11th Grade Spelling Words With Definition

 Grade 11: With Definition - 5
incisivespeak speak spelling word quiz 
a. penetrating, clear, and sharp, as in operation or expression
Our visitor glanced with some apparent surprise at the languid, lounging figure of the man who had been no doubt depicted to him as the most incisive reasoner and most energetic agent in Europe.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Chapter 1
By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
incorrigiblespeak speak spelling word quiz 
a. not correctable; difficult or impossible to control or manage
As to Mary Jane, she is incorrigible, and my wife has given her notice, but there, again, I fail to see how you work it out.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Chapter 1
By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
Under this impression, he secretly resolved to cultivate the good opinion of the old gentleman as quickly as possible; and, if he found the Dodger incorrigible, as he more than half suspected he should, to decline the honour of his farther acquaintance.
Oliver Twist - Chapter 8
By Charles Dickens Context
indemnifyspeak speak spelling word quiz 
v. make amends for; pay compensation for; secure against future loss, damage, or liability
indigenousspeak speak spelling word quiz 
a. native; originating where it is found
indigentspeak speak spelling word quiz 
a. poor; experiencing want or need; impoverished
She had not spirits to notice her in more than a few repulsive looks, but she felt her as a spy, and an intruder, and an indigent niece, and everything most odious.
Mansfield Park - Chapter 47
By Jane Austen Context
indignantspeak speak spelling word quiz 
a. affected with indignation; wrathful; passionate; irate; feeling wrath by unworthy or unjust treatment
Fang was consequently not a little indignant to see an unbidden guest enter in such irreverent disorder.
Oliver Twist - Chapter 11
By Charles Dickens Context
But I could not submit to be thrown off in that way, and I made a passionate, almost an indignant appeal, to him to be more frank and manly with me.
Great Expectations - Chapter 51
By Charles Dickens Context
indulgencespeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. the practice of allowing enjoyment of whatever is desired
But in a fatal moment, yielding to those propensities and passions, the indulgence of which had so long rendered him a scourge to society, he had quitted his haven of rest and repentance, and had come back to the country where he was proscribed.
Great Expectations - Chapter 56
By Charles Dickens Context
ineffablespeak speak spelling word quiz 
a. unutterable; cannot be expressed in speech
inexhaustiblespeak speak spelling word quiz 
a. incapable of being exhausted, emptied, or used up; unfailing; not to be wasted or spent
Holmes, however, was always in training, for he had inexhaustible stores of nervous energy upon which to draw.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes - Chapter 4
By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
There remains the inexhaustive realm of abstract forms, and creativity with its shifting character ever determined afresh by its own creatures, and God, upon whose wisdom all forms of order depend.
Lady Chatterley's Lover - Chapter 16
By D H Lawrence Context
infinitesimalspeak speak spelling word quiz 
a. very small; immeasurably or incalculably minute
It was the united products of infinitesimal vegetable causes, and these were neither stems, leaves, fruit, blades, prickles, lichen, nor moss.
Return of the Native - Chapter 0
By Thomas Hardy Context
infinityspeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. unlimited extent of time, space, or quantity; eternity; boundlessness; immensity
One inwardly saw the infinity of those combined multitudes; and perceived that each of the tiny trumpets was seized on entered, scoured and emerged from by the wind as thoroughly as if it were as vast as a crater.
Return of the Native - Chapter 0
By Thomas Hardy Context
inflammationspeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. the act of setting something on fire; arousal to violent emotion
infusionspeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. act or process of infusing; introduction of a solution into person through vein for therapeutic purposes
ingratitudespeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. lack of gratitude; forgetfulness of kindness or favors received
It was a dreadful picture of ingratitude and inhumanity; and Anne felt, at some moments, that no flagrant open crime could have been worse.
Persuasion - Chapter 21
By Jane Austen Context
There may be black ingratitude in the thing, and the punishment may be retributive and well deserved; but that it is a miserable thing, I can testify.
Great Expectations - Chapter 14
By Charles Dickens Context
innatespeak speak spelling word quiz 
a. possessed at birth; inborn; originating in the mind
He distrusts his own judgment in such matters so much, that he is always unwilling to give his opinion on any picture; but he has an innate propriety and simplicity of taste, which in general direct him perfectly right.
Sense and Sensibility - Chapter 4
By Jane Austen Context
innumerablespeak speak spelling word quiz 
a. too many to be counted; numerous
I have such innumerable presents from him that it is quite impossible for me to value or for him to remember half.
