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SPELLING LIST

Irregular Plurals
aircraft
alumni
avocados
bacteria
bookshelves
brothers-in-law
calves
cargoes
chefs
curricula
date
Dynamos
fungi
great-uncles
handcuffs
innuendoes
media
mottoes
nuclei
oases
portfolios
series
torpedoes
yourselves
zeros

Vowels in Final
Syllables
abandon
acceptable
Acquittal
amphibian
ancestor
cardigan
chameleon
companion
comparison
endeavor

hospital
identical

impartial
interior
logical
metropolitan
multiple
murmur
quadruple
rectangle
sponsor
suburban
sulfur
superior
vertical

Vowels in Unstressed
Syllables
binoculars
bulletin
cemetery
competition
continent
despondent
episode
finally
Indecision
ingredients
invitation
literal
material
medicine
meticulous
misdemeanor
opinion
paralysis
popular
probably
Saturday
senator
substitute
Treasure
Vitamin

Words From Greek


anthropology
asterisk
asteroid
astrology
astronaut
astronomer
astronomical
astronomy
biology
disaster
ecology
etymology
geology
meteorology
microbe
Microbiology
microchip
microcosm
microfilm
microminiature
microscope
microwave
mythology
sociology
technology

Words with -ice -ise


accomplice
advertise
apprentice
Characterize
civilize
compromise
cowardice
enfranchise
enterprise
improvise
individualize
justice
legalize
memorize
merchandise
notice
organize
paradise
prejudice
sacrifice
socialize
solstice
specialize
supervise
sympathize

Suffixes -ary -ery


advisory
anniversary
bravery
bribery
Complimentary
confectionery
directory
discriminatory
explanatory
exploratory
imaginary
inflammatory
itinerary
machinery
mandatory
migratory
nursery
ordinary
satisfactory
scenery
secondary
solitary
surgery
temporary
vocabulary

Words From Latin


abduction
appendix
aqueduct
bankrupt
conductor
conjecture
corruption
deductive
dejected
disruptive
eruption
expenditure
impending
induction
injection
interjection
objective
pendant
pendulum
perpendicular
productivity
projector
rupture
suspended
Trajectory

People Suffixes
accompanist
accountant
adherent
attendant
chemist
comedian
custodian
defendant
dependent
descendant
incumbent
medallist
motorist
musician
novelist
participant
pedestrian
Pediatrician
pharmacist
physician
politician
soloist
specialist
superintendent
technician

Easily Confused
Words
adapt
adopt
adverse
advice
advise
affect
averse
continual
continuous
descent
disinterested
dissent
effect
formally
formerly
moral
morale
persecution
precede
Preposition
proceed
proposition
prosecution
respectfully
respectively
uninterested

Vocabulary Builder
accidentally
boundary
candidate
Christmas
correlation
definitely
Easter
eighth
errands
extremely
frightened
funeral
headache
identity
Incidentally
indictment
laboratory
meringue
practically
quantity
rapport
sincerely
specific
supposedly
threatening

Number Prefixes
bicentennial
biceps
Bicultural
bicycle
bifocals
biweekly
semicircle
semicolon
semifinals
semiprecious
semiprivate
semiprofessional
semisweet
triangle
trigonometry
trillion
triple
triplets
tripod
unicycle
uniformity
unify
unique
unison
universal

Words From Latin


audible
audio-visual
audit
audition
auditorium
contradict
dictation
dictator
inaudible
inspector
introspection
prediction
prospective
provision
revise
spectacle
spectacular
spectator
supervision
suspect
valedictorian
verdict
Visibility
visible
vision

Vocabulary Builder
algebra
appreciate
argumentative
arthritis
bachelor
consumable
drowning
escape
escort
especially
excursion
explode
fulfill
icicles
Judgmental
lantern
nuclear
pavilion
privilege
remnants
sherbet
souvenir
tragedy
truly
Washington

Big Words
calculator
communication
competitive
condominium
consideration
decaffeinated
disagreeable
emergency
encyclopedia
exaggeration
Inappropriately
instantaneously
mispronunciation
misunderstanding
nondiscriminatory
nonnegotiable
punctuation
ravioli
reusable
unbelievable
uncontrollable
unintimidated
unpleasantness
untidiness
untrustworthy

