HC Year 7 Term 1 spelling words

Horsham College year 7 spelling words
definitions & notes only words
  1. accept
    receive willingly something given or offered
  2. ache
    a dull persistent (usually moderately intense) pain
  3. actual
    existing in act or fact
  4. affair
    a vaguely specified social event
  5. ancient
    belonging to times long past
  6. angle
    the space between two lines or planes that intersect
  7. announce
    make known
  8. annual
    occurring or payable every year
  9. approach
    move towards
  10. arrest
    take into custody
  11. authorities
    the organization that is the governing authority of a political unit
  12. bandage
    a piece of soft material that covers and protects an injured part of the body
  13. bargain
    an agreement between parties fixing obligations of each
  14. basin
    a bowl-shaped vessel used for holding food or liquids
  15. bicycle
    a vehicle that has two wheels and is moved by foot pedals
  16. blossom
    reproductive organ of angiosperm plants
  17. bough
    any of the larger branches of a tree
  18. broken
    physically and forcibly separated into pieces or cracked or split
  19. camera
    equipment for taking photographs
  20. canvas
    a heavy, closely woven fabric
  21. cargo
    goods carried by a large vehicle
  22. ceremony
    a formal event performed on a special occasion
  23. cheerful
    being full of or promoting cheer
  24. chocolate
    a food made from roasted ground cacao beans
  25. choose
    pick out from a number of alternatives
  26. colony
    a group of organisms of the same type living together
  27. command
    an authoritative direction or instruction to do something
  28. commemorate
    call to remembrance
  29. common
    having no special distinction or quality
  30. control
    power to direct or determine
  31. convict
    a person who has been found guilty of a criminal offense
  32. courage
    a quality of spirit that enables you to face danger or pain
  33. cruelty
    the quality of being cruel and causing tension or annoyance
  34. debt
    the state of owing something, especially money
  35. depth
    the extent downward or backward or inward
  36. design
    the act of working out the form of something
  37. diary
    a daily written record of experiences and observations
  38. discontent
    a longing for something better than the present situation
  39. district
    a region marked off for administrative or other purposes
  40. echo
    the repetition of a sound from reflection of the sound waves
  41. eerie
    suggestive of the supernatural; mysterious
  42. effort
    use of physical or mental energy; hard work
  43. entrance
    something that provides access to get in
  44. escape
    run away from confinement
  45. estate
    extensive landed property retained by the owner
  46. every
    (used of count nouns) each and all of the members of a group considered singly and without exception
  47. expedition
    an organized group of people undertaking a journey
  48. eastern
    lying toward or situated in the east
  49. fauna
    all the animal life in a particular region or period
  50. fleet
    a group of steamships operating under the same ownership
    also: aircraft, motor cars
  51. flora
    all the plant life in a particular region or period
  52. forecast
    a prediction about how something will develop
  53. forest
    the trees and other plants in a large densely wooded area
  54. garrison
    a fortified military post where troops are stationed
  55. ghost
    the visible disembodied soul of a dead person
  56. goal
    the state of affairs that a plan is intended to achieve
  57. growth
    changing gradually from a simple to a more complex level
  58. guide
    someone employed to conduct others
  59. happily
    in a joyous manner
  60. harsh
    disagreeable to the senses
  61. hinge
    a joint that holds two parts together so that one can swing
  62. hostile
    characterized by enmity or ill will
  63. impatient
    restless or short-tempered under delay or opposition
  64. injure
    cause bodily harm to
  65. instructor
    a person whose occupation is teaching
  66. length
    the linear extent in space from one end to the other
  67. litre
    a metric unit of capacity, formerly defined as the volume of one kilogram of pure water under standard conditions; now equal to 1,000 cubic centimeters (or approximately 1.75 pints)
  68. luckily
    by good fortune
  69. manage
    be in charge of, act on, or dispose of
  70. medicinal
    treating, preventing or alleviating the symptoms of disease
  71. message
    a communication that is written or spoken or signaled
  72. nervous
    of or relating to a system of sensory apparatus
  73. perhaps
    by chance
  74. poverty
    the state of having little or no money and possessions
  75. praise
    an expression of approval and commendation
  76. rebel
    a person who takes part in an armed insurrection
  77. scurvy
    a condition caused by deficiency of ascorbic acid
  78. severity
    excessive sternness
  79. transportation
    the act of moving something from one location to another
  80. weatherproof
    able to withstand exposure to weather without damage