11th Grade Spelling Words

Organized as 8 lists, each list has pages for vocabulary, online spelling card, and printable worksheet. Vocabulary page not only hosts explanations and examples, but also includes spelling, testing, and other online study tools.
Grade 11: Vocabulary - List 2

banalspeak spelling word quiz 
a. obvious and dull; commonplace; lacking originality
bastionspeak spelling word quiz 
n. fortress; projecting part of fortification; well-fortified position
belaborspeak spelling word quiz 
v. discuss repeatedly; attack verbally; work hard upon
blasphemyspeak spelling word quiz 
n. act of claiming for oneself the attributes and rights of God; utterance or writing concerning God or a sacred entity
This, at the time I write, has been proved, I believe, to be the case; but, as it would have been flat blasphemy against the system to have hinted such a doubt then, I looked out for the penitence as diligently as I could.
David Copperfield - Chapter 61
By Charles Dickens Context
Sikes tried a little blasphemy: and finding that mode of treatment wholly ineffectual, called for assistance.
Oliver Twist - Chapter 39
By Charles Dickens Context
blithespeak spelling word quiz 
a. gay; joyous; carefree and lighthearted
On the present festive occasion he emerged from his room, when the blithe bells were going, the picture of misery, in a full suit of Sunday penitentials.
Great Expectations - Chapter 4
By Charles Dickens Context
bourgeoisspeak spelling word quiz 
a. middle class; selfishly materialistic; dully conventional
brevityspeak spelling word quiz 
n. quality or state of being brief in duration; concise expression
Determined that there should be nothing in his conduct towards his mother resembling sullenness, he had occasionally spoken to her on passing matters, and would take no notice of the brevity of her replies.
Return of the Native - Chapter 0
By Thomas Hardy Context
broachspeak spelling word quiz 
v. introduce; bring up for discussion or debate; announce
He was still sitting with his elbows upon his knees, considering how he should broach the matter to his daughter when a soft hand was laid upon his, and looking up, he saw her standing beside him.
A Study In Scarlet - Chapter 10
By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
It seems to me, at this distance of time, as if it were the next day when Peggotty broached the striking and adventurous proposition I am about to mention; but it was probably about two months afterwards.
David Copperfield - Chapter 2
By Charles Dickens Context
It had not occurred to me before, that he had led up to the theme for the purpose of clearing it out of our way; but we were so much the lighter and easier for having broached it, that I now perceived this to be the case.
Great Expectations - Chapter 22
By Charles Dickens Context
bureaucracyspeak spelling word quiz 
n. over-regulated administrative system
burgeonspeak spelling word quiz 
v. grow forth; send out buds; grow or develop rapidly
burlesquespeak spelling word quiz 
v. give an imitation that ridicules; imitate mockingly or humorously
cadencespeak spelling word quiz 
n. rhythmic rise and fall of words or sounds; beat
cajolespeak spelling word quiz 
v. influence or urge by gentle urging or flattering
callowspeak spelling word quiz 
a. youthful; immature; inexperienced; without feathers
candorspeak spelling word quiz 
n. frankness; quality of being honest and straightforward in attitude and speech
capriciousspeak spelling word quiz 
a. fickle; impulsive and unpredictable; apt to change opinions suddenly
A few slight indications of a rather petted and capricious manner, which I observed in the Beauty, were manifestly considered, by Traddles and his wife, as her birthright and natural endowment.
David Copperfield - Chapter 59
By Charles Dickens Context
I had known, from the time when I could speak, that my sister, in her capricious and violent coercion, was unjust to me.
Great Expectations - Chapter 8
By Charles Dickens Context
castigatespeak spelling word quiz 
v. criticize severely; punish; revise or make corrections to publication
catharsisspeak spelling word quiz 
n. purging or cleansing of any passage of body
catholicspeak spelling word quiz 
a. broadly sympathetic; universal; related to Roman Catholic Church
Well, this dead man had some Catholic emblem round his neck, and that, along with his colour, made me think he was from the South.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes - Chapter 8
By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
causticspeak spelling word quiz 
a. capable of burning, corroding, dissolving, or eating away by chemical action
celibacyspeak spelling word quiz 
n. state of being unmarried; single life
This is a way of life which reminds me of the period when I was myself in a state of celibacy, and Mrs. Micawber had not yet been solicited to plight her faith at the Hymeneal altar.
David Copperfield - Chapter 28
By Charles Dickens Context
charismaspeak spelling word quiz 
n. divine gift; great popular charm or appeal of political leader
charlatanspeak spelling word quiz 
n. quack; one who pretends to knowledge, skill, or importance
cholericspeak spelling word quiz 
a. hot-tempered; easily angered; bad-tempered; expressing anger
circumspectspeak spelling word quiz 
a. carefully aware of all circumstances; cautious
These were all reasons for the greatest caution and most circumspect behaviour in communicating it to Mrs. Maylie, whose first impulse would infallibly be to hold a conference with the worthy doctor on the subject.
Oliver Twist - Chapter 41
By Charles Dickens Context
clemencyspeak spelling word quiz 
n. mildness, as of the weather; merciful, kind, or lenient act
But, morning once more brightened my view, and I extended my clemency to Biddy, and we dropped the subject.
Great Expectations - Chapter 19
By Charles Dickens Context
Smith, who, by stating his marriage with a woman of character, as the source of her clemency, gave him reason for believing that had he behaved with honour towards Marianne, he might at once have been happy and rich.
Sense and Sensibility - Chapter 50
By Jane Austen Context
coalescespeak spelling word quiz 
v. combine; fuse; grow together; come together so as to form one whole; unite
complicityspeak spelling word quiz 
n. participation; involvement as partner or accomplice, especially in crime or other wrongdoing
concisespeak spelling word quiz 
a. brief and compact; expressing much in few words
In terms of grateful acknowledgment for the kindness of his brother, though expressed most concisely, he then delivered on paper his perfect approbation of all that was done, and his willingness to fulfil the engagements that had been made for him.
Pride and Prejudice - Chapter 50
By Jane Austen Context
concordspeak spelling word quiz 
n. agreement of opinions; harmonious state of things
concurrentspeak spelling word quiz 
a. simultaneous; coincident; occurring or operating at the same time
Lady Bertram made no objection; and every one concerned in the going was forward in expressing their ready concurrence, excepting Edmund, who heard it all and said nothing.
Mansfield Park - Chapter 6
By Jane Austen Context
conjurespeak spelling word quiz 
v. call on or summon by sacred name or in solemn manner; implore earnestly; practice magical arts
His eyes fairly glittered as he spoke, and he put his hand over his heart and bowed as if to some applauding crowd conjured up by his imagination.
A Study In Scarlet - Chapter 1
By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
It racked me to recall past happiness and the greater peril there was of conjuring up its apparition, the quicker the thible ran round, and the faster the handfuls of meal fell into the water.
Wuthering Heights - Chapter 13
By Emily Bronte Context
connoisseurspeak spelling word quiz 
n. specialist; person with expert knowledge or training, especially in the fine arts
consonantspeak spelling word quiz 
a. compatible; harmonious
contingentspeak spelling word quiz 
a. possible, or liable, but not certain, to occur; incidental; casual.
My friend Heep has not fixed the positive remuneration at too high a figure, but he has made a great deal, in the way of extrication from the pressure of pecuniary difficulties, contingent on the value of my services; and on the value of those services I pin my faith.
David Copperfield - Chapter 36
By Charles Dickens Context