9th Grade Spelling Words and Exercises

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Spelling Words for 9th Graders

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Without an exceptional command of the English language, high school students will never be successful, even if they have incredible mathematical and analytical skills.

In the era of computers and auto correct, knowing the correct spelling rules may seem unnecessary. However, knowing the right way to spell words is an indispensable skill that will help you in more ways than you can imagine.

It’s also going to enrich your (or your students’) vocabulary, which is always a good thing!

Below you may find the 9th-grade spelling list of some new words. Make sure you practice these words by writing and incorporating them into your papers. Of course, above all, make sure you read a new book every week!

That’s what is going to help you internalize the spelling in the first place!


The following are all 9th grade spelling words. This list is a helpful resource for students practicing spellings words they may not remember.

When they complete the sentence using the spelling word and all of the words in the sentence, they can move on to the next item in the list or to the next grade level. Some words are not used in the complete sentence and can be used as options.

Frequently asked questions

What is the hardest spelling bee word?

  • Foulard. Year: 1931. French, of course.
  • Soubrette Year: 1953
  • Autochthonous Year: 2004
  • Albumen Year: 1928
  • Chiaroscurist Year: 1998
  • Insouciant Year: 1951
  • Staphylococci Year: 1987
  • Eudaemonic Year: 1960

What are some spelling bee words?


What math is for 9th grade?

Many 9th grade math classes focus on Algebra I, but it can also include other advanced mathematics such as Geometry, Algebre 2, Pre-Calculus, or Trigonometry. The year is one when quadratic and exponential functions are formalized and applied as well as other advanced mathematical concepts.

What words do you need to know in grade9?


How many words should a 9th grader know?

9th graders should be familiar with 1-100 words.

How many words does an average high school graduate know?

There are 25,000 words spoken each year by the average 8th grader. One-quarter of high school graduates know 50,000 words.

What are the 100 most misspelled words?

correct spellingnotesmisspelling
achievei before eacheive
acrossone caccross

What are some strong vocabulary words?

  • serendipity. n. Wishing you the best during your unexpected and lucky discoveries.
  • dubious. adj. It is fraught with uncertainty or doubt.
  • keen. adj. intense or sharp.
  • susurration. n. The sound of whispering or rustling is indistinct. Keep learning with flashcards!

What are some 9th grade spelling words?


What are hard words to spell?

  • Pronunciation
  • Weird
  • Intelligence
  • Chiaroscurist
  • Misspell
  • Handkerchief
  • logorrhea
  • Pharaoh

What are the 8 vocabulary words?


What are some spelling words?


What are 20 difficult words?

  • Quinoa
  • Scissors
  • Colonel
  • Anemone
  • Mischievous
  • Worcestershire
  • Draught
  • Onomatopoeia

What are the hard words?

  • Onomatopoeia
  • Worcestershire
  • Sesquipedalian
  • Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious
  • Phenomenon
  • Rural
  • Sixth

What is the top 20 hardest words to spell?

  • Psychologist
  • Eczema
  • Bouillon. As a middle name for someone in the Royal family, this is actually a French word meaning “liquid is boiled”.
  • Counselor
  • Mnemonic
  • Asthma
  • Exacerbate
  • Receipt. A slip of paper is helpful.
9th Grade Spelling Words and Exercises

Pam is an expert grammarian with years of experience teaching English, writing and ESL Grammar courses at the university level. She is enamored with all things language and fascinated with how we use words to shape our world.

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