High School Spelling Words

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Grade 11: Word List - List 5

indigenous
read  a. native; originating where it is found
indigent
read  a. poor; experiencing want or need; impoverished
She had not spirits to notice her in more than a few repulsive looks, but she felt her as a spy, and an intruder, and an indigent niece, and everything most odious.
Mansfield Park - Chapter 47
By Jane Austen Context
indignant
read  a. affected with indignation; wrathful; passionate; irate; feeling wrath by unworthy or unjust treatment
But I could not submit to be thrown off in that way, and I made a passionate, almost an indignant appeal, to him to be more frank and manly with me.
Great Expectations - Chapter 51
By Charles Dickens Context
Fang was consequently not a little indignant to see an unbidden guest enter in such irreverent disorder.
Oliver Twist - Chapter 11
By Charles Dickens Context
infinitesimal
read  a. very small; immeasurably or incalculably minute
It was the united products of infinitesimal vegetable causes, and these were neither stems, leaves, fruit, blades, prickles, lichen, nor moss.
Return of the Native - Chapter 0
By Thomas Hardy Context
innate
read  a. possessed at birth; inborn
He distrusts his own judgment in such matters so much, that he is always unwilling to give his opinion on any picture; but he has an innate propriety and simplicity of taste, which in general direct him perfectly right.
Sense and Sensibility - Chapter 4
By Jane Austen Context
inordinate
read  a. exceeding reasonable limits; excessive; not regulated; disorderly
insidious
read  a. spreading harmfully in a subtle manner; designed or adapted to entrap
Crawford who, as the clandestine, insidious, treacherous admirer of Maria Bertram, had been her abhorrence, whom she had hated to see or to speak to, in whom she could believe no good quality to exist, and whose power, even of being agreeable, she had barely acknowledged.
Mansfield Park - Chapter 33
By Jane Austen Context
insinuate
read  v. hint; suggest; introduce by subtle and artful means
We turned back, on my humbly insinuating that it might be useful to me hereafter; and he told the clerk that the carrier had instructions to call for it at noon.
David Copperfield - Chapter 5
By Charles Dickens Context
We both know that he has been profligate in every sense of the word; that he has neither integrity nor honour; that he is as false and deceitful as he is insinuating.
Pride and Prejudice - Chapter 47
By Jane Austen Context
insipid
read  a. lacking flavor or zest; not tasty; dull
The comfort, the freedom, the gaiety of the room was over, hushed into cold composure, determined silence, or insipid talk, to meet the heartless elegance of her father and sister.
Persuasion - Chapter 22
By Jane Austen Context
There was a kind of cold hearted selfishness on both sides, which mutually attracted them; and they sympathised with each other in an insipid propriety of demeanor, and a general want of understanding.
Sense and Sensibility - Chapter 34
By Jane Austen Context
insolent
read  a. strange; unusual; haughty or brutal in behavior or language; grossly rude or disrespectful
He had resumed his seat, the cigar still projecting at an insolent angle from the corner of his mouth.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes - Chapter 7
By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
His coming into the country at all is a most insolent thing, indeed, and I wonder how he could presume to do it.
Pride and Prejudice - Chapter 18
By Jane Austen Context
He was not insolent to his benefactor, he was simply insensible; though knowing perfectly the hold he had on his heart, and conscious he had only to speak and all the house would be obliged to bend to his wishes.
Wuthering Heights - Chapter 4
By Emily Bronte Context
insurgent
read  a. rising in revolt against established authority; rebelling against leadership of political party
integral
read  a. essential or necessary for completeness; entire
intrinsic
read  a. relating to essential nature of a thing; inherent; built-in
inundate
read  v. overwhelm; cover with water, especially floodwaters
kinetic
read  a. relating to, or produced by motion; dynamic
laconic
read  a. brief; effectively cut short; marked by use of few words
But their father, though very laconic in his expressions of pleasure, was really glad to see them; he had felt their importance in the family circle.
