New Words for Grade 12

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 11th and 12th grade students.
 New Words for Grade 12
Recent New Words for Grade 12:
mortuary Detail  
bout Detail  
wind up Detail  
spook Detail  
accordance Detail  
come under fire Detail  
constituent Detail  
dire Detail  
pandemic Detail  
kick Detail  
clog Detail  
draconian Detail  
lock down Detail  
excruciate Detail  
shortfall Detail  
100 Words list: 2020-03-28, 2019-03-18
mortuary   n. a place in which dead bodies are kept until burial Detail
bout   n. a short period of intense activity of a specified kind, outbreak Detail
wind up   v. conclude or finish something Detail
spook   v. frighten; unnerve Detail
accordance   n. following or obeying a rule, law, wish Detail
come under fire   v. be criticized, be attacked with guns Detail
constituent   n. a member of an electoral district Detail
dire   a. extremely serious or urgent Detail
pandemic   n. a disease prevalent over a whole country or the world Detail
kick   v. run at a faster speed during the last part of a race Detail
clog   v. block or become blocked with an accumulation of thick, wet matter Detail
draconian   a. excessively harsh and severe Detail
lock down   v. confine of prisoners to their cells, typically after an escape or to regain control during a riot Detail
excruciate   v. torment someone physically or mentally Detail
shortfall   n. a deficit of something required or expected Detail
stark   a. severe or bare in appearance or outline Detail
repatriate   v. send someone back to their own country Detail
en route   ad. during the course of a journey; on the way Detail
epidemic   n. a widespread occurrence of an infectious disease Detail
epicenter   n. the point on the earth's surface vertically above the focus of an earthquake Detail
parlor   n. a sitting room in a private house Detail
makeshift   a, serving as a temporary substitute; sufficient for the time being Detail
grim   a. causing feelings of sadness or worry, gloomy or depressing Detail
siphon   v. draw off or convey liquid by means of a long and small tube Detail
know-how   n. practical knowledge or skill; expertise Detail
respiratory   a. relating to breathing Detail
quarantine   v. impose isolation on Detail
stratospheric   a. relating to the layer of the earth's atmosphere extending to about 50 km above the earth's surface Detail
rover   n. a vehicle for driving over rough terrain Detail
spearhead   v. lead an attack or movement Detail
disruptive   a. causing or tending to cause disorder or trouble Detail
destabilize   v. upset the stability of; cause unrest in Detail
magnum   n. a thing of a type that is larger than normal, in particular Detail
opus   n. any artistic work, especially one on a large scale Detail
prequel   n. a story or movie containing events that precede those of an existing work Detail
spin-off   n. a byproduct or incidental result of a larger project Detail
evangelist   n. a person who seeks to convert others to the Christian faith, especially by public preaching Detail
resurrection   n. state of one risen from the dead Detail
purport   v. appear or claim to be or do something, profess Detail
leniency   n. fact or quality of being more merciful or tolerant than expected Detail
media outlet   n. a newspaper, television company or other mass media which publishes news stories Detail
trove   n. a store of valuable or delightful things Detail
infiltrate   v. access to somewhere surreptitiously and gradually, especially to acquire secret information Detail
remorseful   a. annoyed, regretful, vexed Detail
hindsight   n. understanding of a situation or event only after it has happened or developed Detail
intercession   n. the action of intervening on behalf of another Detail
preeminent   a. surpassing all others; very distinguished in some way Detail
enmity   n. state or feeling of being actively opposed or hostile to someone Detail
longstanding   a. having existed or continued for a long time Detail
push back   v. delay something; postpone; oppose or resist a plan Detail
painstaking   a. extremely careful and correct, and involving a lot of effort Detail
post-mortem   n. a medical examination of a dead person's body in order to find out the cause of death Detail
short-change   v. give less than the correct amount of change to Detail
prosthetic   a. denoting an artificial body part, such as a limb, a heart, or a breast implant Detail
debacle   n. a sudden failure Detail
jog   v. rouse to alertness Detail
vibe   n. atmosphere of a place as communicated to and felt by others Detail
prompt   v. give or show without delay Detail
whistle-blower   n. one who reveals something covert or who informs against another Detail
impeachment   n. charging with a crime or misdemeanor Detail
coniferous   a. any of an order (Coniferales) of mostly evergreen trees and shrubs having usually needle-shaped Detail
deciduous   a. (of a tree or shrub) shedding its leaves annually Detail
sequester   v. isolate or hide away (someone or something) Detail
stewardship   n. the job of supervising or taking care of something, such as an organization or property Detail
galvanize   v. shock or excite (someone), typically into taking action Detail
kneecap   v. shoot (someone) in the knee or leg as a form of punishment Detail
dwindle   v. diminish gradually in size, amount, or strength Detail
meticulous   a. showing great attention to detail; very careful and precise Detail
netizen   n. a user of the Internet, especially a habitual or avid one Detail
comb   v. search carefully and systematically Detail
craggy   a. (of a landscape) abrupt, cliffy, steep Detail
melancholy   n. a feeling of thoughtful sadness Detail
down   n. a gently rolling hill Detail
none other than   n. one is surprised or impressed by the person or thing one is about to mention Detail
cracksman   n. a burglar, especially a safecracker Detail
muzzle   n.  the open end of the barrel of a firearm Detail
temple   n. the flat area on either side of the forehead Detail
sardonic   a. disdainfully or ironically humorous; scornful and mocking Detail
ascetic   a. pertaining to practice of rigorous self-discipline Detail
gloom   n. a state of partial or total darkness Detail
bode   v. indicate by signs Detail
tide waiter   n. a customs inspector at a seaport Detail
monger   n. someone who purchases and maintains an inventory of goods to be sold Detail
woo   v. seek someone's favor Detail
deprive   v. take away possessions from someone Detail
frenzy   n. a state or period of uncontrolled excitement or wild behavior Detail
tirade   n. a long, angry speech of criticism or accusation Detail
gibe   n. being compatible, similar or consistent Detail
sneer   n. a contemptuous or scornful remark Detail
cronyism   n. appointment of friends and associates to positions of authority, without proper regard to their qualifications Detail
stain   n. a colored patch or dirty mark that is difficult to remove Detail
taint   v. contaminate or pollute something Detail
socialite   n. a person who is well known in fashionable society and is fond of social activities Detail
dilettante   n. a person who cultivates an area of interest, such as the arts, without real knowledge Detail
grudge   n. a persistent feeling of ill will or resentment Detail
handed-down   a. passed on to a later generation or age Detail
hairdo   n. style of a person's hair Detail
crew cut   n. a very short haircut for men and boys Detail
in full swing   ad. in full operation, at the highest level of activity Detail
homeroom   n. a classroom in which a group of students assembles daily with the same teacher Detail