Spelling Words for 12th Grade (List 3)

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High School Words: Spelling Words for 12th Grade (List 3)

denizen
n. inhabitant or resident; regular visitor
deplorable
a. of very poor quality or condition; bringing or deserving severe rebuke or censure
deposition
n. testimony under oath; act of depositing, especially laying down of matter by natural process
depreciate
v. lessen price or value of; think or speak of as being of little worth; belittle
derivative
a. unoriginal; derived from another source
designate
v. indicate or specify; point out; assign a name or title to
deteriorate
v. become progressively worse; decline
devastate
v. ruin; lay waste; destroy; make desolate
dialect
n. vocabulary that is for a specific group of people
diaphragm
n. a thin disk that vibrates when receiving or producing sound waves, as in a telephone, microphone, speaker, or the like
dictum
n. a formal pronouncement from an authoritative source
dignitary
n. an important or influential person, and often overbearing
dilate
v. make wider or larger; cause to expand; enlarge; widen
discretion
n. knowing how to avoid embarrassment or distress; trait of judging wisely and objectively
disgruntle
v. cause being in bad temper; disappoint; disconcert
disillusion
n. a freeing or a being freed from illusion or conviction
disintegrate
v. fall apart; become reduced to components, fragments, or particles
dispel
v. scatter; drive away; cause to vanish
dispensary
n. clinic where medicine and medical supplies are dispensed
dispense
v. distribute; prepare and give out; deal out in parts or portions
displacement
n. act of removing from office or employment
disquiet
v. make uneasy or anxious; trouble
disreputable
a. lacking respectability in character or behavior or appearance
dissect
v. cut open or cut apart; make a mathematical, chemical, or grammatical analysis of; break down into components or essential features
disuse
n. the state of something that has been unused and neglected
diverse
a. differing in some characteristics; various
docile
a. obedient; ready and willing to be taught; easily managed or handled
dogged
a. determined; stubbornly persevering; unyielding
dogmatic
a. stubbornly adhering to insufficiently proven beliefs; inflexible, rigid
domination
n. the exercise of control or influence over someone or something
dormant
a. sleeping; not active but capable of becoming active
dote
v. be excessively fond of; show signs of mental decline
dregs
n. sediment settled at bottom of liquid; waste or worthless matter
droll
a. queer; amusingly odd; comical
duct
n. a bodily passage or tube lined with epithelial cells and conveying a secretion or other substance; an enclosed conduit for a fluid
dupe
n. easily deceived person; duplicate of photographic image
dynamic
a. energetic; vigorously active
eccentric
a. departing from a recognized, conventional, or established norm or pattern
eclectic
a. composed of elements from a variety of sources
effusion
n. flow under pressure; an unrestrained expression of emotion
egocentric
a. caring only about oneself; selfish; self-centered
elongate
v. lengthen; extend; make or grow longer
eloquent
a. vividly or movingly expressive; persuasive
emancipate
v. free from bondage, oppression, or restraint; liberate
embellish
v. adorn; make beautiful, as by ornamentation; decorate
emboss
v. mold or carve in relief; decorate with or as if with a raised design
embryo
n. completely undeveloped form; an animal organism in the early stages of growth
eminent
a. standing out above other things; high in rank, office, or worth
emit
v. give off; send out; give out as sound
encampment
n. temporary living quarters specially built by the army for soldiers; a site where people on holiday can pitch a tent
enhance
v. make better or more attractive; increase; improve
enigma
n. puzzle; a person or thing that is mysterious or difficult to understand
ensemble
n. union of parts in a whole; a coordinated outfit or costume; a coordinated set of furniture
enthrall
v. capture; attract and hold by charm, beauty, or excellence; hold in bondage or subjection
entreaty
n. a serious and urgent request; an earnest or humble request
epiphany
n. a manifestation of a divine or supernatural being; twelve days after Christmas
epitome
n. representative or perfect example of a class or type; brief summary, as of a book or article
equanimity
n. calmness of temperament; steadiness of mind under stress.
equilibrium
n. mental or emotional balance; state of balance of any causes, powers, or motives
equivocal
a. open to two or more interpretations and often intended to mislead
equivocation
n. intentionally vague or ambiguous; a statement that is not literally false but that cleverly avoids an unpleasant truth
eradicate
v. completely destroy; eliminate; exterminate