for reading classics, which are essential vocabulary for 10th Grade classes. Grade 10 students usually own enough vocabulary for daily life. But some of them want to master more relatively difficult words for various reasons. The 10th-grade spelling word list isn't just a vocabulary; it also has some exceptional features. For example, it includes sentences from classic literature to help students not only spell words correctly, but use them precisely. Learn spelling list by real contexts!
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Grade 10 is a particular stage to study spelling words. At the year, students usually own enough vocabulary for daily life. But some may hope to enhance spelling skills continually because of wishing some different future, either a great expectation or a wonderful adventure.

Words in the 10th-grade spelling word list are relatively difficult. Own them not only means to spell correctly, but to use precisely. The list collects examples from classic literature, which helps to understand and master new words by contexts. Studying words, spelling words, and using words, the word list will bring your vocabulary skill to a higher level.

The 10th-grade spelling list is categorized as 8 groups and shown on one page, where each word is clickable to show definition on demand. On the same page, you can view and print word list in PDF group by group.

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10th Grade Spelling Words List 1  
Word List Spelling Quiz Worksheet Speaking 1 Speaking 2
abbreviate
aberrant
abet
abhor
abnormal
abode
abolish
abrasion
abrasive
abrogate
accede
accord
acquire
adapt
advocate
affable
affirm
afoot
agglomeration
allegiance
allot
aloof
aluminum
amaze
ambiguity
amid
amiss
ample
anarchy
antagonize
apocryphal
apparel
apparition
appeal
appliance
apprehend
apprehension
arbitrary
arrange
articulate
ascertain
aspiration
assail
assay
asset
assimilate
astonish
astounding
atheist
attempt
attribute
augment
avail
avert
avid
avocation
awe
azure
ballad
ballot
balmy
ban
10th Grade Spelling Words List 2  
Word List Spelling Quiz Worksheet Speaking 1 Speaking 2
banish
barrage
barren
barter
batter
becalm
beget
begrudge
belittle
benign
bequeath
blight
bore
bountiful
bovine
brazen
broadcast
browbeat
bulwark
burly
burrow
cache
calamity
caldron
calligraphy
camaraderie
caper
carcinogen
cataclysm
catastrophe
chamber
chaotic
chivalry
circumvent
cleave
cliche
clique
clutch
coax
colloquial
commemorate
commiserate
compassion
comply
concern
conclave
condensation
condolence
confer
confirm
confiscation
congenial
conglomeration
consensus
conservative
constable
construct
contradiction
contravened
convey
convoy
corrupt
10th Grade Spelling Words List 3  
Word List Spelling Quiz Worksheet Speaking 1 Speaking 2
counterpart
cram
critique
cursory
custody
data
debacle
debonair
debris
decelerate
decree
deflect
deluge
demean
deplore
deploy
derive
desecrate
desist
desolate
despicable
deter
detest
devour
dichotomy
diction
disarray
discern
disclose
discrepancy
disgruntled
dismal
dismantle
disparity
disposition
disseminate
dissertation
doctrine
dreadful
durable
echelon
eclipse
edifice
efface
elite
elucidate
emblem
encroach
endorse
enrich
epitaph
epoch
erupt
escapade
euphoria
evaporate
evoke
exalt
excerpt
execute
exemplify
expedient
10th Grade Spelling Words List 4  
Word List Spelling Quiz Worksheet Speaking 1 Speaking 2
expertise
expropriate
extirpate
exultant
facile
facilitate
fahrenheit
famished
fanfare
fastidious
fend
fertile
filibuster
flair
fledgling
forage
foray
forbearance
foreclose
forehead
formation
fortify
foster
frank
frenetic
frenzied
frostbitten
furious
furnish
gadfly
gaunt
generation
geriatrics
gesture
ghastly
gingerly
glossy
glut
gnarled
govern
granite
graze
grimace
gullible
haggard
hallowed
handsome
handwriting
haphazard
harangue
harassment
haughty
haunt
headquarter
heed
hoodwink
humanity
hunger
hypochondriac
ignominious
impassable
impel
10th Grade Spelling Words List 5  
