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8th grade word list

List #: 3982

Keywords/tags: vocabulary word list, spelling word list 8th grade, word list for eighth grade, words 8th graders should know

Comments: The word list is roughly sorted by difficulty.
Subject: English vocabulary and spelling, 7th grade.
Grade Level: 8, 8th grade, eighth grade.

Created: 05/25/2010

Modified: 05/25/2010

List of Words:

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1 (15 words)

abase, abash, abate, abdicate, adapt, absorbing, abstain, abhorrent, abjure, abound, abridge, abruptness, absolve, accessory, accidentally

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2 (16 words)

acclaim, accommodate, accommodation, accommodations, abysmal, abyss, academy, addict, addiction, adept, adequate, accumulate, acknowledgment, admissible, admonish, aft

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3 (24 words)

acquaintance, acquiesce, acquisition, acquit, adjectival, adjective, adroit, adulation, adverbial, advisory, affectionately, affidavit, affiliate, affiliation, affirm, affirmative, affront, agglomeration, administer, administrator, advocate, aeronautical, aeronautics, affability

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4 (part 1) (30 words)

alternate, anarchic, anarchy, analytical, analytically, allot, allotting, aggression, aggressiveness, aggrieved, aggravation, albeit, alienate, allay, allege, allegorical, allegory, allergy, alms, alliteration, amethyst, analogy, analyses, analysis, analyst, agitate, allude, altruistic, altruistically, anemia

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4 (part 2) (4 words)

antihistamine, arcade, amplification, amplifier

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5 (part 1) (30 words)

anagram, ancestor, appalling, arbitrate, arbitrator, Anemic, anesthesia, applicability, applicable, armful, anew, angelic, angular, annex, annihilate, annihilation, annotate, announcer, annulment, annunciation, ascertainable, ascertainment, anonymity, anonymously, anteroom, anthology, antibiotic, anticipation, anxiety, apologize

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5 (part 2) (7 words)

apostrophe, archaic, appease, approximately, aquamarine, aquaria, aquarium

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6 (part 1) (30 words)

aquatic, archive, ardor, arduous, arduously, arena, aristocrat, arson, arthritic, arthritis, articulate, articulated, artificiality, artificially, ascension, askew, bald, atrocity, astral, astute, atoll, atonement, attune, audition, auditor, aural, bailiff, averse, aviary, aviation

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6 (part 2) (18 words)

azure, benign, benignly, ban, bankruptcy, barbecue, baton, belligerent, bellow, benefactor, betake, bewildering, bewitchment, biblioclast, bibliography, bibliophile, bibliothecarial, bibliotics

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7 (part 1) (30 words)

bicarbonate, bidding, bidet, biennially, biggie, bigmouth, bigotry, bilingual, bilious, blaspheme, bolster, bout, bustle, calculable, broadcasting, brochure, bubble, bureaucrat, cadet, calculus, calligraphy, camaraderie, cameo, capitulate, canopied, canopy, canter, capability, chautauqua, capitalization

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7 (part 2) (31 words)

cardinal, catastrophe, Chile, caulk, celestial, censorship, centigrade, centimeter, centralization, centralize, cessation, chalet, charlatan, chemist, chide, chiropractor, circulate, chronically, chronicle, cinema, coexist, cogitate, clarity, classical, classically, clerical, cliche, clinic, clockwise, coauthor, cockade

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7 (part 3) (1 words)


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8 (part 1) (30 words)

coincide, collaborate, collaboration, collateral, collectible, colonnade, convalescent, countenance, connived, comeback, comedian, convulse, commemorate, commentary, commodity, comport, composure, commonwealth, communal, communally, commune, commute, comparatively, compensate, complication, complimentary, compress, compromising, compulsory, concede

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8 (part 2) (21 words)

concentric, concise, concoct, concur, conduce, confederation, confinement, consecutive, confront, confrontation, conglomeration, congressional, conscience, conservatory, corroborate, corrode, controversially, consolidate, consolidation, damask, contemporary

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9 (part 1) (30 words)

contempt, contraband, contradict, contribution, contributor, controller, converter, cooperative, coordinate, cope, copious, cordial, coronation, coroner, corruptly, cosmopolitan, cosmos, counsel, coup, cynically, crass, cremate, demographic, criterion, criticism, cuisine, decomposition, culpable, culprit, cushion

