6th Grade Vocabulary and Spelling Words

These 6th-grade words help build vocabulary skills for middle school students; most of them have definitions and printable PDF worksheets on demand. Whether your 6th-grade class is in middle school or elementary school, you need them to build English vocabulary skills in the new stage.
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For some students, the 6th-grade class is still in elementary school. Their district may only have high schools, not have middle schools. Whether your grade 6 is in real middle school or not, it's an important year to start a new school life stage.

This 6th-grade spelling words list is to build spelling skills by multiple methods. If you didn't accumulate spelling words before, grade 6 is an excellent point to kick off.

We group the spelling vocabulary into eight sub-lists. You can quickly skim all words and retrieve definitions with one click. Here, we also provide 6th-grade spelling words in PDF files and other printable worksheets to download.

In addition to printable PDF worksheets, by action buttons, you can choose other online features easily, like vocabulary with meaning, interactive spelling quiz, and word-to-meaning match.
6th Grade Spelling Words List 1  
Word List Spelling Quiz Worksheet Speaking 1 Speaking 2
absurd
accident
accompany
accumulate
accurate
accuse
acre
adjust
admiration
adventure
aghast
agreeable
Alaska
allergic
aloud
ambitious
ambulance
annoy
antelope
apartment
applause
appreciation
argue
Arkansas
arrow
article
ascent
asphalt
assent
asthma
athlete
attraction
authority
authorize
autobiography
automatic
automobile
autonomy
avalanche
aware
balance
bankrupt
bargain
barometer
betray
beware
biodegradable
blank
blindfold
blueprint
6th Grade Spelling Words List 2  
Word List Spelling Quiz Worksheet Speaking 1 Speaking 2
boast
bomb
bookkeeper
bookshelf
bookstore
booth
bored
brain
breath
breathe
breeze
brisk
broom
button
California
campaign
cancel
capitalize
caramel
career
casserole
cauliflower
channel
cheerleader
cheery
chestnut
chipmunk
chlorine
choice
chord
chorus
chronological
cinnamon
citizen
civil
civilization
claim
clearance
climber
cloth
clothesline
clothing
comfortable
compete
competition
confident
constant
contagious
contestant
conversation
6th Grade Spelling Words List 3  
Word List Spelling Quiz Worksheet Speaking 1 Speaking 2
convertible
correspondent
couch
counselor
courage
courtesy
courthouse
creature
crescent
crew
crime
crisp
cuffs
curl
curtain
cylinder
cymbal
dairy
dangerous
daughter
daylight
dear
declare
decline
decoration
defiant
degree
dentist
departure
diamond
disability
disadvantage
disappoint
disapprove
discourage
disgraceful
disobedient
disobey
disorder
domineer
downtown
drawbridge
drew
drown
earthquake
education
elect
election
elevator
emperor
6th Grade Spelling Words List 4  
Word List Spelling Quiz Worksheet Speaking 1 Speaking 2
employer
environment
equipment
evil
exact
examine
exist
explode
exploit
fasten
fireplace
flexible
flood
flourish
fluorescent
foreign
foundation
fountain
frostbite
frozen
future
Georgia
ghetto
ghost
globe
goalie
grandparent
grasp
grocery
growl
guitar
haircut
hanger
hardware
headache
headstrong
hideout
horseback
housework
Houston
humor
humorous
hydraulic
hydrogen
igloo
Illinois
imagination
impair
inflation
innocent
6th Grade Spelling Words List 5  
Word List Spelling Quiz Worksheet Speaking 1 Speaking 2
inspire
instruction
interception
jewel
journal
joyous
judge
jungle
junior
Kentucky
knapsack
knead
knowledgeable
label
launch
ledge
legend
lobster
lodge
loyal
mailbox
mane
margarine
marvelous
meadow
megaphone
microphone
midnight
midway
midweek
mildew
millionaire
miniature
mistletoe
misunderstand
moist
moisten
monopoly
museum
mysterious
mystery
naughty
nearby
necklace
nervous
noisy
nonexistent
nonprofit
notebook
nourish
6th Grade Spelling Words List 6  
Word List Spelling Quiz Worksheet Speaking 1 Speaking 2
numb
observant
obstacle
occasion
occupant
occur
opponent
opportunity
orchestra
organization
owner
oyster
partial
participant
partridge
passport
pierce
pioneer
pleasant
poison
politician
politics
pollute
postpone
powder
practical
precook
prejudice
premature
prepaid
preparation
prepare
preschool
prisoner
purse
python
quarrel
quarter
quarterback
raccoon
radiation
raspberry
rattlesnake
realize
reasonable
receive
receiver
refrigerator
rejection
repair
6th Grade Spelling Words List 7  
Word List Spelling Quiz Worksheet Speaking 1 Speaking 2
requirement
resident
respect
responsible
reversible
rhinoceros
rhyme
ridge
risk
sausage
saxophone
scar
