11th Grade Cards: Language Arts

Words for students of 11th Grade, the page is for arts words (Difficult Words 2), which are important supplementary words for 11th Grade academic classes.
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amplitude
n. the maximum displacement of a periodic wave; the property of copious abundance
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anode
n. the negatively charged terminal of a voltaic cell or storage battery that supplies current
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asymmetric
a. not identical on both sides of a dividing central line
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batik
n. a method of producing colored designs on textiles by dyeing them, having first applied wax to the parts to be left undyed
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belabor
v. discuss repeatedly; attack verbally; work hard upon
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bifurcation
n. the place where something divides into two branches; the act of splitting into two branches
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brusque
a. abrupt and curt in manner or speech; rudely abrupt, unfriendly
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cadenza
n. a brilliant solo passage occurring near the end of a piece of music
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canto
n. part or division of poem of some length
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censorious
a. critical; addicted to censure; severe in making remarks on others, or on their writings or manners; implying or expressing censure
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coagulant
n. an agent that produces coagulation
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collate
v. examine in order to verify authenticity; arrange in order
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commissariat
n. a stock or supply of foods
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complacent
a. contented to a fault with oneself or one's actions
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concordance
n. agreement of opinions; an index of all main words in a book along with their immediate contexts
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conscript
v. enroll into service compulsorily, typically into the armed services
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contiguity
n. the attribute of being so near as to be touching
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convalesce
v. recover gradually from an illness
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corpulent
a. very fat; large in body; overweight
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cryptogram
n. a piece of writing in code or cipher
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defalcate
v. misuse or misappropriate property or funds entrusted to one
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demonstrative
a. serving to demonstrate; given to or marked by the open expression of emotion
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deportment
n. manner of deporting or demeaning one's self; manner of acting; conduct; carriage
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despotism
n. dominance through threat of punishment and violence; a form of government in which the ruler is an absolute dictator
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diaphanous
a. so thin as to transmit light; very sheer and light; almost completely transparent
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diplomatist
n. an official engaged in international negotiations
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discrepant
a. not compatible with other facts; not in agreement; not in accord
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dissever
v. separate into parts or portions
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dissipate
v. spend or expend wastefully; vanish by dispersion; drive away; disperse
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distemper
n. any of various infectious viral diseases of animals; an angry and disagreeable mood
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drachma
n. formerly the basic unit of money in Greece; a unit of apothecary weight equal to an eighth of an ounce or to 60 grains
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dutiable
a. subject to customs duty, as imported goods
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efflorescence
n. the time and process of budding and unfolding of blossoms; any red eruption of the skin; the period of greatest prosperity or productivity
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egotist
n. a conceited and self-centered person
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embrasure
n. an opening, in a wall or ship or armored vehicle, for firing through
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entomology
n. study of insects; branch of zoology which treats of insects
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eugenic
a. pertaining to or causing improvement in the offspring produced
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execrable
a. very bad; extremely inferiorl; intolerable; very hateful
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exiguous
a. extremely scanty; excessively scanty; meager and small
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extempore
a. with little or no preparation or forethought
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federate
v. enter into a league for a common purpose; unite on a federal basis or band together as a league
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filial
a. having or assuming relationship of child or offspring to parent
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foresail
n. the lowest sail on the foremast of a square-rigged vessel
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fusillade
n. rapid simultaneous discharge of firearms
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guano
n. the excrement of sea birds; used as fertilizer
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histology
n. the branch of biology that studies the microscopic structure of animal or plant tissues
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indolence
n. inactivity resulting from a dislike of work
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inroad
n. entrance of an enemy into a country with purposes of hostility; sudden or desultory incursion or invasion; raid; encroachment
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intestacy
n. the situation of being or dying without a legally valid will
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inveigh
v. speak against in an impassioned manner; complain bitterly
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irksome
a. causing annoyance, weariness, or vexation; tedious
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isochronous
a. equal in duration or interval
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lactation
n. the production of milk by the mammary glands; the period following birth during which milk is secreted; feeding an infant by giving suck at the breast
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leeward
n. the direction in which the wind is blowing; the side of something that is sheltered from the wind
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licentious
a. amoral; unrestrained; lacking moral discipline or ignoring legal restraint
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lionize
v. look on or treat a person as celebrity; visit famous places in order to revere them
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loch
n. an arm of the sea, especially when narrow or partially landlocked
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magistracy
n. the position of magistrate; the office or function of a magistrate
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mawkish
a. insincerely emotional; showing a sickly excess of sentiment
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mettlesome
a. willing to face danger; having a proud and unbroken spirit
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minutia
n. petty details; small particular or detail; a minute or trivial matter of fact
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molt
v. shed or cast off hair or feathers
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moribund
a. dying; in dying state; approaching death; about to die
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munificence
n. liberality in bestowing gifts; extremely liberal and generous of spirit
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necropolis
n. a tract of land used for burials
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niggardly
a. petty or reluctant in giving or spending
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obstetrician
n. physician specializing in delivery of babies
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odium
n. strong dislike, contempt, or aversion; hatefulness; disrepute
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orthography
n. a method of representing the sounds of a language by written or printed symbols
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pantheism
n. the doctrine or belief that God is the universe and its phenomena or the doctrine that regards the universe as a manifestation of God
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pauperism
n. a state of extreme poverty or destitution
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peninsular
a. of or forming or resembling a peninsula
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perambulate
v. make an official inspection on foot of the bounds of a property; walk with no particular goal
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pertinacity
n. persistent determination; quality of sticking with something
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pied
a. having sections or patches colored differently and usually brightly; multicolored
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polycracy
n. form of government ruled by more than one person, as opposed to a monocracy
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precocity
n. intelligence achieved far ahead of normal developmental schedules
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propound
v. put forward; offer for consideration or debate
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rapprochement
n. the reestablishing of cordial relations
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reparable
a. capable of being repaired; admitting of repair
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rivulet
n. small brook or stream; streamlet
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salubrious
a. healthful; favorable to health; promoting health; wholesome
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sedulous
a. diligent; hardworking; persevering and constant in effort or application
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somnolence
n. a very sleepy state; tending to cause sleep
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titian
n. a reddish-brown or golden-brown color
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viol
n. any of a family of bowed stringed instruments that preceded the violin family