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National Spelling Bee Study Words - 5th Grade

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.
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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