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9th Grade Spelling words with definition

9th Grade Spelling words with definition

Building a vocabulary especially in the 9th grade is very important. It gives and builds your 9th grade students’ confidence; not just in their writing, but in the way they speak and act too. These 9th grade spelling words worksheets are new words for your 9th graders that’ll boost their confidence, and their definitions too; so they don’t just know how to spell these words but also how to use them!

These words will prepare them for bigger, harder to spell words, and maybe they can take on the spelling list for 12th Graders.

 

Absence

Accurate

Category

Consequently

Ecstasy

Absorption

Accustomed

Characteristic

Correspondence

Eighth

Abundant

Breathe

Cocoon

Distinction

Fundamentally

Acceptable

Benefited

Commencement

Dividend

Fallacy

Accidentally

Bulletin

Changeable

Dominant

Forfeit

Accommodation

Calendar

Chemistry

Dormitory

Fulfill

 

 

Magnificence

Prejudice

Maintenance

Tyranny

Maneuver

Unanimous

Mansion

Varies

Martyr

Villain

Maturity

Strenuous

Medical

Simile

Merchandise

Souvenir

Merit

Subtle

Miniature

Questionnaire

DEFINITIONS

  • ABSENCE: Failure to be present where one is expected, wanted, or needed. A state of being absent or withdrawn from a place or from companionship.
  • ABSORPTION: The act or process of swallowing up; engulfing; or overwhelming.
  • ABUNDANT:  Fully sufficient; a lot of; in great quantity.
  • ACCEPTABLE: Capable, worthy, or sure of being accepted or received with pleasure; pleasing to a receiver.
  • ACCIDENTALLY:  In an accidental manner; unexpectedly; by chance.
  • ACCOMMODATION: A place afforded to travellers in hotels or on cruise ships, or prisoners, etc.
  • ACCURATE: In exact or careful conformity to truth; the result of care or pains; free from failure, error, or defect
  • ACCUSTOMED: Made familiar by use. Being used to.
  • BREATHE: To repeatedly draw air into, and expel it from, the lungs in order to extract oxygen from it and excrete waste products.
  • BENEFITED: To have received an advantage, help or aid from something.
  • BULLETIN: A short report, especially one released through official channels to be broadcast or publicized
  • CALENDAR: A means to determine the date consisting of a document containing dates and other temporal information.
  • CATEGORY: A group, often named or numbered, to which items are assigned based on similarity or defined criteria.
  • CHARACTERISTIC: Being a distinguishing feature of a person or thing.
  • COCOON: The silky protective case spun by the larvae of some insects and moths in which they metamorphose, the pupa.
  • COMMENCEMENT: The first existence of anything; act or fact of commencing; rise; origin; beginning; start. The very beginning of something.
  • CHANGEABLE: Capable of being changed.
  • CHEMISTRY: The branch of natural science that deals with the composition and constitution of substances and the changes that they undergo as a consequence of alterations in the constitution of their molecules.
  • CONSEQUENTLY: As a result or consequence of something.
  • CORRESPONDENCE:  A Friendly discussion.
  • DISTINCTION: A feature that that causes someone or something to stand out as being better; a mark of honour, rank.
  • DIVIDEND: A number or expression that is to be divided by another.
  • DOMINANT: Ruling; governing; prevailing; controlling; as, the dominant party, church, spirit, power.
  • DORMITORY:  A building or part of a building which houses students, soldiers, monks etc. who sleep there and use communal further facilities.
  • ECSTASY:  A state of intense pleasure.
  • EIGHTH:  The person or thing in the eighth position. The ordinal form of the number Eight.
  • FUNDAMENTALLY: To the very core of the matter. Basically. Essentially.
  • FALLACY: Deceptive or false appearance; deceitfulness; that which misleads the eye or the mind; deception.
  • FORFEIT: To suffer the loss of something by wrongdoing or non-compliance.
  • FULFILL: To satisfy, carry out, bring to completion (an obligation, a requirement, etc.).
  • MAGNIFICENCE: Grandeur, brilliance, lavishness or splendor.
  • MAINTENANCE: Actions performed to keep some machine or system functioning or in service.
  • MANUEVER: To move (something) carefully, and often with difficulty, into a certain position.
  • MANSION: A large house or building, usually built for the wealthy.
  • MARTYR: One who sacrifices his or her life, station, or what is of great value to him or her, for the sake of principle or to sustain a cause.
  • MATURITY: The state of being mature, ready or ripe.
  • MEDICAL: Of or pertaining to the practice of medicine.
  • MERCHANDISE: A commodity offered for sale; an article of commerce.
  • MERIT: Something deserving good recognition.
  • MINIATURE: A small version of something; a model of reduced scale.
  • PREJUDICE: An adverse judgement or opinion formed beforehand or without knowledge of the facts.
  • TYRANNY: A government in which a single ruler has absolute power.
  • UNANIMOUS: Sharing the same views or opinions, and being in harmony or accord.
  • VARIES: something that changes with time or a similar parameter.
  • VILLAIN: The bad person in a work of fiction; often the main antagonist of the hero.
  • STRENUOUS: Requiring great strength or energy.
  • SIMILE: A figure of speech in which one thing is compared to another, in the case of English generally using like or as.
  • SOUVENIR: An item of sentimental value, to remember an event or location.
  • SUBTLE: Hard to grasp; not obvious or easily understood; barely noticeable.
  • QUESTIONNAIRE: A form containing a list of questions; a means of gathering information for a survey

That’s 50 new words for your 9th graders to chew on! You can also download the 9th grade spelling words printable 

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