7th Grade Spelling Bee practice

7th Grade Words for Spelling Bee Practice:

 

Lesson 1

Getting Letters in Correct Order

1.     completely

2.     believe

3.     weirdest

4.     beige

5.     through

6.     thirtieth

7.     experiment

8.     perfume

9.     doesn’t

10.   decision

 

11.   politely

12.   fierce

13.   briefcase

14.   sleigh

15.   lieutenant

16.   maneuver

17.   recruit

18.   biscuit

19.   gauge

20.   preserve

 

Challenge

unyielding

beguiling

beauteous

precipitation

preferably

 

 

Lesson 2

Unexpected Consonant Spellings

1.     penguin

2.     language

3.     parachute

4.     Michigan

5.     examination

6.     executive

7.     exhibit

8.     exhausted

9.     whirlpool

10.   meanwhile

 

11.   distinguished

12.   guacamole

13.   extinguish

14.   brochure

15.   chauffeur

16.   chandelier

17.   exempt

18.   exotic

19.   exertion

20. overwhelming

 

Challenge

bilingual

nonchalant

exhilaration

exasperate

whimsically

 

 

Lesson 3

One Consonant or Two?

1.     recommend

2.     different

3.     graffiti

4.     successfully

5.     embarrass

6.     necessary

7.     parallel

8.     Halloween

9.     Connecticut

10.approximately

 

11.   commitment

12.   accommodate

13.accomplishment

14.   possession

15.   harass

16.   confetti

17.   abbreviation

18.   interruption

19.   cinnamon

20.   mayonnaise

 

Challenge

commemoration

questionnaire

penicillin

recollection

interrogation

 

 

Lesson 4

Homophones

1.     herd

2.     heard

3.     capital

4.     capitol

5.     principle

6.     principal

7.     there

8.     their

9.     straight

10.   strait

 

11.   compliment

12.   complement

13.   stationery

14.   stationary

15.   idle

16.   idol

17.   hostel

18.   hostile

19.   sheer

2.     shear

 

Challenge

guerilla

gorilla

adolescents

adolescence

oral

aural

 

 

Lesson 5

Adding -ed and -ing

1.     traveled

2.     traveling

3.     received

4.     receiving

5.     panicked

6.     panicking

7.     qualified

8.     qualifying

9.     controlled

10.   controlling

 

11.   researched

12.   researching

13.   argued

14.   arguing

15.   mimicked

16.   mimicking

17.   horrified

18.   horrifying

19.   committed

20.   committing

 

Challenge

benefited

benefiting

prophesied

prophesying

transferred

transferring

 

 

Lesson 6

Review

1.     beige

2.     believe

3.     biscuit

4.     briefcase

5.     completely

6.     decision

7.     doesn’t

8.     experiment

9.     fierce

10.   gauge

11.   perfume

12.   sleigh

13.   thirtieth

14.   through

15.   weirdest

16.   brochure

17.   chauffeur

18.   distinguished

19.   examination

20.   exhibit

21.   exotic

22.   guacamole

23.   meanwhile

24.   Michigan

25.   penguin

26.accomplishment

27.approximately

28.   cinnamon

29.   Connecticut

30.   different

31.   Halloween

32.   harass

33.   interruption

34.   necessary

35.   possession

36.   recommend

37.   capital

38.   heard

39.   principal

40.   sheer

41.   stationery

42.   straight

43.   strait

44.   there

45.   panicked

46.   qualified

47.   received

48.   researching

49.   traveled

50.   traveling

 

 

Lesson 7

Words with No Sound Clues

1.     mathematics

2.     really

3.     audience

4.     usually

5.     diamond

6.     favorite

7.     memory

8.     restaurant

9.     recognize

10.   disgusted

 

11.   secretary

12.   miniature

13.   tournament

14.   vacuum

15.   Delaware

16.   gratitude

17.   elementary

18.   juvenile

19.   victim

20.   category

 

Challenge

luxurious

auxiliary

penitentiary

badminton

boulevard

 

 

Lesson 8

Related Words 1

1.     crime

2.     criminal

3.     except

4.     exception

5.     combine

6.     combination

7.     imitate

8.     imitation

9.     operate

10.   operation

 

