11th Grade Spelling Words Quiz Card

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read [Esc]  a. tearfully sentimental; over-emotional; sickly-sentimental


Spelling Word: maudlin
read [Esc]  n. proverb; formulation of fundamental principle or general truth


Spelling Word: maxim
read [Esc]  n. offense of willfully maiming or crippling a person; state of violent disorder; havoc; physical disturbance


Spelling Word: mayhem
read [Esc]  n. beggar; religious friar forbidden to own personal property who begs for living


Spelling Word: mendicant
read [Esc]  n. marked change in appearance, character, condition, or function; major transformation


Spelling Word: metamorphosis
read [Esc]  a. without material form or substance; based on abstract reasoning; highly abstract or theoretical; supernatural


Spelling Word: metaphysical
read [Esc]  n. environment; person’s social setting or environment


Spelling Word: milieu
read [Esc]  n. civilians trained as soldiers but not part of the regular army


Spelling Word: militia
read [Esc]  n. petty details; small particular or detail; a minute or trivial matter of fact


Spelling Word: minutiae
read [Esc]  a. believing the worst of human nature and motives; hating mankind in general


Spelling Word: misanthropic
read [Esc]  v. make less rigid or softer; calm in temper or feeling


Spelling Word: mollify
read [Esc]  n. used as a French courtesy title; equivalent to English 'Mr'


Spelling Word: monsieur
read [Esc]  a. open to argument or debate; subject to debate, dispute, or uncertainty, and typically not admitting of a final decision


Spelling Word: moot
read [Esc]  a. ill humored; sullen; depressingly dark; gloomy; persistent


Spelling Word: morose
read [Esc]  v. cause to experience shame or humiliation; embarrass


Spelling Word: mortify
read [Esc]  n. an offspring of a black and a white parent


Spelling Word: mulatto
read [Esc]  a. belonging to this earth or world; not ideal or heavenly; concerned with commonplaces; ordinary


Spelling Word: mundane
read [Esc]  a. of very large or indefinite number; of ten thousand


Spelling Word: myriad
read [Esc]  n. an exceptional interest in and admiration for yourself


Spelling Word: narcissism
read [Esc]  a. lacking definite form or limits; hazy; cloudy


Spelling Word: nebulous
read [Esc]  a. very wicked; infamous by being extremely wicked


Spelling Word: nefarious
read [Esc]  n. favoring of relatives or friends because of their relationship rather than their abilities


Spelling Word: nepotism
read [Esc]  a. of or relating to neurons; relating to a nerve or the nervous system


Spelling Word: neural
read [Esc]  n. the delusion that things do not exist; a sense that everything is unreal; complete denial of all established authority and institutions


Spelling Word: nihilism
read [Esc]  a. of or relating to or occurring in the night; most active at night


Spelling Word: nocturnal
read [Esc]  n. homesickness; bittersweet longing for things of past.


Spelling Word: nostalgia
read [Esc]  a. previously unknown; strikingly new, unusual, or different; young


Spelling Word: novel
read [Esc]  a. harmful to living things; injurious to health


Spelling Word: noxious
read [Esc]  n. subtle or slight degree of difference; small difference in meaning


Spelling Word: nuance
read [Esc]  a. hardened in wrongdoing or wickedness; not giving in to persuasion


Spelling Word: obdurate
read [Esc]  n. the quality or state of being difficult to remedy, relieve, or subdue; resolute adherence to own ideas or desires


Spelling Word: obstinacy
read [Esc]  a. hidden from the eye or the understanding; invisible; secret; concealed; unknown


Spelling Word: occult
read [Esc]  a. marked by excessive eagerness in offering unwanted services or advice to others


Spelling Word: officious
read [Esc]  a. burdensome or oppressive; not easily borne; wearing


Spelling Word: onerous
read [Esc]  n. the branch of physics that studies the physical properties of ligh; optical properties


Spelling Word: optics
read [Esc]  a. rich and superior in quality


Spelling Word: opulent
read [Esc]  a. traditional; conservative in belief; adhering to established faith, especially in religion


Spelling Word: orthodox
read [Esc]  n. a belief or orientation agreeing with conventional standards; the quality of being orthodox, especially in religion


Spelling Word: orthodoxy
read [Esc]  a. showy; pretentious; trying to attract attention


Spelling Word: ostentatious
read [Esc]  v. ease anger or agitation of; make calm or quiet; end war or violence


Spelling Word: pacify
read [Esc]  n. board on which painter mixes pigments


Spelling Word: palette
read [Esc]  a. tangible; easily perceptible; unmistakable


Spelling Word: palpable
read [Esc]  a. insignificant; lacking in importance or worth; worthless


Spelling Word: paltry
read [Esc]  n. remedy for all diseases, evils, or difficulties; a cure-all


Spelling Word: panacea
read [Esc]  n. one that serves as a pattern or model; system of assumptions, concepts, and practices that constitutes a way of viewing reality


Spelling Word: paradigm
read [Esc]  n. something apparently contradictory in nature; statement that looks false but is actually correct


Spelling Word: paradox
read [Esc]  n. equality in status or amount; similarity or close


Spelling Word: parity
read [Esc]  n. work or performance that imitates another work or performance with ridicule or irony; make fun of


Spelling Word: parody
read [Esc]  v. analyze syntactically by assigning a constituent structure to a sentence


Spelling Word: parse
read [Esc]  a. open for the public to read; obvious; plain


Spelling Word: patent
read [Esc]  n. father and ruler of family or tribe


Spelling Word: patriarch
read [Esc]  a. belong to noble origin; having high birth


Spelling Word: patrician
read [Esc]  n. scarcity; smallness of number; the presence of something only in small or insufficient amounts


Spelling Word: paucity