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Speak [Esc]  n. language study of the origin and history of words

Spelling Word: etymology
Speak [Esc]  v. judge or calculate the quality, importance, amount, or value of something

Spelling Word: evaluate
Speak [Esc]  n. making of a judgment about the amount, number, or value of something; assessment

Spelling Word: evaluation
Speak [Esc]  n. act of making something more noticeable than it really is; overstatement

Spelling Word: exaggeration
Speak [Esc]  n. formal systematic questioning

Spelling Word: examination
Speak [Esc]  v. make someone very annoyed, usually when in difficult situations

Spelling Word: exasperate
Speak [Esc]  n. trip; usually short journey made for pleasure

Spelling Word: excursion
Speak [Esc]  n. someone in a high position, like in business or government, who makes sure that laws or rules are carried out; administrator

Spelling Word: executive
Speak [Esc]  a. not subject to duty or obligation; with special permission not to do or pay something

Spelling Word: exempt
Speak [Esc]  n. use of a lot of mental or physical effort; expenditure of much physical work

Spelling Word: exertion
Speak [Esc]  v. show something publicly, make visible or apparent

Spelling Word: exhibit
Speak [Esc]  n. feeling of excitement and happiness

Spelling Word: exhilaration
Speak [Esc]  a. from another part of the world; foreign; strikingly strange or unusual

Spelling Word: exotic
Speak [Esc]  v. become larger in size or volume; grow stronger; add details

Spelling Word: expand
Speak [Esc]  n. total amount of money that a government or person spends

Spelling Word: expenditure
Speak [Esc]  v. add to something in order to make it bigger or longer

Spelling Word: extend
Speak [Esc]  v. stop a fire or a light burning; stop or get rid of an idea or feeling

Spelling Word: extinguish
Speak [Esc]  a. physically violent and frightening; extremely severe or violent

Spelling Word: fierce
Speak [Esc]  v. put in effect, fill or meet a want or need

Spelling Word: fulfill
Speak [Esc]  n. ceremony held in connection with burial; end of existence

Spelling Word: funeral
Speak [Esc]  n. measuring instrument; measure or judge

Spelling Word: gauge
Speak [Esc]  n. small swift graceful antelope of Africa and Asia having large eyes

Spelling Word: gazelle
Speak [Esc]  n. quality or condition of being generous; quality of being noble

Spelling Word: generosity
Speak [Esc]  a. willing to give money, help, or kindness, especially more than expected

Spelling Word: generous
Speak [Esc]  n. science which treats the structure and mineral constitution of the globe

Spelling Word: geology
Speak [Esc]  n. a large ape that comes from western Africa

Spelling Word: gorilla
Speak [Esc]  n. a rude decoration inscribed on rocks or walls

Spelling Word: graffiti
Speak [Esc]  n. state of being grateful; warm and friendly feeling toward a benefactor; thankfulness

Spelling Word: gratitude
Speak [Esc]  n. a thick mixture of mashed avocado with tomato, onions and other seasonings

Spelling Word: guacamole
Speak [Esc]  v. annoy or trouble someone repeatedly; torment persistently

Spelling Word: harass
Speak [Esc]  n. flock, crowd, group of cattle or other domestic animals

Spelling Word: herd
Speak [Esc]  n. inexpensive supervised lodging, especially for youths on bicycling trips

Spelling Word: hostel
Speak [Esc]  a. unfriendly and not liking something; showing the disposition of an enemy

Spelling Word: hostile
Speak [Esc]  n. a violent wind that has a circular movement, especially in the West Atlantic Ocean

Spelling Word: hurricane
Speak [Esc]  n. a discharge pipe with a valve and spout at which water may be drawn from the mains of waterworks; a water plug

Spelling Word: hydrant
Speak [Esc]  n. a great fear of drinking and water, often a sign of rabies

Spelling Word: hydrophobia
Speak [Esc]  n. a large mass of ice floating at sea

Spelling Word: iceberg
Speak [Esc]  a. duplicate or alike; being the exact same one

Spelling Word: identical
Speak [Esc]  n. exact sameness; fact of being who, what a person or thing is; a close similarity

Spelling Word: identity
Speak [Esc]  a. given rest and ease; avoiding work or employment; lazy or vain

Spelling Word: idle
Speak [Esc]  n. someone who is admired and respected very much

Spelling Word: idol
Speak [Esc]  v. copy the actions, appearance, or speech of; use or follow something from a model

Spelling Word: imitate
Speak [Esc]  n. copying the actions of someone else; emulation

Spelling Word: imitation
Speak [Esc]  v. stabilize; cause to be unable to move

Spelling Word: immobilize
Speak [Esc]  a. not able or intended to be moved

Spelling Word: immovable
Speak [Esc]  a. fair; showing lack of favoritism

Spelling Word: impartial
Speak [Esc]  v. show that someone is involved in a crime or partly responsible for something bad

Spelling Word: implicate
Speak [Esc]  v. compose, perform, or do something with little or no preparation

Spelling Word: improvise
Speak [Esc]  a. imposed as an obligation or duty; currently holding an office

Spelling Word: incumbent
Speak [Esc]  n. state of being unable to make a choice; a lack of firmness of character or purpose

Spelling Word: indecision