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9 (part 2) (12 words)

deferment, dais, dearth, debater, decanter, derogatory, decease, deceased, deception, deciliter, decimeter, decompose

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10 (part 1) (30 words)

decrescendo, defenseless, definitely, deflect, deity, despot, denounce, dependent, deplete, depletion, deplore, deprive, diffusive, disciplinary, devise, devoid, designer, desirous, desperation, despicable, deter, detonation, detour, detriment, diagnose, dialog, dictatorship, diction, diehard, dietician

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10 (part 2) (14 words)

dirge, dilapidated, dilatory, diligence, diminish, dire, dispersal, disarray, discipline, doff, discretion, docile, disgruntled, disheveled

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11 (part 1) (30 words)

donate, draperies, dispensable, dispensary, disrupt, dissatisfaction, dissimilar, duet, divulge, doggerel, dolt, dominate, dominion, dukedom, drizzle, dub, dubious, duplex, earmark, eccentric, embroider, embryo, edit, eerie, efficiency, efficient, embezzle, embody, emboss, electrolysis

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11 (part 2) (4 words)

electron, elope, emaciated, emancipate

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12 (part 1) (30 words)

embalm, encapsulate, evoke, endeavor, endive, endorse, enhance, epitome, enthusiasm, entrails, entreat, enunciation, envisage, epigrammatic, episode, epitaph, equine, errant, escapade, etiquette, eulogy, euphemism, euphemistic, euphoria, euphoric, fallacy, excessively, exchequer, eventuality, excitability

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12 (part 2) (11 words)

excitable, existence, fabricator, facade, exclamation, excluding, exclusively, excel, expansive, fiancée, exemplary

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13 (part 1) (30 words)

exert, exhilarate, exhilarated, exorbitance, exorbitant, exoskeleton, experimental, experimentally, expletive, exploit, exquisite, exterminate, extermination, exterminator, extraordinarily, extrovert, exuberance, fabricate, fabrication, facility, factional, fallow, forbade, forbearance, fascinating, fastidious, fateful, ferment, fertilization, fertilize

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13 (part 2) (21 words)

fervor, festive, fluorescent, fiction, fictional, fiscal, fiscally, fitful, flexibility, flippant, flora, flout, fluster, foreshadow, forge, formality, formalize, formulate, franc, fraternize, gird

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14 (part 1) (30 words)

futile, furtive, frustrate, fulfill, fulfilled, fulfilling, fume, fundamental, fundamentally, fungi, gavel, geographic, geographical, geographically, futility, geometrical, galactic, garish, geyser, glean, gaudy, genteel, geodesic, geologic, geologically, gladiator, germ, gerund, glint, gloss

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14 (part 2) (19 words)

glossary, glower, gourmet, gratifying, gregarious, gullible, halter, groom, grudge, guarantee, guardianship, Guatemalan, guild, guilder, gurney, habitual, hamper, hereditary, handicap

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15 (part 1) (30 words)

handicapped, hallucination, harrowing, harass, harmonize, heredity, hireling, hostilely, hurtle, hierarchy, hygienist, ideally, honorary, hovel, horde, hospice, hospitality, hospitalize, hostage, hostel, hummock, hybrid, hydraulic, hydraulically, hydroplane, hypertension, hypocrisy, hysterically, immobilize, incidentally

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15 (part 2) (15 words)

indecisive, indefinitely, infallible, initiation, igneous, illustrious, impound, immersion, immigration, imminent, impeach, impede, impel, impend, impersonate

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16 (part 1) (30 words)

impetuosity, implement, implicate, impostor, imprudent, impunity, impurity, inarticulate, inaudible, interrogative, incontrovertible, incredible, indigestion, indisposed, individuality, indomitable, inept, inertia, inexplicable, inferiority, infinitesimal, infinitive, infirm, infirmary, inflation, inflict, infraction, iniquitous, initiative, inlet

