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17th-23rd September - Spelling list

 

Turning -ant Adjectives into -ancy/-ance Nouns

 

  1. observant - adjective - quick to notice things
  2. observance - noun - the name for the action of observing things
  3. hesitant - adjective - unsure and slow when doing things
  4. hesitancy - noun - the state of being hesitant
  5. expectant - adjective - showing that you think something is going to happen, often good
  6. expectancy - noun - the state of think that something will happen, especially good
  7. tolerant - adjective - showing that you accept thing that you wouldn't do yourself
  8. tolerance - noun - the ability to tolerate
  9. relevant - adjective - something closely linked to what is being done or spoken about
  10. relevance - noun - when something is relevant

10th-16th September Spellings

This week's words are homophones, which means words that sound the same but are spelled differently.

 

  1. advice - noun - guidance or helpful suggestions
  2. advise - verb - to offer someone guidance or suggestions
  3. device - noun - a thing/object made for a specific purpose
  4. devise - verb - to plan or invent something
  5. licence - noun - something that gives you permission to do something, such as drive a vehicle
  6. license - verb - to give a licence to someone
  7. practice - noun - when an idea or exercise is put into place, such as writing practice
  8. practise - verb - to perform an activity again and again in order to improve at the activity
  9. prophecy - noun - a prediction of something that will happen in the future
  10. prophesy - verb - to say what will happen in the future

 

 

These homophones all have a noun version and a verb version, which makes them different. Did you notice that the nouns are all ce or cy, whilst the verbs are all se or sy?

6th-10th September spellings

 

All words have the type and an example of a short definition next to them.

 

  1. aggressive - adjective - ready or likely to attack 
  2. hostile - adjective - very unfriendly
  3. awkward - adjective - causes difficulty
  4. obstinate - adjective - stubborn; refuses to change their mind
  5. desperate - adjective - feeling hopeless
  6. frantic - adjective - distraught with fear or anxiety
  7. disastrous - adjective - causing great damage
  8. calamitous - adjective - involving a calamity or a catastrophe
  9. marvellous - adjective - something wonderful or extraordinary
  10. spectacular - adjective - something beautiful and eye-catching
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