10th Grade Spelling Words Quiz Card

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read [Esc]  a. full of pores; able to absorb fluids; full of tiny pores that allow fluids or gasses to pass through


Spelling Word: porous
read [Esc]  n. descendants collectively; the race that proceeds from a progenitor; future generations


Spelling Word: posterity
read [Esc]  n. position or arrangement of the body and its limbs


Spelling Word: posture
read [Esc]  a. uncertain; risky; dangerously lacking in security or stability


Spelling Word: precarious
read [Esc]  n. act or instance that may be used as example in subsequent similar cases


Spelling Word: precedent
read [Esc]  n. cliff; overhanging or extremely steep mass of rock; dangerous position


Spelling Word: precipice
read [Esc]  a. extremely steep; descending rapidly, or rushing onward


Spelling Word: precipitous
read [Esc]  n. a short introductory essay preceding the text of a book


Spelling Word: preface
read [Esc]  a. first public performance, as of a movie or play; premier


Spelling Word: premiere
read [Esc]  n. superiority in numbers or amount


Spelling Word: preponderance
read [Esc]  n. something that is required in advance; necessity; required as a prior condition


Spelling Word: prerequisite
read [Esc]  v. dictate; guide; advise the use of; assert a right; claim


Spelling Word: prescribe
read [Esc]  v. be set, or to sit, in the place of authority; occupy the place of president, chairman, moderator, director; direct, control, and regulate, as chief officer


Spelling Word: preside
read [Esc]  a. honored; respected; reputed; exerting influence by reason of high status


Spelling Word: prestigious
read [Esc]  a. preceding in the order of time; former; previous


Spelling Word: prior
read [Esc]  a. inclined; lying face downward; having a tendency


Spelling Word: prone
read [Esc]  n. natural inclination; tendency or preference; predilection


Spelling Word: propensity
read [Esc]  n. one who has legal title to something; owner


Spelling Word: proprietor
read [Esc]  n. fitness; correct conduct; quality of being proper; appropriateness


Spelling Word: propriety
read [Esc]  n. someone who explores an area for mineral deposits


Spelling Word: prospector
read [Esc]  v. flourish; thrive; gain in wealth; grow stronger


Spelling Word: prosper
read [Esc]  n. pen name; fictitious name used when someone performs a particular social role


Spelling Word: pseudonym
read [Esc]  n. extinct flying reptiles that existed during the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods


Spelling Word: pterodactyl
read [Esc]  n. great physical beauty and appeal; attractive moral excellence; moral beauty


Spelling Word: pulchritude
read [Esc]  a. marked by precise accordance with details


Spelling Word: punctilious
read [Esc]  a. stinging; sharp in taste or smell; caustic


Spelling Word: pungent
read [Esc]  n. pure, highly concentrated essence of a thing


Spelling Word: quintessence
read [Esc]  v. call up or summon; call together for a common purpose


Spelling Word: rally
read [Esc]  v. grow worse; cause persistent irritation or resentment


Spelling Word: rankle
read [Esc]  v. destroy completely; scrape or shave off


Spelling Word: raze
read [Esc]  v. retract a previous statement; sing over again; utter repeatedly in song


Spelling Word: recant
read [Esc]  n. container; reservoir; an object or space used to contain something


Spelling Word: receptacle
read [Esc]  n. rescuing from error and returning to a rightful course


Spelling Word: reclamation
read [Esc]  n. one who lives in solitude; withdrawn from the world; reclusive


Spelling Word: recluse
read [Esc]  v. render an equivalent to, for service, loss; requite; remunerate; compensate; give in return; pay back


Spelling Word: recompense
read [Esc]  n. one that is turned or applied to for aid or security; resort for help or protection; access or admittance


Spelling Word: recourse
read [Esc]  n. uprightness; moral virtue; correctness of judgment


Spelling Word: rectitude
read [Esc]  v. purchase back; regain possession of by payment; ransom or rescue from captivity; pay penalty; make amends for


Spelling Word: redeem
read [Esc]  a. exceeding what is necessary or natural; repetitious; excessively wordy


Spelling Word: redundant
read [Esc]  n. one who flees to shelter, or place of safety


Spelling Word: refugee
read [Esc]  n. prescribed diet and habits; a systematic plan for therapy; governmental rule or control


Spelling Word: regimen
read [Esc]  n. retort; comeback; answer to a reply


Spelling Word: rejoinder
read [Esc]  v. make young again; restore to youthful vigor or appearance


Spelling Word: rejuvenate
read [Esc]  v. give in; become more compassionate or forgiving; cause to soften in attitude or temper


Spelling Word: relent
read [Esc]  v. recollect and tell of past experiences or events; talk or write about memories of the past, especially pleasant memories


Spelling Word: reminisce
read [Esc]  n. remainder; small part or portion that remains after the main part no longer exists


Spelling Word: remnant
read [Esc]  n. meeting at a prearranged time and place; popular gathering place; prearranged meeting point for troops or ships


Spelling Word: rendezvous
read [Esc]  n. translation, often interpretive; performance of a musical or dramatic work


Spelling Word: rendition
read [Esc]  v. deny; go back on; fail to fulfill promise or obligation


Spelling Word: renege
read [Esc]  n. list of works of music or drama; class of compositions in a genre; range or number of skills


Spelling Word: repertoire
read [Esc]  n. copy or reproduction of a work of art


Spelling Word: replica
read [Esc]  v. express disapproval or disappointment; bring shame upon; disgrace


Spelling Word: reproach
read [Esc]  a. elastic; having power of springing back or recover readily


Spelling Word: resilient
read [Esc]  a. impatient under restraint or opposition; resisting control; difficult to control


Spelling Word: restive
read [Esc]  v. restored to life; restore consciousness, vigor, or life to; revive


Spelling Word: resuscitate
read [Esc]  v. do something harmful or negative to get revenge for some harm; fight back or respond in kind to an injury or affront


Spelling Word: retaliate
read [Esc]  a. holding; having quality, power, or capacity of retaining, as to retain knowledge with ease


Spelling Word: retentive
read [Esc]  n. following members; attendants accompanying high-ranking person


Spelling Word: retinue
read [Esc]  v. do punishment in return for injury or insult; avenge


Spelling Word: revenge
read [Esc]  n. art or study of using language effectively and persuasively; insincere language


Spelling Word: rhetoric
read [Esc]  v. pierce with numerous holes; perforate; permeate or spread throughout


Spelling Word: riddle
read [Esc]  n. rough, disorderly person; boisterous person


Spelling Word: rowdy