455 9th Grade Spelling Words For Home And School!

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Looking for a big list of spelling words for 9th grade? Here are 455 spelling words, a bunch of challenge words, and fun activities!

Have you been looking for the best spelling words for your 9th graders? Have no fear! I’ve got the best list for you.

These words are perfect for spelling activities, worksheets, spelling tests, and even spelling bees. I’ve also added a bunch of 10th grade difficult words to challenge even your brightest ninth grader.

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9th Grade Spelling Words List

Here are 455 spelling words for your ninth graders!

  1. absence
  2. absorption
  3. abundant
  4. acceptable
  5. accidentally
  6. accommodation
  7. accompaniment
  8. accomplice
  9. accurate
  10. accustomed
  11. achievement
  12. acquaintance
  13. acquiesce
  14. acquittal
  15. actuality
  16. adequately
  17. administration
  18. adolescent
  19. affiliation
  20. aggressive
  21. agriculture
  22. altercation
  23. amateur
  24. ambassador
  25. ambiguous
  26. analysis
  27. analyze
  28. angel
  29. animosity
  30. annual
  31. apparatus
  32. appearance
  33. application
  34. appropriate
  35. approximately
  36. arousing
  37. arrangement
  38. ascend
  39. association
  40. athlete
  41. austerity
  42. authentic
  43. authenticate
  44. auxiliary
  45. bankruptcy
  46. basically
  47. beneficial
  48. benefited
  49. benevolent
  50. bicycle
  51. blasphemous
  52. bravado
  53. breathe
  54. brilliant
  55. bulletin
  56. calendar
  57. camouflage
  58. capacious
  59. carburetor
  60. category
  61. cavalcade
  62. celestial
  63. cerebral
  64. chagrin
  65. changeable
  66. chaotic
  67. characteristic
  68. chasm
  69. chastise
  70. chemistry
  71. chronic
  72. circumstance
  73. citadel
  74. civilization
  75. clique
  76. cocoon
  77. commencement
  78. commissioner
  79. committed
  80. comparative
  81. comparison
  82. competition
  83. conceivable
  84. concurrent
  85. confidential
  86. confirmation
  87. conscientious
  88. consciousness
  89. consequently
  90. considerable
  91. consistency
  92. contiguous
  93. continuous
  94. controlled
  95. controversial
  96. cordially
  97. corps
  98. correspondence
  99. corroborate
  100. criticize
  101. curiousity
  102. curriculum
  103. defamation
  104. definition
  105. delegate
  106. denied
  107. deprivation
  108. derelict
  109. develop
  110. difference
  111. disastrous
  112. disciple
  113. dissatisfied
  114. dissociate
  115. distinction
  116. distinguished
  117. diurnal
  118. dividend
  119. dominant
  120. dormitory
  121. drudgery
  122. earnest
  123. easily
  124. ecstasy
  125. eighth
  126. elicit
  127. eliminate
  128. elimination
  129. embroidery
  130. endeavor
  131. enormous
  132. equinox
  133. equipment
  134. escapade
  135. especially
  136. espionage
  137. essential
  138. estimation
  139. etiquette
  140. etiquette
  141. exaggeration
  142. examination
  143. exceedlingly
  144. exceptional
  145. excitable
  146. executive
  147. exemplary
  148. exercise
  149. exhaustion
  150. exhibition
  151. expedient
  152. expense
  153. experidency
  154. experience
  155. expunge
  156. extension
  157. extraordinary
  158. facsimile
  159. fallacy
  160. fallacy
  161. fantasies
  162. favorably
  163. feasibility
  164. fictitious
  165. fiery
  166. financial
  167. finesse
  168. fluorescent
  169. foreigner
  170. forfeit
  171. fragile
  172. fulfill
  173. fundamentally
  174. gasoline
  175. gentleman
  176. grammatically
  177. grateful
  178. gruesome
  179. guidance
  180. gymnasium
  181. handkerchief
  182. heroic
  183. hideous
  184. hindrance
  185. homogenize
  186. humorist
  187. hygiene
  188. hypocrisy
  189. idiosyncrasy
  190. illustrate
  191. imitation
  192. immense
  193. impass
  194. impropriety
  195. inability
  196. incandescent
  197. incessant
  198. incidentally
  199. inconsolable
  200. indelible
  201. indispensable
  202. indisputable
  203. influential
  204. innocence
  205. inquiry
  206. institute
  207. insufficient
  208. intellect
  209. interference
  210. interpretation
