10th Grade Spelling Words

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Grade 10: Spelling Card- List 1

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read [Esc]  a. perfect in quality or nature; complete; totally unlimited; certain


Spelling Word: absolute
read [Esc]  v. emphasize; stress; pronounce with a stress or accent; mark with an accent


Spelling Word: accentuate
read [Esc]  n. wise saying; brief familiar proverb; expression of popular wisdom


Spelling Word: adage
read [Esc]  a. expert at; very skilled; having or showing knowledge and skill and aptitude


Spelling Word: adept
read [Esc]  n. insult; offense; intentional act of disrespect


Spelling Word: affront
read [Esc]  v. calm; pacify; reduce the intensity of; relieve


Spelling Word: allay
read [Esc]  v. attract with something desirable; be highly, often subtly attractive


Spelling Word: allure
read [Esc]  n. oval building with tiers of seats from central open space or arena


Spelling Word: amphitheater
read [Esc]  a. comparable in certain respects; similar or alike


Spelling Word: analogous
read [Esc]  n. act of animating, or giving life or spirit; state of being animate or alive.


Spelling Word: animation
read [Esc]  v. destroy completely; reduce to nonexistence


Spelling Word: annihilate
read [Esc]  v. make or declare void or invalid; reduce to nothing


Spelling Word: annul
read [Esc]  a. having no name; having unknown or unacknowledged name


Spelling Word: anonymous
read [Esc]  n. highest point; vertex; summit; climax


Spelling Word: apex
read [Esc]  a. causing or fitted to cause dismay or horror; frightful


Spelling Word: appalling
read [Esc]  n. funding; money set aside for a specific purpose


Spelling Word: appropriation
read [Esc]  n. intense feeling of love; feelings of great warmth and intensity


Spelling Word: ardor
read [Esc]  n. manually skilled worker; craftsman, as opposed to artist


Spelling Word: artisan
read [Esc]  a. positive; affirming confidently; affirmative; peremptory


Spelling Word: assertive
read [Esc]  v. estimate value; judge worth of something


Spelling Word: assess
read [Esc]  a. shockingly brutal or cruel; exceptionally bad or displeasing


Spelling Word: atrocious
read [Esc]  a. of or relating to hearing, the organs of hearing, or the sense of hearing


Spelling Word: auditory
read [Esc]  n. act or process of converting the controlling of a machine or device to a more automatic system, such as computer or electronic controls


Spelling Word: automation
read [Esc]  n. self-evident truth requiring no proof


Spelling Word: axiom
read [Esc]  n. something causes misery or death; curse; fatal injury or ruin


Spelling Word: bane
read [Esc]  n. good-humored, playful conversation


Spelling Word: banter
read [Esc]  n. small, showy ornament of little value; child's plaything or toy


Spelling Word: bauble
read [Esc]  n. a state of extreme confusion and disorder; pejorative terms for an insane asylum


Spelling Word: bedlam
read [Esc]  v. happen, occur, or be the case in the course of events or by chance


Spelling Word: befall
read [Esc]  a. having been delayed; done or sent too late


Spelling Word: belated
read [Esc]  v. contradict; give a false impression


Spelling Word: belie
read [Esc]  n. gift giver; person who gives people or institutions with financial help


Spelling Word: benefactor
read [Esc]  a. generous in providing aid to others; charitable


Spelling Word: benevolent
read [Esc]  v. become engaged to marry; promise to marry


Spelling Word: betroth
read [Esc]  n. two surfaces meeting at an angle different from 90 degrees


Spelling Word: bevel
read [Esc]  n. large group; a group of animals or birds, especially larks or quail


Spelling Word: bevy
read [Esc]  a. lacking stimulating or mild; agreeable


Spelling Word: bland
read [Esc]  a. counterfeit or fake; not authentic; not genuine


Spelling Word: bogus
read [Esc]  a. rough and stormy; loud, noisy, and lacking in restraint or discipline


Spelling Word: boisterous
read [Esc]  v. support or prop up with or as if with a long narrow pillow or cushion


Spelling Word: bolster
read [Esc]  v. move or wave, as a weapon; raise and move in various directions


Spelling Word: brandish
read [Esc]  v. support physically; prop up; support something or someone by supplying evidence


Spelling Word: buttress
read [Esc]  a. emotionally hardened; unfeeling; toughened


Spelling Word: callous
read [Esc]  n. act of cancelling; calling off some arrangement


Spelling Word: cancellation
read [Esc]  a. related to dogs; dog-like; affecting or derived from dogs


Spelling Word: canine
read [Esc]  n. long and slender with a very small internal diameter


Spelling Word: capillary
read [Esc]  a. eating or feeding on flesh; predatory


Spelling Word: carnivorous
read [Esc]  v. supply what is needed or desired; provide food professionally for special occasion


Spelling Word: cater
read [Esc]  n. anxiety caused by humiliation or injured pride; disappointment


Spelling Word: chagrin
read [Esc]  a. lasting for long period; marked by frequent recurrence, as certain diseases


Spelling Word: chronic
read [Esc]  n. clients of professional person; body of customers or patrons


Spelling Word: clientele
read [Esc]  n. fellow worker; associate; co-worker


Spelling Word: colleague
read [Esc]  a. of or resembling or typical of a college or college students


Spelling Word: collegiate
read [Esc]  a. capable of being transmitted by infection, especially for disease; readily communicated


Spelling Word: communicable
read [Esc]  v. put together or compose from materials gathered from several sources


Spelling Word: compile
read [Esc]  v. complete; consummate; make perfect


Spelling Word: complement