11th Grade Spelling Words Quiz Card

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read [Esc]  n. slight offense; small sin or fault


Spelling Word: peccadillo
read [Esc]  n. teaching; art of education; science of teaching


Spelling Word: pedagogy
read [Esc]  a. marked by narrow focus on or display of learning, especially formal rules and trivial points


Spelling Word: pedantic
read [Esc]  a. lacking wit or imagination; ordinary


Spelling Word: pedestrian
read [Esc]  n. a line of ancestors; descent; lineage; register or record of a line of ancestors


Spelling Word: pedigree
read [Esc]  a. tending to make or become worse; disparaging or belittling


Spelling Word: pejorative
read [Esc]  n. strong inclination; definite liking


Spelling Word: penchant
read [Esc]  a. feeling or expressing deep regret for misdeeds


Spelling Word: penitent
read [Esc]  a. offensively self-assured; dictatorial; not allowing contradiction or refusal


Spelling Word: peremptory
read [Esc]  n. lasting indefinitely long time; suggesting self-renewal; remaining active throughout all the time


Spelling Word: perennial
read [Esc]  a. traveling especially on foot


Spelling Word: peripatetic
read [Esc]  n. edge, especially of a round surface; surface of a solid; circumference


Spelling Word: periphery
read [Esc]  v. spread or flow throughout; pervade


Spelling Word: permeate
read [Esc]  a. very destructive; tending to cause death or serious injury; deadly


Spelling Word: pernicious
read [Esc]  v. disturb greatly; make uneasy or anxious; throw into great confusion


Spelling Word: perturb
read [Esc]  a. pervading; spread throughout every part


Spelling Word: pervasive
read [Esc]  a. being of vital or central importance; crucial


Spelling Word: pivotal
read [Esc]  n. dullness; insipidity of thought; commonplace statement; lack of originality


Spelling Word: platitude
read [Esc]  a. crude or coarse; unrefined or coarse in nature or manner; common or vulgar


Spelling Word: plebeian
read [Esc]  a. full in all respects; attended by all the people who have the right to attend


Spelling Word: plenary
read [Esc]  n. excess; over-fullness in any respect; superabundance


Spelling Word: plethora
read [Esc]  v. split into opposite extremes or camps


Spelling Word: polarize
read [Esc]  n. a large group often with a common interest; a group of people temporarily organized to make a search


Spelling Word: posse
read [Esc]  a. later in time; later in the order of proceeding or moving; coming after; located behind


Spelling Word: posterior
read [Esc]  n. essential premise; underlying assumption


Spelling Word: postulate
read [Esc]  n. capacity to produce strong physiological or chemical effects; the power or right to give orders or make decisions


Spelling Word: potency
read [Esc]  a. practical as opposed to idealistic; concerned with the practical worth or impact of something


Spelling Word: pragmatic
read [Esc]  n. rule or principle prescribing particular action or conduct; authorized direction or order


Spelling Word: precept
read [Esc]  v. make impossible, as by action taken in advance; prevent; eliminate


Spelling Word: preclude
read [Esc]  a. outstanding; superior to or notable above all others


Spelling Word: preeminent
read [Esc]  n. proposition upon which an argument is based; assumption; land and the buildings on it


Spelling Word: premise
read [Esc]  a. uncorrupted by civilization; primitive; remaining free from dirt or decay


Spelling Word: pristine
read [Esc]  a. in great quantity or abundance; bountiful; exceedingly liberal


Spelling Word: profuse
read [Esc]  a. having casual sexual relations frequently with different partners; irregular, casual and unrestrained in sexual behavior


Spelling Word: promiscuous
read [Esc]  a. dull and unimaginative; matter-of-fact; factual


Spelling Word: prosaic
read [Esc]  a. purported; commonly put forth or accepted as true on inconclusive grounds


Spelling Word: putative
read [Esc]  a. habitually complaining; expressing complaint or grievance


Spelling Word: querulous
read [Esc]  n. act or process of branching out or dividing into branches; subdivision or branch


Spelling Word: ramification
read [Esc]  n. fundamental reasons; basis; exposition of principles or reasons


Spelling Word: rationale
read [Esc]  v. scold harshly; criticize severely


Spelling Word: rebuke
read [Esc]  a. obstinately stubborn; determined to resist authority


Spelling Word: recalcitrant
read [Esc]  v. move back; retreat; withdraw a claim or pretension


Spelling Word: recede
read [Esc]  a. difficult to penetrate; incomprehensible to one of ordinary understanding or knowledge


Spelling Word: recondite
read [Esc]  a. fragrant; odorous; suggestive of odor


Spelling Word: redolent
read [Esc]  v. disprove; prove to be false or incorrect


Spelling Word: refute
read [Esc]  v. say, state, or perform again or repeatedly


Spelling Word: reiterate
read [Esc]  v. assign to obscure place, position, or condition; delegate; assign


Spelling Word: relegate
read [Esc]  v. give up something with reluctance; retire from; give up or abandon


Spelling Word: relinquish
read [Esc]  n. revival; renewal; revival of learning and culture


Spelling Word: renaissance
read [Esc]  v. abandon; disown; turn away from; give up


Spelling Word: renounce
read [Esc]  n. often indirect effect or result that is produced by an event or action; reflection, especially of sound


Spelling Word: repercussion
read [Esc]  n. action taken in return for injury or offense


Spelling Word: reprisal
read [Esc]  v. voice or convey disapproval of; rebuke; find fault with


Spelling Word: reprove