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9th Grade Spelling Words

These 9th grade spelling words are challenging for most adults, including teachers and parents!

Your students will gain confidence in their writing when they learn to use and spell words like ubiquitous, idiosyncrasy, rococo and more.


9th Grade Spelling Words

Download our Printable 9th Grade Spelling Words.

absorptionaccompanimentaccomplice
acquiesceacquittalaffiliation
altercationambassadorambiguous
animosityapparatusapproximately
austerityauthenticauthenticate
auxiliarybenevolentblasphemous
bravadocamouflagecapricious
carburetorcavalcadecelestial
cerebralchagrinchaotic
chasmchastisechronic
citadelcliquecocoon
conceivableconcurrentconscientious
consciousnesscontiguouscorrespondence
corroboratecurriculumdefamation
deprivationderelictdiffidence
disastrousdissociatedistinction
diurnaldominantdormitory
drudgeryelicitelimination
embroideryequinoxescapade
espionageetiquetteexaggeration
exemplaryexpediencyexpedient
expungefacsimilefallacy
feasibilityfictitiousfinesse
fluorescentfulfillgrammatically
gruesomehandkerchiefhideous
hindrancehomogenizehypocrisy
idiosyncrasyimpasseimpropriety
incandescentincessantinconsolable
indelibleindispensableindisputable
insufficientinterrogativeirreconcilable
irrelevantirrevocablejudicious
justifiablelabyrinthliaison
lustrousmagnanimousmagnificence
maintenancemaliciousmartyr
meleemetamorphosismolecular
monotonymorosemultiplicity
nauseanonchalancenotoriety
obliqueoccasionallyolfactory
omnipotentonomatopoeiapalatable
pandemoniumpanoramapartiality
pastimepatriarchpediatrician
perilperjuryphilanthropist
picturesquepittanceplaywright
poignancypoignantpotpourri
prejudicepremonitionprimitive
proximityquibblequixotic
quizzicalrecipientredundant
reekrelevancyremembrance
renegaderenovatereservoir
respiteretaliateretrieve
rococosabotagesalient
satisfactorilysaunterscavenger
scourgescuttleseethe
significancesoliloquyspasmodic
squalidstrenuousstringent
subsequentsubsistencesuccinct
summarizesupersedesurgeon
surveillancesweltersynthesis
tantalizetechniciantechnique
tedioustenuoustirade
transcendtransienttransmutation
tremorturbulenceubiquitous
ulteriorunanimousuncanny
uncouthundoubtedlyunforgettable
upbraidvariegatedvengeance
versatilevolatilevulnerable
vyingwary

Please note that this is a general list to supplement other curriculum. The needs of your students may vary.

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9th grade vocabulary and spelling : A simple idea you can use with the whole class all year long. Students can help you write some great exercises!

Teaching Tips and Tricks

Use our list of 9th grade spelling words for classroom quizzes and competitions, games and worksheets. We have free spelling lessons that can help you learn or teach some of these tricky words.

Your 9th graders may also want to brush up on this list of 8th grade spelling words. There are plenty of tough ones on this list, too!



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Your teen will encounter these ninth grade vocabulary words across subjects — from history and English to physics and math — which is why they’re called academic vocabulary words. It’s increasingly important for your child to know these words to better understand what they read and hear in class. When your ninth grader knows these words well enough to use them in writing and presentations, it will add precision, nuance, and eloquence to your teen’s work.

Share this list, courtesy of Hyde Park Central School District with your teen. Challenge yourself and your teen to use these words in everyday conversation. Not only will knowing these words help your child excel now, they’re words that will pop up on the SAT and ACT, too, when it comes time for your child to apply to college.

absolveescalatemediate
alleviateevaluatemortify
alternativeexacerbateniche
ambivalentexcerptobscure
analyzeexemplifyobsolete
animosityexplicitpacify
approximateexpositionperception
arbitraryfalterperspective
attributefeasiblepertinent
beneficialfeignponder
comprehensivefluctuateprevalent
connotationformulateproponent
contrastgeneratepunitive
crediblegistrapport
cursoryhypotheticalrationale
cynicimpartialreconcile
dearthimplausibleredundant
deficientimplicationrespective
demonstrateimplyretaliate
depictincentivesabotage
deriveincoherentscrutiny
detractindolentsimulate
devastateinfamoussquander
digressinfuriatesuccumb
dilemmainnovationtangible
diligentintercedetechnique
dissentinterprettraumatic
distortintimidateturmoil
diversionisolatevalid
elationjeopardizeverify
elicitlucrativeviable
eludemandatoryvulnerable
   

See the academic vocabulary lists for 8th grade and 10th grade, too.

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