A Spelling-Book for Advanced Classes

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Excerpt PREFACE. This work, as its title indicates, is intended for the use of Advanced Classes,—for scholars who are, to some extent, familiar with the principles of pronunciation and syllabication. It is not intended to supersede the ordinary Spelling-Book, but rather to follow it, as a practical application of the pupil's knowledge, not only in spelling, but in dividing and pronouncing the more difficult words in common use. It is believed that, for Advanced Classes, the plan adopted in this book, of presenting the words without indicating the pronunciation or syllabication, will be found to possess some decided advantages; for the pupil, as in the study of Arithmetic and the Languages, is thereby thrown upon his own resources. This method will certainly test his knowledge, while the dictionary will always be available to supply deficiencies. The words have been arranged in lessons of thirty each, and numbered for convenience of reference. All classification has been carefully avoided, so that the initial letter, the terminational syllable, or the silent letters shall not be indicated by the preceding word. It is suggested that, in written lessons, the words be arranged in lines, instead of columns, in order to afford the scholar an occasional exercise in practical syllabication. Bowditch School,Boston, Jan. 9, 1868 A SPELLING-BOOK FOR ADVANCED CLASSES. Lesson 1.   1. flageolet   2. dactyl   3. irony   4. hoopoe   5. blasphemous   6. abatable   7. nausea   8. secede   9. élite 10. psalmody 11. subtile 12. cabalistic 13. secession 14. topsy-turvy 15. flagrancy 16. mushroom 17. superficies 18. caustic 19. passable 20. rappee 21. hysterics 22. irradiate 23. abbey 24. asphyxia 25. ellipse 26. italicize 27. daffodil 28. monetary 29. fogy 30. hungrily 2.   1. elixir   2. mustache   3. acknowledgment   4. seniority   5. boa-constrictor   6. quinine   7. sensibility   8. sensational   9. caboose 10. foible 11. iterate 12. daguerrotype 13. penetrable 14. cauterize 15. nauseous 16. banana 17. ellipsis 18. ignominy 19. acoustics 20. dahlia 21. flamingo 22. casuistry 23. horde 24. abbreviate 25. elliptical 26. irrational 27. moneyed 28. casualty 29. secrecy 30. psalter 3.   1. abdominal   2. beau   3. itinerant   4. boatswain   5. succedaneum   6. cabriolet   7. elongation   8. volatile   9. iambic 10. pseudonyme 11. dairy 12. mongrel 13. juvenile 14. sententious 15. atomic 16. hurricane 17. elocution 18. foliaceous 19. cavalcade 20. acquiescence 21. itinerary 22. Jezebel 23. secretion 24. cavalier 25. pyre 26. zigzag 27. dalliance 28. movable 29. movement 30. bivouac 4.   1. caçhe   2. acquirement   3. bobolink   4. whinnying   5. ignore   6. musketeer   7. Kremlin   8. pyrometer   9. bandanna 10. elopement 11. flagitious 12. horizon 13. aberration 14. catacombs 15. whippoorwill 16. musician 17. peroration 18. quinsy 19. secrete 20. elucidate 21. superfluity 22. sectarian 23. transmitted 24. transmuted 25. cacao 26. succinct 27. iambus 28. catalepsy 29. quintal 30. Bedouins 5.   1. flatulence   2. damageable   3. juxtaposition   4. abeyance   5. elves   6. acquittal   7. fomentation   8. hurtle   9. cavilling 10. bodice 11. jib 12. nautical 13. eludible 14. phantasmagoria 15. zinc 16. labelled 17. rappel 18. sentient 19. cacique 20. rarefy 21. rarity 22. tornadoes 23. ceiling 24. iguana 25. navigable 26. forage 27. sentinel 28. ventricle 29. blackguard 30. elysium 6.   1. abhorrence   2. jacconet   3. monochromatic   4. passover   5. Bœotian   6. pshaw   7. secular   8. flaxy   9. cactus 10....
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