Spelling list: Words ending in -ic

The /ik/ sound is spelled ick in words of one syllable but in longer words it is usually just ic .

attic We have stored our old CDs in the attic.
panic There was panic when the ship started to sink.
traffic Stop at the kerb and look for traffic.
comic The film was full of comic moments.
clinic I need to pick up some pills from the clinic.
drastic He needs to make drastic cuts in his spending.
antic The clown got up to some silly antics.
basic Food is one of our basic needs.
classic Classic cars can cost more than new ones.
drastic He needs to make drastic cuts in his spending.
arctic The North Pole is in the Arctic.
electric An electric plug goes in a socket.
athletic The basketball player was very athletic.
atlantic Lindbergh flew across the Atlantic in 1927.
aerobic I did an aerobic workout at the gym today.
dramatic The actor made a dramatic speech.
exotic There were many exotic fish in the tank.
dyslexic Dyslexic people find spelling hard but have many other talents.

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