12th Grade Spelling Words Quiz Card

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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]  v. lessen price or value of; think or speak of as being of little worth; belittle


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


Spelling Word: derivative
read [Esc]  v. indicate or specify; point out; assign a name or title to


Spelling Word: designate
read [Esc]  v. become progressively worse; decline


Spelling Word: deteriorate
read [Esc]  v. ruin; lay waste; destroy; make desolate


Spelling Word: devastate
read [Esc]  n. vocabulary that is for a specific group of people


Spelling Word: dialect
read [Esc]  n. a thin disk that vibrates when receiving or producing sound waves, as in a telephone, microphone, speaker, or the like


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


Spelling Word: dictum
read [Esc]  n. an important or influential person, and often overbearing


Spelling Word: dignitary
read [Esc]  v. make wider or larger; cause to expand; enlarge; widen


Spelling Word: dilate
read [Esc]  n. knowing how to avoid embarrassment or distress; trait of judging wisely and objectively


Spelling Word: discretion
read [Esc]  v. cause being in bad temper; disappoint; disconcert


Spelling Word: disgruntle
read [Esc]  n. a freeing or a being freed from illusion or conviction


Spelling Word: disillusion
read [Esc]  v. fall apart; become reduced to components, fragments, or particles


Spelling Word: disintegrate
read [Esc]  v. scatter; drive away; cause to vanish


Spelling Word: dispel
read [Esc]  n. clinic where medicine and medical supplies are dispensed


Spelling Word: dispensary
read [Esc]  v. distribute; prepare and give out; deal out in parts or portions


Spelling Word: dispense
read [Esc]  n. act of removing from office or employment


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


Spelling Word: disquiet
read [Esc]  a. lacking respectability in character or behavior or appearance


Spelling Word: disreputable
read [Esc]  v. cut open or cut apart; make a mathematical, chemical, or grammatical analysis of; break down into components or essential features


Spelling Word: dissect
read [Esc]  n. the state of something that has been unused and neglected


Spelling Word: disuse
read [Esc]  a. differing in some characteristics; various


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


Spelling Word: docile
read [Esc]  a. determined; stubbornly persevering; unyielding


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


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


Spelling Word: domination
read [Esc]  a. sleeping; not active but capable of becoming active


Spelling Word: dormant
read [Esc]  v. be excessively fond of; show signs of mental decline


Spelling Word: dote
read [Esc]  n. sediment settled at bottom of liquid; waste or worthless matter


Spelling Word: dregs
read [Esc]  a. queer; amusingly odd; comical


Spelling Word: droll
read [Esc]  n. a bodily passage or tube lined with epithelial cells and conveying a secretion or other substance; an enclosed conduit for a fluid


Spelling Word: duct
read [Esc]  n. easily deceived person; duplicate of photographic image


Spelling Word: dupe
read [Esc]  a. energetic; vigorously active


Spelling Word: dynamic
read [Esc]  a. departing from a recognized, conventional, or established norm or pattern


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


Spelling Word: eclectic
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]  v. lengthen; extend; make or grow longer


Spelling Word: elongate
read [Esc]  a. vividly or movingly expressive; persuasive


Spelling Word: eloquent
read [Esc]  v. free from bondage, oppression, or restraint; liberate


Spelling Word: emancipate
read [Esc]  v. adorn; make beautiful, as by ornamentation; decorate


Spelling Word: embellish
read [Esc]  v. mold or carve in relief; decorate with or as if with a raised design


Spelling Word: emboss
read [Esc]  n. completely undeveloped form; an animal organism in the early stages of growth


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


Spelling Word: eminent
read [Esc]  v. give off; send out; give out as sound


Spelling Word: emit
read [Esc]  n. temporary living quarters specially built by the army for soldiers; a site where people on holiday can pitch a tent


Spelling Word: encampment
read [Esc]  v. make better or more attractive; increase; improve


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


Spelling Word: enigma
read [Esc]  n. union of parts in a whole; a coordinated outfit or costume; a coordinated set of furniture


Spelling Word: ensemble
read [Esc]  v. capture; attract and hold by charm, beauty, or excellence; hold in bondage or subjection


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


Spelling Word: entreaty
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]  n. mental or emotional balance; state of balance of any causes, powers, or motives


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


Spelling Word: equivocal
read [Esc]  n. intentionally vague or ambiguous; a statement that is not literally false but that cleverly avoids an unpleasant truth


Spelling Word: equivocation
read [Esc]  v. completely destroy; eliminate; exterminate


Spelling Word: eradicate