10th Grade Spelling Words

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Grade 10: Spelling Card- List 6

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read [Esc]  n. change; alteration, either in form or qualities.

Spelling Word: mutation
read [Esc]  n. addictive drug, such as opium, that reduces pain, alters mood and behavior; inducing sleep

Spelling Word: narcotic
read [Esc]  v. make necessary or indispensable; render unavoidable

Spelling Word: necessitate
read [Esc]  n. central or essential part around which other parts are gathered or grouped; core

Spelling Word: nucleus
read [Esc]  n. death notice; list of dead

Spelling Word: obituary
read [Esc]  a. having slanting or sloping direction, course, or position; inclined

Spelling Word: oblique
read [Esc]  n. condition or quality of being completely forgotten; official overlooking of offenses; amnesty

Spelling Word: oblivion
read [Esc]  a. causing disapproval or protest; very annoying or objectionable; offensive

Spelling Word: obnoxious
read [Esc]  n. offensive to accepted standards of decency or modesty; repulsive; disgusting

Spelling Word: obscene
read [Esc]  a. lacking in insight or discernment; stupid

Spelling Word: obtuse
read [Esc]  a. impenetrable by light; not transparent; not reflecting light; having no luster

Spelling Word: opaque
read [Esc]  n. place of orisons, or prayer; chapel or small room set apart for private devotions

Spelling Word: oratory
read [Esc]  n. decree; authoritative command or order

Spelling Word: ordinance
read [Esc]  a. simple and healthful and close to nature

Spelling Word: organic
read [Esc]  n. living being; system considered analogous in structure or function to a living body

Spelling Word: organism
read [Esc]  n. an opening or aperture; recess; introductory section or part, as of a poem

Spelling Word: overture
read [Esc]  v. complete view in every direction.

Spelling Word: panorama
read [Esc]  a. narrow in outlook; related to local church community

Spelling Word: parochial
read [Esc]  v. avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing

Spelling Word: parry
read [Esc]  a. lacking in energy or will; peacefully resistant in response to injustice

Spelling Word: passive
read [Esc]  n. benefactor; regular customer

Spelling Word: patron
read [Esc]  v. act as a patron to; support or sponsor

Spelling Word: patronize
read [Esc]  a. deeply, often dreamily thoughtful; engaged in serious thought or reflection; contemplative

Spelling Word: pensive
read [Esc]  n. understanding; feeling; effect or product of perceiving

Spelling Word: perception
read [Esc]  n. endurance; steady persistence in adhering to a course of action

Spelling Word: perseverance
read [Esc]  n. form, appearance, or belongings of a person; external appearance, stature, figure, air

Spelling Word: personage
read [Esc]  n. appearance of things; view, outlook, or vista

Spelling Word: perspective
read [Esc]  a. having precise or logical relevance; pertaining or relating

Spelling Word: pertinent
read [Esc]  n. substance used as coloring; dry coloring matter

Spelling Word: pigment
read [Esc]  n. peak; tall pointed formation, such as mountain peak

Spelling Word: pinnacle
read [Esc]  a. likely but not certain to be or become true or real

Spelling Word: plausible
read [Esc]  a. flexible; yielding; easily bent or shaped

Spelling Word: pliable
read [Esc]  a. inoffensive expression of fat; stout

Spelling Word: portly
read [Esc]  n. district or division of city; place or enclosure by definite limits

Spelling Word: precinct
read [Esc]  a. expecting a baby; carrying within the body or being about to produce new life

Spelling Word: pregnant
read [Esc]  n. introduction; forerunner; preliminary or preface

Spelling Word: prelude
read [Esc]  a. too soon; too early; occurring before a state of readiness

Spelling Word: premature
read [Esc]  n. impression produced by achievements or reputation; recognized distinction or importance

Spelling Word: prestige
read [Esc]  a. widespread; widely or commonly occurring, existing, accepted

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

Spelling Word: proficient
read [Esc]  n. sequence; act of moving forward toward a goal

Spelling Word: progression
read [Esc]  n. essay; ordinary speech or writing; commonplace expression or quality

Spelling Word: prose
read [Esc]  n. act of providing or preparing for future use or application; making ready; preparation; foresight

Spelling Word: providence
read [Esc]  a. relating to a province; limited in outlook; unsophisticated

Spelling Word: provincial
read [Esc]  a. cautious; careful in regard to one's own interests

Spelling Word: prudent