Words From Latin


accessible
antecedent
commissary
commotion
concession
dismissal
emotion
immobilize
immovable
intercede
intermittent
locomotion
missile
missionary
mobile
motivate
motive
predecessor
procedure
procession
Promotional
receding
remit
submit
transmitted

Prefixes de- dis- nonun-


decline
decrease
Dehumidifier
dehydrate
deodorant
disability
discontinue
discourage
disenchanted
disgraceful
disrespect
nonessential
nonexistent
nonfiction
nonpoisonous
nonprofit
nonstop
nonviolent
unbreakable
unbusinesslike
unconscious
undefeated
unemployment
unfortunately
unpredictable

Unusual Spellings

Vocabulary Builder

One Consonant or Two?

acquiesce
adolescent
afghan
arraignment
asthma
cologne
conscious
crescent
fluorescent
foreign
graham cracker
heirloom
pneumonia
pseudonym
psychiatrist
psychology
raspberry
reign
Rhapsody
rhinestone
rhinoceros
rhyme
rhythm
shepherd
vehicle

apprehensive
biosphere
camaraderie
community
consumers
contemporary
despises
Dialogue
ecologist
Ecosystem
encourages
food chain
habitat
infatuation
instinct
limelight
memory
niche
populations
producers
pursuit
reasoning
resources

accessory
accompany
accumulate
aggressive
appropriate
cancellation
challenge
commemorate
commiserate
compassionate
constellation
dilemma
dismissed
embarrassment
exaggerate
forbidden
immediately
insufficient
moccasin
occasionally
possessive
Preoccupation
saccharin
trespass
unnecessary
Words with Digraphs

adventurous
ancient
auspicious
beneficial
capture
caricature
congestion
cultural
efficient
emotional
expression
impression
initiation
intermission
minutia
negotiate
Picturesque
posture
punctual
questionable
reassure
repercussion
spacious
sufficient
unnatural

Words From Greek

asymmetrical
barometer
centimeter
chronic
chronicle
Chronograph
chronological
dehydrated
diameter
geometry
hydrant
hydraulic
hydroelectric
hydrogen
hydrophobia
metronome
speedometer
symmetry
synchronize
thermal
thermodynamic
thermometer
thermonuclear
thermos
thermostat

aerobics
aesthetic
annihilate
apropos
automatically
catastrophe
consequences
criticism
delicate
distribute
environment
everything
favorite
government
hideous
identify
luckily
mannequin
mortgage
probably
really
semester
temperamental
therapy
trampoline

conference
consensus
consent
construction
destructive
different
differentiate
fertilize
indestructible
inference
insensitive
instructor
obstruction
Preferential
preferred
reconstruct
referral
resentment
sensational
sensibility
sensitivity
sensitize
sentimental
structural
transfer

Acreage
architecture
baggage
capitalism
composure
enclosure
failure
heroism
journalism
legislature
mannerism
materialism
metabolism
mileage
moisture
optimism
passage
pleasure
postage
pressure
realism
sculpture
storage
vandalism
wreckage

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Words From Latin

Suffixes -age -ism -ure

Directional Prefixes

subcommittee
subdivision
subheading
submarine
submerge
subordinate
subsection
Subterranean
subtraction
superficial
superimpose
supermarket
supernatural
supersede
supersonic
superstition
transaction
transcript
transfusion
translate
translucent
transmit
transoceanic
transparent
transportation

aerial
archaeology
bureaucrat
camouflage
cantaloupe
connoisseur
counterfeit
entrepreneur
forfeit
guarantee
liaison
limousine
matinee
nuisance
pageant
parliament
porcelain
reconnaissance
reveille
ricochet
sergeant
silhouette
sleuth
turquoise