scholar
scoop
selection
sensible
sentinel
servant
share
sherbet
shriek
shrink
shuttle
signature
silverware
siren
skeleton
skinny
skunk
slaughter
slay
sleigh
slide
slope
smear
snowball
solar
spaghetti
spare
speedometer
spider
spinach
spoil
stairway
starve
statue
sting
stranger
strengthen
stumble
6th Grade Spelling Words List 8  
Word List Spelling Quiz Worksheet Speaking 1 Speaking 2
style
suburban
succeed
sunset
surround
survive
task
telecast
telecommunication
telegram
telegraph
telephone
telescope
terrible
textbook
Thanksgiving
thermostat
thief
throughout
thumbtack
tomb
towel
trampoline
treasurer
trunk
tumble
turmoil
typewriter
umbrella
unable
unbelievable
unbuckle
uncertainty
unclear
unemployment
unnecessary
unsure
urgent
Utah
vehicle
veterinarian
villain
voyage
washable
wasp
weapon
weary
width
windshield
xylophone
Academic Words
Word List for Arts
affix
Speak
a linguistic element added to a word to produce an inflected or derived form
analogy
Speak
similarity in some respects; comparison based on similarity
antagonist
Speak
one who contends with another, especially in combat; an adversary; opponent
antecedent
Speak
someone from whom you are descended (but usually more remote than a grandparent); preceding in time or order
appositive
Speak
relating to or being in apposition
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Word List for Social
artifacts
Speak
object produced or shaped by human craft, especially a tool, weapon, or ornament of archaeological or historical interest
barter economy
Speak
a system of exchange by which goods or services are directly exchanged for other goods or services without using a medium of exchange, such as money
Buddhism
Speak
a religion represented by the many groups (especially in Asia) that profess various forms of the Buddhist doctrine and that venerate Buddha
caste system
Speak
a social structure in which classes are determined by heredity
Chinese civilization
Speak
a country of eastern Asia, ancient civilization traditionally dates to c. 2700 b.c
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Word List for Math
base number
Speak
the number that is going to be raised to a power
circumference
Speak
boundary line of a circle, figure, area, or object
complement
Speak
complete; consummate; make perfect
convert
Speak
change something into another form; transform
coordinate plane
Speak
coordinate system that specifies each point uniquely in a plane by a pair of numerical coordinates
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Word List for Science
amplitude
Speak
the maximum displacement of a periodic wave; greatness of magnitude
atmosphere
Speak
the mass of air surrounding the Earth; a particular environment or surrounding influence; the weather or climate at some place
atoms
Speak
the smallest possible amount of matter which still retains its identity as a chemical element, now known to consist of a nucleus surrounded by electrons.
balanced
Speak
hold or carry in equilibrium
biosphere
Speak
the regions of the surface and atmosphere of the Earth (or other planet) where living organisms exist
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Word List for Literature
The Swineherd   Word List
nightingale
Speak
n. European songbird noted for its melodious nocturnal song
casket
Speak
n. small and often ornate box for holding jewels or other valuables
pussy
Speak
n. informal terms referring to a domestic cat
fie
Speak
ad. used to express disgust or outrage
ill-humored
Speak
a. bad-tempered; irritable
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The Red Shoes   Word List
delicate
Speak
a. very fine in texture or structure; of intricate workmanship or quality
instep
Speak
n. the arch of the foot
clumsy
Speak
a. awkward in movement or in handling things
morocco
Speak
n. soft pebble-grained leather made from goatskin, used for shoes and book bindings
count
Speak
n. a European nobleman whose rank corresponds to that of an English earl
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A Study In Scarlet   Word List
duly
Speak
ad. at the proper time
brigade
Speak
n. army unit smaller than a division, 2000-5000 people
regiment
Speak
n. army unit smaller than a division, around 2000 people
graze
Speak
v. scrape the skin of (a part of the body) so as to break the surface but cause little or no bleeding
subclavian
Speak
a. of artery or vein which serves neck and arm;
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v. get or be given something; accept as true or valid

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