8th Grade Vocabulary and Spelling Words

Building vocabulary should be one top priority task for 8th graders because it's a key to up academic performance in all subjects. Here we collect vocabularies from spelling to academic and reading words, and the 8th-grade spelling words are the core of them. Most words here have built-in active definition lookup and offer printable PDF worksheets.
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Grade 8 is the last year of middle school for most students. These 8th-grade spelling words help you to light a bright future in high school. If you didn't prepare spelling words yet, it isn't too late, but you must act immediately; otherwise, you may miss some fantastic chances when entering high school.

This year, you have to complete many things; however, this 8th-grade spelling word list should be one with top priority because it's a key to up your academic performance in all subjects, from Social to Math.

The spelling vocabulary presents as 8 sub-lists in one webpage. For any unknown or half-known word, one click will bring its definition showing. Besides, its PDF files and worksheets are available to download, which serves students who like to study in old school ways.

In addition to downloaded worksheets, by the action buttons, you can choose online features too, like vocabularies with meaning, interactive spelling exercise, and word definition matching test.
8th Grade Spelling Words List 1  
Word List Spelling Quiz Worksheet Speaking 1 Speaking 2
abandon
abbreviation
abduction
academic
academy
acceptable
accessible
acclaim
accommodate
accompanist
accomplice
accomplishment
accountant
acquittal
adherent
adolescence
adventurous
advertise
algebra
alternate
amphibian
ancestor
ancient
antecedent
anthropology
appreciate
apprentice
aqueduct
asterisk
asteroid
astrology
astronomer
astronomical
astronomy
attendant
audible
audience
audit
audition
auditorium
aural
auxiliary
bachelor
bacteria
badminton
bagel
bayou
beige
bicentennial
bicycle
8th Grade Spelling Words List 2  
Word List Spelling Quiz Worksheet Speaking 1 Speaking 2
bifocals
bilingual
binoculars
biology
biscuit
boulevard
boundary
briefcase
brochure
bulletin
calculator
candidate
Capitol
capture
cardigan
caribou
caricature
category
cemetery
chameleon
chandelier
chauffeur
chemist
chimpanzee
civilize
cocoa
coffee
collide
combine
comedian
commemoration
commissary
commitment
commotion
communication
companion
comparison
competitive
complement
compliment
compromise
concentrate
concession
condominium
confiscate
congestion
conjecture
Connecticut
consideration
constellation
8th Grade Spelling Words List 3  
Word List Spelling Quiz Worksheet Speaking 1 Speaking 2
consumable
contaminate
continent
contradict
correlation
corruption
cowardice
criminal
cultural
curious
custodian
decision
decrease
deductive
defendant
definitely
dehydrate
Delaware
deodorant
depart
dependent
deprive
descendant
despondent
detect
diameter
dictation
dictator
disagreeable
disaster
discontinue
dismissal
disrespect
distinct
ecology
economy
eighth
elastic
embarrass
emergency
emotion
emphasis
emphatic
encyclopedia
endeavor
enterprise
episode
erode
escape
escort
8th Grade Spelling Words List 4  
Word List Spelling Quiz Worksheet Speaking 1 Speaking 2
etymology
evaluate
evaluation
exaggeration
examination
exasperate
excursion
executive
exempt
exertion
exhibit
exhilaration
exotic
expand
expenditure
extend
extinguish
fierce
fulfill
funeral
gauge
gazelle
generosity
generous
geology
gorilla
graffiti
gratitude
guacamole
harass
herd
hostel
hostile
hurricane
hydrant
hydrophobia
iceberg
identical
identity
idle
idol
imitate
imitation
immobilize
immovable
impartial
implicate
improvise
incumbent
indecision
8th Grade Spelling Words List 5  
Word List Spelling Quiz Worksheet Speaking 1 Speaking 2
indictment
induction
initiate
initiation
inspector
interior
interjection
intermission
intermittent
interrogation
interruption
invitation
jaguar
judgmental
justice
juvenile
laboratory
lagoon
lantern
legalize
lieutenant
literal
locomotion
logical
luxurious
maintain
maneuver
mathematics
mayonnaise
media
medicine
memorize
memory
merchandise
meringue
meteorology
meticulous
metropolitan
Michigan
microbe
microbiology
microchip
microcosm
microfilm
microscope
microwave
minutiae
misdemeanor
missile
missionary
8th Grade Spelling Words List 6  
Word List Spelling Quiz Worksheet Speaking 1 Speaking 2
mobile
moccasin
monsoon
mosquito
motivate
motive
motorist
multiple
murmur
musician
nonchalant
nonfiction
nonstop
nonviolent
novelist
nuclear
official
operate
opinion
opossum
oral
orangutan
organize
parachute
paradise
parallel
paralysis
participate
pavilion
pedestrian
pediatrician
pendant
pendulum
