11th Grade Spelling Words Quiz Card

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read [Esc]  n. a person who believes that people are motivated purely by self-interest rather than acting for honorable or unselfish reasons


Spelling Word: cynic
read [Esc]  n. scarcity; shortage of food; famine from failure or loss of crops


Spelling Word: dearth
read [Esc]  n. corruption of fidelity; seduction from virtue, duty, or allegiance; excessive indulgence of the appetites


Spelling Word: debauchery
read [Esc]  v. destroy or kill a large part of; select by lot and kill one in every ten of


Spelling Word: decimate
read [Esc]  a. according with propriety, dignity, good taste in manners and conduct


Spelling Word: decorous
read [Esc]  n. willingness to carry out the wishes of others; great respect


Spelling Word: deference
read [Esc]  a. final; complete; precisely defined or explicit


Spelling Word: definitive
read [Esc]  a. having harmful effect; injurious; having quality of destroying life; noxious; poisonous


Spelling Word: deleterious
read [Esc]  v. portray; depict; draw or trace outline of; sketch out


Spelling Word: delineate
read [Esc]  n. a drawing of the outlines of forms or objects; a graphic or vivid verbal description


Spelling Word: delineation
read [Esc]  v. deceive mind or judgment of; lead from truth or into error; frustrate or disappoint


Spelling Word: delude
read [Esc]  n. person who appeals to people's prejudice; false leader of people


Spelling Word: demagogue
read [Esc]  n. inhabitant or resident; regular visitor


Spelling Word: denizen
read [Esc]  a. of very poor quality or condition; bringing or deserving severe rebuke or censure


Spelling Word: deplorable
read [Esc]  n. testimony under oath; act of depositing, especially laying down of matter by natural process


Spelling Word: deposition
read [Esc]  n. extreme corruption or degradation; wickedness


Spelling Word: depravity
read [Esc]  n. devaluation; decrease in price or value


Spelling Word: depreciation
read [Esc]  n. the act of treating with contempt; contemptuous laughter


Spelling Word: derision
read [Esc]  a. unoriginal; derived from another source


Spelling Word: derivative
read [Esc]  a. extremely poor; utterly lacking; devoid


Spelling Word: destitute
read [Esc]  n. a formal pronouncement from an authoritative source


Spelling Word: dictum
read [Esc]  a. showing modest reserve; lacking self-confidence


Spelling Word: diffident
read [Esc]  n. a share that has been dispensed or distributed; an exemption from some rule or obligation


Spelling Word: dispensation
read [Esc]  v. make uneasy or anxious; trouble


Spelling Word: disquiet
read [Esc]  n. a conflict of people's opinions or actions or characters; disagreement among those expected to cooperate


Spelling Word: dissension
read [Esc]  v. spend or expend wastefully; vanish by dispersion; drive away; disperse


Spelling Word: dissipate
read [Esc]  n. point or respect in which things differ; difference


Spelling Word: diversity
read [Esc]  a. obedient; ready and willing to be taught; easily managed or handled


Spelling Word: docile
read [Esc]  n. something held as an established opinion, especially a definite authoritative tenet; doctrine


Spelling Word: dogma
read [Esc]  a. stubbornly adhering to insufficiently proven beliefs; inflexible, rigid


Spelling Word: dogmatic
read [Esc]  n. domestic activities or life; home or family life


Spelling Word: domesticity
read [Esc]  n. the exercise of control or influence over someone or something


Spelling Word: domination
read [Esc]  a. composed of elements from a variety of sources


Spelling Word: eclectic
read [Esc]  v. instruct or correct, especially so as to encourage intellectual, moral, or spiritual improvement


Spelling Word: edify
read [Esc]  n. flow under pressure; an unrestrained expression of emotion


Spelling Word: effusion
read [Esc]  a. caring only about oneself; selfish; self-centered


Spelling Word: egocentric
read [Esc]  n. altitude; height above a given level, especially sea level


Spelling Word: elevation
read [Esc]  v. draw out; bring forth or to light; generate or provoke as response or answer


Spelling Word: elicit
read [Esc]  a. difficult to describe; difficult to detect or grasp by mind


Spelling Word: elusive
read [Esc]  a. occurring unexpectedly and requiring urgent action; coming into existence


Spelling Word: emergent
read [Esc]  a. standing out above other things; high in rank, office, or worth


Spelling Word: eminent
read [Esc]  a. derived from experiment and observation rather than theory


Spelling Word: empirical
read [Esc]  v. be a match or counterpart for; eager to equal or excel


Spelling Word: emulate
read [Esc]  v. cause; bring into existence; give rise to


Spelling Word: engender
read [Esc]  n. puzzle; a person or thing that is mysterious or difficult to understand


Spelling Word: enigma
read [Esc]  n. a serious and urgent request; an earnest or humble request


Spelling Word: entreaty
read [Esc]  a. short-lived; enduring a very short time


Spelling Word: ephemeral
read [Esc]  n. a manifestation of a divine or supernatural being; twelve days after Christmas


Spelling Word: epiphany
read [Esc]  n. representative or perfect example of a class or type; brief summary, as of a book or article


Spelling Word: epitome
read [Esc]  n. calmness of temperament; steadiness of mind under stress.


Spelling Word: equanimity
read [Esc]  a. marked by or having equity; just and impartial


Spelling Word: equitable
read [Esc]  a. open to two or more interpretations and often intended to mislead


Spelling Word: equivocal
read [Esc]  a. learned; scholarly, with emphasis on knowledge gained from books


Spelling Word: erudite