Spelling Words for 10th Grade (List 8)

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safeguard
n. one who, or that which, defends or protects; defense; protection
sagacity
n. quality of being sagacious; quickness or acuteness of sense perceptions; keenness of discernment; shrewdness
savant
n. scholar; man of learning or science; one eminent for learning
scarlet
a. of a brilliant red color
scribble
v. write or draw carelessly and in a hurry; doodle; meaningless marks and lines
secure
v. free from fear, care, or anxiety; not have reason to doubt
sentry
n. soldier placed on guard; guard
session
n. meeting devoted to a particular activity; time for school to hold classes
shepherd
n. a herder of sheep; someone who keeps the sheep together in a flock
siege
n. seat, especially a royal seat; throne; rank; grade; sitting before a fortified place; surrounding or investing of a place by army
sieve
n. device to separate larger objects from smaller objects, or to separate solid objects from a liquid; utensil for separating; coarse basket
singular
a. unique; extraordinary; being only one
slovenly
a. messy and dirty; careless and excessively casual
sneer
v. show contempt by turning up the nose, or by a particular facial expression; speak derisively; show mirth awkwardly
sobriquet
n. nickname; familiar name for person, typically shortened version of given name
solicitous
a. worried or concerned; full of desire; expressing care or concern
speculate
v. assume to be true without conclusive evidence; engage in buying or selling of a commodity for profit
splendor
n. magnificence; Great light or luster; brilliance; grandeur
sprawl
v. extend; stretch; spread; sit or lie with the body and limbs spread out awkwardly
spurn
v. reject disdainfully or contemptuously; scorn
stifle
v. interrupt or cut off voice; keep in or hold back; suppress; conceal or hide
strident
a. loud and harsh; insistent; high-pitched; rough-sounding
stymie
v. present obstacle; stump; cause to fail or to leave hopelessly puzzled, confused, or stuck
subjective
a. occurring or taking place in person's mind rather than external world; unreal
subterfuge
n. pretense; something intended to misrepresent
succinct
a. brief or compact; by clear, precise expression in few words
succumb
v. submit to an overpowering force; yield to an overwhelming desire; give up or give in
superfluous
a. being beyond what is required or sufficient
surveillance
n. watching; inspection; close observation of a person or group; supervision
tacit
a. indicated or understood without expressed directly; not speaking; silent
taciturn
a. silent or reserved in speech; saying little; not inclined to speak or converse
tactics
n. strategy; policy; plan for attaining a particular goal
tarnish
v. make dirty or spotty; stain; dull the luster of; discolor, especially by exposure to air or dirt
tedious
a. tiresome by reason of length, slowness, or dullness; progressing very slowly
teem
v. be abuzz; be full of; move in large numbers
tether
v. tie with rope; fasten or restrict with rope or chain
theme
n. subject of conversation or discussion; topic; essay
thicket
n. wood or collection of trees, shrubs
threadbare
a. worn through till threads show; wearing old, shabby clothing; shabby and poor
tract
n. expanse of land or water; system of organs that perform a specialized function; leaflet or pamphlet
transition
n. going from one state of action to another
tribute
n. payment in money made by one ruler or nation; tax; mark of respect; praiseworthy quality
trident
n. a spear with three prongs
turbulent
a. characterized by unrest or disorder
tycoon
n. wealthy and powerful businessperson or industrialist; magnate
unconscionable
a. lacking conscience; greatly exceeding bounds of reason or moderation
undecipherable
a. not easily deciphered; not able to be read or understood
underhanded
a. short-handed; clandestine; marked by deception
underwrite
v. write under something else; subscribe; assume financial responsibility for; guarantee against failure
ungainly
a. awkward; lacking grace in movement or posture
unpronounceable
a. impossible or difficult to pronounce correctly; very difficult to pronounce correctly
utensil
n. instrument, implement, or container for practical use, especially in kitchen or laboratory
variegated
a. streaked, spotted, or marked with a variety of color; very colorful
vaudeville
n. a variety show with songs and comic acts etc.
velocity
n. rapidity or speed of motion; swiftness
vicinity
n. state of being near in space or relationship; proximity
vignette
n. unbordered picture, often a portrait; decorative design placed at beginning or end of book or chapter; short literary sketch
vindication
n. act of vindicating, or state of being vindicated; defense; evidence or statements that justify a claim or belief
violate
v. treat in a violent manner; abuse; do violence to; disturb; interrupt
vocation
n. a person's employment or main occupation; career or profession
wage
v. hazard on the event of a contest; stake; engage in, as a contest; adventure, or lay out, for hire or reward; hire; employ
whittle
v. reduce or eliminate gradually, with knife; cut small bits off
wither
v. shrivel; decay; lose freshness, vigor, or vitality; loss of moisture
xenophobia
n. exaggerated or abnormal fear of strangers or foreigners
zephyr
n. gentle breeze; west wind; any of various soft light fabrics, yarns, or garments
zest
n. a piece of orange or lemon peel, used to give flavor to liquor; something that gives or enhances a pleasant taste; appetizer