11.   academy

12.   academic

13.   depart

14.   departure

15.   inspire

16.   inspiration

17.   participate

18.   participation

19.   regulate

20.   regulation

 

Challenge

indicate

indicative

deprive

deprivation

implicate

implication

 

 

Lesson 9

Endings -ty, -ity, -tion

1.     safety

2.     loyalty

3.     society

4.     security

5.     personality

6.     university

7.     authority

8.     recognition

9.     description

10.   introduction

 

11.   certainty

12.   specialty

13.   cruelty

14.   publicity

15.   electricity

16.   reality

17.   subscription

18.   retention

19.   intention

20.   reduction

 

Challenge

subtlety

technicality

hospitality

deception

acquisition

 

 

Lesson 10

Irregular Plurals

1.     handcuffs

2.     chefs

3.     zeros

4.     torpedoes

5.     yourselves

6.     bookshelves

7.     brothers-in-law

8.     series

9.     bacteria

10.   media

 

11.   portfolios

12.   avocados

13.   cargoes

14.   mottoes

15.   calves

16.   great-uncles

17.   aircraft

18.   alumni

19.   date

20.   oases

 

Challenge

dynamos

innuendoes

curricula

nuclei

fungi

 

 

Lesson 11

Plural or Possessive?

1.     niece’s

2.     nieces’

3.     nieces

4.     country’s

5.     countries’

6.     countries

7.     salesman’s

8.     salesmen’s

9.     its

10.   ours

 

11.   Mr. Murphy’s

12.   Murphys

13.   witness’s

14.   witnesses’

15.   witnesses

16.   secretary’s

17.   secretaries’

18.   secretaries

19.   theirs

20.   hers

 

Challenge

congress’s

congresses

communities’

communities

April Fools’ Day

 

 

Lesson 12

Review

1.     audience

2.     Delaware

3.     diamond

4.     disgusted

5.     elementary

6.     juvenile

7.     mathematics

8.     memory

9.     miniature

10.   really

11.   recognize

12.   restaurant

13.   tournament

14.   usually

15.   victim

16.   academy

17.   combination

18.   combine

19.   crime

20.   criminal

21.   depart

22.   departure

23.   except

24.   imitate

25.   inspiration

26.   participate

27.   regulate

28.   authority

29.   introduction

30.   personality

31.   publicity

32.   safety

33.   society

34.   subscription

35.   university

36.   aircraft

37.   alumni

38.   avocados

39.   chefs

40.   data

41.   great-uncles

42.   media

43.   series

44.   countries

45.   country’s

46.   its

47.   nieces

48.   ours

49.   theirs

50.   witness’s

 

 

Lesson 13

Vowels in Final Syllables

1.     hospital

2.     vertical

3.     acceptable

4.     multiple

5.     abandon

6.     comparison

7.     cardigan

8.     murmur

9.     interior

10.   ancestor

 

11.   identical

12.   logical

13.   impartial

14.   rectangle

15.   companion

16.   suburban

17.   metropolitan

18.   sulfur

19.   sponsor

20.   superior

 

Challenge

acquittal

quadruple

chameleon

amphibian

endeavor

 

 

Lesson 14

Vowels in Unstressed Syllables

vitamin

medicine

continent

material

probably

opinion

Saturday

treasure

finally

popular

 

bulletin

competition

invitation

literal

binoculars

senator

cemetery

ingredients

episode

substitute

 

Challenge

indecision

meticulous

despondent

misdemeanor

paralysis

 

 

Lesson 15

Greek Word Parts

1.     microscope

2.     microchip

3.     microwave

4.     ecology

5.     biology

6,     mythology

7.     technology

8.     astronaut

9.     astronomy

10.   disaster

 

11.   microcosm

12.   microbe

13.   microfilm

14.   sociology

15.   geology

16.   etymology

17.   astrology

18.   astronomer

19.   asteroid

20.   asterisk

 

Challenge

microbiology

microminiature

meteorology

anthropology

astronomical

 

 

Lesson 16

Words with -ice, -ise, -ize

1.     memorize

2.     organize

3.     specialize

4.     advertise

5.     compromise

6.     supervise

7.     paradise

8.     sacrifice

9.     notice

10.   justice

 

