Spelling List 2 – Vowel Digraphs

booklet A small book.
caution Warning.
creature an animal
crooked Jagged.
eastern Of the east.
eschew To avoid.
failure Loss.
fewer Less than.
freedom Liberty.
growing Getting larger or taller or bigger.
loader One who loads.
praying Talking to God.
railway Railroad track.
roaster A pot for cooking meat.
saucer A small plate.
smoothly In a gentle manner.
sower One who plants.
sweeten To add sugar or honey.
toothache A pain in a tooth.
wayward Willfully disobedient.

Spelling List 801.1 – ei and ie

8th Grade Spelling

brief of short duration; quickly passing
efficient effective; producing the desired result
field a stretch of open land
fiend an enemy or foe
fiery having characteristics of fire
freight cargo of a ship, plane, or train
friend a person joined by affection or intimacy with another
grief mental anguish or sorrow
height the highest point of anything; top; summit
heinous highly criminal or wicked
heirloom a piece of personal property that has been in a family for generations
kaleidoscope a toy of changing colors and objects
lei a garland made of flowers from the Polynesian cultures
leisure free and unoccupied time
medieval pertaining to the Middle Ages (A.D.500 – 1500)
mischievous playfully troublesome or teasing
neigh the call or cry of a horse; a whinny
neither not this nor that
niece the daughter of one’s brother or sister
perceive to see with recognition; understand
pierce to stab
priest a representative of a religion authorized to engage or lead in sacred ritual; a clergyman
reign to rule
seize to grab with force
siege a tactic of war in which a dwelling or city is surrounded by an army to force its surrender
sleigh a horse-drawn sled
surveillance an intense, organized system of observation
sieve a wire mesh container used to strain flour
view to look; that which one sees
yield to give up control; surrender