  211. interrogative
  212. interruption
  213. interval
  214. irreconcilable
  215. irrelevant
  216. irresistible
  217. irrevocable
  218. island
  219. jealousy
  220. journal
  221. judicious
  222. justifiable
  223. laborious
  224. labyrinth
  225. liability
  226. liaison
  227. lightning
  228. likelihood
  229. liveliest
  230. locally
  231. lustrous
  232. luxury
  233. magnanimous
  234. magnificence
  235. maintenance
  236. malicious
  237. maneuver
  238. mansion
  239. martyr
  240. maturity
  241. medical
  242. melee
  243. merchandise
  244. merit
  245. metamorphosis
  246. miniature
  247. mischievous
  248. missile
  249. misspelled
  250. molecular
  251. monotony
  252. morose
  253. mortgage
  254. multiplicity
  255. municipal
  256. narrative
  257. naturally
  258. nausea
  259. neighbor
  260. nonchalance
  261. noticeable
  262. notoriety
  263. nuisance
  264. oblique
  265. obstacle
  266. occasionally
  267. occupy
  268. odor
  269. offensive
  270. olfactory
  271. omnipotent
  272. omitted
  273. onomatopeia
  274. opinion
  275. opposition
  276. optimism
  277. ordinary
  278. organization
  279. ornament
  280. pageant
  281. palatable
  282. pamphlet
  283. pandemonium
  284. panorama
  285. parachute
  286. parallel
  287. partiality
  288. pastime
  289. patriarch
  290. peaceable
  291. peasant
  292. pediatrician
  293. peril
  294. perjury
  295. permanent
  296. persistent
  297. perspiration
  298. pertain
  299. phase
  300. philanthropist
  301. picnic
  302. picturesque
  303. pigeon
  304. pittance
  305. playwright
  306. pleasant
  307. poignancy
  308. poignant
  309. poison
  310. politician
  311. positively
  312. possibility
  313. potpourri
  314. practically
  315. practice
  316. precede
  317. precisely
  318. predominant
  319. preferred
  320. prejudice
  321. preliminary
  322. premonition
  323. preparation
  324. primitive
  325. priority
  326. prisoner
  327. procedure
  328. proceedings
  329. procession
  330. prominent
  331. proposition
  332. prosperous
  333. prove
  334. proximity
  335. psychology
  336. publicity
  337. purposes
  338. quantities
  339. questionnaire
  340. quibble
  341. qualities
  342. quixotic
  343. quizzical
  344. readily
  345. recipient
  346. redundant
  347. reek
  348. reference
  349. referring
  350. regard
  351. register
  352. rehearsal
  353. relevancy
  354. religious
  355. remembrance
  356. renegade
  357. renovate
  358. responsibility
  359. representative
  360. requirement
  361. reservoir
  362. resistance
  363. resolution
  364. respite
  365. restaurant
  366. retaliate
  367. retrieve
  368. ridiculous
  369. rococo
  370. sabotage
  371. salient
  372. satisfactorily
  373. saunter
  374. scavenger
  375. scourge
  376. scuttle
  377. security
  378. seethe
  379. senator
  380. sensibility
  381. sheer
  382. sheriff
  383. significance
  384. simile
  385. situated
  386. soliloquy
  387. solution
  388. souvenir
  389. spasmodic
  390. specific
  391. speciment
  392. sphomore
  393. spiritual
  394. squalid
  395. strenuous
  396. stretch
  397. stringent
  398. subsequent
  399. subsistence
  400. substantial
  401. subtle
  402. successful
  403. succinct
  404. sufficient
  405. sugeon
  406. summarize
  407. superintendent
  408. supersede
  409. suppress
  410. surgeon
  411. surveilance
  412. suspense
  413. swelter
  414. syllable
  415. symbol
  416. symphony
  417. synthesis
  418. tantalize
  419. technician
  420. technique
  421. tedious
  422. temperature
  423. tendency
  424. tenuous
  425. tirade
  426. tournament
  427. traffic
  428. transcend
  429. transient
  430. transmutation
  431. tumor
  432. turbulence
  433. twelfth
  434. tying
  435. tyranny
  436. ubiquitous
  437. ulterior
  438. unanimous
  439. uncanny
  440. uncouth
  441. undoubtedly
  442. unforgettable
  443. unpleasant
  444. unusually
  445. upbraid
  446. vacancies
  447. variegated
  448. varies
  449. vengeance
  450. versatile
  451. villain
  452. volatile
  453. vulnerable
  454. vying
  455. wary
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Challenge Words For Ninth Graders

Here are some difficult words for your 9th grade students!

