High School Vocabulary

High School Vocabulary Crossword

Complete the crossword, then click on "Check" to check your answer. If you are stuck, you can click on "Hint" to get a free letter. Click on a number in the grid to see the clue or clues for that number.
Your words are; alliteration, enthusiastic, protagonist, kilometer, oligarchy, ellipse, omnipotent, accentuate, orthography, chromosome
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1. the repetition of usually initial consonant sounds in two or more neighboring words or syllables (as wild and woolly, threatening throngs)
4. a. the principal character in a literary work (as a drama or story) b : a leading actor, character, or participant in a literary work or real event
5. a. government by the few b. a government in which a small group exercises control especially for corrupt and selfish purposes; also : a group exercising such control
7. a. oval b. a closed plane curve generated by a point moving in such a way that the sums of its distances from two fixed points is a constant, a plane section of a right circular cone that is a closed curve
8. a. accent, b. emphasize; c. intensify (accentuates the feeling of despair)
9. a. the art of writing words with the proper letters according to standard usage b. the representation of the sounds of a language by written or printed symbolsb. a part of language study that deals with letters and spelling
10. any of the rod-shaped or threadlike DNA-containing structures of cellular organisms that are located in the nucleus of eukaryotes, are usually ring-shaped in prokaryotes (as bacteria), and contain all or most of the genes of the organism


2. strong excitement of feeling
3. a metric unit or length equal to 1000 meters
6. having virtually unlimited authority or influence