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12th grade spelling words list

12 Grade Advanced Vocabulary Words

12th grade is the senior year of high school; that final year of high school education. It’s known to be one of the busiest times, — especially the first semester — for both teens and their parents. And for teachers too. 

It’s a time of 12th graders proving that the last six years have meant something; of laying the foundation for the future, of goodbyes, and of college applications. The words used in this time can make or mar the event of things; so it is important that the right words are used.

With this 12th grade spelling words list, your  12th grader can learn the appropriate words to use and their spellings. This vocabulary will add precision, nuance, and eloquence to your teen’s written and spoken work. In addition, your teens will have a host of words to practice with in the 12th Grade  Spelling Words Samples, and this will help your 12th graders excel in college and in the outside world.

Be sure to test them with the 12th grade spelling words with definitions, and also refresh their memories with this 7th Grade Spelling List 

12th Grade Spelling List

anachronistic empathy perfidious
abbreviate emulate precocious
abdicate enervating pretentious
abstinence enhance procrastinate
adulation ephemeral prosaic
adversity evanescent prosperity
aesthetic exasperation provocative
amicable exemplary prudent
anecdote extenuating querulous
anonymous florid rancorous
antagonist fortuitous reclusive
arid frugal reconciliation
assiduous hackneyed renovation
asylum   haughty resilient
benevolent hedonist restrained
camaraderie hypothesis reverence
censure impetuous sagacity
circuitous impute scrutinize
clairvoyant incompatible spontaneity
collaborate inconsequential spurious
compassion inevitable submissive
compromise integrity substantiate
condescending intrepid subtle
conditional intuitive superficial
conformist jubilation superfluous
congregation lobbyist suppress
convergence longevity surreptitious
deleterious mundane tactful
demagogue nonchalant tenacious
digression novice transient
diligent opulent venerable
discredit orator vindicate
disdain ostentatious wary
divergent parched zealot

Here are some more uncommon difficult words for the 12th Grade to get your students ready for college essays and papers

abecedarian

 avoirdupois

acquiescence

 amoretto

 ankh

 antediluvian

antipyretic

 aphaeretic

 banausic

beaucoup

 bireme

 borborygmus

 boudoir

 bourgeoisie

cholangitis

consanguineous

coulomb

courturier

 cymotrichous

dendrochronology

dentifrice

einkorn

eleemosynary

faience

fibranne

 frondescence

 grissini

hegemonies

 ichthyosaur

 idiosyncratic

 infinitesimal

 interstitial 

iontophoresis

 jodhpurs

 kakistocracy

 lavaliere

ligniperdous

miasma

 mitochondria

 mountebank

 multitudinous

narcissistic

nenuphar

neologism

oriflamme

osphresis

paraphernalia

perspicuous

psalmody

ptomaine

pulchritude

raconteur

raillery

schipperke

simulacra

truculence

unctuous

zabaglione

zinciferous

zloty

We’ve also added some extra more common words that they will come across in day to day activities

sodden

solitude

solvent

somber

spasm

spontaneous

squander

stability

stance

sterile

stigma

stimulate

stolid

stupefy

stupor

suave

subside

sundry

super

impose

superlative

surreptitious

symmetry

synthetic

tabulatetaint

tangent

tantalize

tart

tawdry

temperate

theorem

tier

timely

tirade

tolerable

torrid

torso

tout

transcribe

transpose

tributary

tumult

ultimate

ultimatum

uncouth

unerring

unkempt

usage

usurp

variable

venerate

vestige

vex

vigil

vigilant

vilify

visualize

vitality

volatile

waif

wan

wanton

And here’s another list just to make sure they’re all rounded

boycott

attentive

apocalyptic

accommodate

cerebral

abstract

burly

compute

acknowledge

awe

academic

amiss

apparatus

avail

animosity

adapt

altercation

accomplice

blasphemy

alias

concession

avalanche

assessment

alimony

adage

bizarre

adept

convene

concord

bourgeois

arcade

colossal

communal

alienate

catastrophe

annex

agent

charlatan

bleak

anguish

bravado

clientele

complement

cache

articulate

babble

accord

absolve

booming

coin

clout

atlas

arrogant

aptitude

anecdote

catholic

 

asylum

collateral

canine

beneficial

browse

avert

animated

beneficiary

badger

anesthetic

adamant

caucus

attribute

assurance

brochure

coalition

bait

bent

caliber

archives

acquire

abduction

amnesty

acquittal

comprehensive

amnesia

asinine

 

communal

acute

aggressor

brittle

coercion

callous

barren

antiseptic

brazen

astute

avid

abyss

begrudge

bluff

abandon

cadaver

carat

bode

arsenal

benefactor

arbitrator

censor

blurt

amend

charisma

anarchy

balm

bolt

atone

adverse

aria

application

chaste

array

conventional

benevolent

appendix

blunt

arrest

anonymity

chaotic

appreciate

agenda

absorb

aloof

amoral

bloated

ample

appropriate

commute

compound

ammunition

aspire

anchor

belittle

 

bane

astral

artifact

bestow

accessible

casualty

audit

carnage

assumption

aversion

benign

accessory

adolescence

chisel

bureaucracy

balmy

compress

aesthetic

celebrated

auxiliary

affiliation

concede

capacity

compromise

adhere

champion

allure

arrogance

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