12th Grade Spelling Words Quiz Card

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read [Esc]  a. petty or reluctant in giving or spending


Spelling Word: niggardly
read [Esc]  n. one who believes traditional beliefs to be groundless and existence meaningless; absolute skeptic


Spelling Word: nihilist
read [Esc]  n. patent medicine whose efficacy is questionable; quack medicine


Spelling Word: nostrum
read [Esc]  a. slavishly attentive; attempting to win favor from influential people by flattery


Spelling Word: obsequious
read [Esc]  n. the process of becoming obsolete; falling into disuse or becoming out of date


Spelling Word: obsolescence
read [Esc]  n. physician specializing in delivery of babies


Spelling Word: obstetrician
read [Esc]  n. the branch of medicine dealing with childbirth and care of the mother


Spelling Word: obstetrics
read [Esc]  a. noisily aggressive; making great noise or outcry


Spelling Word: obstreperous
read [Esc]  v. bypass requirement or make it unnecessary; get rid of


Spelling Word: obviate
read [Esc]  v. block passage through; close, shut, or stop up a passage


Spelling Word: occlude
read [Esc]  n. strong dislike, contempt, or aversion; hatefulness; disrepute


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


Spelling Word: opalescence
read [Esc]  n. state of disgrace resulting from public abuse; state of extreme dishonor


Spelling Word: opprobrium
read [Esc]  n. musical composition for voices and orchestra based on religious text


Spelling Word: oratorio
read [Esc]  a. statistically unrelated; having a set of mutually perpendicular axes; meeting at right angles


Spelling Word: orthogonal
read [Esc]  n. a method of representing the sounds of a language by written or printed symbols


Spelling Word: orthography
read [Esc]  n. making ambitious display; unnecessary show; pretentious parade


Spelling Word: ostentation
read [Esc]  n. a stabilizer for a canoe; spars attach to a shaped log or float parallel to the hull


Spelling Word: outrigger
read [Esc]  v. lessen violence of disease; moderate intensity; gloss over with excuses


Spelling Word: palliate
read [Esc]  n. a writer of pamphlets, usually taking a partisan stand on public issues


Spelling Word: pamphleteer
read [Esc]  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


Spelling Word: pantheism
read [Esc]  n. a woman who cohabits with an important man; a woman's lover


Spelling Word: paramour
read [Esc]  n. social outcast; person who is rejected from society or home


Spelling Word: pariah
read [Esc]  n. an inheritance coming by right of birth; a church endowment


Spelling Word: patrimony
read [Esc]  a. of or derived from a personal or family name


Spelling Word: patronymic
read [Esc]  n. a state of extreme poverty or destitution


Spelling Word: pauperism
read [Esc]  a. liable to sin; violating a rule, principle, or established practice


Spelling Word: peccant
read [Esc]  n. one who is overly concerned with formal rules and trivial points of learning


Spelling Word: pedant
read [Esc]  n. the peers of a kingdom considered as a group


Spelling Word: peerage
read [Esc]  a. easily irritated or annoyed


Spelling Word: peevish
read [Esc]  a. of or forming or resembling a peninsula


Spelling Word: peninsular
read [Esc]  a. showing or constituting penance


Spelling Word: penitential
read [Esc]  n. a verse line having five metrical feet


Spelling Word: pentameter
read [Esc]  n. an athletic contest consisting of five different events


Spelling Word: pentathlon
read [Esc]  n. extreme poverty; lack of something; barrenness; insufficiency


Spelling Word: penury
read [Esc]  v. make an official inspection on foot of the bounds of a property; walk with no particular goal


Spelling Word: perambulate
read [Esc]  ad. by necessity; by force of circumstance


Spelling Word: perforce
read [Esc]  a. having keen insight; mentally perceptive; astute


Spelling Word: perspicacious
read [Esc]  n. the capacity to assess situations shrewdly and to draw sound conclusions; intelligence manifested by being astute


Spelling Word: perspicacity
read [Esc]  a. transparently clear of language; easily understandable


Spelling Word: perspicuous
read [Esc]  n. persistent determination; quality of sticking with something


Spelling Word: pertinacity
read [Esc]  n. deliberately deviating from what is good


Spelling Word: perversity
read [Esc]  a. tending to produce infectious disease; destructive


Spelling Word: pestilential
read [Esc]  v. have amorous affairs; talk or behave amorously, without serious intentions


Spelling Word: philander
read [Esc]  n. machine in which rotating records cause a stylus to vibrate and the vibrations are amplified acoustically or electronically


Spelling Word: phonograph
read [Esc]  a. having sections or patches colored differently and usually brightly; multicolored


Spelling Word: pied
read [Esc]  a. relating to or characteristic of the activity of fishing


Spelling Word: piscatorial
read [Esc]  n. a representation of the circles of the sphere on a plane surface, such as a polar projection of the celestial sphere onto a chart


Spelling Word: planisphere
read [Esc]  a. dull and tiresome; used too often to be interesting or thoughtful


Spelling Word: platitudinous
read [Esc]  n. organized persecution of an ethnic group, especially Jews


Spelling Word: pogrom
read [Esc]  n. form of government ruled by more than one person, as opposed to a monocracy


Spelling Word: polycracy
read [Esc]  v. assume existence of; put forward, as for consideration or study; suggest


Spelling Word: posit