5th Grade Spelling Words

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  1. eruption
    the sudden occurrence of a violent discharge
  2. remarkable
    unusual or striking
  3. humility
    a lack of arrogance or false pride
  4. distinctive
    of a feature that helps to identify a person or thing
  5. suitable
    meant or adapted for an occasion or use
  6. amass
    collect or gather
  7. voluntary
    of your own free will or design
  8. calendar
    a system of timekeeping that defines divisions of the year
  9. positive
    characterized by or displaying affirmation or acceptance
  10. inclusion
    the act of making a part of something
  11. behavior
    the way a person acts toward other people
  12. conclude
    bring to a close
  13. Amazon
    a major South American river
  14. dedicate
    give entirely to a specific person, activity, or cause
  15. condone
    excuse, overlook, or make allowances for
  16. reliable
    able to be depended on; consistent or steady
  17. faulty
    having a defect
  18. register
    an official written record of names or events
  19. degree
    a specific identifiable position in a continuum or series
  20. squalid
    foul and run-down and repulsive
  21. transfixed
    having your attention held as though by a spell
  22. concoct
    make something by mixing
  23. radical
    far beyond the norm
  24. steadily
    in a continuous manner
  25. defiant
    boldly resisting authority or an opposing force
  26. mandate
    a formal statement of a command to do something
  27. default
    an option that is selected automatically
  28. outlier
    a person who lives away from his place of work
  29. Dixieland
    the southern states that seceded from the United States in 1861
  30. preserve
    keep in safety and protect from harm, loss, or destruction
  31. primitive
    characteristic of an earlier ancestral type
  32. contrary
    exact opposition
  33. assemble
    create by putting components or members together
  34. amigo
    a friend or comrade
  35. huddled
    crowded or massed together
  36. enact
    order by virtue of superior authority; decree
  37. profane
    grossly irreverent toward what is held to be sacred
  38. fauna
    all the animal life in a particular region or period
  39. flora
    all the plant life in a particular region or period
  40. formula
    a group of symbols that make a mathematical statement
  41. tangerine
    a variety of mandarin orange
  42. curiosity
    a state in which you want to learn more about something
  43. provoke
    provide the needed stimulus for
  44. reproach
    a mild rebuke or criticism
  45. casualty
    someone injured or killed in an accident
  46. tolerable
    capable of being borne or endured
  47. emotional
    of or pertaining to feelings
  48. attendance
    the act of being present at a meeting or event
  49. quirky
    strikingly unconventional
  50. horizon
    the line at which the sky and Earth appear to meet
  51. captivated
    filled with wonder and delight
  52. isolation
    the act of setting something apart from others
  53. prosperous
    in fortunate circumstances financially
  54. intelligence
    the ability to comprehend
  55. complexity
    the quality of being intricate and compounded
  56. assumption
    the act of taking something for granted
  57. corridor
    an enclosed passageway
  58. particular
    unique or specific to a person or thing or category
  59. purification
    the act of cleaning by getting rid of impurities
  60. satire
    witty language used to convey insults or scorn
  61. disposition
    your usual mood
  62. proposition
    a suggestion offered for acceptance or rejection
  63. entitle
    give the right to
  64. renewal
    the act of renewing
  65. assertive
    aggressively self-assured
  66. intimidated
    made scared or fearful as by threats
  67. receptacle
    a container that is used to put or keep things in
  68. concentrate
    make denser, stronger, or purer
  69. evaluate
    estimate the nature, quality, ability or significance of
  70. utterable
    capable of being uttered in words or sentences
  71. reign
    royal authority; the dominion of a monarch
  72. experiment
    the act of conducting a controlled test or investigation
  73. substitute
    a person or thing that can take the place of another
  74. recipient
    a person to whom something is sent, given, or awarded
  75. exception
    an instance that does not conform to a rule
  76. remedial
    tending or intended to rectify or improve
  77. garment
    an article of clothing
  78. villa
    a luxurious country residence with extensive grounds
  79. incredible
    amazing; extraordinarily good or great
  80. compress
    squeeze or press together
  81. diverge
    move or draw apart
  82. virtually
    in essence or in effect but not in fact
  83. entangled
    twisted together in a tangled mass
  84. cultivation
    production of food by preparing the land to grow crops
  85. covetous
    immoderately desirous of acquiring something
  86. intrinsic
    belonging to a thing by its very nature
  87. discrepancy
    a difference between conflicting facts or claims or opinions
  88. explanation
    making something understandable
  89. subsistence
    a means of surviving
  90. satisfactory
    giving contentment
  91. obliterate
    remove completely from recognition or memory
  92. immense
    unusually great in size or amount or extent or scope
  93. suspicion
    an impression that something might be the case
  94. ferocious
    marked by extreme and violent energy
  95. transcription
    something written, copied from one medium to another
  96. convention
    the act of meeting formally
  97. intricate
    having many complexly arranged elements; elaborate
  98. impossible
    not capable of happening or being done or dealt with
  99. ambitious
    having a strong desire for success or achievement
  100. disposition
    your usual mood
  101. fallacious
    containing or based on incorrect reasoning
  102. lavender
    an aromatic shrub with usually mauve or blue flowers
  103. benevolent
    showing or motivated by sympathy and understanding
  104. democracy
    a political system in which power lies in a body of citizens
  105. personification
    attributing human characteristics to abstract ideas
Created on December 16, 2012 (updated March 17, 2014)

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