12th Grade Spelling Words Quiz Card

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read [Esc]  n. an insertion into a calendar; obstruction of an artery, typically by a clot of blood or an air bubble


Spelling Word: embolism
read [Esc]  n. an opening, in a wall or ship or armored vehicle, for firing through


Spelling Word: embrasure
read [Esc]  n. a large retail store organized into departments offering a variety of merchandise; commonly part of a retail chain


Spelling Word: emporium
read [Esc]  n. high praise; formal expression of praise; tribute


Spelling Word: encomium
read [Esc]  a. intended for wide distribution


Spelling Word: encyclical
read [Esc]  v. confer dignity or honor upon; give a title to someone; make someone a member of the nobility


Spelling Word: ennoble
read [Esc]  n. study of insects; branch of zoology which treats of insects


Spelling Word: entomology
read [Esc]  a. devoted to pleasure; displaying luxury and furnishing gratification to the senses


Spelling Word: epicurean
read [Esc]  n. a circle that rolls around inside or outside another circle; generates an epicycloid or hypocycloid


Spelling Word: epicycle
read [Esc]  v. catch sight of; glimpse; discover at a distance


Spelling Word: espy
read [Esc]  n. a title of respect for someone, whose rank just below a knight; an attendant and shield bearer to a knight; a candidate for knighthood


Spelling Word: esquire
read [Esc]  a. pertaining to or causing improvement in the offspring produced


Spelling Word: eugenic
read [Esc]  a. formally expressing praise for someone's lifetime achievements


Spelling Word: eulogistic
read [Esc]  v. praise formally and eloquently


Spelling Word: eulogize
read [Esc]  n. any agreeable, pleasing, and harmonious sounds


Spelling Word: euphony
read [Esc]  n. an alloy of copper and nickel with high electrical resistance and a low temperature coefficient; used as resistance wire


Spelling Word: eureka
read [Esc]  a. very bad; extremely inferiorl; intolerable; very hateful


Spelling Word: execrable
read [Esc]  v. find repugnant; curse or declare to be evil or anathema or threaten with divine punishment


Spelling Word: execrate
read [Esc]  n. hate coupled with disgust; an appeal to some supernatural power to inflict evil on someone; the object of cursing


Spelling Word: execration
read [Esc]  n. explanation; interpretation, especially of biblical or religious text


Spelling Word: exegesis
read [Esc]  a. requiring precise accuracy; demanding attention


Spelling Word: exigent
read [Esc]  a. extremely scanty; excessively scanty; meager and small


Spelling Word: exiguous
read [Esc]  v. discharge from the lungs and out of the mouth; clear out the chest and lungs


Spelling Word: expectorate
read [Esc]  a. marked by speed and efficiency


Spelling Word: expeditious
read [Esc]  v. reason with somebody for the purpose of dissuasion


Spelling Word: expostulate
read [Esc]  n. the act of expressing earnest opposition or protest; an exclamation of protest or remonstrance or reproof


Spelling Word: expostulation
read [Esc]  a. with little or no preparation or forethought


Spelling Word: extempore
read [Esc]  v. obtain from another by coercion; get money by threats


Spelling Word: extort
read [Esc]  v. force or push out; drive away; displace or remove, as a person from a place or office


Spelling Word: extrude
read [Esc]  a. dissenting, especially dissenting with the majority opinion


Spelling Word: factious
read [Esc]  n. a person who shoes horses; a blacksmith


Spelling Word: farrier
read [Esc]  v. enter into a league for a common purpose; unite on a federal basis or band together as a league


Spelling Word: federate
read [Esc]  v. express congratulations; compliment upon a happy event


Spelling Word: felicitate
read [Esc]  a. extremely hot; eager; impassioned; burning


Spelling Word: fervid
read [Esc]  a. offering fun and gaiety; befitting a feast, festival, holiday, or gala occasion


Spelling Word: festal
read [Esc]  n. the social system that developed in Europe in the 8th century; vassals were protected by lords who they had to serve in war


Spelling Word: feudalism
read [Esc]  a. having or assuming relationship of child or offspring to parent


Spelling Word: filial
read [Esc]  a. acting in strength, firmness, or resilience


Spelling Word: flaccid
read [Esc]  v. strip off the skin or outer covering of


Spelling Word: flay
read [Esc]  n. foolish character or action; the behavior or dress of a fop


Spelling Word: foppery
read [Esc]  n. living quarters consisting of a superstructure in the bow of a merchant ship where the crew is housed


Spelling Word: forecastle
read [Esc]  n. the lowest sail on the foremast of a square-rigged vessel


Spelling Word: foresail
read [Esc]  v. renounce or deny something, especially under oath; swear falsely, usually under pressure


Spelling Word: forswear
read [Esc]  n. a person who believes that God created the universe and then abandoned it


Spelling Word: freethinker
read [Esc]  n. encouragement of the progress or growth or acceptance of something; the advancement of some enterprise


Spelling Word: furtherance
read [Esc]  a. capable of being melted and fused


Spelling Word: fusible
read [Esc]  n. rapid simultaneous discharge of firearms


Spelling Word: fusillade
read [Esc]  a. affected by emotion as if by electricity; thrilling


Spelling Word: galvanic
read [Esc]  a. very cold, icy, or frosty


Spelling Word: gelid
read [Esc]  a. having the sticky properties of an adhesive


Spelling Word: glutinous
read [Esc]  n. small compact-bodied almost completely aquatic bird that builds floating nests; similar to loons but smaller and with lobate rather than webbed feet


Spelling Word: grebe
read [Esc]  n. the excrement of sea birds; used as fertilizer


Spelling Word: guano