12th Grade Spelling Words With Definition

 Grade 12: With Definition - 2
collatespeak speak spelling word quiz 
v. examine in order to verify authenticity; arrange in order
collierspeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. someone who works in a coal mine
colloquyspeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. a conversation, especially a formal one
colossusspeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. someone or something that is abnormally large and powerful; a person of exceptional importance and reputation
comityspeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. a state or atmosphere of harmony or mutual civility and respect
commissariatspeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. a stock or supply of foods
There were many other men, stumping on wooden pegs, blind in one eye, fingers blown away, one arm gone, who were quietly transferring from the commissariat, hospital duties, mail and railroad service back to their old fighting units.
Gone With The Wind - Chapter 17
By Margaret Mitche Context
complaisancespeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. a disposition or tendency to yield to the will of others
She had never received from her more than outward attention, nothing beyond the observances of complaisance; had never succeeded in any point which she wanted to carry, against previous inclination.
Persuasion - Chapter 2
By Jane Austen Context
By many significant looks and silent entreaties, did she endeavour to prevent such a proof of complaisance, but in vain; Mary would not understand them; such an opportunity of exhibiting was delightful to her, and she began her song.
Pride and Prejudice - Chapter 18
By Jane Austen Context
concatenatespeak speak spelling word quiz 
v. combine two strings to form a single one; add by linking or joining so as to form a chain or series
conciliatespeak speak spelling word quiz 
v. cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of; make one thing compatible with another
New Atlanta liked Rhett no better than old Atlanta had done and he made as little attempt to conciliate the one as he had the other.
Gone With The Wind - Chapter 49
By Margaret Mitche Context
Elizabeth disdained the appearance of noticing this civil reflection, but its meaning did not escape, nor was it likely to conciliate her.
Pride and Prejudice - Chapter 34
By Jane Austen Context
Oliver was but too glad to make himself useful; too happy to have some faces, however bad, to look upon; too desirous to conciliate those about him when he could honestly do so; to throw any objection in the way of this proposal.
Oliver Twist - Chapter 18
By Charles Dickens Context
concomitantspeak speak spelling word quiz 
a. in conjunction with; accompanying; associated with
concordancespeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. agreement of opinions; an index of all main words in a book along with their immediate contexts
condignspeak speak spelling word quiz 
a. fitting or appropriate and deserved; used especially of punishment
confederacyspeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. a league or compact for mutual support or common action; alliance
If Britain were driven into war with one confederacy, it would assure the supremacy of the other confederacy, whether they joined in the war or not.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes - Chapter 13
By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
confluentspeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. a branch that flows into the main stream; flowing together
consanguineousspeak speak spelling word quiz 
a. of the same lineage or origin; having common ancestor
conscriptspeak speak spelling word quiz 
v. enroll into service compulsorily, typically into the armed services
consignspeak speak spelling word quiz 
v. give, transfer, or deliver in a formal manner, as if by signing over into the possession of another
Campbell consigned to him, and felt a strong personal interest in his being well cared for, and living a secluded life.
Great Expectations - Chapter 46
By Charles Dickens Context
So, she appropriated the greater part of the weekly stipend to her own use, and consigned the rising parochial generation to even a shorter allowance than was originally provided for them.
Oliver Twist - Chapter 2
By Charles Dickens Context
Though I could almost have consigned her to the mercies of the wind on the topmost pinnacle of the Cathedral, without remorse, I made a virtue of necessity, and gave her a friendly salutation.
David Copperfield - Chapter 39
By Charles Dickens Context
conspiratorspeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. one who engages in a conspiracy; plotter
consumptivespeak speak spelling word quiz 
a. afflicted with or associated with pulmonary tuberculosis; tending to consume or use often wastefully
contemnspeak speak spelling word quiz 
v. look down on with disdain; treat or regard with contempt
contiguityspeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. the attribute of being so near as to be touching
Yeobright, who, possessing two distinct moods in close contiguity, a gentle mood and an angry, flew from one to the other without the least warning.
Return of the Native - Chapter 0
By Thomas Hardy Context
continencespeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. self control; self restraint; partial or complete abstention from sexual activity
contrivancespeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. an artificial or unnatural arrangement of details or parts; inventive skill; skill to bring something about or create something
It was protected from the weather by an ingenious little tarpaulin contrivance in the nature of an umbrella.
