9th Grade Spelling Words

Organized as 8 lists, each list has pages for vocabulary, online spelling card, and printable worksheet. Online Spelling offers exercise cards for all words of current list, is smart and interactive tool to improve spelling skill.
Grade 9: Spelling Card- List 8

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read [Esc]  a. excessively fastidious and easily disgusted


Spelling Word: squeamish
read [Esc]  v. be idle; exist in a changeless situation; stand still; cease to flow; stand without moving


Spelling Word: stagnate
read [Esc]  a. having characteristics of the stage especially an artificial and mannered quality


Spelling Word: stagy
read [Esc]  a. marked by quiet and caution and secrecy; taking pains to avoid being observed


Spelling Word: stealthy
read [Esc]  a. arduous; intense; performed with much energy or force;


Spelling Word: strenuous
read [Esc]  v. extend; pull in opposite directions; lie down comfortably


Spelling Word: stretch
read [Esc]  a. fairly large; in essentials; material; true or real; not imaginary; solidly built


Spelling Word: substantial
read [Esc]  a. slight; be difficult to detect or grasp by the mind


Spelling Word: subtle
read [Esc]  v. cause the downfall of; destroy property or hinder normal operations; corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality


Spelling Word: subvert
read [Esc]  a. having succeeded or being marked by a favorable outcome


Spelling Word: successful
read [Esc]  a. adequate; enough; being as much as is needed


Spelling Word: sufficient
read [Esc]  v. give a brief statement of the main points of something


Spelling Word: summarize
read [Esc]  n. director; person who has the authority to supervise or direct; janitor or custodian in a building


Spelling Word: superintendent
read [Esc]  v. put down by force or authority; overwhelm; keep from being revealed


Spelling Word: suppress
read [Esc]  n. one who performs manual operations on a patient


Spelling Word: surgeon
read [Esc]  ad. in a way that attempts to avoid notice or attention; secretively


Spelling Word: surreptitiously
read [Esc]  n. uncertain cognitive state; uncertainty


Spelling Word: suspense
read [Esc]  n. a unit of spoken language larger than a phoneme


Spelling Word: syllable
read [Esc]  n. sign; something visible to represent something else invisible


Spelling Word: symbol
read [Esc]  n. large orchestra; harmony, especially of sound or color


Spelling Word: symphony
read [Esc]  a. showing skill and sensitivity in dealing with people


Spelling Word: tactful
read [Esc]  n. someone who gossips indiscreetly


Spelling Word: tattletale
read [Esc]  n. practical method or art applied to some particular task; skillfulness


Spelling Word: technique
read [Esc]  n. apparent communication from one mind to another without using sensory perceptions


Spelling Word: telepathy
read [Esc]  n. degree of any quality; condition with respect to heat or cold; degree of heat or cold


Spelling Word: temperature
read [Esc]  n. trend; a general direction in which something tends to move


Spelling Word: tendency
read [Esc]  a. so lacking in interest as to cause mental weariness


Spelling Word: tiresome
read [Esc]  n. contest; sporting competition in which contestants play a series of games to decide the winner


Spelling Word: tournament
read [Esc]  n. the amount of activity over a communication system during a given period of time; buying and selling; especially illicit trade


Spelling Word: traffic
read [Esc]  n. a verb that requires an object in order to be grammatical


Spelling Word: transitive
read [Esc]  n. an annoying or frustrating or catastrophic event


Spelling Word: tribulation
read [Esc]  n. one part in twelve equal parts; position 12 in a countable series of things


Spelling Word: twelfth
read [Esc]  n. the act of tying or binding things together


Spelling Word: tying
read [Esc]  n. oppression; cruel government; office or authority of an absolute ruler; absolute power


Spelling Word: tyranny
read [Esc]  a. uniform; in complete agreement


Spelling Word: unanimous
read [Esc]  a. unshaken in purpose; resolutely courageous


Spelling Word: undaunted
read [Esc]  n. a garment worn under other garments


Spelling Word: undergarment
read [Esc]  v. make too low an estimate of


Spelling Word: underrate
read [Esc]  a. smaller than normal for its kind


Spelling Word: undersized
read [Esc]  ad. unquestionably; without doubt; certainly


Spelling Word: undoubtedly
read [Esc]  a. impossible to forget; very memorable


Spelling Word: unforgettable
read [Esc]  a. disagreeable to the senses, to the mind, or feelings


Spelling Word: unpleasant
read [Esc]  ad. in a way that is not habitual or common


Spelling Word: unusually
read [Esc]  v. lift forcefully from beneath


Spelling Word: upheave
read [Esc]  ad. in or into the highest position; in or into the most prominent position, as in the mind; at or nearest to the top


Spelling Word: uppermost
read [Esc]  n. punishment inflicted in return for an injury or an offense; retribution


Spelling Word: vengeance
read [Esc]  a. troubled persistently especially with petty annoyances; causing difficulty in finding an answer or solution; much disputed


Spelling Word: vexed
read [Esc]  n. bridge consisting of a series of arches supported by piers used to carry a road or railroad over a valley


Spelling Word: viaduct
read [Esc]  n. a wicked or evil person; someone who does evil deliberately


Spelling Word: villain
read [Esc]  n. the act of operating on living animals, especially in scientific research


Spelling Word: vivisection
read [Esc]  ad. in a way that shows a lack of trust; suspiciously; cautiously; carefully


Spelling Word: warily
read [Esc]  a. suggesting war or military life; disposed to warfare or hard-line policies


Spelling Word: warlike
read [Esc]  n. an amateur boxer who weighs no more than 148 pounds


Spelling Word: welterweight
read [Esc]  n. the general location where something is


Spelling Word: whereabouts
read [Esc]  n. a flat stone for sharpening edged tools or knives


Spelling Word: whetstone
read [Esc]  n. the art of sorcery; the practice of magic, especially black magic


Spelling Word: witchcraft
read [Esc]  v. obtain by seizing forcibly or violently, also metaphorically


Spelling Word: wrest
read [Esc]  v. to move in a twisting or contorted motion, especially when struggling


Spelling Word: wriggle