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This printable covers Tier II Vocabulary Words for Grade 11 and supports Common Core ELA Standard ELA-Literacy.L.11-12.4

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Vocabulary Review (Grades 11-12)

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1. 
Aberration
  1. something that differs from the norm
  2. denial of comfort to oneself
  3. to humiliate, degrade
  4. to sneak away and hide
2. 
Difficult to understand:
  1. abstract
  2. atone
  3. prodigious
  4. quell
3. 
Something done or said about someone to show how much they are admired
  1. superior
  2. humanitarian
  3. accolade
  4. mandate
4. 
The interior decorator used the client's                         tastes to create glamorous, but functional space.
5. 
Affinity
  1. fashion, style, behavior, type
  2. the relationship of property to a nation
  3. ride, circulate, draft, assemble
  4. attraction, closeness, liking, likeness
6. 
An ALTERCATION is an argument.
  1. True
  2. False
7. 
When famous singers perform a concert at a venue, they send along a rider, or a list of items, to help the venue                 their needs.
  1. accommodate
  2. undermine
  3. ignore
  4. rescind
8. 
Jane Austen once commented that she did not want people to be                       , as it saves her that trouble of liking them.
9. 
Which word means to make something bad better?
  1. preclude
  2. lavish
  3. usurp
  4. ameliorate
10. 
Anarchy
  1. lawlessness
  2. inactive
  3. irreproachable
  4. egotistic
11. 
Which would be an ANOMALY?
  1. A brown duck
  2. A gray duck
  3. A white duck
  4. A pink duck
12. 
Appalled
  1. reasonable or expected thoughts; thoughts make sense
  2. to take for granted; assume; suppose
  3. a firm belief; accused of and found guilty of a crime
  4. to fill or overcome with horror or fear
13. 
Something that is ARCHAIC is                                 .
14. 
Arduous
  1. exclude
  2. hatred
  3. difficult
  4. reputation
15. 
ARTICULATE means to give up authority.
  1. True
  2. False
16. 
Her                cultural observations made her one of the most noted anthropologists of her time.
  1. abstruse
  2. astute
  3. oblique
  4. tentative
17. 
One who leads by giving orders:
  1. expressive leader
  2. instrumental leader
  3. authoritarian leader
  4. democratic leader
18. 
What does AVERSION mean?



19. 
Biased
  1. having no opinion
  2. showing ones feelings
  3. favoring one side unduly
  4. fair
20. 
The senator liked to go on and on in his speeches. He was known for his BREVITY.
  1. True
  2. False
21. 
To persuade with flattery:
  1. cavalier
  2. ablution
  3. cajole
  4. nullify
22. 
A CALLOUS person regularly gives compliments to others.
  1. True
  2. False
23. 
Which is a synonym for CAPITULATE?
  1. win
  2. succeed
  3. surrender
  4. defeat
24. 
Catalyst
  1. someone or something that causes something to happen or change
  2. relating to the mind
  3. a closed container with selected living plants and sometimes small animals are kept and observed
  4. a great, often sudden calamity
25. 
CATHARSIS is the purging of demons.
  1. True
  2. False
26. 
The gasses used in the camps by the Nazis were                 and could destroy on contact.
  1. idealistic
  2. injustice
  3. analyze
  4. caustic
27. 
If you break the rules and get in trouble, you can expect your parents to CENSURE you and maybe even dole out a harsh punishment.

What is the meaning of CENSURE?



28. 
Which word is a synonym of CENSURE?
  1. chastise
  2. reprieve
  3. coddle
  4. jubilation
29. 
Smile is to frown as:
  1. week is to day
  2. clamor is to silence
  3. smell is to food
  4. jubilant is to excited
30. 
What is the definition of the word COALESCE?
  1. pass gradually or leak through or as if through small openings
  2. fuse or cause to grow together
  3. cause extensive destruction or ruin utterly; devastate; ravage; scourge
  4. decorate with, or as if with, gold leaf or liquid gold; engild
31. 
commiserate
  1. corresponding in structure because of a common origin
  2. causing or worthy of ridicule or derision; laughable
  3. express of feel sympathy or pity; sympathize
  4. causing or worthy of ridicule or derision; laughable
32. 
The mayor was                         , or aware, of the racial tensions that existed in her city.
33. 
The dancer tried to keep her                          during the audition so the director would not know she was nervous.
34. 
When you've been fighting with a friend, a CONCILIATORY gesture could help fix the situation.
  1. True
  2. False
35. 
A                 is an agreement between two parties.
  1. conract
  2. kontakt
  3. cotract
  4. contract
36. 
Choose the word that differs most in meaning from the other words.
  1. numerous
  2. copious
  3. plentiful
  4. thin
37. 
Warm and friendly:
  1. balk
  2. ancestry
  3. cordial
  4. cycle
38. 
Dearth
  1. a shortage
  2. the thickness of an object
  3. the weight of an object
  4. a part of a ship
39. 
Debilitate
  1. harmless
  2. criticize
  3. weaken
  4. unite
  5. original
40. 
The ballroom was full of crystal chandeliers and marble floors. A table off to the side held tons of sweets, every kind of meat imaginable, and the finest wines. The new princess was not used to such                         .
41. 
The teen addressed his grandmother with                .
  1. disrespect
  2. honesty
  3. deference
  4. attitude
42. 
A synonym for the word DELINEATE is limitless.
  1. True
  2. False
43. 
To DEPRECATE is to:
  1. express disapproval of; to protest against; to disparage; belittle
  2. dupe; to play a trick on; to deceive
  3. root out; to destroy totally; to eradicate
  4. display or wave boastfully
44. 
A DESPOT is:
  1. any combination or union for some common purpose
  2. a young boy; young man
  3. an absolute and irresponsible monarch
  4. person who believes the teaching of another or who adopts and follows some doctrine
45. 
Many politicians are considered DEVIOUS.
  1. True
  2. False
46. 
An example of something DIDACTIC would be:
  1. A textbook
  2. A work of fiction
  3. A pop song
  4. A picture book
47. 
Harsh or unpleasant combination of sounds:
  1. deficiency
  2. admonishing
  3. dissonance
  4. iridescent
48. 
A man who presents a shell game on the street may be accused of DUPLICITY.
  1. True
  2. False
49. 
Structure or building:
  1. endeavor
  2. edifice
  3. eccentric
  4. organized
50. 
Mixing vinegar with baking soda will create an EFFERVESCENT mixture.
  1. True
  2. False

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