8th Grade Spelling Words Quiz Card

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read [Esc]  v. decree or command; grant holy orders; predestine


Spelling Word: ordain
read [Esc]  a. excessively or elaborately decorated; flashy, showy, or florid in style or manner


Spelling Word: ornate
read [Esc]  v. exclude from community or group; banish by popular vote


Spelling Word: ostracize
read [Esc]  n. the sudden or violent start of something unwelcome, such as war, disease; eruption; explosion


Spelling Word: outbreak
read [Esc]  n. an unrestrained expression of emotion; a sudden intense happening


Spelling Word: outburst
read [Esc]  a. cast out; degraded; excluded from a society


Spelling Word: outcast
read [Esc]  n. strong protest or objection; loud cry or clamor


Spelling Word: outcry
read [Esc]  v. outlive; live or last longer than


Spelling Word: outlast
read [Esc]  n. person excluded from the benefit of the law, or deprived of its protection; fugitive from the law; habitual criminal


Spelling Word: outlaw
read [Esc]  n. act of extreme violence or viciousness; offense


Spelling Word: outrage
read [Esc]  ad. altogether; entirely; without reservation or exception


Spelling Word: outright
read [Esc]  v. exceed or surpass; leave behind


Spelling Word: outstrip
read [Esc]  n. enthusiastic, prolonged applause; show of public homage or welcome


Spelling Word: ovation
read [Esc]  v. overcome by superior force; overcome, as with emotions or perceptual stimuli


Spelling Word: overpower
read [Esc]  v. run or extend beyond normal or desired limit; overflow


Spelling Word: overrun
read [Esc]  v. supervise; manage; watch over and direct; examine or inspect


Spelling Word: oversee
read [Esc]  v. throw a shadow, or shade, over; to darken; obscure; cover with a superior influence


Spelling Word: overshadow
read [Esc]  a. open to view; not secret or hidden


Spelling Word: overt
read [Esc]  v. throw over; overturn; upset; turn upside down; cause to fall or to fail


Spelling Word: overthrow
read [Esc]  a. extremely disturbed from emotion


Spelling Word: overwrought
read [Esc]  n. state of extreme confusion and disorder; very noisy place


Spelling Word: pandemonium
read [Esc]  a. rural; relating to shepherds or herders; relating to the country or country life


Spelling Word: pastoral
read [Esc]  v. become aware of through the senses; detect


Spelling Word: perceive
read [Esc]  a. everlasting; continuing without interruption


Spelling Word: perpetual
read [Esc]  v. make something last; preserve from extinction


Spelling Word: perpetuate
read [Esc]  n. the property of being perpetual, seemingly ceaseless


Spelling Word: perpetuity
read [Esc]  a. capable of convincing; having the power to induce action or belief


Spelling Word: persuasive
read [Esc]  v. read or examine, typically with great care


Spelling Word: peruse
read [Esc]  v. pass or flow through, as an aperture; permeate; pass or spread through the whole extent of


Spelling Word: pervade
read [Esc]  n. belief that life is basically bad or evil; gloominess


Spelling Word: pessimism
read [Esc]  n. any epidemic disease with a high death rate


Spelling Word: pestilence
read [Esc]  n. appearance; anything visible, in matter or spirit; extraordinary or very remarkable person, thing, or occurrence


Spelling Word: phenomenon
read [Esc]  a. precisely meaningful; forceful and brief


Spelling Word: pithy
read [Esc]  n. very small portion or allowance assigned, whether of food or money


Spelling Word: pittance
read [Esc]  n. the central point, pin, or shaft on which a mechanism turns or oscillates; axis; center


Spelling Word: pivot
read [Esc]  n. fertilization of plants by the agency of insects that carry pollen from one flower to another


Spelling Word: pollination
read [Esc]  a. full of pores; able to absorb fluids; full of tiny pores that allow fluids or gasses to pass through


Spelling Word: porous
read [Esc]  n. descendants collectively; the race that proceeds from a progenitor; future generations


Spelling Word: posterity
read [Esc]  a. uncertain; risky; dangerously lacking in security or stability


Spelling Word: precarious
read [Esc]  n. act or instance that may be used as example in subsequent similar cases


Spelling Word: precedent
read [Esc]  n. cliff; overhanging or extremely steep mass of rock; dangerous position


Spelling Word: precipice
read [Esc]  a. extremely steep; descending rapidly, or rushing onward


Spelling Word: precipitous
read [Esc]  a. advanced in development; appearing or developing early


Spelling Word: precocious
read [Esc]  n. former occupant of post; ancestor or forefather


Spelling Word: predecessor
read [Esc]  n. a short introductory essay preceding the text of a book


Spelling Word: preface
read [Esc]  n. superiority in numbers or amount


Spelling Word: preponderance
read [Esc]  n. something that is required in advance; necessity; required as a prior condition


Spelling Word: prerequisite
read [Esc]  v. dictate; guide; advise the use of; assert a right; claim


Spelling Word: prescribe
read [Esc]  v. be set, or to sit, in the place of authority; occupy the place of president, chairman, moderator, director; direct, control, and regulate, as chief officer


Spelling Word: preside
read [Esc]  a. honored; respected; reputed; exerting influence by reason of high status


Spelling Word: prestigious
read [Esc]  n. hardship; state of extreme poverty


Spelling Word: privation
read [Esc]  a. inclined to waste resources or behave extravagantly; wildly immoral


Spelling Word: profligate
read [Esc]  a. deep; not superficial; far-reaching


Spelling Word: profound
read [Esc]  a. inclined; lying face downward; having a tendency


Spelling Word: prone
read [Esc]  n. natural inclination; tendency or preference; predilection


Spelling Word: propensity
read [Esc]  n. one who has legal title to something; owner


Spelling Word: proprietor