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SA 6th Grade Spelling List 14

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phonics
the study of the sounds of letters (n.)
megaphone
a device like a large cone for increasing the volume of a voice and directing it (n.)
microphone
an electronic device that picks up sound and magnifies it (n.)
telephone
an instrument for carrying speech over distances (n.)
symphony
a composition for a full orchestra (n.)
metropolitan
traits associated with a sizeable city or urban area (adj.)
policeman
a person who keeps order (n.)
politics
the art or science of governement (n.)
cosmopolitan
representative of all the world; at home in all countries (adj.)
rupture
a breaking apart (v.)
interrupt
to break in upon an action or a conversation (v.)
abruptly
broken off suddenly; curtly (adv.)
disrupt
to break apart; to disturb (v.)
misused
not properly used or cared for (adj.)
misspell
to spell incorrectly (v.)
misfortune
bad luck; a bad occurrence (n.)
misplaced
lost; not where it belongs (adj.)
misbehavior
improper behavior (n.)
mispronounce
to pronounce incorrectly (v.)
misconception
a mistaken idea; misunderstanding (n.)
miscalculate
to come up with the wrong answer; to miscount (v.)
absent
not present (adj.)
abscond
to go away secretly and hide (v.)
abstain
to do without; to refrain from (v.)
absolve
to free from blame (v.)
abnormal
not like the majority; unusual (adj.)
abuse
to use wrongly or improperly (v.)
absolute
complete; pure (adj.)
longitude
length north or south (n.)
altitude
the height of a thing above the earth's surface or above sea level (n.)
servitude
slavery; forced labor as punishment (n.)
attitude
a person's manner of acting or his feelings (n.)
aptitude
talent; ability (n.)
solitude
the state of being alone (n.)
magnitude
greatness or size of importance (n.)