8th Grade Spelling Words Quiz Card

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read [Esc]  v. leave to someone by a will; hand down


Spelling Word: bequeath
read [Esc]  v. blast; prevent the growth and fertility of; destroy the happiness of; ruin; frustrate


Spelling Word: blight
read [Esc]  a. abundant; graciously generous; giving freely and generously


Spelling Word: bountiful
read [Esc]  a. dull, slow-moving, and stolid, like an ox; placid and dull


Spelling Word: bovine
read [Esc]  a. having loud, usually harsh, resonant sound; shameless


Spelling Word: brazen
read [Esc]  n. message that is transmitted by radio or television; radio or television show


Spelling Word: broadcast
read [Esc]  v. bully; intimidate; discourage or frighten with threats


Spelling Word: browbeat
read [Esc]  n. earthwork or other strong defense; person who defends


Spelling Word: bulwark
read [Esc]  a. husky; muscular and heavily built


Spelling Word: burly
read [Esc]  n. hiding place; secret store of valuables or money


Spelling Word: cache
read [Esc]  n. event that brings terrible loss, lasting distress, or severe affliction; disaster; misery


Spelling Word: calamity
read [Esc]  n. beautiful writing; excellent penmanship


Spelling Word: calligraphy
read [Esc]  n. good-fellowship; companionship; close friendship in friends or teammates


Spelling Word: camaraderie
read [Esc]  v. leap or jump about in a sprightly manner; skip; spring


Spelling Word: caper
read [Esc]  n. any substance that produces cancer


Spelling Word: carcinogen
read [Esc]  n. branched, decorative lighting fixture that holds a number of bulbs or candles and is suspended from a ceiling


Spelling Word: chandelier
read [Esc]  v. surround an enemy; enclose or entrap; beat by cleverness and wit


Spelling Word: circumvent
read [Esc]  v. quote; adduce as an instance


Spelling Word: cite
read [Esc]  n. noise; loud outcry; expression of discontent or protest


Spelling Word: clamor
read [Esc]  n. abnormal fear of being in narrow or enclosed spaces


Spelling Word: claustrophobia
read [Esc]  v. split with or as if with a sharp instrument; pierce or penetrate; remain faithful to


Spelling Word: cleave
read [Esc]  n. obvious remark; overused expression or idea


Spelling Word: cliche
read [Esc]  a. of informal spoken language or conversation; conversational or chatty


Spelling Word: colloquial
read [Esc]  a. capable of igniting and burning; easily aroused or excited


Spelling Word: combustible
read [Esc]  v. serve as a memorial to; honor the memory of with a ceremony


Spelling Word: commemorate
read [Esc]  v. feel or express pity or sympathy for


Spelling Word: commiserate
read [Esc]  v. yield assent; accord; agree, or acquiesce; adapt one's self; fulfill; accomplish


Spelling Word: comply
read [Esc]  n. a confidential or secret meeting


Spelling Word: conclave
read [Esc]  n. compression; the conversion of a vapor or gas to a liquid


Spelling Word: condensation
read [Esc]  n. expression of sympathy with another in sorrow or grief.


Spelling Word: condolence
read [Esc]  v. bestow; present; have a conference in order to talk something over


Spelling Word: confer
read [Esc]  v. seize as forfeited to the public treasury; appropriate to the public use


Spelling Word: confiscate
read [Esc]  n. seizure by the government


Spelling Word: confiscation
read [Esc]  a. large destructive fire; burning; large-scale military conflict


Spelling Word: conflagration
read [Esc]  a. pleasant or agreeable because suited to one's taste; compatible


Spelling Word: congenial
read [Esc]  n. a rounded spherical form; a sum total of many heterogenous things taken together


Spelling Word: conglomeration
read [Esc]  v. believe especially on uncertain or tentative grounds


Spelling Word: conjecture
read [Esc]  a. favoring traditional views and values; tending to oppose change


Spelling Word: conservative
read [Esc]  n. a police officer of the lowest rank; a lawman with less authority and jurisdiction than a sheriff


Spelling Word: constable
read [Esc]  a. infectious; of or relating to communicable diseases


Spelling Word: contagious
read [Esc]  a. deeply or seriously thoughtful


Spelling Word: contemplative
read [Esc]  n. assertion of contrary; denial of the truth of a statement or assertion; opposition, whether by argument or conduct


Spelling Word: contradiction
read [Esc]  v. deny the truth of; go against, as of rules and laws


Spelling Word: contravened
read [Esc]  v. carry from one place to another; bear or transport


Spelling Word: convey
read [Esc]  n. duplicate copy; analogue; one that closely resembles another


Spelling Word: counterpart
read [Esc]  n. lack of courage to face danger; extreme timidity; base fear of danger or hurt; lack of spirit


Spelling Word: cowardice
read [Esc]  n. gap; a long narrow opening


Spelling Word: crevice
read [Esc]  a. casual; brief or broad; not cautious, nor detailed


Spelling Word: cursory
read [Esc]  n. sudden downfall; complete disaster


Spelling Word: debacle
read [Esc]  a. friendly; of good appearance and manners; graceful


Spelling Word: debonair
read [Esc]  n. process, condition, or period of deterioration or decline; falling off or away; decay


Spelling Word: decadence
read [Esc]  v. slow down rate of advancement of; decrease speed of


Spelling Word: decelerate
read [Esc]  a. misleading, likely or attempting to deceive; fraudulent


Spelling Word: deceptive
read [Esc]  n. order from one having authority; decision, order, or sentence by court


Spelling Word: decree
read [Esc]  v. delay till later; put off; hold back to a later time


Spelling Word: defer
read [Esc]  n. great flood; heavy downpour; any overflowing of water


Spelling Word: deluge