Spelling Words for 10th Grade (List 2)

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banish
v. drive out; drive away; compel to depart; dispel
barrage
n. artificial obstruction; heavy curtain of artillery fire; rapid, concentrated discharge of missiles
barren
a. desolate; fruitless and unproductive; lacking
barter
v. trade goods or services without the exchange of money
batter
v. beat with successive blows; beat repeatedly and with violence
becalm
v. keep from motion, or stop progress of; make calm or still
beget
v. produce; give rise to
begrudge
v. resent; give or expend with reluctance; be envious of
belittle
v. disparage or depreciate; put down
benign
a. kindly; favorable; not malignant
bequeath
v. leave to someone by a will; hand down
blight
v. blast; prevent the growth and fertility of; destroy the happiness of; ruin; frustrate
bore
v. drill; make a hole in or through, with or as if with a drill
bountiful
a. abundant; graciously generous; giving freely and generously
bovine
a. dull, slow-moving, and stolid, like an ox; placid and dull
brazen
a. having loud, usually harsh, resonant sound; shameless
broadcast
n. message that is transmitted by radio or television; radio or television show
browbeat
v. bully; intimidate; discourage or frighten with threats
bulwark
n. earthwork or other strong defense; person who defends
burly
a. husky; muscular and heavily built
burrow
n. tunnel; hole in the ground made by an animal for shelter; dig; move through by or as by digging
cache
n. hiding place; secret store of valuables or money
calamity
n. event that brings terrible loss, lasting distress, or severe affliction; disaster; misery
caldron
n. large kettle or boiler of copper, brass, or iron
calligraphy
n. beautiful writing; excellent penmanship
camaraderie
n. good-fellowship; companionship; close friendship in friends or teammates
caper
v. leap or jump about in a sprightly manner; skip; spring
carcinogen
n. any substance that produces cancer
cataclysm
n. an event resulting in great loss and misfortune; deluge or overflowing of water
catastrophe
n. calamity; disaster; state of extreme ruin and misfortune
chamber
n. a private room, typically a bedroom; compartment; a large room used for formal or public events
chaotic
a. in utter disorder; lacking visible order or organization
chivalry
n. knightly skill; courtesy towards women
circumvent
v. surround an enemy; enclose or entrap; beat by cleverness and wit
cleave
v. split with or as if with a sharp instrument; pierce or penetrate; remain faithful to
cliche
n. obvious remark; overused expression or idea
clique
n. small exclusive group of friends or associates
clutch
v. grasp and hold tightly; attempt to grasp or seize
coax
v. persuade or try to persuade by pleading or flattery; move to or adjust toward a desired end
colloquial
a. of informal spoken language or conversation; conversational or chatty
commemorate
v. serve as a memorial to; honor the memory of with a ceremony
commiserate
v. feel or express pity or sympathy for
compassion
n. sensation of sorrow excited by the distress or misfortunes of another; pity; commiseration
comply
v. yield assent; accord; agree, or acquiesce; adapt one's self; fulfill; accomplish
concern
n. interest in any person or thing; regard; solicitude; anxiety
conclave
n. a confidential or secret meeting
condensation
n. compression; the conversion of a vapor or gas to a liquid
condolence
n. expression of sympathy with another in sorrow or grief.
confer
v. bestow; present; have a conference in order to talk something over
confirm
v. support or establish the certainty or validity of; verify
confiscation
n. seizure by the government
congenial
a. pleasant or agreeable because suited to one's taste; compatible
conglomeration
n. a rounded spherical form; a sum total of many heterogenous things taken together
consensus
n. general agreement or accord; opinion reached by a group as a whole
conservative
a. favoring traditional views and values; tending to oppose change
constable
n. a police officer of the lowest rank; a lawman with less authority and jurisdiction than a sheriff
construct
v. form by assembling or combining parts; build; create
contradiction
n. assertion of contrary; denial of the truth of a statement or assertion; opposition, whether by argument or conduct
contravened
v. deny the truth of; go against, as of rules and laws
convey
v. carry from one place to another; bear or transport
convoy
v. accompany for protection, either by sea or land; attend for protection; escort
corrupt
a. changed from sound to putrid state; spoiled; tainted