9th Grade Spelling Words

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Grade 9: Spelling Card- List 3

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read [Esc]  n. person authorized to act as representative for another; deputy

Spelling Word: delegate
read [Esc]  n. a facility where things can be deposited for storage or safekeeping

Spelling Word: depository
read [Esc]  n. sadness resulting from being forsaken or abandoned; an event that results in total destruction; the state of being decayed or destroyed

Spelling Word: desolation
read [Esc]  a. offensive to the mind; unequivocally detestable

Spelling Word: detestable
read [Esc]  v. generate gradually; come into existence; take on form or shape; become technologically advanced

Spelling Word: develop
read [Esc]  n. a disagreement or argument about something important; the quality of being unlike or dissimilar

Spelling Word: difference
read [Esc]  a. showing frivolous or superficial interest; amateurish

Spelling Word: dilettante
read [Esc]  a. fraught with extreme danger; nearly hopeless; causing fear or dread or terror

Spelling Word: dire
read [Esc]  a. extremely bad; terrible; dreadful

Spelling Word: disastrous
read [Esc]  n. follower; adherent; person who learns from another, especially one who then teaches others

Spelling Word: disciple
read [Esc]  ad. without respect; in a disdainful manner; in a proud and domineering manner

Spelling Word: disdainfully
read [Esc]  n. excellence or eminence; note or mark of difference

Spelling Word: distinction
read [Esc]  a. prominent; celebrated, well-known or eminent because of past achievements

Spelling Word: distinguished
read [Esc]  n. sum of money to be divided and distributed; share of a sum divided that falls to each individual; a distribute sum, share, or percentage

Spelling Word: dividend
read [Esc]  ad. with sadness; in a sorrowful manner

Spelling Word: dolefully
read [Esc]  a. major; most important, powerful, or influential; outweighing

Spelling Word: dominant
read [Esc]  n. a college or university building for student living; a large bedroom where several people sleep

Spelling Word: dormitory
read [Esc]  n. a series of actions that are done by the police in order to catch criminals

Spelling Word: dragnet
read [Esc]  n. seriousness; reality; fixed determination; eagerness; intentness

Spelling Word: earnest
read [Esc]  ad. indicating high probability; in all likelihood; without question

Spelling Word: easily
read [Esc]  n. determining the location of something by measuring the time it takes for an echo to return from it

Spelling Word: echolocation
read [Esc]  n. intense joy or delight; any overpowering emotion

Spelling Word: ecstasy
read [Esc]  n. position eight in a countable series of things; one part in eight equal parts

Spelling Word: eighth
read [Esc]  v. excite suddenly and intensely; charge a conductor with electricity; equip for use with electricity

Spelling Word: electrify
read [Esc]  v. completely remove or get rid of; abolish; rule out

Spelling Word: eliminate
read [Esc]  n. elaboration by the use of decorative detail; ornamentation of fabric with needlework

Spelling Word: embroidery
read [Esc]  v. force into some kind of situation, condition, or course of action

Spelling Word: embroil
read [Esc]  ad. without question and beyond doubt

Spelling Word: emphatically
read [Esc]  v. try hard to do or achieve something

Spelling Word: endeavor
read [Esc]  a. very great in size, extent, number, or degrees; huge; massive

Spelling Word: enormous
read [Esc]  n. the necessary items for a particular purpose; apparatus

Spelling Word: equipment
read [Esc]  n. the sport of siting on the back of a horse while controlling its movements

Spelling Word: equitation
read [Esc]  n. a major division of geological time; an era is usually divided into two or more periods

Spelling Word: era
read [Esc]  a. necessary; critical; vital; constituting or being part of the essence of something

Spelling Word: essential
read [Esc]  n. the respect with which a person is held; an approximate calculation of quantity; a judgment of the qualities

Spelling Word: estimation
read [Esc]  a. cut or impressed into a surface

Spelling Word: etched
read [Esc]  n. manners; rules governing socially acceptable behavior

Spelling Word: etiquette
read [Esc]  n. overstatement; act of making something more noticeable than usual

Spelling Word: exaggeration
read [Esc]  n. formal systematic questioning; a set of questions or exercises evaluating skill or knowledge

Spelling Word: examination
read [Esc]  n. an exasperated feeling of annoyance; actions that cause great irritation

Spelling Word: exasperation
read [Esc]  ad. in a very great degree; beyond what is usual; surpassingly

Spelling Word: exceedingly
read [Esc]  a. extraordinary; unusual; well above average

Spelling Word: exceptional
read [Esc]  a. capable of responding to stimuli; easily excited

Spelling Word: excitable
read [Esc]  v. torment emotionally or mentally; subject to torture

Spelling Word: excruciate
read [Esc]  n. role of government which makes sure that laws are carried out; administrator

Spelling Word: executive
read [Esc]  n. the act of using; a task performed or problem solved in order to develop skill or understanding

Spelling Word: exercise
read [Esc]  n. act of draining out or draining off; act of emptying completely of the contents; state of being exhausted or emptied

Spelling Word: exhaustion
read [Esc]  n. exposition; presentation; large-scale public showing

Spelling Word: exhibition
read [Esc]  v. add details, as to an account or idea; clarify the meaning of and discourse in a learned way, usually in writing

Spelling Word: expatiate
read [Esc]  n. amounts paid for goods and services

Spelling Word: expense
read [Esc]  v. have firsthand knowledge of states, situations, emotions, or sensations; go through

Spelling Word: experience