Suffixes -able -ible -ance


Difficult Letter Combinations

attendance

available
charitable
collectible
compatible
competence
convenience
deductible
divisible
edible
effervescence
elegance
endurance
flammable
Foreseeable
imperceptible
intelligence
knowledgeable
noticeable
occurrence
perseverance
reference
resemblance
unpronounceable
vengeance
ADJECTIVES
DESCRIBING
PEOPLE

circumspect
absent-minded
above average
adventurous
affectionate

below average
beneficent
boisterous

apprehensive

cantankerous

D
dainty
decisive
competent deep
composed
deferential
deft
condescending
delicate
demonic
dependent
conscientious
delightful
considerate
demure
depressed
devoted
cool-headed
dextrous
cooperative
diligent
direct
courageousdirty
disagreeable
discerning
discreet
disruptive
distant
distraught
distrustful

cu
cy

dowdy
dramatic
dreary
drowsy
drugged
drunk
dull
dutiful

E
eager
earnest
easy-going
efficient
egotistical
elfin
emotional
energetic
enterprising
enthusiastic
evasive
even-tempered
exacting
excellent
excitable
experienced
F

fabulous
fastidious
ferocious
fervent
fiery
flabby
flaky
flashy
frank
friendly
funny
fussy

G
generous
gentle
gloomy
glutinous
good
grave
great
groggy
grouchy
guarded
H
hateful
hearty

helpful
hesitant
hot-headed
hypercritical
hysterical

I
idiotic
idle
illogical
imaginative
immature
immodest
impatient
imperturbable
impetuous
impractical
impressionable
impressive
impulsive
inactive
incisive
incompetent
inconsiderate
inconsistent
independent
indiscreet

indolent
indefatigable
industrious
inexperienced
insensitive
inspiring
intelligent
interesting
intolerant
inventive
irascible
irritable
irritating

J
jocular
jovial
joyous
judgmental

K
keen
kind

L
lame
lazy
lean
leery
lethargic
level-headed
listless
lithe
lively
local
logical
long-winded
lovable
love-lorn
lovely

M
maternal
mature
mean
meddlesome
mercurial
methodical
meticulous

mild
miserable
modest
moronic
morose
motivated
musical

N
naive
nasty
natural
naughty
negative
nervous
noisy
normal
nosy
numb

O
obliging
obnoxious
old-fashioned
one-sided

orderly
ostentatious
outgoing
outspoken

P
passionate
passive
paternal
paternalistic
patient
peaceful
peevish
pensive
persevering
persnickety
petulant
picky
plain
plain-speaking
playful
pleasant
plucky
polite
popular
positive
powerful

practical
prejudiced
pretty
proficient
proud
provocative
prudent
punctual

Q
quarrelsome
querulous
quick
quick-tempered
quiet

R
realistic
reassuring
reclusive

reliable
reluctant
resentful
reserved
resigned
resourceful
respected
respectful
responsible
restless
revered
ridiculous

S
sad
sassy
saucy
sedate
self-assured
selfish
sensible
sensitive
sentimental
serene
serious
sharp
short-tempered

shrewd
shy
silly
sincere
sleepy
slight
sloppy
slothful
slovenly
slow
smart
snazzy
sneering
snobby
somber
sober
sophisticated
soulful
soulless
sour
spirited
spiteful
stable
staid
steady
stern
stoic
striking
strong

stupid
sturdy
subtle
sullen
sulky
supercilious
superficial
surly
suspicious
sweet

T
tactful
tactless
talented
testy
thinking
thoughtful
thoughtless
timid
tired
tolerant
touchy
tranquil

U
ugly
unaffected
unbalanced
uncertain
uncooperative
undependable
unemotional
unfriendly
unguarded
unhelpful
unimaginative
unmotivated
unpleasant
unpopular
unreliable
unsophisticated
unstable
unsure
unthinking
unwilling

V
venal
versatile
vigilant

attractive - repulsive
awake - asleep

broad - narrow

ANTONYMS
W
warm
warmhearted
wary
watchful
weak
well-behaved
well-developed
well-intentioned
well-respected
well-rounded
willing
wonderful

Y
volcanic
vulnerable

Z
zealous

absent - present
abundant - scarce
accept - decline,
refuse
accurate - inaccurate
admit - deny
advantage disadvantage
against - for
agree - disagree
alive - dead
all - none, nothing
ally - enemy
always - never
ancient - modern
answer - question
antonym - synonym
apart - together
appear - disappear,
vanish
approve - disapprove
arrive - depart
artificial - natural
ascend - descend
attic - cellar

backward - forward
bad - good
beautiful - ugly
before - after
begin - end
below - above
bent - straight
best - worst
better - worse, worst
big - little, small
black - white
blame - praise
bless - curse
bitter - sweet
borrow - lend
bottom - top
boy - girl
brave - cowardly
build - destroy
bold - meek, timid
borrow - lend
bound - unbound, free
boundless - limited
bright - dim, dull
brighten - fade

