New Words for Grade 10

To help student learn words at their levels efficiently, we divide words of "Useful Word of the Day 2020" into two groups. This page is for students in 10th grade and lower.
 New Words for Grade 10
Recent New Words for Grade 10:
makeshift Detail  
ready Detail  
by far Detail  
depict Detail  
congregate Detail  
chant Detail  
curfew Detail  
menace Detail  
curate Detail  
binge-watch Detail  
stellar Detail  
dropout Detail  
free fall Detail  
shoot up Detail  
mitigation Detail  
100 Words list: 2020-03-28, 2019-02-28
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
dropout   n. a person who has abandoned a course of study Detail
free fall   v. move under the force of gravity only; fall rapidly Detail
shoot up   v. increase quickly by a large amount Detail
mitigation   n. action of reducing the severity, seriousness, or painfulness of something Detail
perusal   n. the action of reading or examining something Detail
surfeit   n. an excessive amount of something Detail
seminal   a, strongly influencing later developments Detail
out of the woods   ad. out of danger or difficulty Detail
contain   v. control or restrain Detail
row   n. a noisy acrimonious quarrel Detail
dampen   v. make less strong or intense Detail
refute   v. prove something to be wrong or false; disprove Detail
hashtag   n. a word or phrase preceded by a hash or pound sign to identify messages Detail
grant   n. a sum of money given by an organization, especially a government Detail
pilfer   v. steal, typically things of relatively little value Detail
bid   n. an attempt to achieve or get something Detail
news outlet   n. a newspaper, television company or other mass media which publishes news stories Detail
reveal   v. make secret information known to others Detail
entail   v. cause something as a necessary or inevitable part or consequence Detail
getaway   n. an escape or quick departure, especially after committing a crime   Detail
surveillance   n. close observation, especially of a suspected spy or criminal  Detail
bring to its knees   v. almost defeat someone, or to make them extremely weak Detail
sack   v. plunder and destroy a captured town, building, or other place Detail
acquire   v. buy an object or asset for oneself, take over Detail
envision   v. imagine as a future possibility; visualize Detail
phenomenal   a. very remarkable; extraordinary Detail
missionary   n. a person sent on a religious mission, especially one sent to promote Christianity in a foreign country Detail
at times   ad. at intervals: occasionally, from time to time Detail
stir   v. call forth, provoke, rouse to activity Detail
in the wake of   ad. happening after an event or as a result of it Detail
smear   v. coat or mark something messily or carelessly with a greasy or sticky substance Detail
operative   n. a worker, especially a skilled one in a manufacturing industry Detail
blow cover   v. expose true identity or motives after they had been intentionally Detail
plague   v. cause continual trouble or distress to Detail
categorical   a. unambiguously explicit and direct Detail
holocaust   n. destruction or slaughter on a mass scale, especially caused by fire or nuclear war Detail
nudity   n. the state or fact of being naked Detail
sequence   n. a part of a film dealing with one particular event or topic Detail
pretense   n. an attempt to make something that is not the case appear true Detail
venue   n. place where something happens, especially an organized big event Detail
down to earth   a. with no illusions or pretensions; practical and realistic Detail
tarmac   n. an area of ground covered with a hard surface, esp. the areas where planes land and take off Detail
vibrant   a. full of energy and enthusiasm Detail
scattershot   a. broadly and often randomly inclusive Detail
hit   n. a great success Detail
gastronomy   n. practice or art of choosing, cooking, and eating good food Detail
paraglide   n. recreational sport of soaring from a slope or a cliff using a modified parachute Detail
bolster   v. support or strengthen; prop up Detail
nurture   v. further the development of Detail
sensationalize   v. present information about (something) in a way that provokes public interest and excitement   Detail
mitigate    v. make less severe, serious, or painful  Detail
curtailment   n. action or fact of reducing or restricting something Detail
timber   n. wood prepared for use in building and carpentry Detail
doom   n. an unpleasant or disastrous destiny Detail
none the less   ad. in spite of that; nevertheless Detail
dog   v. follow (someone or their movements) closely and persistently Detail
scuffle   n. an unceremonious and disorganized struggle Detail
confederate   n. a person one works with, especially in something secret or illegal Detail
pitch black   a. completely dark; as black as pitch Detail
creak   v. make a high-pitched, screeching noise Detail
deplorable   a. of very poor quality or condition Detail
irreparable   a. impossible to repair, rectify, or amend Detail
groom   n. a person employed to take care of horses Detail
page   n. a young person employed in a hotel or other establishment to run errands, open doors, etc Detail
regurgitation   n. action of bringing swallowed food up again to mouth Detail
whish   v. make a sibilant sound Detail
predominate   v. appear very large or occupy a commanding position Detail
eclipse   v. be greater in significance than Detail
bustle   v. move or cause to move energetically or busily Detail
dangle   v. hang freely Detail
creep   v. occur or develop gradually Detail
syllable   n. the least bit of expression; slightest detail, as of something said Detail
populist   n. person of a political party seeking to represent the interests of ordinary people Detail
imperative   n. an essential or urgent thing Detail
homespun   a. simple and unsophisticated Detail
offbeat   a. unconventional; unusual Detail
ride   v. travel in a vehicle, such as a car, bus, or train Detail
ragtag   a. untidy, disorganized, or incongruously varied in character Detail
start in   v. attack verbally; begin to criticize Detail
raunchy   a. earthy, vulgar, and often sexually explicit Detail
poolroom   n. a commercial establishment where pool or billiard games are played Detail
stroll   v. walk in a leisurely way Detail
last-gasp   a. done at the last possible moment, typically in desperation Detail
disperse   v. distribute or spread over a wide area Detail
transfix   v. cause someone to become motionless with horror or wonder Detail
feel at home   v. feel as if one belongs, feel accepted Detail
rack   v. cause extreme physical or mental pain to Detail
hysterical   a. deriving from or affected by uncontrolled extreme emotion Detail
preacher   n. a person who delivers a sermon publicly Detail