12th Grade Spelling Words With Definition

 Grade 12: With Definition - 6
ligneousspeak speak spelling word quiz 
a. consisting of or containing lignin or xylem
lingualspeak speak spelling word quiz 
a. relating to, near, or on the side toward the tongue; relating to speech or language
lionizespeak speak spelling word quiz 
v. look on or treat a person as celebrity; visit famous places in order to revere them
lithesomespeak speak spelling word quiz 
a. moving and bending with ease
lithographspeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. a flat surface, of stone or metal, is treated to absorb or repel ink in the desired pattern; a print produced by lithography
litigiousspeak speak spelling word quiz 
a. of or relating to litigation; showing an inclination to dispute or disagree, even to engage in law suits
littoralspeak speak spelling word quiz 
a. of or relating to a coastal or shore region
lochspeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. an arm of the sea, especially when narrow or partially landlocked
lodespeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. a deposit of valuable ore occurring within definite boundaries separating it from surrounding rocks
He and they had been among the Nevada Mountains prospecting for silver, and were returning to Salt Lake City in the hope of raising capital enough to work some lodes which they had discovered.
A Study In Scarlet - Chapter 9
By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
luminescentspeak speak spelling word quiz 
a. emitting light not caused by heat
luxuriancespeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. the property of being lush and abundant and a pleasure to the senses
If the village had been beautiful at first it was now in the full glow and luxuriance of its richness.
Oliver Twist - Chapter 33
By Charles Dickens Context
Across the upper part of her head she wore a thin fillet of black velvet, restraining the luxuriance of her shady hair, in a way which added much to this class of majesty by irregularly clouding her forehead.
Return of the Native - Chapter 0
By Thomas Hardy Context
macadamizespeak speak spelling word quiz 
v. pave by laying and compacting successive layers of broken stone, often with asphalt or hot tar
magistracyspeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. the position of magistrate; the office or function of a magistrate
maleficentspeak speak spelling word quiz 
a. harmful or evil in intent or effect
mandibularspeak speak spelling word quiz 
a. relating to the lower jaw, either the upper or lower part of the bill of a bird
manumitspeak speak spelling word quiz 
v. free from slavery or servitude
Old Angus had never manumitted a single slave and had committed the unpardonable social breach of selling some of his negroes to passing slave traders en route to the cane fields of Louisiana, but the rumors persisted.
Gone With The Wind - Chapter 3
By Margaret Mitche Context
marmotspeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. stocky coarse-furred burrowing rodent with a short bushy tail found throughout the northern hemisphere; hibernates in winter
mawkishspeak speak spelling word quiz 
a. insincerely emotional; showing a sickly excess of sentiment
mellifluousspeak speak spelling word quiz 
a. flowing or dropping like honey; sweetly or smoothly flowing, especially in sound
merinospeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. white sheep originating in Spain and producing a heavy fleece of exceptional quality
metempsychosisspeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. after death the soul begins a new cycle of existence in another human body
metonymyspeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. substituting the name of an attribute or feature for the name of the thing itself
mettlesomespeak speak spelling word quiz 
a. willing to face danger; having a proud and unbroken spirit
The superstratum of timidity which often overlies those who are daring and defiant at heart had been passed through, and the mettlesome substance of the woman was reached.
Return of the Native - Chapter 0
By Thomas Hardy Context
micrometerspeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. a metric unit of length equal to one millionth of a meter; caliper for measuring small distances
microscopyspeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. research with the use of microscopes
militatespeak speak spelling word quiz 
v. have force or influence; bring about an effect or change
ministrationspeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. assistance in time of difficulty
minutiaspeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. petty details; small particular or detail; a minute or trivial matter of fact
It was a worn whisper, dry and papery, and it brushed so distinctly across the ear that, by the accustomed, the material minutiae in which it originated could be realized as by touch.
Return of the Native - Chapter 0
By Thomas Hardy Context
She had a great deal to listen to; all the particulars of past sad scenes, all the minutiae of distress upon distress, which in former conversations had been merely hinted at, were dwelt on now with a natural indulgence.
Persuasion - Chapter 21
By Jane Austen Context
misogamyspeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. hatred of marriage; the emotion of intense dislike marriage
missalspeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. a book containing all the prayers and responses needed to celebrate Mass throughout the year; any books of prayers or devotions
missivespeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. letter; written message; a written communication
Notwithstanding, my journey homeward was sadder than my journey thither; and many misgivings I had, ere I could prevail on myself to put the missive into Mrs.Linton's hand.
Wuthering Heights - Chapter 14
By Emily Bronte Context
modishspeak speak spelling word quiz 
a. in the current fashion or style
moltspeak speak spelling word quiz 
v. shed or cast off hair or feathers
monitionspeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. a warning of impending danger; cautionary advice about something imminent; a firm rebuke
monocracyspeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. a form of government in which the ruler is an absolute dictator, not restricted by a constitution, laws or opposition
monomaniaspeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. a mania restricted to one thing or idea
He might have had a monomania on the subject of his departed idol; but on every other point his wits were as sound as mine.
Wuthering Heights - Chapter 33
By Emily Bronte Context
mordaciousspeak speak spelling word quiz 
a. capable of wounding; biting or given to biting
moribundspeak speak spelling word quiz 
a. dying; in dying state; approaching death; about to die
morphologyspeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. branch of biology that deals with the structure of animals and plants
mufflespeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. bare end of nose between nostrils
muftispeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. a Muslim legal expert who is empowered to give rulings on religious matters
muleteerspeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. a worker who drives mules
munificencespeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. liberality in bestowing gifts; extremely liberal and generous of spirit
naphthaspeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. any of various volatile flammable liquid hydrocarbon mixtures; used chiefly as solvents
nasalizationspeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. the act of nasalizing; the utterance of sounds modulated by the nasal resonators
necrologyspeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. a notice of someone's death; usually includes a short biography; a list of people who died recently
necromancerspeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. one who practices magic or sorcery; one who practices divination by conjuring up the dead
So startling would his results appear to the uninitiated that until they learned the processes by which he had arrived at them they might well consider him as a necromancer.
A Study In Scarlet - Chapter 2
By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
necropolisspeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. a tract of land used for burials
necrosisspeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. the death of one or more cells in the body, usually within a localized area, as from an interruption of the blood supply to that part
neopaganismspeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. a modern religious movement that seeks to incorporate beliefs or ritual practices from traditions outside the main world religions
netherspeak speak spelling word quiz 
a. situated down or below; lying beneath, or in the lower part; having a lower position; lower; under;
They wandered onward till they reached the nether margin of the heath, where it became marshy and merged in moorland.
Return of the Native - Chapter 0
By Thomas Hardy Context
As she looked full at me, I saw her face grow sharper and paler, and the marks of the old wound lengthen out until it cut through the disfigured lip, and deep into the nether lip, and slanted down the face.
David Copperfield - Chapter 29
By Charles Dickens Context
neurologyspeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. the branch of medicine that deals with the nervous system and its disorders