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Spelling – Teaching Spelling – Spelling Word Lists

pipable

obesity

ossify

digit

nagging

cantonment

enculturate

tractile

ciguatera

prosody

minnow

elicitor

cumulus

greffier

spasmolytic

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Spelling – Teaching Spelling – Spelling Words Lists

hyperglycemia

lavatory

obnubilation

ptyalin

Euripidean

xylem

kakemono

excitement

ornate

nirvana

vastitude

playlet

caustic

patentee

preterient

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If the suffix or verb ending begins with a vowel, drop the final e.

Examples: amuse + ing = amusing

                    Create + ity = creativity

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Lesson 187. Words properly accented on the first Syllable. 

con’strue    com’bat ant      pu’is sance
trav’erse    dis’pu tant      in’ter im
ramp’ant     gon’do la        au’top sy
ath’lete     pleth’o ra       tym’pa num
syr’inge     mis’chiev ous    wise’a cre
ex’tant      blas’phe mous    or’ches tral
brig’and     con’ver sant     im’po tent
con’cord     san’he drim      con’gru ent
dis’cord     con’tra ry       im’be cile
do’nate      pro’te an        pha’e ton
ob’long      dis’ci pline     ret’i na

Teaching Spelling – Spelling Words

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Homophones – Words that sound alike and are spelled differently

Spelling – Teaching Spelling

Lesson 188.

roll, to turn over and over.    soar, to mount upward.
role, a part performed.         stake, a pointed stick.
sign, a token; a mark.          steak, a slice of flesh.
sine, a line in geometry.       step, a pace; a foot-print.
skull, part of the head.        steppe, a dreary plain.
scull, to impel a boat.         stoop, to bend forward.
sleeve, an arm cover.           stoup, a basin; a pitcher.
sleave, untwisted silk.         sum, the amount; whole.
slight, to neglect; feeble.     some, a part; a portion.
sleight, dexterity.             tale, that which is told.
soul, the immortal spirit.      tail, terminal appendage.
sole, bottom of the foot.       tare, allowance in weight.
sore, a hurt; painful.          tear, to rend; to lacerate.

Spelling Words Spelling Practice

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Lesson 173.

Words spelled alike, whose Pronunciation and Meaning differ.

mall, a public walk.                 scald, a poet.
mall, a mallet.                      sew’er (so’er), one who sews.
slough (sluf), a snake’s skin.       sew’er (su’er), a drain.
slough, a miry place.                court’e sy, civility.
wear, a dam in a river.              courte’sy, a slight bow.
wear, waste.                         slav’er, a slave ship.
min’ute (min’it), sixty seconds.     slav’er, spittle.
mi nute’, very small.                i’ron y (i’urn y), of iron.
hind’er, in the rear.                i’ron y, ridicule.
hin’der, to obstruct.                worst’ed, a kind of yarn.
scald, a burn.                       worst’ed, defeated.

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Lesson 163.

Semi (Latin), and hemi (Greek), ha1f; super (Latin), over or above; trans
(Latin), beyond or through; and inter (Latin), among or between.

sem’i breve      sem’i co lon       sem’i qua ver
sem’i tone       sem’i cir cle      sem i ton’ic
hem’i sphere     hem’i cy cle       hem i morph’ic
hem’i trope      hem i he’dral      hem i spher’ic
su per add’      su per fi’cial     su per in duce’
su per scribe’   su per’flu ous     su per struct’ure
tran scend’ent   trans at lan’tic   tran’si to ry
trans fig’ure    trans fus’i ble    trans mis’si ble
in’ter course    in ter mit’tent    in ter reg’num
in’ter lude      in ter ces’sor     in ter sec’tion

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