Pride and Prejudice - Chapter 12
By Jane Austen Context
Lockwood: and at the period of which I speak, he was just the same as then; only fonder of continued solitude, and perhaps still more laconic in company.
Wuthering Heights - Chapter 33
By Emily Bronte Context
languish
read  v. lose animation; be or become weak or feeble; lose strength or vigor
The robbery at the Bank had not languished before, and did not cease to occupy a front place in the attention of the principal of that establishment now.
Hard Times - Chapter 23
By Charles Dickens Context
At length, he began to languish for fresh air, and took many occasions of earnestly entreating the old gentleman to allow him to go out to work with his two companions.
Oliver Twist - Chapter 10
By Charles Dickens Context
laud
read  v. give praise to; glorify; celebrate or honor
I mentioned my reason for desiring to avoid observation in the village, and he lauded it to the skies.
Great Expectations - Chapter 19
By Charles Dickens Context
loquacious
read  a. talkative; given to continual talking; chattering
lucid
read  a. easily understood; clear; intelligible
lugubrious
read  a. mournful, dismal, or gloomy, especially to exaggerated degree
Susan uttered the lugubrious discourse three times slowly, and when it was completed the image had considerably diminished.
Return of the Native - Chapter 0
By Thomas Hardy Context
machination
read  n. clever scheme or artful plot, usually crafted for evil purposes
magnanimous
read  a. generous; high-minded; chivalrous
malleable
read  a. capable of being shaped by pounding; impressionable
matriculate
read  v. enroll in college or graduate school
maudlin
read  a. tearfully sentimental; over-emotional; sickly-sentimental
Bounderby went to bed, with a maudlin persuasion that he had been crossed in something tender, though he could not, for his life, have mentioned what it was.
Hard Times - Chapter 20
By Charles Dickens Context
maxim
read  n. proverb; formulation of fundamental principle or general truth
But he applied that maxim to our marriage, my dear; and that was so far prematurely entered into, in consequence, that I never recovered the expense.
David Copperfield - Chapter 12
By Charles Dickens Context
She was born to discover the falsehood of her own opinions, and to counteract, by her conduct, her most favourite maxims.
Sense and Sensibility - Chapter 50
By Jane Austen Context
mendicant
read  n. beggar; religious friar forbidden to own personal property who begs for living
metamorphosis
read  n. marked change in appearance, character, condition, or function; major transformation
milieu
read  n. environment; person’s social setting or environment
mollify
read  v. make less rigid or softer; calm in temper or feeling
morose
read  a. ill humored; sullen; depressingly dark; gloomy; persistent
As it was, he suffered a long term of imprisonment and afterwards returned to England a morose and disappointed man.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Chapter 8
By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
All that day and the next and the next Holmes was in a mood which his friends would call taciturn, and others morose.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes - Chapter 13
By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
In a sulky triumph, Drummle showed his morose depreciation of the rest of us, in a more and more offensive degree, until he became downright intolerable.
Great Expectations - Chapter 26
By Charles Dickens Context
mortify
read  v. cause to experience shame or humiliation; embarrass
I felt mortified to be of so little use in the boat; but, there were few better oarsmen than my two friends, and they rowed with a steady stroke that was to last all day.
Great Expectations - Chapter 54
By Charles Dickens Context
It cannot be doubted that Sir Walter and Elizabeth were shocked and mortified by the loss of their companion, and the discovery of their deception in her.
Persuasion - Chapter 24
By Jane Austen Context
It is too ridiculous that such a girl as Thomasin could so mortify us as to get jilted on the wedding day.
Return of the Native - Chapter 0
By Thomas Hardy Context
mundane
read  a. belonging to this earth or world; not ideal or heavenly; concerned with commonplaces; ordinary
myriad
read  a. of very large or indefinite number; of ten thousand
She was like a forest, like the dark interlacing of the oakwood, humming inaudibly with myriad unfolding buds.
Lady Chatterley's Lover - Chapter 10
By D H Lawrence Context