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16 (part 2) (30 words)

introductory, intellectual, insecticide, insensate, insight, insipid, inspiration, inspire, introvert, insular, integral, integrity, intonation, intramural, interference, interjection, intermittent, interscholastic, intravenous, intrepid, intrigue, ionic, iodine, irascible, judiciary, invest, invulnerable, irony, irrational, irresistible

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17 (part 1) (30 words)

itemized, jargon, jaunty, kilowatt, lateral, laterally, laminated, kindle, knell, laudable, laudably, lien, lieutenant, legality, lengthwise, levitate, liabilities, libel, libeler, libelous, liberally, liberated, librarian, linear, loathe, ludicrous, linguist, liquidate, liquidation, lira

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17 (part 2) (11 words)

literal, literally, lithographer, lithography, loot, logarithm, logical, logically, luminosity, maze, maladjustment

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18 (part 1) (30 words)

malady, lyrical, ma'am, magistrate, magnate, magnetic, maladjusted, meander, malevolence, malevolent, malevolently, malice, malicious, mandatory, module, maternally, mathematician, matrimonial, matrimony, matron, memoir, memorable, metamorphoses, metaphor, maximal, mechanically, misnomer, metallurgical, metallurgist, meditate

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18 (part 2) (14 words)

melee, metropolis, metropolitan, muckrake, muckraking, mercantile, merge, metabolic, modular, monetary, momentum, meteorologist, microorganism, midwives

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19 (part 1) (30 words)

mimicry, mite, monologue, mire, moderator, novice, monarch, needy, monopoly, monosyllabic, monotone, Morocco, moron, mortgage, mortician, mortuary, motto, murky, musty, naive, nameless, narration, narrator, nationality, nettle, network, needlework, nominate, nebula, necessarily

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19 (part 2) (31 words)

neglectful, negligence, negligent, negligible, negotiable, negotiate, neon, neutron, observant, oppressive, nit, nomad, nonexistent, objective, objector, notably, notarize, notate, nowhere, noxious, nude, numeration, nuptial, nutrient, nutritive, obdurate, obnoxious, obscene, occupant, opportunist, oppress

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19 (part 3) (2 words)

onerous, onset

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20 (part 1) (30 words)

onslaught, operative, opportune, optician, optimism, ostentatious, ostracize, pagan, parable, participle, paramedic, outrage, overlap, overwrought, paraphrase, pampas, pamper, paradox, parallel, pare, parliament, parliamentarian, parochial, parody, parquet, pastoral, planetarium, pert, perennial, pedestal

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20 (part 2) (14 words)

pediatrics, pendant, pendulum, pharmacy, perjury, perplex, personify, pervert, peso, philosopher, philosophical, philosophy, procedure, physiology

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21 (part 1) (30 words)

plot, pious, pique, placid, politician, plausible, poll, pollen, plumb, poignant, precedence, precinct, probe, possessive, posterity, professorial, practicality, premier, premonition, prevalence, prefatory, pregnancy, prejudiced, prelude, preoccupied, preposition, provoking, prow, prudence, prudent

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21 (part 2) (5 words)

presuppose, presupposition, pretentious, prevalent, prevaricate

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22 (part 1) (30 words)

privilege, quail, quarantine, propaganda, pronouncement, pronto, proverb, rancid, protruding, protrusion, prologue, prophet, proposal, proprietary, proprietor, proprietorship, prose, province, pseudonym, psychiatrist, psychologist, psychology, radiologist, pulsate, punctuality, putrefy, radiology, radiant, rabble, racket

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22 (part 2) (9 words)

rampant, rankle, rationalization, refrain, recession, recital, recoup, recuperate, recur

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23 (part 1) (30 words)

recurrent, reducible, redundant, reestablish, refusal, refute, reminiscence, relativity, remodel, reverberate, rickety, renovate, repentance, replenish, reproduction, requisition, resent, residential, resistant, resistless, resonance, respiration, resplendent, respondent, resuscitate, retaliate, retrograde, revert, rhetoric, rhythmical

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23 (part 2) (9 words)

ridiculous, righteousness, rite, roan, salvage, rotary, routine, ruble, rupee

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24 (part 1) (30 words)

saga, scarcity, sarcasm, sarcastic, sarcastically, scavenger, scourge, saunter, saute, schemer, scallop, seasoned, schooner, scintillating, scornful, scriptural, scruple, scrupulous, scrutiny, sculptural, searcher, second-rate, sedentary, semiannual, semiannually, sedimentary, segregate, seine, selective, seminar