11.   sympathize

12.   civilize

13.   socialize

14.   legalize

15.   enterprise

16.   improvise

17.   merchandise

18.   prejudice

19.   apprentice

20.   cowardice

 

Challenge

characterize

individualize

enfranchise

accomplice

solstice

 

 

Lesson 17

Compound Words

1.     homemade

2.     roommate

3.     everyone

4.     sometimes

5.     runner-up

6.     all-around

7.     twenty-one

8.     field trip

9.     French fries

10.   free throw

 

11.   stomachache

12.   racquetball

13.   snowmobile

14.   someone

15.   newsstand

16.   make-believe

17.   full-length

18.   son-in-law

19.   rain forest

20.   end zone

 

Challenge

straightedge

cross-examination

wash-and-wear

chain reaction

blood pressure

 

 

Lesson 18

Review

1.     abandon

2.     ancestor

3.     companion

4.     comparison

5.     hospital

6.     identical

7.     interior

8.     logical

9.     metropolitan

10.   multiple

11.   sponsor

12.   vertical

13.   cemetery

14.   competition

15.   episode

16.   finally

17.   ingredients

18.   invitation

19.   medicine

20.   opinion

21.   popular

22.   probably

23.   Saturday

24.   substitute

25.   treasure

26.   asteroid

27.   astronomer

28.   astronomy

29.   disaster

30.   geology

31.   microbe

32.   microscope

33.   mythology

34.   apprentice

35.   improvise

36.   notice

37.   organize

38.   paradise

39.   sacrifice

40.   supervise

41.   sympathize

42.   everyone

43.   field trip

44.   homemade

45.   roommate

46.   runner-up

47.   someone

48.   sometimes

49.   stomachache

50.   twenty-one

 

 

Lesson 19

Suffixes -ary, -ery, -ory

1.     bravery

2.     scenery

3.     surgery

4.     imaginary

5.     vocabulary

6.     ordinary

7.     temporary

8.     satisfactory

9.     advisory

10.   directory

 

11.   bribery

12.   nursery

13.   machinery

14.   secondary

15.   solitary

16.   anniversary

17.   explanatory

18.   migratory

19.   exploratory

20.   mandatory

 

Challenge

complimentary

itinerary

confectionery

discriminatory

inflammatory

 

 

Lesson 20

Latin Roots 1

1.     projector

2.     objective

3.     injection

4.     disruptive

5.     eruption

6.     bankrupt

7.     suspended

8.     appendix

9.     conductor

10.   productivity

 

11.   conjecture

12.   dejected

13.   rupture

14.   corruption

15.   pendant

16.   pendulum

17.   impending

18.   deductive

19.   induction

20.   abduction

 

Challenge

trajectory

interjection

perpendicular

expenditure

aqueduct

 

 

Lesson 21

People Suffixes

1.     comedian

2.     musician

3.     custodian

4.     physician

5.     accountant

6.     defendant

7.     dependent

8.     novelist

9.     specialist

10.   soloist

 

11.   pedestrian

12.   technician

13.   politician

14.   attendant

15.   participant

16.   superintendent

17.   incumbent

18.   pharmacist

19.   motorist

20.   chemist

 

Challenge

pediatrician

descendant

adherent

medalist

accompanist

 

 

Lesson 22

Easily Confused Words

1.     advice

2.     advise

3.     proceed

4.     precede

5.     affect

6.     effect

7.     continual

8.     continuous

9.     adapt

10.   adopt

 

11.   respectively

12.   respectfully

13.   formerly

14.   formally

15.   moral

16.   morale

17.   disinterested

18.   uninterested

19.   descent

20.   dissent

 

Challenge

preposition

proposition

persecution

prosecution

adverse

averse

 

 

Lesson 23

Including All the Letters

1.     laboratory

2.     candidate

3.     accidentally

4.     practically

5.     Christmas

6.     specific

7.     extremely

8.     sincerely

9.     eighth

10.   frightened

 

11.   quantity

12.   boundary

13.   funeral

14.   identity

15.   definitely

16.   Easter

17.   errands

18.   threatening

19.   supposedly

20.   headache

 

Challenge

incidentally

correlation

indictment

meringue

rapport

 

 

