8th Grade Spelling Words Quiz Card

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read [Esc]  v. assume to be true without conclusive evidence; engage in buying or selling of a commodity for profit

Spelling Word: speculate
read [Esc]  n. one who spends money recklessly or wastefully

Spelling Word: spendthrift
read [Esc]  a. occurring at irregular intervals; having no pattern or order in time

Spelling Word: sporadic
read [Esc]  v. reject disdainfully or contemptuously; scorn

Spelling Word: spurn
read [Esc]  n. filthy and wretched condition or quality; dirty or neglected state

Spelling Word: squalor
read [Esc]  n. physical or moral strength to resist or withstand illness; enduring strength and energy

Spelling Word: stamina
read [Esc]  a. majestic; impressive, as in size or proportions

Spelling Word: stately
read [Esc]  a. firmly or constant loyal; fixed or unchanging

Spelling Word: steadfast
read [Esc]  n. length of time spent in particular way; allotted amount; limitation or restriction; fixed amount of work allotted

Spelling Word: stint
read [Esc]  v. specify or arrange in agreement; express demand in agreement; promise in agreement

Spelling Word: stipulate
read [Esc]  a. loud and harsh; insistent; high-pitched; rough-sounding

Spelling Word: strident
read [Esc]  a. astonishing; wonderful; amazing, especially, astonishing in magnitude or elevation

Spelling Word: stupendous
read [Esc]  v. present obstacle; stump; cause to fail or to leave hopelessly puzzled, confused, or stuck

Spelling Word: stymie
read [Esc]  a. occurring or taking place in person's mind rather than external world; unreal

Spelling Word: subjective
read [Esc]  a. of high spiritual, moral, or intellectual worth; characterized by nobility; majestic

Spelling Word: sublime
read [Esc]  a. being beyond what is required or sufficient

Spelling Word: superfluous
read [Esc]  a. not existing in nature or explanation according to natural laws

Spelling Word: supernatural
read [Esc]  v. be placed in or take the room of; replace; make obsolete; make void or useless by superior power

Spelling Word: supersede
read [Esc]  v. guess; infer something without sufficiently conclusive evidence

Spelling Word: surmise
read [Esc]  v. be or go beyond, as in degree or quality; exceed

Spelling Word: surpass
read [Esc]  n. watching; inspection; close observation of a person or group; supervision

Spelling Word: surveillance
read [Esc]  n. act of sustaining; something, especially food, that sustains life or health

Spelling Word: sustenance
read [Esc]  a. having the same or a similar meaning; identical; equivalent

Spelling Word: synonymous
read [Esc]  a. indicated or understood without expressed directly; not speaking; silent

Spelling Word: tacit
read [Esc]  a. tiresome by reason of length, slowness, or dullness; progressing very slowly

Spelling Word: tedious
read [Esc]  v. be abuzz; be full of; move in large numbers

Spelling Word: teem
read [Esc]  a. earthly, as opposed to celestial; pertaining to the land

Spelling Word: terrestrial
read [Esc]  v. tie with rope; fasten or restrict with rope or chain

Spelling Word: tether
read [Esc]  n. subject of conversation or discussion; topic; essay

Spelling Word: theme
read [Esc]  n. book of synonyms, often including related and contrasting words and antonyms

Spelling Word: thesaurus
read [Esc]  n. wood or collection of trees, shrubs

Spelling Word: thicket
read [Esc]  a. worn through till threads show; wearing old, shabby clothing; shabby and poor

Spelling Word: threadbare
read [Esc]  n. large group of people gathered or crowded closely together

Spelling Word: throng
read [Esc]  n. exhausting labor or effort; any thread, web, or string spread for taking prey

Spelling Word: toil
read [Esc]  n. expanse of land or water; system of organs that perform a specialized function; leaflet or pamphlet

Spelling Word: tract
read [Esc]  n. going from one state of action to another

Spelling Word: transition
read [Esc]  n. a spear with three prongs

Spelling Word: trident
read [Esc]  a. characterized by unrest or disorder

Spelling Word: turbulent
read [Esc]  n. state of extreme confusion or agitation; commotion or tumult

Spelling Word: turmoil
read [Esc]  n. wealthy and powerful businessperson or industrialist; magnate

Spelling Word: tycoon
read [Esc]  a. not easily deciphered; not able to be read or understood

Spelling Word: undecipherable
read [Esc]  a. short-handed; clandestine; marked by deception

Spelling Word: underhanded
read [Esc]  v. write under something else; subscribe; assume financial responsibility for; guarantee against failure

Spelling Word: underwrite
read [Esc]  a. awkward; lacking grace in movement or posture

Spelling Word: ungainly
read [Esc]  a. impossible or difficult to pronounce correctly; very difficult to pronounce correctly

Spelling Word: unpronounceable
read [Esc]  a. grossly improper; indecent; in poor taste

Spelling Word: unseemly
read [Esc]  a. indefensible; not able to be maintained

Spelling Word: untenable
read [Esc]  v. pull up; displace; destroy completely, as if down to the roots; eradicate

Spelling Word: uproot
read [Esc]  n. a variety show with songs and comic acts etc.

Spelling Word: vaudeville
read [Esc]  v. shift to clockwise direction; turn sharply; change direction abruptly

Spelling Word: veer
read [Esc]  v. strive for victory or superiority; contend; compete

Spelling Word: vie
read [Esc]  n. act of vindicating, or state of being vindicated; defense; evidence or statements that justify a claim or belief

Spelling Word: vindication
read [Esc]  a. animated; lively; vigorous and active

Spelling Word: vivacious
read [Esc]  n. a person's employment or main occupation; career or profession

Spelling Word: vocation
read [Esc]  a. large in volume or bulk; large in number or quantity, especially of discourse

Spelling Word: voluminous
read [Esc]  a. ravenous; excessively greedy and grasping; devouring or craving food in great quantities

Spelling Word: voracious
read [Esc]  v. hazard on the event of a contest; stake; engage in, as a contest; adventure, or lay out, for hire or reward; hire; employ

Spelling Word: wage
read [Esc]  v. cajole; coax; deceive by flattery

Spelling Word: wheedle
read [Esc]  n. angry dispute; noisy quarrel; altercation

Spelling Word: wrangle
read [Esc]  n. gentle breeze; west wind; any of various soft light fabrics, yarns, or garments

Spelling Word: zephyr
read [Esc]  n. a piece of orange or lemon peel, used to give flavor to liquor; something that gives or enhances a pleasant taste; appetizer

Spelling Word: zest