Eighth Grade Spelling Lists

List 17
Word Practice Sentence Type
thermometer The thermometer was broken. Basic
retrieve Will you be able to retrieve the passwords? Basic
porous This type of stone is porous. Basic
chronic She seems to have a chronic illness. Basic
menial Many consider this type of work menial. Basic
rue I rue the day I lost that job. Basic
scribble Let's not scribble on our desks. Basic
subtraction We need to learn subtraction before multiplication. Basic
conference The conference lasts all week. Basic
trespass If you trespass, you will be arrested. Basic
residue The residue was being analyzed at the lab. Basic
composure I need to regain my composure before speaking again. Basic
allude The writings allude to something no one remembers. Basic
inference If this inference is correct, then the research was worthwhile. Basic
inspect They will inspect the food before it is sold. Basic
bias My bias has held me back from being fair. Basic
neglect I don't want to neglect my duties. Challenge
epitaph The epitaph was inspiring and sad at the same time. Challenge
scrupulous The musician gave a scrupulous performance. Challenge
refrain We will refrain from talking during the concert. Challenge
transit The transit time will be measured by computer. Challenge
clandestine The clandestine activities were recalled in the newspaper. Challenge