Lesson 24

Review

1.     anniversary

2.     bribery

3.     directory

4.     ordinary

5.     satisfactory

6.     scenery

7.     surgery

8.     temporary

9.     vocabulary

10.   appendix

11.   bankrupt

12.   conductor

13.   conjecture

14.   corruption

15.   pendant

16.   suspended

17.   accountant

18.   attendant

19.   chemist

20.   comedian

21.   custodian

22.   dependent

23.   incumbent

24.   motorist

25.   musician

26.   novelist

27.   pedestrian

28.   pharmacist

29.   physician

30.   soloist

31.   technician

32.   advice

33.   advise

34.   affect

35.   formerly

36.   proceed

37.   respectfully

38.   uninterested

39.   accidentally

40.   candidate

41.   Christmas

42.   definitely

43.   eighth

44.   extremely

45.   identify

46.   practically

47.   quantity

48.   sincerely

49.   specific

50.   supposedly

 

 

Lesson 25

Words from Many Cultures

1.     chimpanzee

2.     bagel

3.     coffee

4.     tornado

5.     mosquito

6.     iceberg

7.     hurricane

8.     cocoa

9.     volcano

10.   lagoon

 

11.   pretzel

12.   caribou

13.   bayou

14.   yogurt

15.   opossum

16.   reservoir

17.   monsoon

18.   jaguar

19.   tundra

20.   typhoon

 

Challenge

gazelle

orangutan

terrapin

ptarmigan

wildebeest

 

 

Lesson 26

Related Words 2

1.     elastic

2.     elasticity

3.     detect

4.     detection

5.     alternate

6.     alternative

7.     economy

8.     economics

9.     normal

10.   normality

 

11.   concentrate

12.   concentration

13.   initiate

14.   initiative

15.   restore

16.   restoration

17.   evaluate

18.   evaluation

19.   office

20.   official

 

Challenge

distinct

distinction

confiscate

confiscation

contaminate

contamination

 

 

Lesson 27

Number Prefixes

1.     biweekly

2.     bicycle

3.     triangle

4.     triple

5.     triplets

6.     semicircle

7.     semisweet

8.     semifinals

9.     unison

10.   universal

 

11.   bifocals

12.   bicentennial

13.   biceps

14.   tripod

15.   trillion

16.   semiprivate

17.   semicolon

18.   unicycle

19.   unify

20.   unique

 

Challenge

bicultural

trigonometry

semiprofessional

semiprecious

uniformity

 

 

Lesson 28

Latin Roots 2

1.     vision

2.     supervision

3.     revise

4.     prediction

5.     contradict

6.     suspect

7.     spectator

8.     auditorium

9.     audio-visual

10.   audit

 

11.   visible

12.   provision

13.   dictation

14.   verdict

15.   dictator

16.   spectacle

17.   inspector

18.   spectacular

19.   audible

20.   audition

 

Challenge

visibility

valedictorian

introspection

prospective

inaudible

 

 

Lesson 29

Using Just Enough Letters

1.     algebra

2.     especially

3.     drowning

4.     truly

5.     escape

6.     tragedy

7.     explode

8.     appreciate

9.     Washington

10.   fulfill

 

11.   privilege

12.   lantern

13.   icicles

14.   souvenir

15.   nuclear

16.   escort

17.   arthritis

18.   sherbet

19.   remnants

20.   bachelor

 

Challenge

judgmental

argumentative

excursion

pavilion

consumable

 

 

Lesson 30

Review

1.     bagel

2.     caribou

3.     chimpanzee

4.     cocoa

5.     coffee

6.     jaguar

7.     lagoon

8.     opossum

9.     tornado

10.   tundra

11.   typhoon

12.   alternative

13.   concentrate

14.   economics

15.   economy

16.   evaluate

17.   evaluation

18.   initiate

19.   normal

20.   official

21.   restoration

22.   restore

23.   bicentennial

24.   bicycle

25.   bifocals

26.   trillion

27.   triple

28.   triplets

29.   unicycle

30.   unique

31.   audio-visual

32.   auditorium

33.   prediction

34.   provision

35.   spectacular

36.   spectator

37.   suspect

38.   visible

39.   vision

40.   algebra

41.   appreciate

42.   escape

43.   especially

44.   icicles

45.   lantern

46.   remnants

47.   souvenir

48.   tragedy

49.   truly

50.   Washington

 

