New Words for Grade 10

To help student learn words at their levels efficiently, we divide words of "Useful Word of the Day 2021" into two groups. This page is for students in 10th grade and lower.
 New Words for Grade 10
Recent New Words for Grade 10:
sprawling Detail  
snake Detail  
compelling Detail  
alleviate Detail  
underrepresent Detail  
tenure Detail  
light Detail  
rampant Detail  
homage Detail  
parody Detail  
give way to Detail  
autonomous Detail  
magnitude Detail  
counteract Detail  
frigate Detail  
100 Words list: 2021-07-29, 2020-09-02
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. ¬†related 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
come up with   v. produce something, especially when pressured or challenge Detail
microbial   a. relating to a microorganism, especially a bacterium causing disease Detail
provocative   v. causing annoyance, anger, or another strong reaction, especially deliberately Detail
contingency   n. a future event or circumstance which is possible but cannot be predicted with certainty Detail
hypothesis   n. a supposition made on the basis of limited evidence as a starting point for further investigation Detail
herd immunity   n. a form of indirect protection from infectious disease that can occur when a high percentage of people has become immune to it Detail
dovish   a. not aggressive, peaceful Detail
headwind   n. a force or influence opposing forward motion; a wind blowing from directly in front Detail
deflect   v. cause (something) to change direction by interposing something; turn aside from a straight course Detail
weave a story   v. invent a complicated story Detail
wind up   v. come to be in a particular situation or condition, especially a bad one Detail
hope against hope   v. hope very strongly that something will happen, although you know it is not likely Detail
in a bid   ad. in an attempt Detail
stem   v. prevent, stop, or deter Detail
baby bust   n. a temporary marked decrease in the birth rate Detail
work out   v. solve a problem by doing a calculation Detail
aspen   n. a poplar tree with rounded, long-stalked, and typically coarsely toothed leaves Detail
unfettered   a. unrestrained or uninhibited Detail
enforcer   n. a person or group that compels observance of or compliance with a law Detail
uncharted   a. not mapped or surveyed Detail
behest   n. a person's orders or command Detail
on the line   ad. at serious risk Detail
on hold   ad. in going to be done or dealt with at a later date rather than now Detail
pew   n. a long bench with a back, placed in rows in the main part of some churches Detail
play out   v. become spent, unfold Detail
shortbread   n. a crisp, rich, easily breaking cookie made with butter, flour, and sugar Detail
gooey   a. soft and sticky Detail
praline   n. a smooth, sweet substance made by boiling nuts in sugar and grinding the mixture Detail
on the plus side   ad. considering the positive, beneficial, advantageous Detail
shelf component   n. something that is available immediately and does not need to be specially made Detail
rival   n. a person or thing competing with another for the same objective Detail
authenticity   n. the quality of being real, not fake Detail
bolster   v. support or strengthen; prop up Detail
grid   n. a network of cables or pipes for distributing power, especially high-voltage transmission lines Detail
threadbare   a. outworn, used a lot; no longer effective Detail
rambling   a. lengthy and confused or inconsequential Detail
equity   n. the value of the shares issued by a company Detail
email chain   n. an email message that includes a running list of all the succeeding replies starting with the original email Detail
render   v. cause to be or become; make Detail
bleeping   a. making a short high-pitched sound or sounds Detail
meadow   n. a piece of grassland, especially one used for hay Detail
ranger   n. a keeper of a park, forest, or area of countryside Detail
adherence   n. attachment or commitment to a person, cause, or belief Detail
soar   v. quickly increases by a great deal Detail
prick   v. make a small hole in (something) with a sharp point Detail
electrified   a. having a sudden sense of great excitement, thrilled Detail
wriggle   v. twist and turn with quick writhing movements Detail
circus   n. something noisy and confused Detail
at a time   ad. during one particular moment Detail
indictment   n. a thing that serves to illustrate that a system or situation is bad and deserves to be condemned Detail
grounds   n. (pl) factors forming a basis for action or the justification for a belief Detail