Spelling Words for 8th Grade (List 3)

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consumable
a. intended to be used up and then replaced; possible to eat, drink, or use up completely
contaminate
v. make impure or unclean by contact or mixture; pollute
continent
n. one of the seven large land masses on the earth's surface
contradict
v. deny the truth of a statement, especially by asserting the opposite; confront
correlation
n. mutual relationship; a connection between two or more facts
corruption
n. illegal, bad, or dishonest behaviour, especially by people in positions of power; bribery or fraud
cowardice
n. lack of courage to face danger; extreme timidity; lack of spirit
criminal
n. one who has committed a crime; one who is found guilty by verdict
cultural
a. relating to the habits, traditions, and beliefs of a society
curious
a. interested in learning about people or things around you; eager for knowledge
custodian
n. a person who has responsibility for or looks after something
decision
n. a choice that you make about something after thinking about several possibilities
decrease
v. lessen or reduce; make a quantity smaller
deductive
a. reaching an answer by thinking carefully about the known facts
a. involving inferences from general principles
defendant
n. a person in a court of law who is accused of having done something wrong
definitely
ad. without question and beyond doubt; clearly
dehydrate
v. remove water from; dry out; lose water or bodily fluids
Delaware
n. a state in the northeastern US
deodorant
n. a substance that is used to prevent or hide unpleasant smells, like those of the body
depart
v. go away or leave, especially on a journey; set out
dependent
a. relying on or requiring the aid of another for support
deprive
v. take something away from someone
descendant
n. a person related to someone from an earlier generation; offspring
despondent
a. unhappy and with no hope or enthusiasm
detect
v. discover the presence of; identify
diameter
n. length of a straight line passing through the center of a circle and connecting two points on its edge
dictation
n. action of saying words aloud to be typed or written down
n. action of giving orders authoritatively
dictator
n. a leader who has complete power in a country and has not been elected by the people
disagreeable
a. unpleasant or unattractive; not agreeing with tastes or expectations
disaster
n. an event or fact that has unfortunate consequences; catastrophe
discontinue
v. stop doing or providing something; put an end to a state or an activity
dismissal
n. termination of someone's employment
n. permission to go; the sending away of someone
disrespect
n. lack of respect for
distinct
a. clearly noticeable; that certainly exists
ecology
n. science of the relationships between organisms and their environments
economy
n. system of trade and industry by which the wealth is made and used
n. efficient use of resources; reduction in cost
eighth
n. position eight in a countable series of things
a. coming next after the seventh and just before the ninth in position
elastic
a. springing back; able to return quickly to a former state or condition
embarrass
v. cause someone to feel nervous, worried, or uncomfortable
emergency
n. sudden unforeseen crisis; condition of urgent need for action or assistance
emotion
n. a strong feeling such as love or anger, or strong feelings in general
emphasis
n. special attention or effort directed toward something; stress
emphatic
a. done or said in a strong way and without any doubt
encyclopedia
n. a reference work containing articles on various topics
endeavor
v. attempt by employing effort; try to do something
enterprise
n. organization created for business ventures, especially one that will earn money
episode
n. one of the single parts into which a story is divided, especially when it is broadcast on the tv
erode
v. eat away; wear away by abrasion; become worn
escape
v. get free from something, or to avoid something
escort
v. go with a person or vehicle, especially to make certain to leaves or arrives safely
n. one who conducts someone as attendant; guard
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