 

Lesson 31

Multisyllabic Words

1.     consideration

2.communication

3.     punctuation

4.     unbelievable

5.misunderstanding

6.     competitive

7.     encyclopedia

8.     emergency

9.     reusable

10.   calculator

 

11.   untrustworthy

12.   unpleasantness

13.   condominium

14.   untidiness

15.   ravioli

16.   disagreeable

17.   exaggeration

18.uncontrollable

19.   decaffeinated

20.instantaneously

 

Challenge

inappropriately

nonnegotiable

nondiscriminatory

unintimidated

mispronunciation

 

 

Lesson 32

Related Words 3

1.     permit

2.     permission

3.     extend

4.     extension

5.     explain

6.     explanation

7.     pronounce

8.     pronunciation

9.     curious

10.   curiosity

 

11.   collide

12.   collision

13.   expand

14.   expansion

15.   repeat

16.   repetition

17.   maintain

18.   maintenance

19.   generous

20.   generosity

 

Challenge

erode

erosion

acclaim

acclamation

emphasis

emphatic

 

 

Lesson 33

Latin Roots 3

1.     immovable

2.     emotion

3.     locomotion

4.     mobile

5.     submit

6.     missile

7.     dismissal

8.     procedure

9.     intercede

10.   concession

 

11.   motivate

12.   motive

13.   commotion

14.   immobilize

15.   transmitted

16.   remit

17.   intermittent

18.   receding

19.   procession

20.   predecessor

 

Challenge

promotional

missionary

commissary

antecedent

accessible

 

 

Lesson 34

Prefixes de-, dis-, non-, un-

1.     deodorant

2.     decrease

3.     discontinue

4.     disrespect

5.     nonviolent

6.     nonstop

7.     nonfiction

8.     unbreakable

9.     undefeated

10.   unfortunately

 

11.   dehydrate

12.   decline

13.   disability

14.   disgraceful

15.   discourage

16.   nonexistent

17.   nonprofit

18.   nonpoisonous

19.unemployment

20.   unconscious

 

Challenge

dehumidifier

disenchanted

nonessential

unpredictable

unbusinesslike

 

 

Lesson 35

Unusual Spellings

1.     rhyme

2.     rhythm

3.     crescent

4.     adolescent

5.     conscious

6.     foreign

7.     cologne

8.     raspberry

9.     asthma

10.   vehicle

 

11.   rhinoceros

12.   rhinestone

13.   fluorescent

14.   reign

15.   afghan

16.   psychology

17.   psychiatrist

18.   pneumonia

19.   heirloom

20.   shepherd

 

Challenge

rhapsody

acquiesce

arraignment

pseudonym

graham cracker

 

 

Lesson 36

Review

1.communication

2.     competitive

3.     condominium

4.     disagreeable

5.     exaggeration

6.     ravioli

7.     reusable

8.     unbelievable

9.uncontrollable

10.unpleasantness

11.   untrustworthy

12.   collide

13.   collision

14.   curiosity

15.   curious

16.   explanation

17.   extend

18.   generous

19.   maintain

20.   permission

21.   pronunciation

22.   repetition

23.   immovable

24.   intermittent

25.   missile

26.   motivate

27.   motive

28.   procedure

29.   procession

30.   receding

31.   disability

32.   discourage

33.   disrespect

34.   nonfiction

35.   nonprofit

36.   nonstop

37.   unbreakable

38.   undefeated

39.   unfortunately

40.   afghan

41.   cologne

42.   conscious

43.   crescent

44.   foreign

45.   heirloom

46.   raspberry

47.   rhinestone

48.   rhythm

49.   shepherd

50.   vehicle

 

 

Cross-Curricular Lessons

 

Social Studies: Map Skills

topographic map

thematic map

political map

physical map

contour map

boundaries

cartographers

projection

distortion

elevations

 

Social Studies: European Exploration

ivory

conquistadors

cinnamon

merchants

pepper

spices

Spaniards

circumnavigate

Portuguese

navigators

 

