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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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1. 
LOBBYISTS get their name because they used to stand in a hall or lobby outside the room where laws were being passed. They try to influence members of Congress to vote for or against new laws.

Which person listed below would most likely work with a LOBBYIST?
  1. congressman
  2. actor
  3. carpenter
  4. historian
2. 
Which is NOT the meaning of LONGEVITY?
  1. the length of a life
  2. the time of death
  3. living a long time
  4. living longer than others
3. 
Mundane
  1. ordinary, routine
  2. making a loud outcry
  3. calm
  4. walking about
4. 
Unconcerned, indifferent, or unexcited; casual
  1. petrified
  2. nonchalant
  3. paranoia
  4. immense
5. 
Someone who is an expert in a particular field is considered a                .
  1. astronaut
  2. novice
  3. specialist
  4. satellite
6. 
The queen choose to wear her most                        crown for the ceremony.
7. 
An ORATOR is someone who is good at public speaking.
  1. True
  2. False
8. 
What is the antonym of OSTENTATIOUS?
  1. calm
  2. modest
  3. show off
  4. boring
9. 
PARCHED means to become extremely moist.
  1. True
  2. False
10. 
Wary
  1. energetic
  2. tired
  3. cautious
  4. idle
  5. intricate
11. 
Vindicate
  1. to support one's actions in the face of opposition, to justify
  2. to agree, to match things so they happen at the same time
  3. leave without permission, escape
  4. causing one to think something
12. 
Given a great deal of respect, especially because of age, wisdom, or character

                            
13. 
Transient
  1. city council; governing body of the local area
  2. supernatural fright
  3. somebody or something that is only of temporary existence
  4. a type of philosophy
14. 
Tenacious
  1. determined to do something
  2. read or study carefully
  3. wilful
  4. to take away legally
15. 
A diplomatic solution
  1. brilliant
  2. costly
  3. significant
  4. tactful
16. 
What does SURREPTITIOUS mean?



17. 
What is a synonym for SUPPRESS?
  1. prevent
  2. allow
  3. miserable
  4. dainty
18. 
Additional to what is necessary; extra
  1. mellifious
  2. superfluous
  3. affluent
  4. complacent
19. 
Subtle
  1. behaving in a skilful and clever way
  2. to make something that is spoken or written shorter
  3. a very offensive word for someone who you think is very stupid
  4. disobedience or disrespect towards a court of law
20. 
What is a synonym for the word SUBSTANTIATE?
  1. confirm
  2. diverse
  3. reflect
  4. stage
21. 
Subservient
  1. resisting
  2. screaming
  3. serving
  4. submissive
22. 
Dubious authenticity; fictitious; spurious
  1. apocalypse
  2. apotheosis
  3. apocryphal
  4. apathy
23. 
To look at something very closely and carefully
  1. possessions
  2. venture
  3. keen
  4. scrutinize
24. 
Foresight, discernment, or keen perception; ability to make good judgments
  1. ineptness
  2. knowledgeable
  3. sagacity
  4. stupidity
25. 
Reverence
  1. deep respect
  2. disrespect
  3. agreeable
  4. admonition
26. 
Having the ability to adapt successfully and recover from disappointment, difficulty, or crisis:
  1. reliable
  2. recovery
  3. rebound
  4. resilient
27. 
Rancorous vs. Perturbed vs. Acrimonious

                        ;showing immense hate toward someone or something. a synonym
28. 
Which word is a synonym for the word CAUTIOUS?
  1. prudent
  2. substantiate
  3. varied
  4. stage
29. 
Provocative
  1. a delusion, something imagined
  2. arousing anger or controversy
  3. to raid
  4. to set fire to
30. 
Prosperity
  1. to be lazy
  2. subjective to the possibility of; likely
  3. being successful or thriving
  4. to flag or signal
31. 
He                 on his homework and didn't finish.
  1. worked
  2. procrastinated
  3. questioned
  4. demolish
32. 
Pretentious, pridefully showy
  1. forlorn
  2. pompous
  3. chasten
  4. savory
33. 
The                 sixth grader has already been awarded a Division I scholarship for basketball.
  1. precocious
  2. smart
  3. normal
  4. fast
34. 
When you accuse someone of PERFIDIOUS behavior, you accuse them of being deceitful or evil.
  1. True
  2. False
35. 
She was only concerned with what people looked like on the outside. She was                             .
36. 
Dealing with her little brother was completely                . She had no energy afterwards.
  1. enervating
  2. energizing
  3. excruciating
  4. emulating
37. 
When you ENHANCE something, you make it better.
  1. True
  2. False
38. 
Which is NOT something that would be described as EVANESCENT?
  1. A rainbow
  2. A sunset
  3. A kitten
  4. A dream
39. 
Which word is someone expressing when they shout out "woohoo"?
  1. Jubilation
  2. Clairvoyance
  3. Reconciliation
  4. Sagacity
40. 
You can usually forgive someone who acted under EXTENUATING circumstances.
  1. True
  2. False
41. 
You may look exceptionally FLORID after sitting around on the couch all day.
  1. True
  2. False
42. 
Which word best describes a situation in which you are paired up with your crush during a field trip?
  1. fortuitous
  2. excruciating
  3. unlucky
  4. impetuous
43. 
HEDONISTS just want to have a good time.
  1. True
  2. False
44. 
When told he did a great job on the presentation, Allen gave credit to his whole team. Which word best fits this scenario?
  1. hedonist
  2. impute
  3. superficial
  4. submissive
45. 
A computer program that is INTUITIVE is hard to use.
  1. True
  2. False
46. 
When you doubt other people's actions or authority, you                 them.
  1. honor
  2. discredit
  3. suppress
  4. censure
47. 
A house that is in perfect condition needs a RENOVATION.
  1. True
  2. False
48. 
Someone who lives alone in the woods could be described as RECLUSIVE.
  1. True
  2. False
49. 
Which word best describes a five-year-old child who doesn't get a toy at the toy store?
  1. querulous
  2. exasperating
  3. impetuous
  4. jubilant
50. 
If your life is PROSAIC, it is very exciting.
  1. True
  2. False

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