376 Spelling Bee Words w/ Definitions

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a part

aside

abstain

choose no to consume

abstention

the trait of abstaining (especially from alcohol)

accessory

a subordinate or supplementary part, object, or the like, used mainly for convenience, attractiveness, safety, etc., as a spotlight on an automobile or a lens cover on a camera.

accompany

perform an accompaniment to

accordion

a portable wind instrument having a large bellows for forcing air through small metal reeds, a keyboard for the right hand, and buttons for sounding single bass notes or chords for the left hand.

accumulate

to gather or collect, often in gradual degrees; heap up

acreage

an area of ground used for some particular purpose (such as building or farming)

advocate

a person who pleads for a cause or propounds an idea

aerial

in or belonging to the air or operating (for or by means of aircraft or elevated cables) in the air

aggressive

characterized by or tending toward unprovoked offensives, attacks, invasions, or the like; militantly forward or menacing

altogether

to a complete degree or to the full or entire extent ('whole' is often used informally for 'wholly')

amateur

someone who pursues a study or sport as a pastime

ambidextrous

marked by deliberate deceptiveness especially by pretending one set of feelings and acting under the influence of another

analyses

break down a complex whole into its major parts

antibiotic

compound that blocks the growth and reproduction of bacteria

antihistamine

a medicine used to treat allergies and hypersensitive reactions and colds

antiseptic

a substance that destroys micro-organisms that carry disease without harming body tissues

antisocial

shunning contact with others

anymore

at the present or from now on

anyway

used to indicate that a statement explains or supports a previous statement

apart

not taken into account or excluded from consideration

apprehend

get the meaning of something

appropriate

suitable or fitting for a particular purpose, person, occasion, etc.

archaeology

the branch of anthropology that studies prehistoric people and their cultures

architecture

the profession of designing buildings and environments with consideration for their esthetic effect

armadillos

burrowing nocturnal mammal with body covered with strong plates

assent

agreement with a statement or proposal to do something

asymmetrical

irregular in shape or outline

atrocious

provoking horror

atrocity

an act of atrocious cruelty

attendance

the act of being present (at a meeting or event etc.)

auspicious

promising success; propitious; opportune; favorable

available

obtainable or accessible and ready for use or service

baggage

a case used to carry belongings when traveling

banjo

a stringed instrument of the guitar family that has long neck and circular body

barometer

an instrument that measures atmospheric pressure

basically

at bottom or by one's (or its) very nature

batik

a dyed fabric

because

the reason that something occurs

believe

accept as true

biography

an account of the series of events making up a person's life

bocce

Italian lawn bowling (played on a long narrow dirt court)

brief

a condensed written summary or abstract

calligraphy

beautiful handwriting

canasta

a form of rummy using two decks and four jokers

cancellation

the marks or perforations made in canceling.

canvas

heavy closely woven fabric (used for clothing or chairs or sails or tents)

canvass

heavy closely woven fabric (used for clothing or chairs or sails or tents)

capitalism

an economic system based on private ownership of capital

cartographer

a person who makes maps

centimeter

a metric unit of length equal to one hundredth of a meter

challenge

a demand by a sentry for a password or identification

chronic

being long-lasting and recurrent or characterized by long suffering

chronicle

record in chronological order

chronograph

an accurate timer for recording time

chronological

relating to or arranged according to temporal order

circumlocution

an indirect way of expressing something

circumscribe

restrict or confine, "I limit you to two visits to the pub a day"

circumstance

the set of facts or circumstances that surround a situation or event

collage

a paste-up made by sticking together pieces of paper or photographs to form an artistic image

collapse

the act of throwing yourself down

collectible

things considered to be worth collecting (not necessarily valuable or antique)

college

a complex of buildings in which a college is housed

colloquial

characteristic of informal spoken language or conversation

colonel

a commissioned military officer in the United States Army or Air Force or Marines who ranks above a lieutenant colonel and below a brigadier general

colossal

so great in size or force or extent as to elicit awe

commandos

a member of a military unit trained as shock troops for hit-and-run raids

commemorate

to serve as a memorial or reminder of

commiserate

to feel or express sorrow or sympathy for; empathize with; pity.