Word List Spelling Quiz Worksheet Speaking 1 Speaking 2
impenetrable
impersonate
import
impregnable
inaugurate
incantation
incite
inconclusive
incredulous
indefatigable
indelible
indignity
indiscreet
indulgent
inertia
inexplicable
infatuated
infinite
inhuman
inimical
innocuous
innovation
inscribe
inscrutable
insight
insolvent
instill
insuperable
intervene
intimidation
intransigence
inventory
invert
irascible
irreconcilable
irrepressible
irrevocable
jabber
jaundiced
jubilant
jurisdiction
lackluster
landlord
landmark
languid
laudable
leaflet
liberated
longevity
lucrative
lurid
luscious
malevolent
malfeasance
malfunction
masquerade
massacre
melancholy
menial
mercenary
meridian
mettle
10th Grade Spelling Words List 6  
Word List Spelling Quiz Worksheet Speaking 1 Speaking 2
migrant
mimic
mimicry
minority
miscellaneous
misleading
muster
mute
nautical
navigate
negligible
nuptial
oasis
oblige
oblong
obsess
obstinate
occurrence
offense
onset
onslaught
oppressive
orchid
ordain
ornate
ostracize
outburst
outcast
outcry
outlast
outlaw
outrage
outstrip
ovation
overpower
overrun
oversee
overshadow
overt
overwrought
pachyderm
pandemonium
parsimonious
pastoral
pedestal
perceive
perceptible
perpetual
perpetuate
persuasive
peruse
pervade
pestilence
pharmaceutical
phenomenon
pilgrim
pithy
pittance
pivot
polar
poll
pollination
10th Grade Spelling Words List 7  
Word List Spelling Quiz Worksheet Speaking 1 Speaking 2
porous
posterity
posture
precarious
precedent
precipice
precipitous
preface
premiere
preponderance
prerequisite
prescribe
preside
prestigious
prior
prone
propensity
proprietor
propriety
prospector
prosper
pseudonym
pterodactyl
pulchritude
punctilious
pungent
quintessence
rally
rankle
raze
recant
receptacle
reclamation
recluse
recompense
recourse
rectitude
redeem
redundant
refugee
regimen
rejoinder
rejuvenate
relent
reminisce
remnant
rendezvous
rendition
renege
repertoire
replica
reproach
resilient
restive
resuscitate
retaliate
retentive
retinue
revenge
rhetoric
riddle
rowdy
10th Grade Spelling Words List 8  
Word List Spelling Quiz Worksheet Speaking 1 Speaking 2
safeguard
sagacity
savant
scarlet
scribble
secure
sentry
session
shepherd
siege
sieve
singular
slovenly
sneer
sobriquet
solicitous
speculate
splendor
sprawl
spurn
stifle
strident
stymie
subjective
subterfuge
succinct
succumb
superfluous
surveillance
tacit
taciturn
tactics
tarnish
tedious
teem
tether
theme
thicket
threadbare
tract
transition
tribute
trident
turbulent
tycoon
unconscionable
undecipherable
underhanded
underwrite
ungainly
unpronounceable
utensil
variegated
vaudeville
velocity
vicinity
vignette
vindication
violate
vocation
wage
whittle
wither
xenophobia
zephyr
zest
Academic Words
Word List for Arts
Difficult words are important supplementary to spelling words and reading words. Many high school students plan to take standardized tests, like SAT or ACT, in which academic vocabulary plays an essential role. This list is for 10th Grade students to prepare high level vocabulary.
Difficult Words 1   Word List Online Card Worksheet
abash
Speak
v. embarrass; make ashamed or uneasy; disconcert
abnegate
Speak
v. give up or surrender; deny something to oneself
affluent
Speak
a. having an abundant supply of money or possessions of value
alleviate
Speak
v. provide physical relief, as from pain; make easier; remove in part
burgeon
Speak
v. grow forth; send out buds; grow or develop rapidly
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Difficult Words 2   Word List Online Card Worksheet
adjuration
Speak
n. a solemn and earnest appeal to someone to do something
anhydrous
Speak
a. without water; especially without water of crystallization
aquiline
Speak
a. curved or hooked like an eagle's beak
awry
Speak
ad. in a position that is turned toward one side; away from correct course
bagatelle
Speak
n. something of little value or significance; a light piece of music for piano
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