Mansfield Park - Chapter 26
By Jane Austen Context
Innumerable women who staggered along under burdens, and children who toddled beside the waggons or peeped out from under the white coverings.
A Study In Scarlet - Chapter 8
By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
Gusts in innumerable series followed each other from the northwest, and when each one of them raced past the sound of its progress resolved into three.
Return of the Native - Chapter 0
By Thomas Hardy Context
inordinatespeak speak spelling word quiz 
a. exceeding reasonable limits; excessive; not regulated; disorderly
insidiousspeak speak spelling word quiz 
a. spreading harmfully in a subtle manner; designed or adapted to entrap
Crawford who, as the clandestine, insidious, treacherous admirer of Maria Bertram, had been her abhorrence, whom she had hated to see or to speak to, in whom she could believe no good quality to exist, and whose power, even of being agreeable, she had barely acknowledged.
Mansfield Park - Chapter 33
By Jane Austen Context
insinuatespeak speak spelling word quiz 
v. hint; suggest; introduce by subtle and artful means
We turned back, on my humbly insinuating that it might be useful to me hereafter; and he told the clerk that the carrier had instructions to call for it at noon.
David Copperfield - Chapter 5
By Charles Dickens Context
We both know that he has been profligate in every sense of the word; that he has neither integrity nor honour; that he is as false and deceitful as he is insinuating.
Pride and Prejudice - Chapter 47
By Jane Austen Context
insipidspeak speak spelling word quiz 
a. lacking flavor or zest; not tasty; dull
The comfort, the freedom, the gaiety of the room was over, hushed into cold composure, determined silence, or insipid talk, to meet the heartless elegance of her father and sister.
Persuasion - Chapter 22
By Jane Austen Context
There was a kind of cold hearted selfishness on both sides, which mutually attracted them; and they sympathised with each other in an insipid propriety of demeanor, and a general want of understanding.
Sense and Sensibility - Chapter 34
By Jane Austen Context
insolencespeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. scornful treatment; insulting speech or conduct
The studied indifference, insolence, and discontent of her husband gave her no pain; and when he scolded or abused her, she was highly diverted.
Sense and Sensibility - Chapter 20
By Jane Austen Context
She knew him; she saw disdain in his eye, and could not venture to believe that he had determined to accept such an offering, as an atonement for all the insolence of the past.
Persuasion - Chapter 22
By Jane Austen Context
He had taken little or no wine; and I presume it was the mere insolence of triumph that was upon him, flushed perhaps by the temptation my presence furnished to its exhibition.
David Copperfield - Chapter 39
By Charles Dickens Context
insolentspeak speak spelling word quiz 
a. strange; unusual; haughty or brutal in behavior or language; grossly rude or disrespectful
He had resumed his seat, the cigar still projecting at an insolent angle from the corner of his mouth.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes - Chapter 7
By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
His coming into the country at all is a most insolent thing, indeed, and I wonder how he could presume to do it.
Pride and Prejudice - Chapter 18
By Jane Austen Context
He was not insolent to his benefactor, he was simply insensible; though knowing perfectly the hold he had on his heart, and conscious he had only to speak and all the house would be obliged to bend to his wishes.
Wuthering Heights - Chapter 4
By Emily Bronte Context
instigatorspeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. a person who initiates a course of action; someone who deliberately foments trouble
insurgentspeak speak spelling word quiz 
a. rising in revolt against established authority; rebelling against leadership of political party
integralspeak speak spelling word quiz 
a. essential or necessary for completeness; entire
integratespeak speak spelling word quiz 
v. make whole; combine; make into one unit
Their marriage, their integrated life based on a habit of intimacy, that he talked about: there were days when it all became utterly blank and nothing.
Lady Chatterley's Lover - Chapter 5
By D H Lawrence Context
interdictspeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. a court order prohibiting a party from doing a certain activity
intrinsicspeak speak spelling word quiz 
a. relating to essential nature of a thing; inherent; built-in
introversionspeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. the folding in of an outer layer so as to form a pocket in the surface; the condition of being folded inward or sheathed
inundatespeak speak spelling word quiz 
v. overwhelm; cover with water, especially floodwaters
inversionspeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. turning upside down; a reversal of position, order, form, or relationship
Now you clearly see the sequence of events, though you see them, of course, in the inverse order to the way in which they presented themselves to me.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes - Chapter 8
By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
irreduciblespeak speak spelling word quiz 
a. incapable of being made smaller or simpler
jadedspeak speak spelling word quiz 
a. fatigued dulled by surfeit; exhausted; worn out; wearied
Early in the forenoon parties of jaded men began to straggle into the village, but the strongest of the citizens continued searching.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer - Chapter 30
By Mark Twain Context
There was an air of jaded sullenness in them both, and particularly in the girl: yet, struggling through the dissatisfaction of her face, there was a light with nothing to rest upon, a fire with nothing to burn, a starved imagination keeping life in itself somehow, which brightened its expression.
