National Spelling Bee Study Words - 5th Grade

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2011; use "speller" to help learn how to spell the words. It makes the computer call out the words, and the person types in how to spell it.

Stellar

--, being or relating to or resembling or emanating from stars

reckon

expect, believe, or suppose

axle

a shaft on which a wheel rotates

talons

a sharp hooked claw especially on a bird of prey

heroic

showing extreme courage

stomach

an enlarged and muscular saclike organ of the alimentary canal

patriot

one who loves and defends his or her country

episode

a happening that is distinctive in a series of related events

cabinet

a cupboard-like repository or piece of furniture with doors and shelves and drawers

murmur

a schwa that is incidental to the pronunciation of a consonant

uniform

clothing of distinctive design worn by members of a particular group as a means of identification

racial

of or characteristic of race or races or arising from differences among groups

compass

navigational instrument for finding directions

prism

optical device having a triangular shape and made of glass or quartz

wriggle

the act of wiggling

journal

the part of the axle contained by a bearing

assign

select something or someone for a specific purpose

eyelet

fastener consisting of a metal ring for lining a small hole to permit the attachment of cords or lines

tissue

a part of an organism consisting of an aggregate of cells having a similar structure and function

posture

characteristic way of bearing one's body

thermos

vacuum flask that preserves temperature of hot or cold drinks

fashion

characteristic or habitual practice

chorus

a group of people assembled to sing together

humane

pertaining to or concerned with the humanities

ugliness

qualities that do not give pleasure to the senses

ransom

the act of freeing from captivity or punishment

flannel

a soft light woolen fabric

fragrance

a pleasingly sweet olfactory property

prevail

use persuasion successfully

sinus

a wide channel containing blood

weasel

small carnivorous mammal with short legs and elongated body and neck

oasis

a fertile tract in a desert (where the water table approaches the surface)

quarrel

an arrow that is shot from a crossbow

lightning

the flash of light that accompanies an electric discharge in the atmosphere (or something resembling such a flash)

foreground

(computer science) a window for an active application

veil

a garment that covers the head and face

midriff

(anatomy) a muscular partition separating the abdominal and thoracic cavities

munchkin

An extremely short person

kindergarten

a preschool for children age 4 to 6 to prepare them for primary school

marshmallow

spongy confection made of gelatin and sugar and corn syrup and dusted with powdered sugar

question

uncertainty about the truth or factuality of existence of something

bristle

a stiff hair

delighted

filled with wonder and delight

echoed

repeated a sound

therapy

(medicine) the act of caring for someone (as by medication or remedial training etc.)

mortar

a bowl-shaped vessel in which substances can be ground and mixed with a pestle

intruder

someone who intrudes on the privacy or property of another without permission

terrific

very great or intense

curtain

hanging cloth used as a blind (especially for a window)

calculator

a small machine that is used for mathematical calculations

blizzard

a series of unexpected and unpleasant occurrences

virtue

moral excellence

antelope

graceful Old World ruminant with long legs and horns directed upward and backward

blatant

conspicuously and offensively loud

confection

the act of creating something (a medicine or drink or soup etc.) by compounding or mixing a variety of components

realty

property consisting of houses and land

ingredient

a component of a mixture or compound

fanzine

a fan magazine

widget

a device that is very useful for a particular job

recruit

any new member or supporter (as in the armed forces)

airborne

moved or conveyed by or through air

peruse

examine or consider with attention and in detail

genius

unusual mental ability

eclipse

one celestial body obscures another

unreadable

not easily deciphered

defiantly

in a rebellious manner

acrobat

an athlete who performs acts requiring skill and agility and coordination

clarinet

a single-reed instrument with a straight tube

plague

an annoyance

tourism

the business of providing services to tourists

waiver

a formal written statement of relinquishment

imitate

make a reproduction or copy of

larceny

the act of taking something from someone unlawfully

altogether

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

toilsome

characterized by toilsome effort to the point of exhaustion

perturb

throw into great confusion or disorder

delved

searched

cleave

come or be in close contact with

mischief

reckless or malicious behavior that causes discomfort or annoyance in others

interpret

make sense of a language

exotic

strikingly strange or unusual

laborious

characterized by toilsome effort to the point of exhaustion

defunct

having ceased to exist or live

audience

a conference (usually with someone important)

thermostat

a regulator for automatically regulating temperature by starting or stopping the supply of heat

pyramid

a massive memorial with a square base and four triangular sides

carnival

a festival marked by merrymaking and processions

evidence

give evidence

microphone

device for converting sound waves into electrical energy

sequel

a part added to a book or play that continues and extends it

carpenter

a woodworker who makes or repairs wooden objects

replete

fill to satisfaction

pungent

sharp biting or acrid especially in taste or smell

jealousy

zealous vigilance

trespass

entry to another's property without right or permission

hurriedly

in a hurried or hasty manner

muscular

having a robust muscular body-build characterized by predominance of structures (bone and muscle and connective tissue) developed from the embryonic mesodermal layer

envoy

someone sent on a mission to represent the interests of someone else

vegetarian

eater of fruits and grains and nuts

damageable

something not working or looking well

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