Spelling Words for 12th Grade (List 2)

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chronic
a. lasting for long period; marked by frequent recurrence, as certain diseases
circumspect
a. carefully aware of all circumstances; cautious
clarion
n. a shrill, narrow-tubed war trumpet; a medieval brass instrument with a clear shrill tone
clemency
n. mildness, as of the weather; merciful, kind, or lenient act
clientele
n. clients of professional person; body of customers or patrons
cognizant
a. having or showing knowledge or understanding or realization or perception
colleague
n. fellow worker; associate; co-worker
collegiate
a. of or resembling or typical of a college or college students
communicable
a. capable of being transmitted by infection, especially for disease; readily communicated
complicity
n. participation; involvement as partner or accomplice, especially in crime or other wrongdoing
component
n. element; ingredient; abstract part of something
compression
n. applying pressure; encoding information while reducing the bandwidth or bits required
concept
n. something formed in the mind; thought or notion
conclusive
a. decisive or convincing; achieved easily or by a large margin
concord
n. agreement of opinions; harmonious state of things
concurrence
n. a state of cooperation; agreement of results or opinions; acting together
concurrent
a. simultaneous; coincident; occurring or operating at the same time
condone
v. excuse, overlook, or make allowances for; be lenient with
confound
v. cause to become confused or perplexed; fail to distinguish; mix up
conjure
v. call on or summon by sacred name or in solemn manner; implore earnestly; practice magical arts
consecrate
v. appoint to a clerical posts; dedicate to a deity by a vow; render holy by means of religious rites
consul
n. a diplomat appointed by a government to protect its commercial interests and help its citizens in a foreign country
consultant
n. an expert who gives advice
contemptuous
a. scornful; expressing contempt; showing a lack of respect
contentious
a. quarrelsome; disagreeable; marked by heated arguments or controversy
continuance
n. an activity without interruption; the period of time during which something continues
contradictory
a. nature of, or being a contradiction; mutually exclusive; opposing
conveyance
n. act of conveying; tools of conveying, especially vehicle for transportation
convivial
a. festive; occupied with or fond of the pleasures of good company
convulsion
n. unnatural and violent contraction of the muscular parts of an animal body; any violent and irregular motion or agitation; violent shaking; tumult
cosmic
a. pertaining to the universe; vast
covert
a. secretive; not openly acknowledged or displayed
credentials
n. a document attesting to the truth of certain stated facts
creditor
n. a person to whom money is owed by a debtor; someone to whom an obligation exists
crucial
a. of extreme importance; vital to the resolution of a crisis; of the greatest importance
crypt
n. a cellar or vault or underground burial chamber, especially beneath a church
culminate
v. reach the highest or most decisive point; rise to summit
cumulative
a. increasing by successive addition
curtail
v. cut short or reduce; cut off end or tail, or any part
curvature
n. the rate of change at a point of the angle between a curve and a tangent to the curve; a curving or bending, often abnormal
cynic
n. a person who believes that people are motivated purely by self-interest rather than acting for honorable or unselfish reasons
cynical
a. skeptical of motives of others; selfishly calculating; negative or pessimistic
daunt
v. frighten; abate the courage of; discourage
dearth
n. scarcity; shortage of food; famine from failure or loss of crops
debit
n. an accounting entry acknowledging sums that are owing
debutante
n. young woman making formal entrance into society
decorous
a. according with propriety, dignity, good taste in manners and conduct
default
n. failure to act; an option that is selected automatically
deference
n. willingness to carry out the wishes of others; great respect
deficient
a. inadequate; lacking an essential quality or element
defile
v. pollute; make dirty or spotty
definitive
a. final; complete; precisely defined or explicit
deflation
n. a contraction of economic activity resulting in a decline of prices; the act of letting the air out of something
deft
a. quick and skillful; neat in action or performance
deity
n. god; divinity; supernatural things
delineate
v. portray; depict; draw or trace outline of; sketch out
delve
v. dig ground, as with spade; search deeply and laboriously
demented
a. insane; mad; of unsound mind; mentally ill
demolition
n. act of overthrowing, pulling down, or destroying
demoralize
v. corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality; lower someone's spirits; make downhearted; confuse or put into disorder
demure
a. modest and reserved in manner or behavior
denigrate
v. blacken; defame; attack reputation of; degrade