Great Expectations - Chapter 25
By Charles Dickens Context
contumacyspeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. obstinate rebelliousness; resistance to authority; willful refusal to appear before a court or comply with a court order
contusespeak speak spelling word quiz 
v. injure the underlying soft tissue or bone of
The head had received a severe contusion, but he had seen greater injuries recovered from: he was by no means hopeless; he spoke cheerfully.
Persuasion - Chapter 12
By Jane Austen Context
convalescespeak speak spelling word quiz 
v. recover gradually from an illness
coquettespeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. flirt; seductive woman who uses her sex appeal to exploit men
corollaryspeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. natural consequence or effect; result
coronetspeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. margin between the skin of the pastern and the horn of the hoof
I rely upon you not only to be discreet and to refrain from all gossip upon the matter but, above all, to preserve this coronet with every possible precaution because I need not say that a great public scandal would be caused if any harm were to befall it.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Chapter 11
By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
corporealspeak speak spelling word quiz 
a. bodily; of a material nature; tangible
At such time, a mortal knows just enough of what his mind is doing, to form some glimmering conception of its mighty powers, its bounding from earth and spurning time and space, when freed from the restraint of its corporeal associate.
Oliver Twist - Chapter 9
By Charles Dickens Context
corpulentspeak speak spelling word quiz 
a. very fat; large in body; overweight
corruptiblespeak speak spelling word quiz 
a. capable of being corrupted; susceptible to corruption
She would not betray her trust, I suppose, without bribery and corruption, for she really did know where her friend was to be found.
Pride and Prejudice - Chapter 52
By Jane Austen Context
cosmogonyspeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. the branch of astrophysics that studies the origin and evolution and structure of the universe
cosmopolitanismspeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. ideology that all human beings belong to a single community, based on a shared morality
coxswainspeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. the helmsman of a ship's boat or a racing crew
cryptogramspeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. a piece of writing in code or cipher
cyanspeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. a primary subtractive color for light; has a blue-green color
debilitatespeak speak spelling word quiz 
v. make weak; enfeeble; impair the strength of
declamatoryspeak speak spelling word quiz 
a. expressing feelings or opinions in a way that is loud and forceful
declensionspeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. the variation of the form of a noun, pronoun, or adjective, by which its grammatical case, number, and gender are identified; process of changing to an inferior state
defalcatespeak speak spelling word quiz 
v. misuse or misappropriate property or funds entrusted to one
deformityspeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. an appearance that has been spoiled; an affliction in which some part of the body is misshapen or malformed
degeneracyspeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. moral perversion; impairment of virtue and moral principles
deistspeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. a person who believes that God created the universe and then abandoned it
demagnetizespeak speak spelling word quiz 
v. make nonmagnetic; take away the magnetic properties; erase
demonstrativespeak speak spelling word quiz 
a. serving to demonstrate; given to or marked by the open expression of emotion
Yeobright was not demonstrative, but her eyes involuntarily glanced towards his singular though shapely figure.
Return of the Native - Chapter 0
By Thomas Hardy Context
I found Uriah reading a great fat book, with such demonstrative attention, that his lank forefinger followed up every line as he read, and made clammy tracks along the page (or so I fully believed) like a snail.
David Copperfield - Chapter 16
By Charles Dickens Context
demulcentspeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. a medication in the form of an oil or salve that soothes inflamed or injured skin
dendrologyspeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. the scientific study of trees
denunciationspeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. a public act of denouncing; public condemnation of someone or something
Many newspapers were outspoken in their denunciation of President Davis himself and the manner in which he prosecuted the war.
Gone With The Wind - Chapter 16
By Margaret Mitche Context
deponentspeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. a person who testifies or gives a deposition
deportmentspeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. manner of deporting or demeaning one's self; manner of acting; conduct; carriage
He maintained a hard, careless deportment, indicative of neither joy nor sorrow: if anything, it expressed a flinty gratification at a piece of difficult work successfully executed.
Wuthering Heights - Chapter 17
By Emily Bronte Context
derelictspeak speak spelling word quiz 
a. left and abandoned; negligent in performing a duty