UIL Spelling Flashcards

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cribriform
sievelike.
tercentenary
tricentennial.
paisano
compatriot.
fantastico
fantastic.
griseous
gray; pearl-gray.
canaille
riffraff; rabble.
temerarious
reckless; rash.
pernickety
overparticular; fussy.
rubiginous
rusty; rust-colored; brownish-red.
impermeable
not permeable; impassable.
coadjutant
helping reciprocally; cooperating.
inanition
lack of vigor; lethargy.
nescience
lack of knowledge; ignorance.
amrita
the beverage of immortality.
archconservative
consistently holding extremely conservative views:
iniquity
gross injustice or wickedness.
assimilable
capable of being assimilated.
demurrer
a person who demurs; objector.
serotonergic
containing or activated by serotonin.
per annum
by the year; yearly.
sachem
(among some North American Indians)
improvident
not provident; lacking foresight; incautious; unwary.
ostinato
a constantly recurring melodic fragment.
canvasser
to solicit votes, subscriptions, opinions, or the like from.
victoriana
Victorian art objects, furnishings, bric-a-brac, etc.
benignancy
kind, esp. to inferiors; gracious:
circumspect
watchful and discreet; cautious; prudent:
delamination
a splitting apart into layers.
deodar
a large Himalayan cedar, Cedrus deodara, yielding a durable wood.
zibeline
of or pertaining to the sable.
regale
to entertain lavishly or agreeably; delight.
piolet
an ice ax used in mountaineering.
definiens
something that defines, esp. the defining part of a dictionary entry.
circadian
noting or pertaining to rhythmic biological cycles recurring at approximately 24-hour intervals.
attelet
a small, thin, top-ornamented skewer used decoratively for serving sandwiches and hors d'oeuvres.
iridectomy
excision of part of the iris.
supereminent
of superior eminence, rank, or dignity; distinguished, conspicuous, or worthy of note above others.
hospitable
receiving or treating guests or strangers warmly and generously:
peccant
sinning; guilty of a moral offense.
deterioration
the act or process of deteriorating.
homogeneity
composition from like parts, elements, or characteristics; state or quality of being homogeneous.
cacophonous
having a harsh or discordant sound.
Marbleize (MAHR-buh-liiz)

Verb
To Marble.
 
Wendy chose light pink stationary which looked marbleized.
Celerity (suh-LER-i-tee)

Noun
Swiftness of action or motion; speed
The little puppy showed great celerity as he chased the squirrels.
hawser
a heavy rope for mooring or towing.
enclave
a country, or esp., an outlying portion of a country, entirely or mostly surrounded by the territory of another country.
eurybathic
of or pertaining to marine or freshwater life that can tolerate a wide range of depths (
dedicatee
a person to whom something is dedicated.
blancmange
a sweet pudding prepared with almond milk and gelatin and flavored with rum or kirsch.
coyotillo
a poisonous shrub with black berries, Karwinskia humboldtiana, of the buckthorn family, found in Mexico and the southwestern U.S.
lichenology
the branch of biology that studies lichens.
rendzina
a dark, rich soil containing limestone or chalk, above a softer, pale, calcareous layer, developed in grassland areas of high to moderate humidity.
liquidambar
any tree of the genus Liquidambar, including the sweet gum.
sepoy
(formerly, in India) a native soldier, usually an infantryman, in the service of Europeans, esp. of the British.
lacrimator
a chemical substance that causes the shedding of tears, as tear gas.
triumvirate
the office or magistracy of a triumvir.
sybaritic
pertaining to or characteristic of a sybarite; characterized by or loving luxury or sensuous pleasure:
ad nauseam
to a sickening or disgusting degree.
cloche
a woman's close-fitting hat with a deep, bell-shaped crown and often a narrow, turned-down brim.
mediator
a person who mediates, esp. between parties at variance.
neuropathy
any diseased condition of the nervous system.
peonage
the condition or service of a peon.
antiphony
alternate or responsive singing by a choir in two divisions.
territorialism
a principle or system that gives predominance to the landed classes.
fractionalize
to divide or splinter into fractions, sections, factions, etc.
hemangioma
a benign tumor consisting chiefly of dilated or newly formed blood vessels
admissibility
that may be allowed or conceded; allowable:
anthropometry
the measurement of the size and proportions of the human body.
urethane
any derivative of carbamic acid having the formula CH2NO2R.
carafe
a wide-mouthed glass or metal bottle with a lip or spout, for holding and serving beverages.
representative
a person or thing that represents another or others.
parable
a short allegorical story designed to illustrate or teach some truth, religious principle, or moral lesson
slovenly
untidy or unclean in appearance or habits.
mycetoma
a chronic tumorous infection caused by any of various soil-dwelling fungi, usually affecting the foot.
intemperate
given to or characterized by excessive or immoderate indulgence in alcoholic beverages.
Residuum (ri-ZIJ-oo-uhm)


