8th grade spelling

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42 terms · commonly misspelled words:)

mobility

the ability to move easily from place to place

promote

give a promotion to or assign to a higher position

aggressive

having or showing determination and energetic pursuit of your ends

gradual

proceeding in small stages

apposition

the act of positioning close together (or side by side)

juxtapose

place side by side

session

a meeting devoted to a particular activity

assessor

an official who evaluates property for the purpose of taxing it

sedentary

(adj.) characterized by or calling for continued sitting; remaining in one place

epilogue

a short passage added at the end of a literary work

eulogy

a formal speech praising a person who has died

onomatopoeia

using words that imitate the sound they denote

pseudonym

a fictitious name used when the person performs a particular social role

anonymous

having no known name or identity or known source

chauffeur

a person hired to drive or bring someone to another location; a driver

referral

the act of referring (as forwarding an applicant for employment or referring a matter to an appropriate agency)

circumference

The distance around a circle

tenant

someone who pays rent to use land or a building or a car that is owned by someone else

tentative

uncertain

recapitulate

summarize briefly

encapsulate

to place in a capsule; to condense or summarize

repellent

highly offensive

impel

cause to move forward with force

pendant

an adornment that hangs from a piece of jewelry (necklace or earring)

pendulum

something that hangs and swings back and forth

expenditure

payment or expense; expending; something expended; output; Ex. receipt for the expenditure; Ex. expenditure of all the energy

ecstatic

joyous; extremely happy

status quo

staying the same; unchanging

stationary

standing still; not moving

unconscionable

unscrupulous; shockingly unfair or unjust

omniscient

knowing everything; having unlimited awareness or understanding

conscientious

guided by or in accordance with conscience or sense of right and wrong

dissent

a difference of opinion

sentimental

romantic or emotional; feelings tied to the past

conducive

tending to cause or bring about

aqueduct

a structure that carries water over long distances

superfluous

more than is needed, desired, or required

audible

able to be heard

cacophony

harsh sounds

tactile

producing a sensation of touch

contiguous

side by side, touching; near; adjacent in time

claustrophobia

An abnormal fear of narrow, enclosed spaces

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