Spelling Words for 12th Grade (List 5)

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illegitimate
a. not according to law; not regular or authorized; unlawful; improper
illustrious
a. possessing luster or brightness; brilliant; luminous; splendid
impeach
v. make an accusation against; challenge or discredit the credibility of
imperative
n. having power command or control; critically importance; some duty that is essential and urgent
imperial
a. like an emperor; related to an empire; ruling over extensive territories
impertinent
a. improperly forward or bold; rude
impoverish
v. make poor; reduce to poverty or indigence; exhaust the strength, richness, or fertility of
impregnate
v. infuse or fill completely; fertilize and cause to grow; make pregnant
inaccessible
a. unreachable; not available; unattainable
incandescent
a. strikingly bright; shining with intense heat; emitting light as result of being heated
incision
n. cutting into a substance; cut into a body tissue or organ, especially one made during surgery
inclination
n. preference; tendency; inclined surface; slope
inclusive
a. tending to include all; taking a great deal or everything within its scope
incorporate
v. combine something into a larger whole; unite
incriminate
v. accuse of a crime or other wrongful act; suggest that someone is guilty
indemnify
v. make amends for; pay compensation for; secure against future loss, damage, or liability
indisposed
a. averse; disinclined; unwilling to do a task
induce
v. persuade; bring about; reason or establish by induction
inducement
n. something that helps bring about an action or a desired result; an incentive
inert
a. inactive; lacking power to move; unable to move or act
inevitable
a. unavoidable; incapable of being avoided or prevented
infatuate
v. arouse unreasoning love or passion in and cause to behave in an irrational way
infernal
a. pertaining to hell; devilish; abominable; awful
inkling
n. slight hint or indication; slight understanding
innumerable
a. too many to be counted; numerous
inquisitive
a. disposed to ask questions, especially in matters which do not concern the inquirer; given to examination, investigation, or research
insufferable
a. incapable of being suffered, borne, or endured; insupportable; unendurable; intolerable
integral
a. essential or necessary for completeness; entire
intolerable
a. incapable of being put up with; unable to be endured
intolerant
a. not enduring; not able to endure; unwilling to tolerate difference of opinion
intuition
n. immediate insight; power of knowing without reasoning
inundate
v. overwhelm; cover with water, especially floodwaters
invertebrate
n. animal, such as an insect, that lacks backbone or spinal column
invincible
a. incapable of being overcome or defeated; unconquerable
invoke
v. call upon; ask for; request earnestly
ire
n. anger; wrath; keen resentment; irritate
irony
n. expression by deliberate contrast between apparent and intended meaning; witty language used to insult
irreducible
a. incapable of being made smaller or simpler
jargon
n. language used by a special group; technical terminology; nonsensical or meaningless talk
kinetic
a. relating to, or produced by motion; dynamic
lateral
a. coming from side; situated at or extending to the side
laud
v. give praise to; glorify; celebrate or honor
legacy
n. gift made by a will; something handed down from an ancestor
liberalism
n. a political orientation that favors social progress by reform and by changing laws rather than by revolution
linear
a. having form of a line; straight; consisting of lines; lineal
linguistics
n. humanistic study of language and literature
liquidate
v. settle accounts to pay them off; clear up
listless
a. lacking in spirit or energy to exert effort
lucid
a. easily understood; expressed clearly; bright or luminous
mainstay
n. a prominent supporter; a central cohesive source of support and stability
malady
n. disease, disorder, or ailment; unwholesome condition
manipulate
v. operate with one's hands; control or play upon people, forces artfully
manor
n. the mansion of a lord or wealthy person; the landed estate of a lord
materialize
v. come into being; become reality
maternal
a. motherly; relating to mother or motherhood
maudlin
a. tearfully sentimental; over-emotional; sickly-sentimental
maul
v. handle someone or something in a rough way; cause serious physical wounds
mechanization
n. the condition of having a highly technical implementation; the act of implementing the control of equipment with advanced technology
medley
n. mixture; musical composition consisting of a series of pieces
mendicant
n. beggar; religious friar forbidden to own personal property who begs for living
metaphysical
a. without material form or substance; based on abstract reasoning; highly abstract or theoretical; supernatural
minutiae
n. petty details; small particular or detail; a minute or trivial matter of fact