Spelling Words for 10th Grade (List 3)

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High School Words: Spelling Words for 10th Grade (List 3)

counterpart
n. duplicate copy; analogue; one that closely resembles another
cram
v. pack; force, press, or squeeze into an insufficient space
critique
n. critical review or commentary, especially one dealing with works of art or literature
cursory
a. casual; brief or broad; not cautious, nor detailed
custody
n. keeping or guarding; care, watch, inspection, for keeping, preservation, or security
data
n. collection of facts, observations, or other information related to a particular question or problem
debacle
n. sudden downfall; complete disaster
debonair
a. friendly; of good appearance and manners; graceful
debris
n. remains of something that has been destroyed or broken up
decelerate
v. slow down rate of advancement of; decrease speed of
decree
n. order from one having authority; decision, order, or sentence by court
deflect
v. turn aside; draw someone's attention away from something
deluge
n. great flood; heavy downpour; any overflowing of water
demean
v. degrade; debase, as in dignity or social standing
deplore
v. feel or express strong disapproval of; condemn; express sorrow or grief over; regret
deploy
v. position troops in readiness for combat, as along a front or line; put into use or action
derive
v. obtain or receive from a source; trace the origin or development of
desecrate
v. violate with violence, especially to sacred place
desist
v. cease to proceed or act; stop; forbear
desolate
a. unpopulated; providing no shelter or sustenance; devoid of inhabitants
despicable
a. fit or deserving to be despised; contemptible; mean; vile; worthless
deter
v. keep from; stop; prevent or discourage from acting
detest
v. dislike intensely; feel antipathy or aversion towards
devour
v. consume; eat greedily; destroy completely
dichotomy
n. being twofold; a classification into two opposed parts or subclasses
diction
n. choice and use of words in speech or writing
disarray
v. throw into disorder; break the array of.
discern
v. detect; perceive or recognize something
disclose
v. unclose; open; remove a cover or envelope from; lay open or expose to view
discrepancy
n. lack of consistency; lack of compatibility or similarity between two or more facts
disgruntled
a. unhappy; dissatisfied; frustrated
dismal
a. causing gloom or depression; dreary; somber; melancholy
dismantle
v. take apart; disassemble; tear down
disparity
n. difference; condition or fact of being unequal, as in age, rank, or degree
disposition
n. natural or acquired habit with tendency; act or means of getting rid of something
disseminate
v. distribute; spread; scatter like seeds
dissertation
n. formal essay; paper written by candidate for doctoral degree at university
doctrine
n. principles presented for belief, as by religious; principle of law; act of teaching; instruction
dreadful
a. very unpleasant; distasteful or shocking
durable
a. lasting; able to withstand wear, pressure, or damage; hard wearing; enduring
echelon
n. level or rank in an organization, profession, or society; formation of troops, ships
eclipse
v. darken; exceed in importance; outweigh
edifice
n. building, especially one of imposing appearance or size; a structure that has a roof and walls
efface
v. rub or wipe out; make indistinct as if by rubbing
elite
n. a group or class of persons enjoying superior intellectual or social or economic status
elucidate
v. make clear or plain, especially by explanation; clarify
emblem
n. symbol; sign; distinctive badge, design, or device
encroach
v. intrude; invade; take another's rights gradually; advance beyond proper or former limits
endorse
v. acknowledge by signing a bill, draft, or other instrument; approve; support
enrich
v. make rich; richen; improve
epitaph
n. inscription on tombstone in memory
epoch
n. particular period of history, especially one considered remarkable
erupt
v. explode; burst out; become violently active
escapade
n. wild and exciting undertaking; adventurous or unconventional act
euphoria
n. feeling of great happiness and well-being, sometimes exaggerated
evaporate
v. vaporize; disappear; change into a vapor
evoke
v. bring out; arouse; call forth
exalt
v. raise in rank or dignity; praise
excerpt
n. passage or segment taken from a longer work, such as literary or musical composition
execute
v. put into effect; carry out the legalities of
exemplify
v. serve as an example of; embody
expedient
a. suitable; appropriate to a purpose; serving to promote your interest