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Students are presented with 3 choices and asked to select one of them that best matches a single word listed below.

12th Grade Word Games, Group 1




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AdvancedBasicPart of Speech
assailattackverb
assayexaminenoun/verb
cholericdiseasedadjective
churlishrudeadjective
despondenthopelessadjective
despotismtyrannynoun
esotericobscureadjective
etymology origin of words noun
gravityseriousnessnoun
gregariousfriendlyadjective
intemperateself-indulgentadjective
intercessionmediationnoun
martinetdisciplinariannoun
masochist seeking sufferingnoun
paradigmmodelnoun
paradoxinconsistencynoun
prognosticatepredictverb
proletarianpopularnoun
score notch, totalnoun
scotch haltverb
assiduousdiligentadjective
assimilateblend intoverb
circuitousaroundadjective
circumlocutionmoving aroundnoun
destitutionpovertynoun
eugenicwell-bornadjective
eulogyspeech for deadnoun
grittydirtyadjective
grovelbeggingverb
interimtemporarynoun adjective
interlocutorspeakernoun
matineeafternoon movienoun
matriarchybased on mother powernoun
paragonmodelnoun/verb
paranoiafear noun
proliferatemultiplyverb
prominentimportant adjective
scrupuloushonorableadjective
scrutinizeinspectverb
tersesharpadjective
assuagemitigateverb
circumspectcautiousadjective
clamornoicenoun/verb
deviatechange verb
euphemismgentle phrasenoun
euphonypleasing to the earnoun
guffawchuckle, laughnoun
guilecunningnoun
interloperinterudernoun
intermittentsporadicadjective
legerdemaindeftnessnoun
maudlinemotionaladjective
maverickrebelnoun
parapettop of wallnoun
propensitytendencynoun
proprietaryappropriatenoun
scurrilousinsultingadjective
scurvygum diseaseadjective
sticklerperfectionistnoun
asylumrefugenoun
atavismevolutionary throwbacknoun
clandestinesecrecyadjective
clemencyforgivenessnoun
devoureatverb
evacuateescapeverb
guiseappearancenoun
gullibilitynaivetenoun
intractabilitydifficultyadjective
mawkishsappyadjective
meagerpaltryadjective
penuriouspooradjective
prosaicstraightforwardadjective
protocolprocedurenoun
protuberantbulgingadjective
scandaldisgracenoun
scuttledestroyverb
séancetalk with spiritsnoun
testinessirritabilitynoun
theogonybirth of the godsnoun
atonementmake amendsnoun
atrophyshrivelnoun
clichéidiomnoun
clientelecustomernoun
dexterityskillnoun
diacriticalaccentadjective
gumptioninitiativenoun
intransigentinflexibleadjective
intrepidfearlessadjective
meanderwondernoun/verb
melodramadramaticnoun
parochiallocaladjective
parodymocknoun
sedulouszealousadjective
vacillatewaververb
vacuousemptyadjective
attenuateweakenadjective
auburnredheadednoun
audaciousboldadjective
cloisteredsecludedadjective
coalescenceunionnoun
diaphanoustransparentadjective
evokesuggestverb
hackflunkynoun
halcyoncalmadjective
mendaciouslieradjective
mercurialvolatileadjective
parrydeflectverb
parsimoniousstingyadjective
provinciallocaladjective
seemlyappropriateadjective
sequesterconfiscateverb
thwartfrustrateverb
vagarywhim noun
wistfulthoughtfuladjective
acolyteassistantnoun
auraglownoun
codaend noun
commandeerseizeverb
dikedamnoun
dilemmaproblemnoun
exact (v)take outverb
existentialismindividual is freenoun
hallowconsecrateverb
hamperhinderverb
inundatefloodverb
inurehardenverb
meretriciousplausibleadjective
parsimonythriftnoun
pruneclipverb
psychosisneurosisnoun
serendipitychancenoun
serrationraggednessnoun
vapidblandadjective
vortexwhirlpoolnoun
adulatorypraisingadjective
bedlammayhemnoun
bolsterboostverb
contusionbruisenoun
debonairsuaveadjective
flagrantblatantadjective
garruloustalkativeadjective
innateinbornadjective
pedagogyteachingnoun
speckledspottedadjective
stoicenduringnoun
taciturnsilentadjective
totterwobbleverb
ultimatumdemandnoun
upshotoutcomenoun
venturingattemptingverb
vilificationmake criminalnoun
numinousmystical, magicaladjective
volubilitytalking fluentlynoun
autarchytyrannynoun
condescendlook down onverb
detrimentharmnoun
emporiumcastlenoun
extrudeprotrudeverb
glibshallowadjective
hortatoryaiming to exhortadjective
neologismbuzzwordnoun
ontology metaphysics dealing with beingnoun
skirmishbattlenoun
suppliantbeggingnoun
tangibletouchableadjective
triadthreenoun
unprecedentedrecordadjective
waffleunable to decideverb
weltanschauunga particular philosophy noun
zealotextremistnoun
zenithtop, peaknoun
accentuatehighlightverb
anarchychaosnoun
blaséboringadjective
boorishrudeadjective
cede vgive toverb
crustaceousshellfishadjective
doubletpair of similar thingsnoun
fiancéplanned to marrynoun
linchpinfulcrum, hubnoun
lividangryadjective
mendicantbeggarnoun
parasiteblood suckernoun
rapaciousgreedyadjective
skiffsmall boatnoun
solicitaskverb
sortiefightnoun
stanzaversenoun
trepidationgearnoun
visceralinstinct, gutadjective
wryironicverb
bibliophilebook lovernoun
germinalbeginningadjective
impassegridlocknoun
implicatelink, associateverb
integrityhonestynoun
miasmamistnoun
sclerotichaving sclerosisadjective
smorgasbordbuffetnoun
stagnantnot movinadjective
stentorianloudadjective
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