Social Studies: The Middle East

oasis

Turkish

caravans

Christianity

monotheistic

Judaism

nomadic

Islam

arid

Arabic

 

Social Studies: Famous African Kingdoms

efficient

bronze

extends

ancestors

flourishes

amasses

lucrative

terra cotta

prosperity

usurps

 

Social Studies: India

Buddhism

Calcutta

caste

Ganges River

Himalayas

Hinduism

New Delhi

reincarnation

sacred

soul

 

Social Studies: Ancient Chinese Inventions

umbrellas

wheelbarrow

paper

suspension bridges

mechanical clock

magnetic compass

decimal system

gunpowder

fireworks

porcelain

 

Social Studies: Japan

Hokkaido

isolated

samurai

Honshu

calligraphy

scrolls

Sapporo

tea ceremony

kimonos

Tokyo

 

Social Studies: Australia

kangaroos

Tasmania

koalas

Great Barrier Reef

marsupials

dingo

boomerangs

eucalyptus

Canberra

kookaburra

 

Social Studies: Southeast Asia

diversity

monsoons

volcanic

agrarian

festivals

animism

urbanized

batik

metropolis

silt deposits

 

Health: Nutritional Needs

calories

anorexia nervosa

bulimia

pellagra

niacin

amino acids

acne

fatigue

proteins

leukemia

 

Health: Personal Health Concerns

consumer

dermatologist

sunscreen

evaluate

protection

deodorant

floss

conditioner

fluoride

persuade

 

Health: Preventing Emergencies

splint

heatstroke

lifeguard

lightning

shock

life jacket

sprain

frostbite

hypothermia

fracture

 

Health: Your Environment

particulates

pollution

acid rain

scrubber

ground water

decibel

carbon monoxide

smog

fuel

hazardous waste

 

Science: The Cell

biology

tissue

skin

cell

nucleus

cell membrane

permeable

receptor

organ

cytoplasm

 

Science: Genetics

genetic

heredity

environment

dominant

recessive

genes

mitosis

meiosis

DNA

traits

 

Science: Taxonomy

classification

kingdom

phylum

class

order

family

genus

species

scientific name

common name

 

Science: Viruses and Bacteria

virus

bacteria

host

pathogens

toxin

vaccine

antibiotic

immune system

antibodies

decomposition

 

Science: The Skeletal System

skeleton

bone

joints

fixed joint

gliding joint

hinge joint

pivot joint

ball-and-socket joint

cartilage

ligaments

 

Science: Digestion

digestion

salivary glands

esophagus

stomach

gastric glands

liver

bile

gall bladder

pancreas

intestines

 

Science: Blood

plasma

hemoglobin

platelets

fibrin

hemophilia

leukemia

anemia

sickle cell anemia

red blood cells

white blood cells

 

Science: Ecology

ecosystem

ecologist

populations

biosphere

community

niche

producers

consumers

food chain

habitat

 

Science: Animal Behavior

innate behavior

instinct

learned behavior

reflex action

memory

positive reinforcement

trial-and-error learning

reasoning

short-term memory

long-term memory

 

Reading: Learning What Matters

dialogue

camaraderie

resources

limelight

apprehensive

contemporary

infatuation

pursuit

despises

encourages

 

Reading: Chasing Your Goals

artist

career

farmer

judge

photographer

reporter

scientist

surgeon

teacher

writer

 

Reading: Tales of the Imagination

bizarre

nightmare

gods

goddesses

monsters

dazzling

exaggeration

challenges

gigantic

invisible

 

Reading: From Here to There

plague

pilgrimage

illuminated manuscripts

nomads

dowry

immunized

space shuttle

word processor

commute

pension plan

 

Mathematics: Geometry

supplementary

translation

transformation

congruent

line of symmetry

rotation

reflection

tessellation

complementary

symmetric

 

Mathematics: Measurement

milliliter

milligram

centiliter

centigram

deciliter

decigram

dekaliter

dekagram

kiloliter

kilogram

 

Mathematics: Statistics

random sample

represent

compare

range

mean

median

mode

double bar graph

horizontal scale

vertical scale

 

Mathematics: Integers and Coordinates

integers

positive

negative

opposite

absolute value

number line

quadrant

coordinates

origin

axes