Hard Times - Chapter 3
By Charles Dickens Context
judiciousspeak speak spelling word quiz 
a. exhibiting good judgment or sound thinking; prudent
Catherine, also, deemed it judicious to moderate her expressions of pleasure in receiving him; and he gradually established his right to be expected.
Wuthering Heights - Chapter 10
By Emily Bronte Context
So successful a watch and ward had been established over the young lady by this judicious parent, that she had grown up highly ornamental, but perfectly helpless and useless.
Great Expectations - Chapter 23
By Charles Dickens Context
jurisprudencespeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. philosophy or science of law; division or department of law
kineticspeak speak spelling word quiz 
a. relating to, or produced by motion; dynamic
laconicspeak speak spelling word quiz 
a. brief; effectively cut short; marked by use of few words
But their father, though very laconic in his expressions of pleasure, was really glad to see them; he had felt their importance in the family circle.
Pride and Prejudice - Chapter 12
By Jane Austen Context
Lockwood: and at the period of which I speak, he was just the same as then; only fonder of continued solitude, and perhaps still more laconic in company.
Wuthering Heights - Chapter 33
By Emily Bronte Context
languishspeak speak spelling word quiz 
v. lose animation; be or become weak or feeble; lose strength or vigor
The robbery at the Bank had not languished before, and did not cease to occupy a front place in the attention of the principal of that establishment now.
Hard Times - Chapter 23
By Charles Dickens Context
At length, he began to languish for fresh air, and took many occasions of earnestly entreating the old gentleman to allow him to go out to work with his two companions.
Oliver Twist - Chapter 10
By Charles Dickens Context
latencyspeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. the time that elapses between a stimulus and the response to it; the state of being not yet evident or active
laudspeak speak spelling word quiz 
v. give praise to; glorify; celebrate or honor
I mentioned my reason for desiring to avoid observation in the village, and he lauded it to the skies.
Great Expectations - Chapter 19
By Charles Dickens Context
laureatespeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. someone honored for great achievements; figuratively someone crowned with a laurel wreath
legislativespeak speak spelling word quiz 
a. relating to a legislature or composed of members of a legislature; of or relating to or created by legislation
The other Carpetbaggers and Scallawags who remained were uncertain, frightened, and they hovered together for comfort, wondering what the legislative investigation would bring to light concerning their own private affairs.
Gone With The Wind - Chapter 58
By Margaret Mitche Context
leveespeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. a pier that provides a landing place on a river; a formal reception of visitors or guests , as at a royal court
It was a passion to get her affairs in order before she had to retire behind doors, to have as much money as possible in case the deluge broke upon her again, to have a stout levee of cash against the rising tide of Yankee hate.
Gone With The Wind - Chapter 38
By Margaret Mitche Context
liberalismspeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. a political orientation that favors social progress by reform and by changing laws rather than by revolution
The despotism and hatred of Liberalism which animated the Continental Governments had had the effect of driving to our shores a number of men who might have made excellent citizens were they not soured by the recollection of all that they had undergone.
A Study In Scarlet - Chapter 6
By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
linguisticspeak speak spelling word quiz 
a. relating to language or linguistics; relating to study of language
linguisticsspeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. humanistic study of language and literature
loquaciousspeak speak spelling word quiz 
a. talkative; given to continual talking; chattering
lucidspeak speak spelling word quiz 
a. easily understood; expressed clearly; bright or luminous
lugubriousspeak speak spelling word quiz 
a. mournful, dismal, or gloomy, especially to exaggerated degree
Susan uttered the lugubrious discourse three times slowly, and when it was completed the image had considerably diminished.
Return of the Native - Chapter 0
By Thomas Hardy Context
machinationspeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. clever scheme or artful plot, usually crafted for evil purposes
magnanimousspeak speak spelling word quiz 
a. very generous or forgiving, especially toward someone less powerful than oneself; chivalrous
malleablespeak speak spelling word quiz 
a. capable of being shaped by pounding; impressionable
matriculatespeak speak spelling word quiz 
v. enroll in college or graduate school