penguin
penicillin
penitentiary
perfume
permit
perpendicular
pharmacist
physician
picturesque
possession
precipitation
predecessor
prediction
preoccupation
preserve
pretzel
8th Grade Spelling Words List 7  
Word List Spelling Quiz Worksheet Speaking 1 Speaking 2
principal
principle
privilege
procedure
procession
promotional
pronounce
prospective
provision
punctual
punctuation
quadruple
quantity
questionnaire
rapport
ravioli
reassure
recollection
recommend
recruit
rectangle
regulate
remit
reservoir
restore
reusable
revise
rupture
saccharin
sacrifice
secretary
semicircle
semicolon
senator
series
shear
sheer
socialize
sociology
soloist
solstice
souvenir
spacious
specialist
specialize
specific
spectacle
spectacular
spectator
sponsor
8th Grade Spelling Words List 8  
Word List Spelling Quiz Worksheet Speaking 1 Speaking 2
stationary
stationery
strait
submit
substitute
sulfur
superintendent
superior
supervise
supervision
suspect
sympathize
synchronize
technician
technology
terrapin
thermometer
thermonuclear
thermos
thirtieth
tornado
tournament
tragedy
trajectory
treasure
trigonometry
trillion
triple
tripod
tundra
typhoon
unbreakable
unicycle
uniformity
unify
unique
unison
universal
vacuum
verdict
vertical
victim
visible
vision
vitamin
volcano
Washington
whirlpool
wildebeest
yogurt
Academic Words
Word List for Arts
agreement
Speak
the statement (oral or written) of an exchange of promises; the determination of grammatical inflection on the basis of word relations
allegory
Speak
symbolic representation of abstract ideas or principles in narrative, dramatic, or pictorial form
allude
Speak
refer casually or indirectly, or by suggestion
allusion
Speak
indirect reference; symbolical reference or comparison; metaphor
annotation
Speak
a comment or instruction (usually added); the act of adding notes
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Word List for Social
abolitionism
Speak
the doctrine that calls for the abolition of slavery
advantage
Speak
benefit resulting from some event or action
checks and balances
Speak
counterbalancing influences by which an organization or system is regulated, typically those ensuring that political power is not concentrated in the hands of individuals or groups
chronological
Speak
arranged in order of time of occurrence
Civil War
Speak
a war between factions in the same country
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Word List for Math
adjacent angles
Speak
are angles that have a common ray coming out of the vertex going between two other rays, with no overlap of the regions
coefficient
Speak
a constant number that serves as a measure of some property or characteristic
constant
Speak
invariable; repeating; continually occurring; persistent
distance formula
Speak
algebraic expression that gives the distance between two points in a particular coordinate system in a particular number of dimensions
domain
Speak
field; territory over which rule or control is exercised; networked computers that share a common address
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Word List for Science
abiotic
Speak
physical rather than biological; not derived from living organisms
acceleration
Speak
faster rate of improvement; rate of change of velocity with respect to time
biotic
Speak
of or relating to living organisms
chemical compound
Speak
a substance formed by chemical union of two or more elements or ingredients in definite proportion by weight
chemical element
Speak
any of the more than 100 known substances (of which 92 occur naturally) that cannot be separated into simpler substances and that singly or in combination constitute all matter
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Word List for Literature
Animal Farm   Word List
pop-hole
Speak
n. a small opening through which an animal may pass
lurch
Speak
v. move abruptly
scullery
Speak
n. a small room next to the kitchen
fluttering
Speak
a. flying unsteadily or hovering;
boar
Speak
n. a male pig
n. the male of any of several mammals
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The Hound of the Baskervilles   Word List
bulbous
Speak
a. curving outward
a. shaped like a bulb
ferrule
Speak
n. a metal cap or band placed on a wooden pole to prevent splitting
pique
Speak
v. a feeling of irritation or resentment resulting from a slight, especially to one's pride
indifference
Speak
n. the trait of lacking enthusiasm for or interest in things generally
convex
Speak
a. curving or bulging outward
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n. system of trade and industry by which the wealth is made and used
n. efficient use of resources; reduction in cost

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