12th Grade Spelling Words Quiz Card

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read [Esc]  n. one of two marks, used in French, Italian, and Russian printing to enclose quotations


Spelling Word: guillemet
read [Esc]  n. the main house on a ranch or large estate


Spelling Word: hacienda
read [Esc]  n. a journey by a large group to escape from a hostile environment


Spelling Word: hegira
read [Esc]  a. consisting of dissimilar elements or parts; completely different


Spelling Word: heterogeneous
read [Esc]  n. the branch of biology that studies the microscopic structure of animal or plant tissues


Spelling Word: histology
read [Esc]  a. fishlike; characteristic of fishes


Spelling Word: ichthyic
read [Esc]  n. a drug that lowers the body's normal immune response


Spelling Word: immunosuppressant
read [Esc]  n. an unplanned expedient; a performance given extempore without planning or preparation


Spelling Word: improvisation
read [Esc]  n. any book printed before 1501; the infancy or earliest stages of something


Spelling Word: incunabula
read [Esc]  n. inactivity resulting from a dislike of work


Spelling Word: indolence
read [Esc]  v. fill with sublime emotion; become drunk or drink excessively


Spelling Word: inebriate
read [Esc]  a. not appropriate to the purpose; not suitable or advisable


Spelling Word: inexpedient
read [Esc]  n. innocent girl or young woman; actress who plays such parts


Spelling Word: ingenue
read [Esc]  n. a severe interrogation, often violating the rights or privacy of individuals


Spelling Word: inquisition
read [Esc]  n. entrance of an enemy into a country with purposes of hostility; sudden or desultory incursion or invasion; raid; encroachment


Spelling Word: inroad
read [Esc]  a. devoid of feeling and consciousness and animation


Spelling Word: insentient
read [Esc]  n. one who speaks in dialogue or takes part in conversation


Spelling Word: interlocutor
read [Esc]  n. a message, spoken or written, that is introduced or inserted; the action of interjecting or interposing an action or remark that interrupts


Spelling Word: interpolation
read [Esc]  n. the act or fact of interjecting or interposing one thing between or among others


Spelling Word: interposition
read [Esc]  n. the situation of being or dying without a legally valid will


Spelling Word: intestacy
read [Esc]  n. a liquor or brew containing alcohol as the active agent; a drug that can produce a state of intoxication


Spelling Word: intoxicant
read [Esc]  v. reflect on one's own thoughts and feelings


Spelling Word: introspect
read [Esc]  n. an overwhelming number or amount; the rising of a body of water and its overflowing onto normally dry land


Spelling Word: inundation
read [Esc]  v. apply in use; use or accustom till no pain or inconvenience; harden; habituate


Spelling Word: inure
read [Esc]  v. speak against in an impassioned manner; complain bitterly


Spelling Word: inveigh
read [Esc]  a. designed to create ill will or envy


Spelling Word: invidious
read [Esc]  n. the shrinkage of an organ in old age or when inactive; the act of sharing in the activities of a group; the action of enfolding something


Spelling Word: involution
read [Esc]  n. the condition of being dissociated into ions; the process of ionizing; the formation of ions by separating atoms or molecules


Spelling Word: ionization
read [Esc]  n. the visual property of something having a milky brightness and a play of colors from the surface


Spelling Word: iridescence
read [Esc]  a. causing annoyance, weariness, or vexation; tedious


Spelling Word: irksome
read [Esc]  v. expose to radiation; cast rays of light upon


Spelling Word: irradiate
read [Esc]  a. not to be broken or violated; inviolable; incapable of being refracted


Spelling Word: irrefrangible
read [Esc]  n. a sudden violent spontaneous occurrence; a sudden sharp increase in the relative numbers of a population


Spelling Word: irruption
read [Esc]  n. an isogram connecting points having equal barometric pressure at a given time, for meteorology


Spelling Word: isobar
read [Esc]  a. equal in duration or interval


Spelling Word: isochronous
read [Esc]  n. a rough and bitter manner; yellowing of the skin and the whites of the eyes caused by an accumulation of bile pigment in the blood


Spelling Word: jaundice
read [Esc]  a. humorous, amusing or joking; sportive; not serious


Spelling Word: jocular
read [Esc]  a. relating to the administration of justice or the function of a judge; of or relating to the law or jurisprudence


Spelling Word: juridical
read [Esc]  a. lacking purpose or zest; halfhearted; lacking spirit or liveliness


Spelling Word: lackadaisical
read [Esc]  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


Spelling Word: lactation
read [Esc]  n. feeling of lack of interest or energy; depression


Spelling Word: languor
read [Esc]  n. a long noosed rope used to catch animals


Spelling Word: lariat
read [Esc]  a. somewhat or rather late


Spelling Word: latish
read [Esc]  a. having a tendency to loosen or relax.


Spelling Word: laxative
read [Esc]  n. the direction in which the wind is blowing; the side of something that is sheltered from the wind


Spelling Word: leeward
read [Esc]  a. of or characteristic of or resembling a lion


Spelling Word: leonine
read [Esc]  n. inactivity; showing an unusual lack of energy


Spelling Word: lethargy
read [Esc]  n. the act of writing dictionaries


Spelling Word: lexicography
read [Esc]  n. free thinker, usually used disparagingly; one without moral restraint


Spelling Word: libertine
read [Esc]  a. amoral; unrestrained; lacking moral discipline or ignoring legal restraint


Spelling Word: licentious
read [Esc]  a. authorized, sanctioned by, or in accordance with law; sanctioned by custom or morality especially sexual morality


Spelling Word: licit
read [Esc]  n. a feudal lord entitled to allegiance and service; a person holding a fief


Spelling Word: liege