11th Grade Spelling Words With Definition

 Grade 11: With Definition - 2
blurbspeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. a promotional statement; a short description of a book, movie, or other product for promotional purposes
bourgeoisspeak speak spelling word quiz 
a. middle class; selfishly materialistic; dully conventional
brevityspeak speak 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 speak 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 speak spelling word quiz 
n. over regulated administrative system
burgeonspeak speak spelling word quiz 
v. grow forth; send out buds; grow or develop rapidly
burlesquespeak speak spelling word quiz 
v. give an imitation that ridicules; imitate mockingly or humorously
cadencespeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. rhythmic rise and fall of words or sounds; beat
cajolespeak speak spelling word quiz 
v. influence or urge by gentle urging or flattering
callowspeak speak spelling word quiz 
a. youthful; immature; inexperienced; without feathers
candorspeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. frankness; quality of being honest and straightforward in attitude and speech
capriciousspeak speak spelling word quiz 
a. fickle; impulsive and unpredictable; apt to change opinions suddenly
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
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
castigatespeak speak spelling word quiz 
v. criticize severely; punish; revise or make corrections to publication
catharsisspeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. purging or cleansing of any passage of body
catholicspeak speak 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 speak spelling word quiz 
a. capable of burning, corroding, dissolving, or eating away by chemical action
celibacyspeak speak 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
cervicalspeak speak spelling word quiz 
a. of or relating to the cervix of the uterus; relating to the neck
charismaspeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. divine gift; great popular charm or appeal of political leader
charlatanspeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. quack; one who pretends to knowledge, skill, or importance
cholericspeak speak spelling word quiz 
a. hot-tempered; easily angered; bad-tempered; expressing anger
choreographyspeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. art of representing dances in written symbols; arrangement of dances
circumspectspeak speak 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
clarionspeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. a shrill, narrow-tubed war trumpet; a medieval brass instrument with a clear shrill tone
clemencyspeak speak 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 speak spelling word quiz 
v. combine; fuse; grow together; come together so as to form one whole; unite
cognizantspeak speak spelling word quiz 
a. having or showing knowledge or understanding or realization or perception
The day came when his pale blue eyes, perfectly cognizant of his surroundings, fell upon Carreen sitting beside him, telling her rosary beads, the morning sun shining through her fair hair.
Gone With The Wind - Chapter 30
By Margaret Mitche Context
cohesionspeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. tendency to keep together; sticking together of particles of the same substance
complacentspeak speak spelling word quiz 
a. contented to a fault with oneself or one's actions
She saw with maternal complacency all the impertinent encroachments and mischievous tricks to which her cousins submitted.
Sense and Sensibility - Chapter 21
By Jane Austen Context
Quiet and complacent, Clifford sat at the wheel of adventure: in his old black hat and tweed jacket, motionless and cautious.
Lady Chatterley's Lover - Chapter 13
By D H Lawrence Context
The Doctor, with a complacent smile, was reading aloud some manuscript explanation or statement of a theory out of that interminable Dictionary, and she was looking up at him.
David Copperfield - Chapter 16
By Charles Dickens Context
complicityspeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. participation; involvement as partner or accomplice, especially in crime or other wrongdoing
compressionspeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. applying pressure; encoding information while reducing the bandwidth or bits required
concisespeak speak 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 speak spelling word quiz 
n. agreement of opinions; harmonious state of things
concurrencespeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. a state of cooperation; agreement of results or opinions; acting together
Uriah, with his long hands slowly twining over one another, made a ghastly writhe from the waist upwards, to express his concurrence in this estimation of me.
David Copperfield - Chapter 17
By Charles Dickens Context
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
concurrentspeak speak 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
condonespeak speak spelling word quiz 
v. excuse, overlook, or make allowances for; be lenient with
conjurespeak speak 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 speak spelling word quiz 
n. specialist; person with expert knowledge or training, especially in the fine arts
consecratespeak speak spelling word quiz 
v. appoint to a clerical posts; dedicate to a deity by a vow; render holy by means of religious rites
consonantspeak speak spelling word quiz 
a. compatible; in agreement or harmony with
consortspeak speak spelling word quiz 
v. habitually associate with someone; keep company
Bumble turned, and encountered the face of his interesting consort, who, imperfectly comprehending the few words she had overheard of his complaint, had hazarded the foregoing remark at a venture.
Oliver Twist - Chapter 37
By Charles Dickens Context
consulspeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. a diplomat appointed by a government to protect its commercial interests and help its citizens in a foreign country
contagionspeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. the communication of an attitude or emotional state among a number of people; any disease easily transmitted by contact
Clifford thought of the way he had been betrayed by the woman Connie, and in a contagion of grief, tears filled his eyes and began to run down his cheeks.
Lady Chatterley's Lover - Chapter 19
By D H Lawrence Context
contemptuousspeak speak spelling word quiz 
a. scornful; expressing contempt; showing a lack of respect
When he had to deal with them, Clifford was rather haughty and contemptuous; one could no longer afford to be friendly.
Lady Chatterley's Lover - Chapter 2
By D H Lawrence Context
She was afraid she had used some strong, some contemptuous expressions in speaking of the clergy, and that should not have been.
Mansfield Park - Chapter 29
By Jane Austen Context
She received no other answer, than an artificial, assenting smile, followed by a contemptuous glance, as he turned away, which Anne perfectly knew the meaning of.
Persuasion - Chapter 10
By Jane Austen Context
contentiousspeak speak spelling word quiz 
a. quarrelsome; disagreeable; marked by heated arguments or controversy
contingentspeak speak 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
continuancespeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. an activity without interruption; the period of time during which something continues
contradictoryspeak speak spelling word quiz 
a. nature of, or being a contradiction; mutually exclusive; opposing
You have my thoughts exactly as they arise, my dear Fanny; perhaps they are sometimes contradictory, but it will not be a less faithful picture of my mind.
Mansfield Park - Chapter 44
By Jane Austen Context
convivialspeak speak spelling word quiz 
a. festive; occupied with or fond of the pleasures of good company
Spirits were produced, in consequence of one of the young ladies complaining of a coldness in her inside; and the conversation took a very convivial and improving turn.
Oliver Twist - Chapter 9
By Charles Dickens Context
copiousspeak speak spelling word quiz 
a. plentiful; containing plenty; affording ample supply
Dinner over, we produced a bundle of pens, a copious supply of ink, and a goodly show of writing and blotting paper.
Great Expectations - Chapter 34
By Charles Dickens Context
The vehemence of my agitation brought on a copious bleeding at the nose, and still Heathcliff laughed, and still I scolded.
Wuthering Heights - Chapter 2
By Emily Bronte Context
covertspeak speak spelling word quiz 
a. secretive; not openly acknowledged or displayed
After stooping to put the bottle on the ground, he looked up at the windows, and looked about; though with a covert and impatient air, as if he was anxious to be gone.
David Copperfield - Chapter 47
By Charles Dickens Context
criterionspeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. standard of judging; any approved or established rule or test
culminatespeak speak spelling word quiz 
v. reach the highest or most decisive point; rise to summit
The storm culminated in one matchless effort that seemed likely to tear the island to pieces, burn it up, drown it to the treetops, blow it away, and deafen every creature in it, all at one and the same moment.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer - Chapter 16
By Mark Twain Context
For this reason I will now lay before the reader the facts connected with Miss Violet Smith, the solitary cyclist of Charlington, and the curious sequel of our investigation, which culminated in unexpected tragedy.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes - Chapter 4
By Arthur Conan Doyle Context