Spelling Words for 12th Grade (List 8)

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High School Words: Spelling Words for 12th Grade (List 8)

sodden
a. thoroughly soaked; expressionless, stupid, or dull, especially from drink
solitude
n. state of being alone; seclusion; lonely or secluded place
solvent
a. able to pay all debts; capable of meeting financial obligations
somber
a. gloomy; depressing or grave; dull or dark in color
spasm
n. involuntary and unnatural contraction of one or more muscles or muscular fibers
spontaneous
a. arising without external cause; growing without cultivation or human labor
squander
v. spend wastefully; fail to take advantage of; lose a chance for
stability
n. the quality or state of something that is not easily changed or likely to change
stance
n. attitude or position of a standing person or animal; posture; mental posture; point of view
sterile
a. barren; infertile; incapable of reproducing; free of or using methods to keep free of pathological microorganisms
stigma
n. symbol of disgrace; small mark, as scar or birthmark; mark made with red-hot iron
stimulate
v. encourage; motivate; arouse; spur; excite or invigorate with a stimulant
stolid
a. dull; impassive; having or revealing little emotion or sensibility
stupefy
v. make senseless or dizzy; be mystery or bewildering to
stupor
n. state of reduced or suspended sensibility; daze; lack of awareness
suave
a. smoothly agreeable and courteous with a degree of sophistication; having a sophisticated charm
subside
v. settle down; sink to a lower level or form depression; wear off or die down
sundry
a. various; miscellaneous; separate; distinct; diverse
superimpose
v. place over something else; place on top of
superlative
n. an exaggerated expression, usually of praise; the highest level or degree attainable; the highest stage of development
surreptitious
a. secret; done or made by stealth, or without proper authority; made or introduced fraudulently
symmetry
n. arrangement of parts so that balance is obtained; congruity
synthetic
a. artificial; involving or of the nature of synthesis as opposed to analysis
tabulate
v. arrange or enter in tabular form; shape or cut with a flat surface
taint
v. contaminate; cause to lose purity; affect with or as if with a disease; corrupt morally
tangent
n. ratio of the opposite to the adjacent side of a right-angled triangle
tantalize
v. tease; torture with disappointment; bait someone by showing something desirable but leaving them unsatisfied
tart
n. a species of small open pie, or piece of pastry, containing jelly or conserve; a sort of fruit pie
tawdry
a. cheap in nature or appearance; tastelessly showy; shameful or indecent
temperate
a. restrained; self-controlled; moderate in degree or quality
theorem
n. an idea accepted as a demonstrable truth; a proposition deducible from basic postulates
tier
n. a relative position or degree of value in a graded group; one of two or more layers one atop another
timely
a. being or occurring in good time; sufficiently early; seasonable
tirade
n. extended scolding; long angry or violent speech
tolerable
a. capable of being borne or endured; supportable, either physically or mentally.
torrid
a. passionate; hot or scorching; hurried or rapid
torso
n. body excluding head and neck and limbs
tout
v. advertize in strongly positive terms; praise excessively; show off
transcribe
v. copy; write over again in same words
transpose
v. substitute one for the other of; reverse or transfer order or place of; interchange
tributary
n. branch that flows into the main stream; tending to bring about; being partly responsible for
tumult
n. noise, as made by a crowd; riot or uprising
ultimate
a. final; being the last or concluding; fundamental; elemental; extreme
ultimatum
n. last offer; final statement of terms made by one party to another
uncouth
a. lacking refinement or cultivation or taste
unerring
a. not liable to error; always right or accurate
unkempt
a. untidy; dirty; uncared for in appearance
usage
n. the act of using; accepted or habitual practice; the customary manner in which a language is spoken or written
usurp
v. seize and hold power or rights of another by force or without legal authority
variable
n. factor; something that is likely to vary; changeable; inconstant
venerate
v. treat with great respect and deference; consider hallowed or be in awe of
vestige
n. trace; remains; indication that something has been happened
vex
v. annoy; disturb, especially by minor irritations; be a mystery or bewildering to
vigil
n. a purposeful surveillance to guard or observe; a period of sleeplessness
vigilant
a. attentive to discover and avoid danger, or to provide for safety; wakeful; watchful; circumspect; wary
vilify
v. debase; degrade; spread negative information about
visualize
v. make visual, or visible; see in fancy; form a mental image of
vitality
n. energetic style; being able to survive and grow; capacity to live, grow, or develop
volatile
a. tending to vary often or widely, as in price; inconstant or fickle; tending to violence
waif
n. homeless person, especially orphaned child; abandoned young animal
wan
a. having a pale or sickly color; unnaturally pale, as from physical or emotional distress
wanton
a. unrestrained; willfully malicious; immoral or unchaste
wend
v. go in a specified direction, typically slowly or by an indirect route
whet
v. sharpen, as knife; make more keen; stimulate
wistful
a. full of wishful yearning or longing; sadly thoughtful
zealous
a. enthusiastic; filled with or motivated by zeal