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24 (part 2) (31 words)

sensationally, separatist, sex, shanty, shekel, sidelong, silt, shear, sojourner, shiftless, shoal, shoddy, shrew, sidle, silencer, silhouette, similarity, simile, simplify, simulate, simulation, sleek, singular, singularity, sisterhood, skittish, slang, slapstick, solace, slovenly, sociable

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24 (part 3) (3 words)

solicitor, solidarity, soloist

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25 (part 1) (30 words)

spectacle, sophomore, sorcery, spasmodic, spectrum, speculation, stockade, squalid, stilted, stimulant, structural, sprightly, squeamish, stalwart, stanza, staple, statistical, stature, sterilize, stigmatize, stupor, strategic, strategy, strew, strife, studious, stupendous, subconscious, subdivide, subjective

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25 (part 2) (30 words)

submerge, submission, subsequent, substantial, subterranean, sufficiently, syncopate, syncopation, syndication, terrace, taciturn, sustain, syntax, syntheses, timbre, swathe, syllabi, symmetrical, symposia, symptom, symptomatic, synagogue, synchronize, synonymous, syntactic, synthetic, syringe, tableau, temporal, temporarily

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26 (part 1) (30 words)

technique, telecast, tenement, tepid, terminal, therapy, thermostat, thesis, tithe, thoroughly, tic, tick, timorous, token, topical, topography, torrid, transact, trespass, tractable, trait, transcontinental, transfuse, transitive, translate, translator, transmit, transpire, tundra, transpose

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26 (part 2) (31 words)

treacherous, treasurer, treatise, tributary, truncheon, undergarment, tycoon, typify, tyranny, tyrant, ultimate, underlie, unbearable, unbelief, unconventional, undersell, undersized, undertone, underworld, unearthly, unfeigned, unforgettable, unlimited, unscathed, utility, unseemly, unspeakable, upheaval, upturn, valid, vibrate

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26 (part 3) (16 words)

vibrato, urchin, urgency, vaccinate, vagabond, vagrant, valediction, vantage, variation, vilify, villain, vegetation, veneer, veracity, verb, veterinarian

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27 (part 1) (30 words)

yen, victuals, vindictive, vinegar, violation, virtual, virtuosi, virtuosity, virtuoso, visibility, vocabulary, vocalize, vociferous, voltage, vulnerable, waistcoat, wane, whine, well-bred, well-to-do, welt, wharf, wherewith, wigwam, wile, wrestle, witchcraft, withheld, withholding, wont

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27 (part 2) (30 words)

zoologist, workmanlike, worthless, wreathe, wrest, writhe, yeast, zealous, zinc, attribute, outride, overleap, overstride, absent-minded, aeronaut, habitant, irrigant, journalize, kind-hearted, light-hearted, Madonna, Milky Way, non-existent, pinchers, pledgee, poetics, beleaguered, guaranteed, scalable, disfigured

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28 (part 1) (30 words)

cypher, desiccated, draughtsman, esteemed, Hera, Ithaca, Muslim, Napoleonic, Nazareth, Nuremberg, Palestinian, Peloponnesus, Philippines, Portuguese, Ukrainian, Upanishad, convert, expose, mobile, rebel, reject, repress, caricaturist, abacus, billfold, coral, corsage, coliseum, conduit, copilot

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28 (part 2) (31 words)

covey, coyote, croissant, crevice, davenport, harp, electrician, electromagnet, epaulet, fetus, hawser, floe, gallows, guillemot, marionette, maternity, oasis, obituary, hydrant, incubator, plumage, lei, monolith, octagon, octet, odometer, ottoman, panorama, plebiscite, pest, propeller

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28 (part 3) (22 words)

plateau, porcelain, racquetball, refraction, reflector, restaurant, rugby, sapphire, stagecoach, turbine, tabernacle, technician, thermos, turquoise, upholstery, vermin, ventilator, volleyball, zinnia, serval, Newfoundland, draftsman