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:
subpoena Detail  
marginally Detail  
haptic Detail  
acoustic Detail  
dieback Detail  
severity Detail  
creaky Detail  
ill-timed Detail  
terrace Detail  
irrigation Detail  
vilification Detail  
frenzied Detail  
prime-time Detail  
stipend Detail  
collaborator Detail  
100 Words list: 2020-10-17, 2019-12-07
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
to heart's content   ad. as much or as often as you like Detail
personnel   n. people employed in an organization to undertake such as military service Detail
fluctuate   v. rise and fall irregularly in number or amount Detail
grouse   v. complain pettily; grumble Detail
outpouring   n. something that streams out rapidly Detail
sedition   n. conduct or speech inciting people to rebel against the authority of a state or monarch Detail
secession   n. action of withdrawing formally from membership of a federation or body Detail
subversion   n. undermining of the power and authority of an established system or institution Detail
complacency   n. a feeling of smug or uncritical satisfaction with oneself or one's achievements Detail
brace   v. support an object in order to stop it from falling down Detail
grueling   a. extremely tiring and demanding Detail
brawl   n. a rough or noisy fight or quarrel Detail
elbow out of   v. pressure someone to depart something Detail
phony   n. a fraudulent person or thing Detail
surreptitious   a. kept secret, especially because it would not be approved of Detail
furlough   v. grant a leave of absence to Detail
grapple   v. engage in a close fight or struggle without weapons; wrestle Detail
abet   v. encourage or assist someone to do something wrong Detail
flout   v. openly disregard a rule, law or convention Detail
stroll   n. walk in a leisurely way Detail
diocese   n. a district under the pastoral care of a bishop in the Christian Church Detail
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