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