8th Grade Spelling Words Quiz Card

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read [Esc]  v. degrade; debase, as in dignity or social standing


Spelling Word: demean
read [Esc]  v. feel or express strong disapproval of; condemn; express sorrow or grief over; regret


Spelling Word: deplore
read [Esc]  v. position troops in readiness for combat, as along a front or line; put into use or action


Spelling Word: deploy
read [Esc]  v. obtain or receive from a source; trace the origin or development of


Spelling Word: derive
read [Esc]  a. expressing low opinion; disparaging; belittling


Spelling Word: derogatory
read [Esc]  v. violate with violence, especially to sacred place


Spelling Word: desecrate
read [Esc]  a. unpopulated; providing no shelter or sustenance; devoid of inhabitants


Spelling Word: desolate
read [Esc]  a. fit or deserving to be despised; contemptible; mean; vile; worthless


Spelling Word: despicable
read [Esc]  v. keep from; stop; prevent or discourage from acting


Spelling Word: deter
read [Esc]  v. dislike intensely; feel antipathy or aversion towards


Spelling Word: detest
read [Esc]  n. being twofold; a classification into two opposed parts or subclasses


Spelling Word: dichotomy
read [Esc]  n. choice and use of words in speech or writing


Spelling Word: diction
read [Esc]  v. throw into disorder; break the array of.


Spelling Word: disarray
read [Esc]  v. detect; perceive or recognize something


Spelling Word: discern
read [Esc]  n. lack of consistency; lack of compatibility or similarity between two or more facts


Spelling Word: discrepancy
read [Esc]  a. unhappy; dissatisfied; frustrated


Spelling Word: disgruntled
read [Esc]  a. giving a false appearance of frankness; not straightforward or candid; insincere or calculating


Spelling Word: disingenuous
read [Esc]  v. take apart; disassemble; tear down


Spelling Word: dismantle
read [Esc]  v. belittle; speak of in a slighting or disrespectful way; reduce in esteem or rank


Spelling Word: disparage
read [Esc]  n. difference; condition or fact of being unequal, as in age, rank, or degree


Spelling Word: disparity
read [Esc]  v. move away from each other; cause to separate; cause to become widely known


Spelling Word: disperse
read [Esc]  n. natural or acquired habit with tendency; act or means of getting rid of something


Spelling Word: disposition
read [Esc]  n. formal essay; paper written by candidate for doctoral degree at university


Spelling Word: dissertation
read [Esc]  n. principles presented for belief, as by religious; principle of law; act of teaching; instruction


Spelling Word: doctrine
read [Esc]  a. lasting; able to withstand wear, pressure, or damage; hard wearing; enduring


Spelling Word: durable
read [Esc]  n. building, especially one of imposing appearance or size; a structure that has a roof and walls


Spelling Word: edifice
read [Esc]  n. a person who believes in the equality of all people


Spelling Word: egalitarian
read [Esc]  v. supplement with great effort; add to; augment


Spelling Word: eke
read [Esc]  n. a group or class of persons enjoying superior intellectual or social or economic status


Spelling Word: elite
read [Esc]  v. make clear or plain, especially by explanation; clarify


Spelling Word: elucidate
read [Esc]  n. ban on commerce or other activity


Spelling Word: embargo
read [Esc]  v. intrude; invade; take another's rights gradually; advance beyond proper or former limits


Spelling Word: encroach
read [Esc]  n. feeling of being bored by something tedious


Spelling Word: ennui
read [Esc]  n. company; firm; organization created for business ventures


Spelling Word: enterprise
read [Esc]  n. inscription on tombstone in memory


Spelling Word: epitaph
read [Esc]  n. particular period of history, especially one considered remarkable


Spelling Word: epoch
read [Esc]  n. wild and exciting undertaking; adventurous or unconventional act


Spelling Word: escapade
read [Esc]  v. bring out; arouse; call forth


Spelling Word: evoke
read [Esc]  v. raise in rank or dignity; praise


Spelling Word: exalt
read [Esc]  n. passage or segment taken from a longer work, such as literary or musical composition


Spelling Word: excerpt
read [Esc]  v. put into effect; carry out the legalities of


Spelling Word: execute
read [Esc]  v. serve as an example of; embody


Spelling Word: exemplify
read [Esc]  a. suitable; appropriate to a purpose; serving to promote your interest


Spelling Word: expedient
read [Esc]  n. specialized knowledge; expert skill


Spelling Word: expertise
read [Esc]  a. excellent; flawless; acutely perceptive or discriminating


Spelling Word: exquisite
read [Esc]  v. root out; eradicate, literally or figuratively; destroy wholly


Spelling Word: extirpate
read [Esc]  a. inclined to exult; characterized by, or expressing, exultation; rejoicing triumphantly


Spelling Word: exultant
read [Esc]  v. help bring about; make less difficult


Spelling Word: facilitate
read [Esc]  a. of or relating to a temperature scale proposed by the inventor of the mercury thermometer


Spelling Word: fahrenheit
read [Esc]  a. extremely hungry; exhausted through want of food or drink


Spelling Word: famished
read [Esc]  n. loud flourish of brass instruments, especially trumpets; spectacular public display


Spelling Word: fanfare
read [Esc]  a. difficult to please; having complicated requirements; excessively particular demanding about details


Spelling Word: fastidious
read [Esc]  v. ward off; make an effort to resist; keep off; prevent from entering


Spelling Word: fend
read [Esc]  n. natural talent or aptitude; a special ability for doing something well


Spelling Word: flair
read [Esc]  a. young and inexperienced; having just acquired its flight feathers


Spelling Word: fledgling
read [Esc]  v. hunt for; search; the act of searching for food


Spelling Word: forage