This list of 12th grade spelling words contains 60 very difficult words. Your high school students should learn the spelling, pronunciation and meaning of each word. This word list is also great for anyone who is planning to compete in a spelling bee.
Use the printable page to see all 60 words.
The printable list includes all 60 of our 12th grade spelling words. Additional lists of difficult words appear below. Please note that this is a general list to supplement other curriculum. The needs of your students may vary.
Quick Quiz: Find a word in the list above for each of these definitions:
1) an ancient type of wheat
2) a dog breed
3) a type of glazed potter
4) a monetary unit in Poland
Find my answers below.
Use our list of 12th grade spelling words for classroom quizzes and competitions, games and worksheets.
If you're looking for more spelling words to challenge your high school students, try some of these:
Try some of these brain teasers and word puzzles to challenge your high school students. Spelling has never been so much fun, or so tricky! Find lots more brain teasers, crosswords, and word scrambles by using the blue tabs at the left.
Pull-Apart Synonyms - Extremely challenging free word scramble game! Can you pull apart these letters, without rearranging them, to spell a pair of synonyms? Is this as easy as it sounds???
Travel Teaser - One of our most difficult logic brain teasers. Can you figure out who went where and when?
An Impossible Brain Teaser - This looks straightforward, for sure. But just wait until you try to solve it for yourself! Careful reading and spelling skills required.
Brain Teasers for Adults & Upper Grade Students - Two REALLY difficult letters with hidden messages. Good spelling skills are the key to uncovering them!
Cryptogram Worksheet: Puzzle page for upper grades. Includes instructions so students, parents or teachers can make more cryptogram puzzles with any word list.
Hard Word Search Puzzle and Mystery Scrambles: Two challenging free teacher worksheets to stretch spelling and vocabulary skills.
Which One Is It? Don’t try to solve this tricky puzzle while you’re blindfolded. Instead, use what you know about correct spelling! Choose the one word that is spelled correctly and write it in the puzzle.