New Words for Grade 12

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 11th and 12th grade students.
 New Words for Grade 12
Recent New Words for Grade 12:
disentangle Detail  
tease out Detail  
brittle Detail  
geometrical Detail  
microcosm Detail  
lean into Detail  
strive Detail  
lattice Detail  
swab Detail  
lesion Detail  
salience Detail  
deplete Detail  
ozone Detail  
pathogen Detail  
metastasize Detail  
100 Words list: 2021-05-02, 2020-06-13
disentangle   v. separate things that have become joined or confused Detail
tease out   v. try to get information or understand a meaning that is hidden or not clear Detail
brittle   a. hard but liable to break or shatter easily Detail
geometrical   a. consisting of lines and simple shapes; of or relating to or determined by the geometry Detail
microcosm   n. a small place, society, or situation that has the same characteristics as something much larger Detail
lean into   v. pursue some task or activity with great effort Detail
strive   v. make great efforts to achieve or obtain something Detail
lattice   n. a structure made from strips of wood or other material that cross over each other with spaces between Detail
swab   n. a small piece of soft material at the end of a thin stick, used for cleaning something or for putting on medicine Detail
lesion   n. a region in an organ or tissue which has suffered damage through injury or disease Detail
salience   n. the fact of being important to or connected with what is happening or being discussed Detail
deplete   v. use up the supply or resources of Detail
ozone   n. a poisonous form of oxygen, a colorless unstable toxic gas with a pungent odor Detail
pathogen   n. a bacterium, virus, or other microorganisms that can cause disease Detail
metastasize   v. spread to other parts of the body and cause tumors to grow there. Detail
hype   n. extravagant or intensive publicity or promotion Detail
topple   v. cause to turn over Detail
go-to   a. regularly or repeatedly chosen Detail
approach   v. speak to (someone) for the first time about something, typically with a proposal or request Detail
triage   n. (in medical use) the assignment of degrees of urgency to decide the order of treatment Detail
extrapolate   v. extend the application to an unknown situation by assuming that existing trends will continue Detail
algorithm   n. a process or set of rules to be followed in calculations or other problem Detail
olfactory   a. relating to the sense of smell Detail
canine   a. relating to or resembling a dog or dogs Detail
exacerbate   v. make (a problem, bad situation, or negative feeling) worse Detail
disseminate   v. spread (something, especially information) widely Detail
cull   v. kill the weaker or selective animals in a group in order to reduce their numbers Detail
mutate   v. change or cause to change in form or nature Detail
moratorium   n. a temporary prohibition of an activity Detail
eviction   n. the action of expelling someone, especially a tenant, from a property Detail
laud   v. praise highly, especially in a public context Detail
misstep   v. a clumsy or badly judged step Detail
precocious   a. (of a child) having developed certain abilities at an earlier age than usual Detail
motor   n. a source of power, energy, or motive force Detail
stark   a. severe or bare in appearance or outline Detail
strain   n. a severe or excessive demand on the strength, resources, or abilities of someone or something Detail
vaccinate   v. treat with a vaccine to produce immunity against a disease Detail
meticulously   ad. in a way that shows great attention to detail; very thoroughly Detail
fertility   n. a woman’s ability to have babies Detail
tome   n. a book, especially a large, heavy, scholarly one Detail
rallying cry   n. people join together to support an idea, cause, etc. Detail
morsel   n. a small piece or amount of food; a small piece or amount Detail
domination   n. the exercise of control or influence over someone or something Detail
smirk   v. smile in an irritatingly conceited or silly way Detail
smugly   ad. in a way that shows excessive satisfaction or pride in oneself Detail
only to   ad. to highlight an upsetting, disappointing, or unpleasant action that occurred after something else Detail
abound   v. exist in large numbers or amounts Detail
mire   v. cause to become stuck in the mud Detail
cozy up   v. attain or try to attain familiarity, friendship, or intimacy Detail
low-yield   a. used to describe investments that do not pay much income Detail
tally   v. calculate the total number of Detail
scrutiny   n. critical observation or examination Detail
reincarnation   n. the rebirth of a soul in a new body Detail
sport   v. wear or display Detail
bounty   n. things given in generous amounts Detail
wield   v. hold and use (a weapon or tool) Detail
purportedly   ad. as appears or is stated to be true, though not necessarily so Detail
spill   v. spread profusely or beyond bounds Detail
subpoena   n. a legal document ordering someone to appear in a law court Detail
marginally   ad. to only a limited extent; slightly Detail
haptic   a. relating to the sense of touch Detail
acoustic   a. relating to sound or the sense of hearing Detail
dieback   n. a condition in which a tree begins to die from the tip of its leaves or roots backwards Detail
severity   n. fact or condition of being severe Detail
creaky   a. bad in some way because it is old or old-fashioned Detail
ill-timed   a. occurring at or planned for an unsuitable time Detail
terrace   v. make sloping land into a number of level flat areas resembling a series of steps Detail
irrigation   n. supply of water to land or crops to help growth, typically by means of channels Detail
vilification   n. abusively disparaging speech or writing Detail
frenzied   a. wildly excited or uncontrolled Detail
prime-time   n. regularly occurring time at which a television audience is expected to be greatest Detail
stipend   n. a fixed regular sum paid as a salary or allowance Detail
collaborator   n. a person who works jointly on an activity or project; an associate Detail
enshrine   v. place a revered or precious object in an appropriate receptacle Detail
infringe   v. actively break the terms of a law or agreement Detail
knack   n. an acquired or natural skill at performing a task Detail
unabashed   a. not embarrassed, disconcerted, or ashamed Detail
influencer   n. a person or thing that influences another Detail
drop shipper   n. agent, distributor, or retailer who earns a commission on orders passed on to the manufacturer or original supplier Detail
knock off   n. a copy that sells for less than the original Detail
blatant   a. done openly and unashamedly Detail
barbaric   a. savagely cruel; exceedingly brutal Detail
brand   v. consider or refer to something as being bad Detail
culminate   v. reach a climax or point of highest development Detail
bear no resemblance   v. not be similar to someone or something else Detail
bolster   v. support or strengthen; prop up Detail
ramp up   v. increase or cause to increase in the amount Detail
cull   v. kill animals, especially the weaker members of them, in order to reduce or limit their number Detail
mink   n. a small animal with valuable fur that is used to make expensive coats, or the fur from this animal Detail
draconian   a. excessively harsh and severe Detail
chatter   n. incessant trivial talk Detail
skirmish   n. an episode of irregular fighting, especially between small parts of armies or fleets Detail
stunned   a. so shocked that one is temporarily unable to react; astonished Detail
incursion   n. an invasion or attack, especially a sudden or brief one Detail
afloat   a. out of debt or difficulty Detail
prose   n. written language in its ordinary form rather than poetry Detail
implication   n. a conclusion that can be drawn from something, although it is not explicitly stated Detail
grapple   v. engage in a close fight or struggle without weapons Detail
rowdy   a. noisy and disorderly Detail
grubby   a. dirty; grimy Detail