Noun
Something remaining after removal of a part; a residue
 
Using the residuum and wasting nothing, the manufacturers had created an environmentally friendly product
abbatial
of or pertaining to an abbot, abbess, or abbey.
gangrene
necrosis or death of soft tissue due to obstructed circulation, usually followed by decomposition and putrefaction.
coracle
a small, round, or very broad boat made of wickerwork or interwoven laths covered with a waterproof layer of animal skin, canvas, tarred or oiled cloth, or the like: used in Wales, Ireland, and parts of western England.
phalarope
any of three species of small, aquatic birds of the family Phalaropodidae, resembling sandpipers but having lobate toes.
squalid
foul and repulsive, as from lack of care or cleanliness; neglected and filthy.
osnaburg
a heavy, coarse cotton in a plain weave, for grain sacks and sportswear and also finished into cretonne.
atticism
the style or idiom of Attic Greek occurring in another dialect or language.
ceilidh
a party, gathering, or the like, at which singing and storytelling are the usual forms of entertainment.
paramedical
related to the medical profession in a secondary or supplementary capacity.
baguette
a rectangular shape given to a small gem, esp. a diamond, by cutting and polishing.
pedometer
an instrument worn by a walker or runner for recording the number of steps taken, thereby showing approximately the distance traveled.
worcestershire
a former county in W central England, now part of Hereford and Worcester.
cretinism
a congenital disease due to absence or deficiency of normal thyroid secretion, characterized by physical deformity, dwarfism, and mental retardation, and often by goiter.
talus
the uppermost bone of the proximal row of bones of the tarsus; anklebone.
condolatory
to express sympathy with a person who is suffering sorrow, misfortune, or grief (usually fol. by with):
oropharynx
the part of the pharynx between the soft palate and the upper edge of the epiglottis.
hypocritical
a person who pretends to have virtues, moral or religious beliefs, principles, etc., that he or she does not actually possess, esp. a person whose actions belie stated beliefs.
parishioner
one of the community or inhabitants of a parish.
incidentally
apart or aside from the main subject of attention, discussion, etc.; by the way; parenthetically.
quitclaim
a transfer of all one's interest, as in a parcel of real estate, esp. without a warranty of title.
unachievable
to bring to a successful end; carry through; accomplish:
leguminous
pertaining to, of the nature of, or bearing legumes.
mukluks
a soft boot worn by Eskimos, often lined with fur and usually made of sealskin or reindeer skin.
karachi
a seaport in S Pakistan, near the Indus delta: former national capital; now capital of Sind province. 5,103,000.
obento
a meal, usually served in a lacquered or elaborately decorated box that is divided into sections for holding individual portions of food.
deportee
to expel (an alien) from a country; banish.
Disquisition (dis-kwi-ZISH-uhn)

Noun
A formal discourse on a subject, often in writing

The editorial was a disquisition on the failing health care system
furbelow
a ruffle or flounce, as on a woman's skirt or petticoat.
greige
a woven fabric as it comes from the loom and before it has been submitted to the finishing process.
samovar
a metal urn, used esp. by Russians for heating water for making tea.
chevalier
a member of certain orders of honor or merit:
promenade
a stroll or walk, esp. in a public place, as for pleasure or display.
invigorate
to give vigor to; fill with life and energy; energize.
deglamorize
to take away the glamor of; treat so as to reduce the attractiveness or status of.
stigmatize
to set some mark of disgrace or infamy upon:
joint venture
a business enterprise in which two or more companies enter a temporary partnership.
zapata mustache
a large mustache that curves down the corners of the mouth.
cosmopolite
a person who is cosmopolitan in his or her ideas, life, etc.; citizen of the world.
Apraxia (a-PRAK-see-ah)

Noun
Total or partial loss of the ability to perform coordinated movements or manipulate objects in the absence of motor or sensory impairment
bal musette
a dance hall in France in which the music is provided by an accordion band.
philanderer
(of a man) to make love with a woman one cannot or will not marry; carry on flirtations.
alpha privative
the prefix a- or, before a vowel, an-, used in Greek and English to express negation or absence.
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