Spelling Words for 11th Grade (List 8)

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substantial
a. fairly large; in essentials; material; true or real; not imaginary; solidly built
subvert
v. cause the downfall of; destroy property or hinder normal operations; corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality
successful
a. having succeeded or being marked by a favorable outcome
sufficient
a. adequate; enough; being as much as is needed
summarize
v. give a brief statement of the main points of something
supernatural
a. not existing in nature or explanation according to natural laws
supersede
v. be placed in or take the room of; replace; make obsolete; make void or useless by superior power
suppress
v. put down by force or authority; overwhelm; keep from being revealed
surgeon
n. one who performs manual operations on a patient
surmise
v. guess; infer something without sufficiently conclusive evidence
surpass
v. be or go beyond, as in degree or quality; exceed
surreptitiously
ad. in a way that attempts to avoid notice or attention; secretively
suspense
n. uncertain cognitive state; uncertainty
sustenance
n. act of sustaining; something, especially food, that sustains life or health
syllable
n. a unit of spoken language larger than a phoneme
symphony
n. large orchestra; harmony, especially of sound or color
synonymous
a. having the same or a similar meaning; identical; equivalent
tactful
a. showing skill and sensitivity in dealing with people
tattletale
n. someone who gossips indiscreetly
technique
n. practical method or art applied to some particular task; skillfulness
telepathy
n. apparent communication from one mind to another without using sensory perceptions
temperance
n. moderation or self-restraint, especially in eating and drinking; avoiding excesses
tendency
n. trend; a general direction in which something tends to move
terrestrial
a. earthly, as opposed to celestial; pertaining to the land
thesaurus
n. book of synonyms, often including related and contrasting words and antonyms
throng
n. large group of people gathered or crowded closely together
tiresome
a. so lacking in interest as to cause mental weariness
toil
n. exhausting labor or effort; any thread, web, or string spread for taking prey
traffic
n. the amount of activity over a communication system during a given period of time; buying and selling; especially illicit trade
transitive
n. a verb that requires an object in order to be grammatical
tribulation
n. an annoying or frustrating or catastrophic event
tying
n. the act of tying or binding things together
tyranny
n. oppression; cruel government; office or authority of an absolute ruler; absolute power
unanimous
a. uniform; in complete agreement
undaunted
a. unshaken in purpose; resolutely courageous
undergarment
n. a garment worn under other garments
underrate
v. make too low an estimate of
undersized
a. smaller than normal for its kind
undoubtedly
ad. unquestionably; without doubt; certainly
unforgettable
a. impossible to forget; very memorable
unpleasant
a. disagreeable to the senses, to the mind, or feelings
unseemly
a. grossly improper; indecent; in poor taste
untenable
a. indefensible; not able to be maintained
unusually
ad. in a way that is not habitual or common
upheave
v. lift forcefully from beneath
uppermost
ad. in or into the highest position; in or into the most prominent position, as in the mind; at or nearest to the top
uproot
v. pull up; displace; destroy completely, as if down to the roots; eradicate
veer
v. shift to clockwise direction; turn sharply; change direction abruptly
vengeance
n. punishment inflicted in return for an injury or an offense; retribution
vexed
a. troubled persistently especially with petty annoyances; causing difficulty in finding an answer or solution; much disputed
viaduct
n. bridge consisting of a series of arches supported by piers used to carry a road or railroad over a valley
vie
v. strive for victory or superiority; contend; compete
vivacious
a. animated; lively; vigorous and active
vivisection
n. the act of operating on living animals, especially in scientific research
voluminous
a. large in volume or bulk; large in number or quantity, especially of discourse
voracious
a. ravenous; excessively greedy and grasping; devouring or craving food in great quantities
warily
ad. in a way that shows a lack of trust; suspiciously; cautiously; carefully
warlike
a. suggesting war or military life; disposed to warfare or hard-line policies
welterweight
n. an amateur boxer who weighs no more than 148 pounds
wheedle
v. cajole; coax; deceive by flattery
whereabouts
n. the general location where something is
whetstone
n. a flat stone for sharpening edged tools or knives
witchcraft
n. the art of sorcery; the practice of magic, especially black magic
wrangle
n. angry dispute; noisy quarrel; altercation
wrest
v. obtain by seizing forcibly or violently, also metaphorically
wriggle
v. to move in a twisting or contorted motion, especially when struggling