New Words for Grade 10

To help student learn words at their levels efficiently, we divide words of "Useful Word of the Day 2022" into two groups. This page is for students in 10th grade and lower.
 New Words for Grade 10
Recent New Words for Grade 10:
prick Detail  
syringe Detail  
competent Detail  
cue Detail  
give rise to Detail  
intriguing Detail  
tweak Detail  
mutation Detail  
mire Detail  
pronounced Detail  
alleviate Detail  
rare earth Detail  
lay out Detail  
rationale Detail  
scrappy Detail  
100 Words list: 2022-01-20, 2021-02-25
prick   n. an act of piercing something with a fine, sharp point Detail
syringe   n. a tube for collecting blood or other liquids or for putting liquids into the body usually through a needle Detail
competent   a. having the necessary ability, knowledge, or skill to do something successfully Detail
cue   n. a signal to someone, like a performer, to begin a specific speech or action Detail
give rise to   v. to cause something Detail
intriguing   a. arousing one's curiosity or interest; fascinating Detail
tweak   v. improve a mechanism or system by making fine adjustments to it Detail
mutation   n. the changing of the structure of a gene, resulting in a variant form that may be transmitted to subsequent generations Detail
mire   v. cause to become stuck in the mud Detail
pronounced   a. very noticeable or marked; conspicuous Detail
alleviate   v. make a problem less severe Detail
rare earth   n. any of a group of similar oxides of metals occurring together in widely distributed but relatively scarce minerals Detail
lay out   v. to arrange; to plan in detail Detail
rationale   n. an underlying reason Detail
scrappy   a. having an aggressive and determined spirit Detail
hands-on   a. involving direct involvement or intervention Detail
tangible   a. perceptible by touch Detail
tidal   a. relating to or affected by tides Detail
perpetual   a. never-ending or changing Detail
jump-start   v. to start or restart something rapidly or forcefully Detail
lackluster   a. lacking in vitality; uninspired or uninspiring Detail
marginalize   v. treat (a person, group, or concept) as insignificant or peripheral Detail
ongoing   a. continuing; still in progress Detail
cognitive   a. of, relating to, being, or involving conscious intellectual activity Detail
impairment   n. loss of function or ability Detail
close-knit   a. united or bound together by strong relationships and common interests Detail
cookout   n. a party or gathering where a meal is cooked and eaten outdoors Detail
segregation   n. the action or state of setting someone or something apart from others or being set apart Detail
complex   n. a group of obviously related units of which the nature of the relationship is imperfectly known Detail
iteration   n. the repetition of a process or utterance Detail
span   n. the full extent of something from end to end; the amount of space that something covers Detail
stare at   v. gaze or gawk at someone or something in an intense, prolonged, or steadfast manner Detail
forlorn   a. pitifully sad and abandoned or lonely Detail
accumulate   v. gather together or acquire an increasing number or quantity of Detail
domino effect   n. the cumulative effect produced when one event sets off a chain of similar events Detail
fragmented   a. broken, incoherent, disorderly Detail
tedious   a. too long, slow, or dull; tiresome or monotonous Detail
proliferate   v. increase rapidly in numbers; multiply Detail
burden   n. the amount of growth or substance present in a human or animal body or test sample Detail
on track   a. acting or thinking in a way that is likely to achieve what is required Detail
confine   v. keep or restrict someone or something within certain limits of Detail
impactful   a. having a major impact or effect Detail
engage with   v. get involved with other people and their ideas in order to understand them Detail
image   v. make appear, project Detail
alignment   n. arrangement in a straight line, or in correct or appropriate relative positions Detail
tactile   a. of or connected with the sense of touch Detail
residual   a. remaining after the greater part or quantity has gone Detail
viral load   n. a measurement of the amount of a virus in an organism, typically in the bloodstream Detail
pivotal   a. of crucial importance in relation to the development or success Detail
severity   n. the condition of being very bad, serious, unpleasant, or harsh Detail
fuel   v. support, stimulate Detail
sprawling   a. spreading out over a large area in an untidy or irregular way Detail
snake   v. move or extend with the twisting motion Detail
compelling   a. demanding attention; forceful Detail
alleviate   v. make (suffering, deficiency, or a problem) less severe Detail
underrepresent   v. provide with insufficient or inadequate representation Detail
tenure   n. the holding of an office Detail
light   n. public knowledge; a particular aspect or appearance presented to view Detail
rampant   a. flourishing or spreading unchecked Detail
homage   n. special honor or respect shown publicly Detail
parody   n. an imitation of the style of an artist or genre with deliberate exaggeration for comic effect Detail
give way to   v. be replaced by something, especially because it is better, cheaper, easier Detail
autonomous   a. having the freedom to govern itself or control its own affairs Detail
magnitude   n. the great size or extent of something Detail
counteract   v. reduce or remove the effect of something unwanted by producing an opposite effect Detail
frigate   n. a warship with a mixed armament, generally heavier than a destroyer and introduced for convoy escort work Detail
oversee   v. supervise (a person or work), especially in an official capacity Detail
propulsion   v. the action of driving or pushing forward Detail
real-time   n. the actual time during which a process or event occurs Detail
respiratory   a. relating to breathing or the organs of respiration Detail
dive into   v. examine something in great detail in a short space of time Detail
cognitive   a. connected with thinking or conscious mental processes Detail
affiliation   n. the state of belonging to a particular religious or political group Detail
per-capita   a. per unit of population, by or for each person Detail
asset   n. a useful or valuable thing, person, or quality Detail
well-off   a. being in good condition or favorable circumstances Detail
ferromagnet   n. something having the same kind of magnetism that iron has Detail
synchrony   n. simultaneous action, development, or occurrence Detail
exposure   n. the act or an instance of exposing Detail
perceive   v. become aware or conscious of something Detail
strain   n. a force tending to pull or stretch something to an extreme or damaging degree Detail
slog   n. a period of difficult or tiring effort Detail
buffet   v. (especially of wind or waves) strike repeatedly and violently Detail
resilience   n. the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness Detail
spin-out   n. a business company that has developed from another organization Detail
scale up   v. increase the size, amount, or importance of something, usually an organization or process Detail
nucleate   v. begin to form Detail
pressing   a. requiring quick or immediate action or attention Detail
down the road   ad. in the future Detail
edge   n. an advantage over other people Detail
mucosal   a. ┬árelated to thin skin that covers the inside surface of parts of the body such as the nose and mouth Detail
lining   n. a layer of different material covering the inside surface of something Detail
tract   n. a major passage in the body, a large bundle of nerve fibers Detail
sidestep   v. avoid (someone or something) by stepping sideways Detail
slog   n. hard persistent work Detail
nasal   a. of, for, or relating to the nose Detail
swab   n. an absorbent pad or piece of material used in surgery and medicine for cleaning wounds Detail
go into   v. start doing a particular type of work Detail
hexagonal   a. having a shape with six straight sides Detail
boron   n. the chemical element of atomic number 5, a nonmetallic solid Detail