calm - windy, troubled


can - cannot, can't
capable - incapable
captive - free
careful - careless
cheap - expensive
cheerful - sad,
discouraged, dreary
clear - cloudy, opaque
clever stupidclockwise counterclockwise
close - far, distant
closed - ajar, open
clumsy - graceful
cold - hot
combine - separate
come - go
comfort - discomfort
common - rare
conceal - reveal
contract - expand
cool - warm
correct - incorrect,
wrong
courage - cowardice

create - destroy
crooked - straight
cruel - kind
compulsory - voluntary
courteous discourteous, rude
dangerous - safe
dark - light
day - night
daytime - nighttime
dead - alive
decline - accept,
increase
decrease - increase
deep - shallow
definite - indefinite
demand - supply
despair - hope
dim - bright
disappear - appear
discourage encourage
diseased - healthy
down - up
downwards - upwards
dreary - cheerful
dry - moist, wet

dull - bright, shiny


dusk - dawn

early - late
east - west
easy - hard, difficult
empty - full
encourage discourage
end - begin, start
enter - exit
even - odd
expand - contract
export - import
exterior - interior
external - internal

fade - brighten
fail - succeed
false - true
famous - unknown
far - near
fast - slow
fat - thin
feeble - strong,

powerful
few - many
find - lose
first - last
float - sink
foolish - wise
fore - aft
free - bound, captive
fold - unfold
forget - remember
found - lost
fresh - stale
frequent - seldom
friend - enemy
for - against
fortunate - unfortunate
full - empty

generous - stingy
gentle - rough
get - give
giant - tiny, small,
dwarf
girl - boy
give - receive, take
glad - sad, sorry
gloomy - cheerful

go - stop
good - bad, evil
grant - refuse
great - tiny, small,
unimportant
grow - shrink
guest - host
guilty - innocent

happy - sad
hard - easy
hard - soft
harmful - harmless
harsh - mild
hate - love
haves - have-nots
healthy - diseased, ill,
sick
heaven - hell
heavy - light
help - hinder
here - there
hero - coward
high - low
hill - valley
hinder - help
honest - dishonest

horizontal - vertical
hot - cold
humble - proud
ill - healthy, well
immense - tiny, small
important - trivial
in - out
include - exclude
increase - decrease
inferior - superior
inhale - exhale
inner - outer
inside - outside
intelligent - stupid,
unintelligent
interesting - boring
interior - exterior
interesting - dull,
uninteresting
internal - external
intentional - accidental
join - separate
junior - senior
just - unjust
justice - injustice

knowledge - ignorance
known - unknown
landlord - tenant
large - small
last - first
laugh - cry
lawful - unlawful, illegal
lazy - industrious
leader - follower
left - right
lend -borrow
lengthen - shorten
lenient - strict
left - right
less - more
light - dark, heavy
like - dislike, hate
likely - unlikely
limited - boundless
little - big
long - short
loose - tight
lose - find
loss - win
loud - quiet

love - hate
low - high
loyal - disloyal

nighttime - daytime
no - yes
noisy - quiet
none - some
north - south

mad - happy, sane


major - minor
many - few
mature - immature
maximum - minimum
melt - freeze
merry - sad
messy - neat
minor - major
minority - majority
miser - spendthrift
misunderstand understand
more - less

obedient - disobedient
odd - even
offer - refuse
old - young
old - new
on - off
open - closed, shut
opposite- same,
similar
optimist - pessimist
out - in
outer - inner
over - under

nadir - zenith
narrow - wide
near - far, distant
neat - messy, untidy
never - always
new - old
night - day

past - present
patient - impatient
peace - war
permanent - temporary
plentiful - scarce
plural - singular
poetry - prose

polite - rude, impolite


possible - impossible
poverty - wealth,
riches
powerful - weak
pretty - ugly
private - public
prudent - imprudent
pure - impure,
contaminated
push - pull
qualified - unqualified
question - answer
quiet - loud, noisy
raise - lower
rapid - slow
rare - common
regular - irregular
real - fake
rich - poor
right - left, wrong
right-side-up - upsidedown
rough - smooth
rude - courteous

