10th Grade Spelling Words

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Grade 10: Spelling Card- List 2

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read [Esc]  n. element; ingredient; abstract part of something

Spelling Word: component
read [Esc]  n. something formed in the mind; thought or notion

Spelling Word: concept
read [Esc]  a. decisive or convincing; achieved easily or by a large margin

Spelling Word: conclusive
read [Esc]  v. cause to become confused or perplexed; fail to distinguish; mix up

Spelling Word: confound
read [Esc]  v. make solid; unite or press together into a compact mass; harden or make dense and firm

Spelling Word: consolidate
read [Esc]  n. an expert who gives advice

Spelling Word: consultant
read [Esc]  a. worthy of contempt; deserving of scorn or disdain; mean

Spelling Word: contemptible
read [Esc]  n. goods whose importation or exportation or possession is prohibited by law

Spelling Word: contraband
read [Esc]  a. returning to health after illness or debility

Spelling Word: convalescent
read [Esc]  n. act of conveying; tools of conveying, especially vehicle for transportation

Spelling Word: conveyance
read [Esc]  n. unnatural and violent contraction of the muscular parts of an animal body; any violent and irregular motion or agitation; violent shaking; tumult

Spelling Word: convulsion
read [Esc]  a. pertaining to the universe; vast

Spelling Word: cosmic
read [Esc]  n. person who carries a message

Spelling Word: courier
read [Esc]  n. a document attesting to the truth of certain stated facts

Spelling Word: credentials
read [Esc]  n. a person to whom money is owed by a debtor; someone to whom an obligation exists

Spelling Word: creditor
read [Esc]  a. of extreme importance; vital to the resolution of a crisis; of the greatest importance

Spelling Word: crucial
read [Esc]  n. a cellar or vault or underground burial chamber, especially beneath a church

Spelling Word: crypt
read [Esc]  a. having hidden meaning; mystifying; using code or cipher

Spelling Word: cryptic
read [Esc]  v. pick out from others; weed out; remove rejected members or parts from

Spelling Word: cull
read [Esc]  a. increasing by successive addition

Spelling Word: cumulative
read [Esc]  v. cut short or reduce; cut off end or tail, or any part

Spelling Word: curtail
read [Esc]  n. the rate of change at a point of the angle between a curve and a tangent to the curve; a curving or bending, often abnormal

Spelling Word: curvature
read [Esc]  a. skeptical of motives of others; selfishly calculating; negative or pessimistic

Spelling Word: cynical
read [Esc]  a. of or belonging to or occurring every day; appropriate for ordinary or routine occasions

Spelling Word: daily
read [Esc]  v. frighten; abate the courage of; discourage

Spelling Word: daunt
read [Esc]  n. an accounting entry acknowledging sums that are owing

Spelling Word: debit
read [Esc]  n. young woman making formal entrance into society

Spelling Word: debutante
read [Esc]  n. failure to act; an option that is selected automatically

Spelling Word: default
read [Esc]  a. inadequate; lacking an essential quality or element

Spelling Word: deficient
read [Esc]  v. pollute; make dirty or spotty

Spelling Word: defile
read [Esc]  n. a contraction of economic activity resulting in a decline of prices; the act of letting the air out of something

Spelling Word: deflation
read [Esc]  a. quick and skillful; neat in action or performance

Spelling Word: deft
read [Esc]  n. god; divinity; supernatural things

Spelling Word: deity
read [Esc]  v. dig ground, as with spade; search deeply and laboriously

Spelling Word: delve
read [Esc]  a. insane; mad; of unsound mind; mentally ill

Spelling Word: demented
read [Esc]  n. act of overthrowing, pulling down, or destroying

Spelling Word: demolition
read [Esc]  v. corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality; lower someone's spirits; make downhearted; confuse or put into disorder

Spelling Word: demoralize
read [Esc]  a. modest and reserved in manner or behavior

Spelling Word: demure
read [Esc]  v. blacken; defame; attack reputation of; degrade

Spelling Word: denigrate
read [Esc]  a. relying on or requiring the aid of another for support

Spelling Word: dependent
read [Esc]  v. lessen price or value of; think or speak of as being of little worth; belittle

Spelling Word: depreciate
read [Esc]  v. indicate or specify; point out; assign a name or title to

Spelling Word: designate
read [Esc]  a. in low spirits from loss of hope or courage

Spelling Word: despondent
read [Esc]  v. become progressively worse; decline

Spelling Word: deteriorate
read [Esc]  v. ruin; lay waste; destroy; make desolate

Spelling Word: devastate
read [Esc]  n. vocabulary that is for a specific group of people

Spelling Word: dialect
read [Esc]  n. a thin disk that vibrates when receiving or producing sound waves, as in a telephone, microphone, speaker, or the like

Spelling Word: diaphragm
read [Esc]  n. an important or influential person, and often overbearing

Spelling Word: dignitary
read [Esc]  v. make wider or larger; cause to expand; enlarge; widen

Spelling Word: dilate
read [Esc]  n. predicament; state of uncertainty or between equally unfavorable options

Spelling Word: dilemma
read [Esc]  a. assiduous; industrious; hard working

Spelling Word: diligent
read [Esc]  n. a piece of music of a mournful character, to accompany funeral rites; funeral hymn

Spelling Word: dirge
read [Esc]  v. confuse; frustrate by throwing into disorder; embarrass

Spelling Word: disconcert
read [Esc]  n. knowing how to avoid embarrassment or distress; trait of judging wisely and objectively

Spelling Word: discretion
read [Esc]  v. cause being in bad temper; disappoint; disconcert

Spelling Word: disgruntle
read [Esc]  n. a freeing or a being freed from illusion or conviction

Spelling Word: disillusion