Spelling Words for 9th Grade (List 1)

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abrupt
a. broken off; very steep; having sudden transitions from one subject to another
abstract
a. theoretical; not concrete; not applied or practical; difficult to understand
abundantly
ad. in great numbers; in a plentiful or sufficient degree; plentifully
abuse
n. improper use or handling; misuse
adopt
v. accept; take on; raise; take into one's family
adorn
v. enhance or decorate with or as if with ornaments
adversary
n. opponent in contest; someone who offers opposition
affect
v. have an emotional or cognitive impact upon
affection
n. fondness; tender feeling toward another; fondness
agile
a. moving quickly and lightly; mentally quick
ailment
n. sickness; illness; affliction
alert
n. warning serves; alarm; condition of heightened watchfulness or preparation for action
ally
n. confederate; partner; collaborator
almond
n. deciduous tree, native to Asia and northern Africa and having alternate, simple leaves, pink flowers, and leathery fruits
aloft
ad. in or into a high place; high or higher up
alter
v. modify; cause to change; make different; convert
anathema
n. solemn curse; someone or something regarded as a curse
anguish
n. agonizing physical or mental pain; extreme suffering
anticipate
v. act in advance of; deal with ahead of time; predict
antiquated
a. too old to be fashionable, suitable, or useful; obsolete; aged
antique
n. any furniture old and valuable; out of fashion
applaud
v. acclaim; express approval, especially by clapping the hands
appoint
v. assign a job or role to someone; designate; nominate
apprehensive
a. capable of apprehending; knowing; conscious; relating to the faculty of apprehension; sensible; feeling; perceptive
approximate
v. come close or be similar to something in quality, nature, or quantity; come near
apt
a. likely; exactly suitable; appropriate; quick to learn or understand
archetype
n. prototype; original model or type after which other similar things are patterned
arena
n. playing field where sports events take place; large structure for open-air sports or entertainments
assault
n. a physical attack; onslaught
assemble
v. put together; bring or call together into a group or whole
assist
v. give help or support to, especially as a subordinate
associate
v. connect or join together; combine
assuage
v. ease or lessen pain; satisfy or appease
atrophy
n. wasting away; decrease in size; reduction in the functionality of an organ caused by disease
attain
v. achieve or accomplish; gain
attend
v. be present at; go to; take care of; tend
attentive
a. alert and watchful; considerate; thoughtful
attire
n. clothes, especially fine or formal ones; dress
awkward
a. difficult to handle or manage
babble
v. talk foolishly or idly; utter meaningless confusion of words or sounds
baffle
v. frustrate as by confusing or perplexing; impede force or movement of
baggage
n. trunks, bags, parcels, and suitcases in which one carries one's belongings while traveling; luggage
basin
n. bowl-shaped vessel, usually used for holding food or liquids
benefit
n. advantage; something that aids or promotes well-being ; welfare; gain
bestow
v. give as gift; present
biennial
a. every two years; lasting or living for two years
blemish
v. mark with deformity; injure or impair, as anything which is excellent; make defective, either the body or mind
blockade
n. shutting up of a place by troops or ships; obstruction to passage
blossom
n. reproductive organ of plants, especially one having showy or colorful parts
bluff
n. pretense of strength; mislead or deceive
blunder
n. serious mistake typically caused by ignorance or confusion
blunt
a. having a dull edge or end; not sharp; lacking in feeling; insensitive
bluster
v. blow in heavy gusts; speak in a loudly arrogant or bullying manner
boggle
v. hesitate as if in fear or doubt; shy away or be overcome with fright or astonishment
bonanza
n. boom; rich mine, vein, or pocket of ore; sudden opportunity to make money
bonus
n. an extra dividend to the shareholders; money paid in addition to a stated compensation
boycott
v. refrain from buying or using
brawl
n. fight; noisy quarrel or fight; loud party
breach
n. breaking of contract or duty
breadth
n. measure or dimension from side to side; width; extent
brittle
a. easily broken; having little elasticity
calculate
v. compute; determine; estimate