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This printable covers Tier II Vocabulary Words for Grade 12 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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Vocabulary Review

1. 
Choose the best words to fill in the blanks.

Word Bank:
abbreviate
abstinence
adulation
adversity
aesthetic
amicable
anachronistic
anecdote
anonymous
antagonist


This                                  computer prohibits me from saving PDF and JPEG files. It could be an attack by an                          virus. When the IT specialist calls, ask he or she to                            the jargon into terms we will understand. Anyone who can fix this mess deserves every type of accolade and                         .
2. 
Why are we hanging on to this relic of an                 system?
  1. tangent
  2. anachronistic
  3. abrogate
  4. credible
3. 
Fill in the blank with the best vocabulary word.

After reigning for more than fifty years, the king did not want to                        his throne, even though he was too senile to make reasonable decisions.
4. 
To resign a high office:
  1. abdicate
  2. benign
  3. candid
  4. allude
5. 
We define                            as the act of refraining from. It is particularly used to describe refraining from sexual acts.
6. 
Adversity
  1. partiality; slanted opinion
  2. friend; supporter
  3. hopeful; look for the best
  4. difficulties; misfortune
7. 
Related to the study of beauty:
  1. aesthetic
  2. gorgeous
  3. intuitive
  4. evanescent
8. 
Jane Austen once commented that she did not want people to be                       , as it saves her that trouble of liking them.
9. 
The professor always digresses by beginning an amusing                      about his life.
10. 
When we say the                            of the story, we mean the opponent or the rival to the main character.
11. 
My mother uses the word CIRCUITOUS as a direct, concise statement.
  1. True
  2. False
12. 
A CLAIRVOYANT can see into the past.
  1. True
  2. False
13. 
COLLABORATE means to work together.
  1. True
  2. False
14. 
Even today,                          writers exist and work under pseudonyms.
15. 
The hot,                 climate of Arizona is favorable for many people, especially those suffering with arthritis.
  1. contemporary
  2. adverse
  3. arid
  4. sheepish
16. 
What does ASSIDUOUS mean?



17. 
Many (big-hearted) people contributed to the earthquake survivors' fund.
  1. impetuous
  2. benevolent
  3. compulsory
  4. egocentric
18. 
If you develop CAMARADERIE with your teammates during the baseball season,
you're experiencing a feeling of:
  1. spite and pity
  2. irritation and disgust
  3. admiration and envy
  4. friendship and loyalty
19. 
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?



20. 
Compassion
  1. partiality; slanted opinion
  2. excessive desire, especially for wealth or possessions
  3. friend; supporter
  4. concern; understanding; mercy
21. 
Compromise
  1. protect
  2. disagree
  3. jeopardize
  4. annoy
22. 
What is a COMPROMISE?
  1. when everyone gets what they want
  2. when people disagree
  3. an agreement in which each side gives up part of what it wants
  4. a consensus between a large group of people
23. 
Condescending
  1. to repeat (a passage, phrase, etc.) from a book, speech, or the like
  2. any process of formation or growth; development
  3. the predetermined, usually inevitable or irresistible, course of events
  4. showing or implying a usually patronizing descent from dignity or superiority
24. 
Dependent on other factors:                             
25. 
Everyone was surprised when John protested the new school uniform policy. They thought he was a                           .
26. 
A                 of church members is sometimes called a flock.
  1. lot
  2. congregation
  3. building
  4. roster
27. 
The new construction project will involve the                              of two roads into one larger road.
28. 
The student's                 from the book topic annoyed the teacher.
  1. accelerate
  2. decelerate
  3. digression
  4. progress
29. 
John did not try to hide his (contempt) for Norton.
  1. disdain
  2. complex
  3. paranoia
  4. prevarication
30. 
What type of boundary is formed when plates separate?
  1. convergent
  2. horizontal
  3. divergent
  4. transform
31. 
Which word describes the effects of smoking on your health?
  1. deleterious
  2. demagogue
  3. hackneyed
  4. extenuating
32. 
Many conservative politicians would label President Obama a                          because of his appeals to popular desires and prejudices.
33. 
Martin set a goal and worked hard to reach it.
Which word best describes Martin?
  1. intelligent
  2. motivated
  3. diligent
  4. hackneyed
34. 
What is EMPATHY?
  1. The ability to feel what others feel, to put yourself in someone else's place.
  2. The ability to feel sorry for someone ele's troubles and problems.
  3. The ability to feel happy when others are feeling extremely happy
  4. None of the above
35. 
Musicians around the world have tried to                 Michael Jackson's innovative artistry.
  1. brusque
  2. avid
  3. emulate
  4. demean
36. 
Spring and all its blossoms are                , here but a moment, and then gone.
  1. fleeting
  2. beautiful
  3. lasting
  4. fascinating
37. 
                               is a (n) which means great irritation or frustration.
38. 
Frugal means to be               .
  1. economical
  2. thrifty
  3. skimpy
  4. all the above
39. 
Hackneyed
  1. using your feet to juggle a bean bag ball
  2. a computer genius
  3. used too often
  4. knocking someone off their feet
40. 
Haughty
  1. to be unfriendly and remote
  2. being very prideful
  3. to be serious
  4. being extremely nervous
41. 
The hypothesis is the                .
  1. educated guess
  2. data collection
  3. final result
  4. graph
42. 
Andrew is an IMPULSIVE person.
Which word below could replace the word IMPULSIVE and still have the same meaning?
  1. permanent
  2. impetuous
  3. slow
  4. sad
43. 
An antonym for CONGRUENT is incompatible.
  1. True
  2. False
44. 
Appear rather inconsequential in comparison:
  1. significant
  2. unimportant
  3. valuable
  4. elite
45. 
Inevitable
  1. unavoidable, bound to happen
  2. hurtful
  3. rapid
  4. to happen
46. 
Many people question the                 of those Germans who said or did nothing as the Jewish population was abused by the Nazis during World War II.
  1. bravery
  2. impassive
  3. credible
  4. integrity
47. 
Intrepid
  1. outgoing
  2. meek
  3. gutsy
  4. arrogant

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