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:
come up with Detail  
microbial Detail  
provocative Detail  
contingency Detail  
hypothesis Detail  
herd immunity Detail  
dovish Detail  
headwind Detail  
deflect Detail  
weave a story Detail  
wind up Detail  
hope against hope Detail  
in a bid Detail  
stem Detail  
baby bust Detail  
100 Words list: 2021-02-18, 2020-03-21
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
disperse   v. distribute or spread over a wide area Detail
flout   v. openly disregard Detail
globe-trot   v. travel widely Detail
looming   a. giving signs of immediate occurrence Detail
uproar   n. a loud and impassioned noise or disturbance Detail
hashtag   n. a word or phrase preceded by a hash sign, used on social media to identify messages on a specific topic Detail
repatriate   v. send someone back to their own country Detail
first responder   n. a person, like a policeman, who is responsible for going immediately to provide assistance Detail
long game   n. considering the future implications of current choices, thinking ahead, being deliberate and patient Detail
trajectory   n. path followed by a projectile flying or an object moving under the action of given forces Detail
grim   a. forbidding or uninviting Detail
rampant   a. flourishing or spreading unchecked Detail
custodial   a. relating to or requiring imprisonment Detail
instrumental   a. serving as a means of pursuing an aim or policy Detail
gauge   v. estimate or determine the magnitude, amount, or volume of Detail
take up   v. claim or accept of something, esp a state benefit, that is due or available Detail
bump into   v. meet someone unexpectedly, accidentally hit against something Detail
scuffle   n. a short, confused fight or struggle at close quarters Detail
glimpse   n. a momentary or partial view Detail
prolific   a. present in large numbers or quantities, plentiful Detail
crop up   v. appear, occur, or come to one's notice unexpectedly Detail
shield   v. protect someone or something from a danger Detail
devour   v. read books or literature quickly and eagerly Detail
propel   v. drive, push, or cause to move in a particular direction Detail
encroachment   n. intrusion on a person's territory or rights Detail
spill over   v. continue for a longer time than expected, reach or influence a larger area Detail
vulnerable   a. susceptible to physical or emotional attack or harm Detail
fallout   n. adverse side effects or results of a situation Detail
craftspeople   n. workers who practice a trade or craft Detail
resilience   n. the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness Detail
concur   v. be of the same opinion; agree Detail
level off   v. approach or reach a steady rate, volume, or amount Detail
ventilator   n. an appliance for artificial respiration, a respirator Detail
stage   v. evaluate a patient to determine the phase, severity, or progression of a disease Detail
communal   a. shared by all members of a community, for common use Detail
proximity   n. nearness in space, time, or relationship Detail
stand   n. a small often open-air structure for a small retail business Detail
vicar   n. a representative or deputy of a bishop Detail
makeshift   a. serving as a temporary substitute; sufficient for the time being Detail
ready   v. prepare someone or something for an activity or purpose Detail
by far   ad. far and away, much more of a particular quality than anything else Detail
depict   v. show or represent by a drawing, painting, or other art forms Detail
congregate   v. gather into a crowd or mass Detail
chant   v. say or shout repeatedly in a singsong tone Detail
curfew   n. a regulation requiring people to remain indoors between specified hours, typically at night Detail
menace   n. a person or thing that is likely to cause harm Detail
curate   v. select, organize, and look after the items in a collection or exhibition Detail
binge-watch   v. watch multiple episodes of a television program in rapid succession Detail
stellar   a. of an extremely high standard Detail