These vocabulary words for seventh graders are broadly used in many subjects. They’re also used in everyday adult conversation. Print this list, courtesy of Hyde Park Central School District, and post it where your seventh grader will see it regularly. Exposure to these so-called $5 words will boost your child’s understanding when reading, listening to classroom lectures, and even just watching movies for fun. What’s more, learning these words now will make the SAT and ACT a bit easier when it’s time for your child to apply to college.

abdicate connotation legendary
abrasive consecutive liaison
abruptly irrelevant libel
acknowledge consult ludicrous
acquire contrast mandatory
addict copious mitigate
adequate correspond naive
admonish dawdle narrate
affiliation deceitful necessity
agitate demeanor negligent
allege derogatory obnoxious
allocate devastate omit
alternative devious opposition
amendment devour oppress
antagonize diversity perceive
attribute eligible persuasive
authentic emphasize prediction
bamboozle estimate prominent
belligerent evaluate prospective
bewilder bewildered exonerated
punctual exposition quote
bias exuberant relinquish
boycott famished resolve
condor formidable rudimentary
cause impartial signify
characterize indifferent sovereign
chronological industrious suspense
compel inevitable talisman
competent infuriate tentative
component inhabitants toxic
conclusive initiate treason
concur intimidate viewpoint
condemn irate confront

See the academic vocabulary lists for 5th grade, 6th grade, 8th grade, 9th grade, and 10th grade, too.

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