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Sixth Grade Vocabulary Word List

This sixth grade vocabulary list was built from an analysis of difficult words that appear in basal readers and other books commonly taught in the 6th grade. Those words were then analyzed to see how often they appeared on English Language Arts state tests given in the sixth, seventh and eighth grades. This vocabulary word list is free and printable, but is also available through our systematic vocabulary development program, The Word Up Project, which has been proven to raise scores. You can also view the word lists of the other levels of The Word Up Project.

Abandon
abundant
access
accommodate
accumulate
adapt
adhere
agony
allegiance
ambition
ample
anguish
anticipate
anxious
apparel
appeal
apprehensive
arid
arrogant
awe

Barren
beacon
beneficial
blunder
boisterous
boycott
burden

Campaign
capacity
capital
chronological
civic
clarity
collaborate
collide
commend
commentary
compact
composure
concise
consent
consequence
conserve
conspicuous
constant
contaminate
context
continuous
controversy
convenient
cope
cordial
cultivate
cumulative

Declare
deluge
dense
deplete
deposit
designate
desperate
deteriorate
dialogue
diligent
diminish
discretion
dissent
dissolve
distinct
diversity
domestic
dominate
drastic
duration
dwell








Eclipse
economy
eerie
effect
efficient
elaborate
eligible
elude
encounter
equivalent
erupt
esteem
evolve
exaggerate
excel
exclude
expanse
exploit
extinct
extract

Factor
former
formulates
fuse
futile

Generate
genre

Habitat
hazardous
hoax
hostile

Idiom
ignite
immense
improvises
inept
inevitable
influence
ingenious
innovation
intimidate

Jovial

Knack

Leeway
legislation
leisure
liberate
likeness
linger
literal
loathe
lure

Majority
makeshift
manipulate
marvel
massive
maximum
meager
mere
migration
mimic
minute
monotonous

Negotiate



Objective
obstacle
omniscient
onset
optimist
originate

Painstaking
paraphrase
parody
persecute
plummet
possess
poverty
precise
predicament
predict
prejudice
preliminary
primitive
priority
prominent
propel
prosecute
prosper
provoke
pursue

Quest

Recount
refuge
reinforce
reluctant
remorse
remote
resolute
restrain
retaliate
retrieve
rigorous
rural

Salvage
sanctuary
siege
significant
solar
soothe
stationary
stifle
strive
subordinate
subsequent
superior
supplement
swarm

Tangible
terminate
terrain
trait
transform
transport
treacherous

Unanimous
unique
unruly
urban

Vacate
verdict
verge
vibrant
vital
vow


 

 Prefixes Sixth Grade

Prefix

Prefix Meaning

Sample Words and Definitions

ad-

toward, to, at, about, indicates direction

adjoin: attach or add, make an addition to

admit: allow to enter, grant entry to

com-

con-

together with

jointly

combat: fighting between people

combine: to join or mix together

concur: to agree with someone

de-

reduce down

remove

debase: to reduce something in value or quality

decelerate: to slow down; to reduce speed

dethrone: to remove from power

dis-

do the opposite,

exclude, absence of, not

disagree: to have a different opinion

disappear: to stop being seen

disassemble: to undo something that’s assembled

ex-

from, out, out of

away from

excavate: to dig out

exhale: to breathe out

extract: to draw or put out

il- im-

in- ir-

not, without

illegal: not legal

impossible: not possible

inappropriate: not appropriate

inter-

between,

among, jointly

interact: to act upon one another

international: involving two or more countries

intersection: place where roads come together

ob-

no, not,

without

object: to be against something

obscure: hard to understand

obstruct: something that is in the way

per-

through

throughout

permanent: lasting throughout all time

permeate: to spread throughout

persist: to continue for a long time

pre-

earlier, before,

in front of

preamble: a part in front of a formal document

prepare: to get ready in advance

prepay: to pay ahead of time

pro-

before,

in front of

prognosis: a prediction of what will happen

prologue: a passage before the main part

prophet: a person who foretells the future

re-

again, back

backward

rebound: to spring back again, recover

rebuild: to build again

rewind: to wind something backward

un-

not, opposite of

lacking

unabridged: not shortened; full length

unfair: opposite of fair, just, and impartial

unfriendly: lacking friendliness; hostile

 

 

 

Suffixes Sixth Grade

Suffix

Suffix Meaning

Sample Words and Definitions

-al

Rrelating to

bacterial: relating to bacteria

natural: relating to nature

theatrical: relating to the theater

-an

-ian

relating to,

belonging to

American: of or relating to America

Italian: of or relating to Italy

urban: of or relating to a city

-eer

one that is concerned with professionally, conducts or produces

auctioneer: a person who is in charge of selling

things at an auction

profiteer: a person who invests money in a business

(usually a large business)

-en

makes the word a

verb

awaken: to wake up

hammered: did hammer

laughed: did laugh

-ent

inclined to

competent: inclined to be able to do a job

different: inclined to not be the same as

potent: inclined to be extremely powerful

-ar

of or relating to;

being

lunar: relating to a moon

molecular: relating to molecules

liar: one who tells lies

-ar

a person who

disciplinarian: a person who enforces all rules

vegetarian: a person who eats vegetables, not meat

and fish

-er

more

bigger: more big

faster: more fast

happier: more happy

-er

action of process

fluster: to make someone nervous

ponder: to think carefully

stutter: to say something haltingly

-er

a person who

announcer: a person who announces

barber: a person who cuts hair

teacher: a person who teaches

-or

a person who

inventor: a person who invents

legislator: a person who makes laws

translator: a person who translates

-ful

full of

cheerful: full of cheer

helpful: full of help

thankful: full of thanks

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