8th Grade Spelling Words Quiz Card

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Spelling Word: indecision