8th Grade Spelling Words Quiz Card

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read [Esc]  v. degrade; debase, as in dignity or social standing

Spelling Word: demean
read [Esc]  v. feel or express strong disapproval of; condemn; express sorrow or grief over; regret

Spelling Word: deplore
read [Esc]  v. position troops in readiness for combat, as along a front or line; put into use or action

Spelling Word: deploy
read [Esc]  v. obtain or receive from a source; trace the origin or development of

Spelling Word: derive
read [Esc]  a. expressing low opinion; disparaging; belittling

Spelling Word: derogatory
read [Esc]  v. violate with violence, especially to sacred place

Spelling Word: desecrate
read [Esc]  a. unpopulated; providing no shelter or sustenance; devoid of inhabitants

Spelling Word: desolate
read [Esc]  a. fit or deserving to be despised; contemptible; mean; vile; worthless

Spelling Word: despicable
read [Esc]  v. keep from; stop; prevent or discourage from acting

Spelling Word: deter
read [Esc]  v. dislike intensely; feel antipathy or aversion towards

Spelling Word: detest
read [Esc]  n. being twofold; a classification into two opposed parts or subclasses

Spelling Word: dichotomy
read [Esc]  n. choice and use of words in speech or writing

Spelling Word: diction
read [Esc]  v. throw into disorder; break the array of.

Spelling Word: disarray
read [Esc]  v. detect; perceive or recognize something

Spelling Word: discern
read [Esc]  n. lack of consistency; lack of compatibility or similarity between two or more facts

Spelling Word: discrepancy
read [Esc]  a. unhappy; dissatisfied; frustrated

Spelling Word: disgruntled
read [Esc]  a. giving a false appearance of frankness; not straightforward or candid; insincere or calculating

Spelling Word: disingenuous
read [Esc]  v. take apart; disassemble; tear down

Spelling Word: dismantle
read [Esc]  v. belittle; speak of in a slighting or disrespectful way; reduce in esteem or rank

Spelling Word: disparage
read [Esc]  n. difference; condition or fact of being unequal, as in age, rank, or degree

Spelling Word: disparity
read [Esc]  v. move away from each other; cause to separate; cause to become widely known

Spelling Word: disperse
read [Esc]  n. natural or acquired habit with tendency; act or means of getting rid of something

Spelling Word: disposition
read [Esc]  n. formal essay; paper written by candidate for doctoral degree at university

Spelling Word: dissertation
read [Esc]  n. principles presented for belief, as by religious; principle of law; act of teaching; instruction

Spelling Word: doctrine
read [Esc]  a. lasting; able to withstand wear, pressure, or damage; hard wearing; enduring

Spelling Word: durable
read [Esc]  n. building, especially one of imposing appearance or size; a structure that has a roof and walls

Spelling Word: edifice
read [Esc]  n. a person who believes in the equality of all people

Spelling Word: egalitarian
read [Esc]  v. supplement with great effort; add to; augment

Spelling Word: eke
read [Esc]  n. a group or class of persons enjoying superior intellectual or social or economic status

Spelling Word: elite
read [Esc]  v. make clear or plain, especially by explanation; clarify

Spelling Word: elucidate
read [Esc]  n. ban on commerce or other activity

Spelling Word: embargo
read [Esc]  v. intrude; invade; take another's rights gradually; advance beyond proper or former limits

Spelling Word: encroach
read [Esc]  n. feeling of being bored by something tedious

Spelling Word: ennui
read [Esc]  n. company; firm; organization created for business ventures

Spelling Word: enterprise
read [Esc]  n. inscription on tombstone in memory

Spelling Word: epitaph
read [Esc]  n. particular period of history, especially one considered remarkable

Spelling Word: epoch
read [Esc]  n. wild and exciting undertaking; adventurous or unconventional act

Spelling Word: escapade
read [Esc]  v. bring out; arouse; call forth

Spelling Word: evoke
read [Esc]  v. raise in rank or dignity; praise

Spelling Word: exalt
read [Esc]  n. passage or segment taken from a longer work, such as literary or musical composition

Spelling Word: excerpt
read [Esc]  v. put into effect; carry out the legalities of

Spelling Word: execute
read [Esc]  v. serve as an example of; embody

Spelling Word: exemplify
read [Esc]  a. suitable; appropriate to a purpose; serving to promote your interest

Spelling Word: expedient
read [Esc]  n. specialized knowledge; expert skill

Spelling Word: expertise
read [Esc]  a. excellent; flawless; acutely perceptive or discriminating

Spelling Word: exquisite
read [Esc]  v. root out; eradicate, literally or figuratively; destroy wholly

Spelling Word: extirpate
read [Esc]  a. inclined to exult; characterized by, or expressing, exultation; rejoicing triumphantly

Spelling Word: exultant
read [Esc]  v. help bring about; make less difficult

Spelling Word: facilitate
read [Esc]  a. of or relating to a temperature scale proposed by the inventor of the mercury thermometer

Spelling Word: fahrenheit
read [Esc]  a. extremely hungry; exhausted through want of food or drink

Spelling Word: famished
read [Esc]  n. loud flourish of brass instruments, especially trumpets; spectacular public display

Spelling Word: fanfare
read [Esc]  a. difficult to please; having complicated requirements; excessively particular demanding about details

Spelling Word: fastidious
read [Esc]  v. ward off; make an effort to resist; keep off; prevent from entering

Spelling Word: fend
read [Esc]  n. natural talent or aptitude; a special ability for doing something well

Spelling Word: flair
read [Esc]  a. young and inexperienced; having just acquired its flight feathers

Spelling Word: fledgling
read [Esc]  v. hunt for; search; the act of searching for food

Spelling Word: forage