commission

a special assignment that is given to a person or group

commit

give entirely to a specific person, activity, or cause

compassionate

granted in an emergency

composure

serene, self-controlled state of mind; calmness; tranquillity:

comprehend

get the meaning of something

comprehension

an ability to understand the meaning or importance of something (or the knowledge acquired as a result)

conference

a discussion among participants who have an agreed (serious) topic

congratulate

say something to someone that expresses praise

congratulations

an expression of approval and commendation

connoisseur

an expert able to appreciate a field

consensus

agreement in the judgment or opinion reached by a group as a whole

consent

permission to do something

constellation

any of various groups of stars to which definite names have been given, as Ursa Major, Ursa Minor, Boötes, Cancer, Orion.

construction

drawing a figure satisfying certain conditions as part of solving a problem or proving a theorem

cosmopolitan

of worldwide scope or applicability

counterfeit

a copy that is represented as the original

crises

turning points

criteria

standards used in judging; CF. criterion

critique

a serious examination and judgment of something

croquet

a game in which players hit a wooden ball through a series of hoops

deceitful

given to deceiving:

define

give a definition for the meaning of a word

definition

clarity of outline

dehydrated

preserved by removing natural moisture

demographic

a statistic characterizing human populations (or segments of human populations broken down by age or sex or income etc.)

describe

identify as in botany or biology, for example

destructive

causing destruction or much damage

detain

cause to be slowed down or delayed

detention

a punishment in which a student must stay at school after others have gone home

diagnoses

a physician's opinion of the nature of patients' illness or injuries

diameter

the length of a straight line passing through the center of a circle and connecting two points on the circumference

different

differing from all others

differentiate

become distinct and acquire a different character

dilemma

a situation requiring a choice between equally undesirable alternatives.

disastrous

(of events) having extremely unfortunate or dire consequences

disintegrate

break into parts or components or lose cohesion or unity

dismissed

having lost your job

divisible

capable of being or liable to be divided or separated

doesn't

contraction for does not

edible

any substance that can be used as food

effervescence

the property of giving off bubbles

eloquent

expressing yourself readily, clearly, effectively

embargoes

a ban on trade

embarrassment

extreme excess

emigrants

people who leave a country to live somewhere else

enclosure

the act of enclosing something inside something else

encore

an extra or repeated performance

endurance

the power to withstand hardship or stress

envelop

enclose or enfold completely with or as if with a covering

envelope

any wrapper or covering

epidemic

a widespread outbreak of an infectious disease

exaggerate

to magnify beyond the limits of truth; overstate; represent disproportionately

exclaim

utter aloud

exclamation

an exclamatory rhetorical device

failure

an act or instance of failing or proving unsuccessful; lack of success

ferocious

marked by extreme and violent energy

ferocity

the property of being wild or turbulent

fertilize

introduce semen into (a female)

flammable

possible to burn

forbidden

excluded from use or mention

foreseeable

being such as may reasonable be anticipated

forfeit

something that is lost or surrendered as a penalty;

geography

study of the earth's surface

geometry

the pure mathematics of points and lines and curves and surfaces

ghettos

Sections of towns and cities in which Jews were forced to live.

giraffes

a tall, long-necked, spotted ruminant

glimpse

a quick look

going

act of departing

graduate

a measuring instrument for measuring fluid volume

graduation

the successful completion of a program of study

graphic

describing nudity or sexual activity in graphic detail

great-aunts

your parents aunt

hammock

a hanging bed of canvas or rope netting (usually suspended between two trees)

hardy

resolute and without fear

hearty

without reservation

heroism

the qualities or attributes of a hero or heroine

hydrant

a discharge pipe with a valve and spout at which water may be drawn from the mains of waterworks

hydraulic

moved or operated or effected by liquid (water or oil)

hydroelectric

of or relating to or used in the production of electricity by waterpower

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