  1. adept
  2. allay
  3. amphitheater
  4. annihilate
  5. annul
  6. anonymous
  7. artisan
  8. auditory
  9. automation
  10. axiom
  11. banality
  12. bauble
  13. benevolent
  14. betroth
  15. boisterous
  16. bolster
  17. carnivorous
  18. chauffer
  19. colleague
  20. compile
  21. component
  22. conclusive
  23. courier
  24. debutante
  25. default
  26. delve
  27. depreciate
  28. designate
  29. despondent
  30. deteriorate
  31. disgruntle
  32. disintegrate
  33. dispel
  34. displacement
  35. dissection
  36. dormant
  37. eccentric
  38. elongate
  39. embellish
  40. enlighten
  41. ensemble
  42. exasperate
  43. feign
  44. ferret
  45. fraught
  46. futile
  47. girth
  48. glaze
  49. glutton
  50. gore
  51. gratify
  52. grovel
  53. havoc
  54. helpless
  55. hove
  56. humiliate
  57. humility
  58. imperative
  59. impersonal
  60. incriminate
  61. induce
  62. inevitable
  63. inkling
  64. inquisitive
  65. invincible
  66. invoke
  67. likelihood
  68. linear
  69. listless
  70. medley
  71. misconception
  72. momentum
  73. narcotic
  74. obnoxious
  75. obscene
  76. organism
  77. overture
  78. perspective
  79. pertinent
  80. pinnacle
  81. satire
  82. temperament

Spelling Word Activities

Here are 14 fun activities for your students! They will love doing these different activities.

  1. Scrambled Words: Unscramble the spelling words!
  2. Definitions: Write as many definitions of the words as they know. This will help their vocabulary skills!
  3. Rainbow Letters: Use a different colored pencil or crayon to write each letter of the word.
  4. Spelling Word Pictures: Choose some words to draw pictures of. You get to choose how many pictures you’d like them to draw. Your students can draw the pictures at their own pace. Encourage them to use their imagination!
  5. Invisible Words: Write the spelling words on a piece of paper with a white crayon. Then use markers to color over the spelling words. The spelling words will appear out of nowhere! Your students will love it.
  6. Dice Spelling Words: List six of these activities on a piece of paper. Then have students roll the dice for each word and do what they rolled. For example, if they roll a three and three is rainbow letters, they get to write that word with rainbow letters.
  7. Fun Letters: Have the students write their spelling words with tall letters, tiny letters, zigzag letters, swirly letters, and any other fun letters they can think of!
  8. Crossword Puzzles: Have your students make up their own crossword puzzle for the spelling words. They’ll love it!
  9. Word Search Puzzles: Let your students make their own word search puzzle. You can even have the students solve each other puzzles!
  10. Online Spelling Games: There are a whole bunch of spelling games online your kids can do to practice too!
  11. Colored Words: Write the spelling words using different colored pencils, crayons, or markers.
  12. Spelling Word Pictures: Draw a picture, like a house or anything they’d like, using the spelling words. So instead of using lines to draw the object, they’ll write the spelling words.
  13. Alphabetical Order: Write all of the spelling words in alphabetical order. Make sure they are in the correct order.
  14. Sentences: Write each spelling word in a sentence. Bonus points if there’s more than one word in a sentence.
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FAQs

What are some 9th grade words?

Here are some words for your ninth grade students: Magnanimous, magnificence, maintenance, responsibility, representative, requirement, reservoir, undoubtedly, unforgettable, unpleasant, unusually, upbraid, vacancies, and variegated are a few 9th grade words.

What words are commonly misspelled in 9th grade?

Magnanimous, magnificence, maintenance, responsibility, representative, requirement, and reservoir are a few words 9th graders might misspell.

What should a 14 year old be able to spell?

There are 455 words I’ve included in this post that a 14 year old should be able to spell.

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