Words of the Day for High School Students

To help high school students learn words efficiently, we divide words of "Useful Word of the Day 2022" into two groups. This page is the hard section for high school students, including recent 100 words and their meanings, sentences, and context sources.
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 Words of the Day for High School Students
Recent Words of the Day for High School Students:
helix Detail  
stagnant Detail  
lockdown Detail  
trauma Detail  
attrition Detail  
odyssey Detail  
pressing Detail  
retrofit Detail  
supercharge Detail  
amalgamate Detail  
prevalence Detail  
contagion Detail  
whizz Detail  
accommodating Detail  
contender Detail  
100 Words list: 2022-09-10, 2021-10-02
helix   n. an extended spiral chain of atoms in a protein or nucleic acid Detail
stagnant   a. having no current or flow, lifeless, spiritless Detail
lockdown   n. a condition in which people are temporarily prevented from entering or leaving a restricted area Detail
trauma   n. a deeply distressing or disturbing experience Detail
attrition   n. the action or process of gradually reducing the strength or effectiveness Detail
odyssey   n. a long and eventful or adventurous journey or experience Detail
pressing   a. urgently important Detail
retrofit   v. add an accessory to something that did not have it when manufactured Detail
supercharge   v. to make something more powerful or impressive Detail
amalgamate   v. combine or unite to form one organization or structure Detail
prevalence   n. commonness Detail
contagion   n. the communication of disease from one person to another by close contact Detail
whizz   v. move quickly through the air with a whistling or whooshing sound Detail
accommodating   a. willing to fit in with someone's wishes or needs Detail
contender   n. a person or group competing with others to achieve something Detail
photovoltaic   a. relating to the production of electric current at the junction of two substances exposed to light Detail
citadel   n. a fortress, typically on high ground, protecting or dominating a city Detail
anthology   n. a published collection of poems or other pieces of writing Detail
safari   n. an expedition to observe or hunt animals in their natural habitat, especially in East Africa Detail
conjure   v. call upon (a spirit or ghost) to appear, by means of a magic ritual Detail
fruition   n. the point at which a plan or project is realized Detail
intrigue   v. arouse the curiosity or interest of; fascinate Detail
underserve   v. supply with insufficient services, especially social and health services Detail
stagnant   a. having no flow and often having an unpleasant smell as a consequence Detail
sag   v. decline to a lower level, usually temporarily Detail
slosh   v. move irregularly with a splashing sound Detail
vane   n. a broad blade attached to a rotating axis or wheel which pushes or is pushed by wind or water Detail
transcribe   v. put (thoughts, speech, or data) into written or printed form Detail
collaborate   v. work jointly on an activity, especially to produce or create something Detail
colloquy   n. a conversation, a gathering for discussion Detail
time-honored   a. respected or valued because it has existed for a long time Detail
venue   n. the place where something happens, especially an organized event Detail
interconversion   n. the conversion of two things into each other Detail
pathogen   n. a bacterium, virus, or other microorganisms that can cause disease Detail
shelf-life   n. the period during which a material may be stored and remain suitable for use Detail
namesake   n. a person or thing that has the same name as another Detail
oddity   n. a strange or peculiar person, thing, or trait Detail
hone   v. refine or perfect something over a period of time Detail
interact   v. act in such a way as to affect another Detail
malevolent   a. having or showing a wish to do evil to others Detail
caste   n. a division of society based on differences in wealth, inherited rank or privilege, profession, occupation, or race Detail
grapple   v. engage in a close fight or struggle without weapons Detail
ethical dimensions   n. the competency throughout the curriculum so that students will identify ethical principles in the analysis of social and political problems Detail
baffle   v. to totally bewilder or perplex Detail
dilemma   a. a situation in which a difficult choice has to be made between two or more alternatives Detail
deformable   a. capable of being reshaped Detail
impairment   n. the act of spoiling something or making it weaker so that it is less effective Detail
ladder polymer   n. a polymer, as DNA, consisting of double-stranded chains linked by hydrogen bonds Detail
rung   n. horizontal support on a ladder for a person's foot Detail
foray   n. an initial and often tentative attempt to do something in a new field Detail
dismay   v. cause someone to feel distressed Detail
mundane   a. lacking interest or excitement; dull Detail
dent   n. a weakening or lessening effect Detail
perception   n. the ability to see, hear or become aware of something through the senses Detail
implication   n. the action or state of being involved in something Detail
anomaly   n. something different, abnormal, peculiar, or not easily classified Detail
glitch   n. a false or spurious electronic signal Detail
holomorphic   a. of the same or similar form Detail
overhead   n. business expenses not chargeable to a particular part of the work or product Detail
synergy   n. the interaction or cooperation of two or more organizations, substances, or other agents Detail
momentum   n. the quality that keeps an event developing or making progress after it has started Detail
intermediary   n. a person who acts as a link between people in order to try to bring about an agreement Detail
promote   v. help bring something into being; launch Detail
nostalgic   a. longing for or thinking fondly of a past time or condition Detail
hearken back   v. bring to mind something in the past Detail
consolidate   v. make something physically stronger or more solid Detail
lancet   n. a small, broad two-edged surgical knife or blade with a sharp point Detail
embodiment   n. a tangible or visible form of an idea, quality, or feeling Detail
verbal   a. of, relating to, or consisting of words, spoken rather than written Detail
perspective   n. the appearance to the eye of objects in respect to their relative distance and positions Detail
carousel   n. a rotating machine or device, like a merry-go-round Detail
enzyme   n. a substance produced by a living organism that acts as a catalyst to bring about a specific biochemical reaction Detail
resonance   n. the condition in which an electric circuit produces the largest possible response to an applied oscillating signal Detail
pivot   v. to turn on; to adapt or improve by adjusting or modifying something Detail
inferior   n. a person lower than another in rank, status, or ability Detail
reprecipitate   v. to cause to condense and fall or deposit again Detail
dissolve   v. to cause to become incorporated into a liquid so as to form a solution Detail
fluorescence   n. the visible or invisible radiation emitted by certain substances Detail
droplet   n. a very small drop of a liquid Detail
waft   v. pass or cause to pass easily or gently through or as if through the air Detail
substantive   a. having a firm basis in reality and therefore important Detail
thorny   a. full of difficulties or controversial points Detail
camp   n. a group engaged in promoting or defending a theory or position Detail
zing   v. move rapidly, making a high-pitched ringing or whining noise Detail
plod   v. walk doggedly and slowly with heavy steps Detail
dendritic   a. having a branched form resembling a tree Detail
impersonate   v. to pretend to be another person Detail
inaugural   a. marking a beginning Detail
compose   v. to form by putting together Detail
dementia   n. a chronic or persistent disorder of the mental processes caused by brain disease Detail
underlying   a. significant as a cause or basis of something but not obvious Detail
jockey   v. struggle by every available means to gain or achieve something Detail
tab   v. exploit or draw a supply from Detail
congregate   v. gather into a crowd or mass Detail
forage   v. search widely for food or provisions Detail
algorithm   n. a process or set of rules to be followed in calculations, especially by a computer Detail
intuition   n. the ability to understand something immediately, without the need for conscious reasoning Detail
outcrop   n. a rock formation that is visible on the surface Detail
sediment   n. the matter that settles to the bottom of a liquid Detail
encompass   v. surround and have or hold within Detail
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