Mrs. Mowchan's word study games


Stingray Chaser

Free stingrays and remove harmful algae from the ocean. After removing enough debris from the stingrays, you will be asked to select the correct answer to continue.


Vocabulary Pinball Click on the red flipper buttons to keep the ball in play. Try to hit all of the letters with the ball to spell a word. Next, choose the correct definition for the word. A correct answer gives a free ball and an incorrect takes a ball away. Hold down and release the green button to launch the ball! Try all of the lists or register to make your own!

Word Find

Play the classic Word Search and find game.

Word Scramble - Words Only

Solve the scrambled words by moving the tiles around. Use the vocabulary definition or math answers to provide you the hint you need!

Word Scramble - Problems and Definitions

Solve the scrambled words by moving the tiles around. Use the vocabulary definition or math answers to provide you the hint you need!


Play hangman with your words. Guess letters to form words from the lists that are added by people just like you! Practice your classroom lists.

List Content

unit 1

  • improvement -- the state of making better
  • destructive -- tearing down; not helpful; not building up
  • confer -- to consult together; exchange ideas; talk things over
  • antithesis -- the direct opposite
  • formative -- having to do with development, molding, or shaping of something
  • credulous -- too ready to believe something; gullible
  • prosperity -- the state or quality of having success or good fortune
  • spectacle -- something noteworthy or striking; a sight to see
  • semiconscious -- half or partially awake and aware
  • middling -- average in size or quality; ordinary; middle of the road
  • invasion -- the act of entering by force as an enemy
  • dictate -- to say or read aloud to another person so it can be written down
  • captivity -- condition of being held against one's will
  • flextime -- a system of bendable working hours
  • manuscript -- a book or paper written by hand (or typed on a computer)

unit 2

  • flexor -- any muscle what when contracted bends a joint
  • suspect -- open to suspicion or viewed with suspicion
  • buffer -- any person or thing that softens the shock or lessens the impact of a blow
  • antiseptic -- a substance that prevents the growth of germs that cause infection
  • agility -- the quality of being nimble or lively
  • scripture -- a written passage from a religious book
  • reconstruct -- to make over or rebuild
  • verdict -- the decision of the jury that is written down and then told to the courtroom
  • semiaquatic -- living partially in water
  • encroachment -- the act of going beyond the proper or usual limit
  • credentials -- something that gives credit or recommends confidence
  • deform -- to spoil the form or shape of; to disfigure
  • exceptional -- out of the ordinary, unusual
  • middleman -- person who acts as a go-between for 2 people in a business matter
  • concession -- act of yielding or granting

Unit 4

  • inflection -- a change (bend) in the tone or pitch of the voice
  • scriptwriter -- one who writes copy to be used by an announcer, performer, etc.
  • convert -- to turn to another use, to change into a different form
  • deception -- fraud, lying, deceit, or trickery
  • credence -- belief or credit
  • acquisition -- the act or process of getting something
  • harassment -- the state of bothering someone with repeated attacks, worry, or torment
  • edict -- a law that is said by a king or ruler
  • tendon -- a tough, strong band of tissue that joins a muscle to bone so it can stretch
  • obscurity -- having the quality of being unclear or difficult to understand
  • retrospect -- the state of looking back at the past
  • semiannual -- occurring every half year
  • visible -- something that is seen
  • impulse -- a sudden driving force or influence
  • antidote -- medicine used against or to fight a poison

unit 5

  • contentment -- being in a pleased or satisifed state
  • semiliterate -- partially able to read and write
  • deferred -- to put off until later; to postpone
  • contadict -- to say the direct opposite of what a person says
  • compulsive -- having an impulse that is hard to resist
  • midi -- a dress, coat, etc. that reaches to the calf
  • aggression -- an act or attitude of hostility
  • receptacle -- an outlet or socket into which a plug can be inserted; a small container that holds something
  • extensive -- far reaching, comprehensive, large
  • specter -- a visible spirit or ghost
  • mobility -- having the quality of being ready to move
  • uniform -- always the same; never changing shape
  • inflexible -- not easily bent; stiff or rigid
  • provident -- having or showing foresight; careful in providing for the future
  • divert -- to turn aside or in another direction

Unit 6

  • semigloss -- having a low luster or shininess.
  • delusions -- condition of having hallucinations or false thoughts
  • adornment -- state of being decorated
  • contend -- to strive or stretch yourself in a contest against difficulty
  • diction -- how you say words (pronunciation and enunciation)
  • credible -- offering reasonable grounds for being believed; plausible
  • adversity -- state of suffering or great misfortune
  • perceptive -- taking in through your senses and mind
  • envision -- to picture or see oneself
  • averted -- turned aside or away in avoidance
  • transcript -- written, printed, or typewritten copy of dictated or recorded material
  • antidepressant -- medicine used to prevent depression
  • introspective -- looking inside oneself to examine one's thoughts
  • compulsory -- pushed you to do it; something you HAVE TO do
  • deform -- to spoil the shape of

Unit 7 word study

  • reflex -- a bend in reaction to something
  • inspect -- to look at closely or examine officially
  • expulsion -- the act of forcing out or driving away
  • intercepted -- to stop, seize, or prevent the progress of
  • format -- the shape, size, or general makeup of something printed
  • discredit -- to refuse to accept as true or to disbelieve
  • conifer -- a cone bearing tree or shrub (mostly evergreens)
  • distended -- to swell, stretch, or strain from internal pressure
  • dictation -- the act of saying words to be transcribed or written down
  • anitanxiety -- being against or relieving anxiety
  • tenacity -- state or quality of sticking to something and not giving up
  • alignment -- the act of putting something in a certain order
  • audiovisual -- relating to both hearing and seeing
  • revert -- to turn back, especially to a worse condition
  • semiarid -- being partially dry with light rainfall

word study

  • credulous --
  • prosperity --
  • spectacle --
  • semiconscious --
  • middling --
  • invasion --
  • dictated --
  • captivity --
  • flextime --
  • manuscript --
  • improvement --
  • destructive --
  • confer --
  • antithesis --
  • formative --
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