11th Grade Words of the Day

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 Word of the Day for Grade 11
Specified Day: 2024-04-24
baublespeak speak spelling sentences 
n. small, showy ornament of little value; child's plaything or toy
Unless the shining bauble Uncas has just lifted from the ground should prove one.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 18
In the division of the baubles the cunning Huron discovered no less art than in their selection.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 28
My fool's cap was a casque, and my bauble a truncheon.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXVI
cullspeak speak spelling sentences 
v. pick out from others; weed out; remove rejected members or parts from
The night was fast closing in, when he returned homeward: laden with flowers which he had culled, with peculiar care, for the adornment of the sick chamber.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXIV
Mrs. Hatch swam in a haze of indeterminate enthusiasms, of aspirations culled from the stage, the newspapers, the fashion journals, and a gaudy world of sport still more completely beyond her companion's ken.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 2: Chapter 9
Review Words:   Rrecent 15 days   Recent 50 days
Words of the recent 15 days
2024-04-23   (Back to the Day)
  squeamish   speakExamples  
a. excessively fastidious and easily disgusted
  adolescent   speakExamples  
n. a juvenile between the onset of puberty and maturity;
  bombast   speakExamples  
n. pompous or pretentious talk or writing
2024-04-22   (Back to the Day)
  dilettante   speakExamples  
a. showing frivolous or superficial interest; amateurish
  procrastination   speakExamples  
n. putting off or delaying or defering an action to a later time; slowness as a consequence of not getting around to it
2024-04-19   (Back to the Day)
  lifelike   speakExamples  
a. evoking lifelike images within the mind; free from artificiality
  expatiate   speakExamples  
v. add details, as to an account or idea; clarify the meaning of and discourse in a learned way, usually in writing
2024-04-18   (Back to the Day)
  libation   speakExamples  
n. a serving of wine poured out in honor of a deity; a serving of an alcoholic beverage
  flue   speakExamples  
n. flat bladelike projection on the arm of an anchor; organ pipe whose tone is produced by air passing across the sharp edge of a fissure or lip
  subvert   speakExamples  
v. cause the downfall of; destroy property or hinder normal operations; corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality
2024-04-17   (Back to the Day)
  disparage   speakExamples  
v. belittle; speak of in a slighting or disrespectful way; reduce in esteem or rank
  pertain   speakExamples  
v. belong; have connection with, or dependence on
2024-04-16   (Back to the Day)
  bolster   speakExamples  
v. support or prop up with or as if with a long narrow pillow or cushion
  patronize   speakExamples  
v. act as a patron to; support or sponsor
  rebus   speakExamples  
n. a puzzle where you decode a message consisting of pictures representing syllables and words
2024-04-15   (Back to the Day)
  belie   speakExamples  
v. contradict; give a false impression
  wriggle   speakExamples  
v. to move in a twisting or contorted motion, especially when struggling
2024-04-12   (Back to the Day)
  bevy   speakExamples  
n. large group; a group of animals or birds, especially larks or quail
  afterthought   speakExamples  
n. an addition that was not included in the original plan; thinking again about a choice previously made
2024-04-11   (Back to the Day)
  primer   speakExamples  
n. an introductory textbook; the first or preliminary coat of paint or size applied to a surface
  derogatory   speakExamples  
a. expressing low opinion; disparaging; belittling
  consolidate   speakExamples  
v. make solid; unite or press together into a compact mass; harden or make dense and firm
2024-04-10   (Back to the Day)
  adage   speakExamples  
n. wise saying; brief familiar proverb; expression of popular wisdom
  auditory   speakExamples  
a. of or relating to hearing, the organs of hearing, or the sense of hearing
2024-04-09   (Back to the Day)
  embargo   speakExamples  
n. ban on commerce or other activity
  playwright   speakExamples  
n. someone who writes plays
  glean   speakExamples  
v. gather; collect gradually and bit by bit; pick up
2024-04-08   (Back to the Day)
  rectify   speakExamples  
v. set right; correct by calculation or adjustment
  voracious   speakExamples  
a. ravenous; excessively greedy and grasping; devouring or craving food in great quantities
2024-04-05   (Back to the Day)
  combustible   speakExamples  
a. capable of igniting and burning; easily aroused or excited
  wrangle   speakExamples  
n. angry dispute; noisy quarrel; altercation
2024-04-04   (Back to the Day)
  curriculum   speakExamples  
n. the subjects comprising a course of study in a school or college; program
  tactful   speakExamples  
a. showing skill and sensitivity in dealing with people
  hygiene   speakExamples  
n. conditions or practices conducive to maintaining health and preventing disease; sanitation
2024-04-03   (Back to the Day)
  inflammatory   speakExamples  
a. characterized or caused by inflammation; arousing to action or rebellion
  parochial   speakExamples  
a. narrow in outlook; related to local church community
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