safe - unsafe
same - opposite
satisfactory unsatisfactory
secure - insecure
scatter - collect
separate - join,
together
serious - trivial
second-hand - new
shallow - deep
shrink - grow
sick - healthy, ill
simple - complex, hard
singular - plural
sink - float
slim - fat, thick
slow - fast
sober - drunk
soft - hard
some - none
sorrow - joy
sour - sweet
sow -reap
straight - crooked
start - finish
stop - go

strict - lenient
strong - weak
success - failure
sunny - cloudy
synonym - antonym
sweet - sour
take - give
tall - short
tame - wild
them - us
there - here
thick - thin
tight - loose, slack
tiny - big, huge
together - apart
top - bottom
tough - easy, tender
transparent - opaque
true - false
truth - flasehood, lie,
untruth

under - over
unfold - fold
unknown - known

unqualified - qualified
unsafe - safe
up - down
upside-down - rightside-up
upstairs - downstairs
us - them
useful - useless

vacant - occupied
vanish - appear
vast - tiny
victory - defeat
virtue - vice
visible - invisible
voluntary - compulsory
war - peace
wax - wane
weak - strong
wet - dry
white - black
wide - narrow
win - lose
wisdom - folly, stupidity
within - outside

wrong - right
yes - no
yin - yang
young - old
zip - unzip
zenith - nadir

anyone
anyplace
anything
anytime
anyway
anywhere
applesauce
armchair
armhole
armpit
arrowhead
artwork
awestruck

COMPOUND WORDS
aftereffect
afternoon
afterthought
airbag
aircraft
airline
airplane
airport
airtight
angelfish
another
anybody
anyhow

backache
backbone
backdrop
background
backhand
backhoe
backlog
backpack
backspace
backstabbing
backstroke
backwater
backwoods
backyard

badlands
bagpipes
ballplayer
bantamweight
barcode
barefoot
barnstorm
barnyard
baseball
basketball
bathmat
bathrobe
bathroom
bathtub
bathwater
battleaxe
battlecruiser
battleship
battlecry
beancurd
beachcomber
become
bedspread
bedrock
bedroom
bedtime
beehive
beekeeper
beekeeping

beeswax
beforehand
bellflower
bellhop
bellyache
benchmark
billboard
birthday
birthplace
birthrate
birthright
bitterroot
bittersweet
blackberry
blackbird
blackboard
blackout
blockbuster
bluebells
bluebird
blueberry
bluebonnets
bobcat
bobtail
bodyguard
bookbinder
bookcase
bookkeeper
bookmark

bookmobile
bookshelf
bookworm
bowlegged
boxcar
boxcutter
boxsprings
brainstorm
brainwash
breadbasket
breadbox
breadcrumbs
breadfruit
breadknife
breadstick
breakdance
breakfast
breakfront
breakneck
breakout
breakthrough
breakup
breakwater
breastbone
breaststroke
bridegroom
briefcase
browbeat
bucktoothed

bulldog
bulldozer
bullfrog
bulkhead
businessman
businesswoman
buttercup
butterfingers
butterfly
buttermilk
buttonhole
bygone
candlestick
campfire
candytuft
cannot
cardboard
carefree
careless
caretaker
carport
cartwheel
catfish
catnap
catnip
chairman
chairwoman

cheapskate
checkerboard
checkmate
checkroom
checkup
chestnut
chickpea
childbirth
childcare
childfreeh
childlike
childproof
childrearing
chopstick
classmate
classroom
classwork
clockwise
clockwork
clotheshorse
coastline
cobweb
copycat
coldframe
coldhearted
coldsore
commonsense
cookbook
cookout

cooktop
cookwear
copyright
copywriter
corkscrew
cornfield
cornflower
cornbread
corncob
corndog
cornmeal
cornstalk
cottonmouth
countdown
counterattack
counterbalance
counterclockwise
counterweight
countryside
courthouse
courtyard
cowbell
cowboy
cowgirl
cowslip
crabgrass
craftsman
crawfish
crossbow

crossroad
crosswalk
crossword
crowbar
cubbyhole
cupboard
cupcake
cutaway
cutback
cutoff
cutthroat
cutup
daredevil
darkroom
dashboard
database
daybreak
daydream
daylight
daytime
deadline
desktop
dimwit
dishcloth
dishwasher

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