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 2023" 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:
pervasiveness Detail  
reframe Detail  
grueling Detail  
glamorize Detail  
languish Detail  
sleuth Detail  
odyssey Detail  
motif Detail  
sleek Detail  
set piece Detail  
stipulation Detail  
dune Detail  
ornate Detail  
effigy Detail  
inter Detail  
100 Words list: 2023-03-26, 2022-02-05
pervasiveness   n. the quality of spreading widely or being present throughout an area or a group of people Detail
reframe   v. express words, concept, or plan differently Detail
grueling   a. extremely tiring and demanding Detail
glamorize   v. to make something seem desirable, especially spuriously so Detail
languish   v. to lose or lack vitality; grow weak or feeble Detail
sleuth   n. a person who investigates crimes; a detective Detail
odyssey   n. a long and eventful or adventurous journey or experience Detail
motif   n. a decorative design or pattern Detail
sleek   a. having a smooth well-groomed look; having trim graceful lines Detail
set piece   n. a scene, depiction, speech, or event that is obviously designed to have an imposing effect Detail
stipulation   n. a condition or requirement that is specified as part of an agreement Detail
dune   n. a mound or ridge of sand formed by the wind, especially on the sea coast or in a desert Detail
ornate   a. made in an intricate shape or decorated with complex patterns Detail
effigy   n. a sculpture or model of a person Detail
inter   v. place (a corpse) in a grave or tomb, typically with funeral rites Detail
lurk   v. to be or remain hidden to wait in ambush for someone or something Detail
pounce   v. to spring or swoop suddenly to catch prey Detail
brazen   a. bold and without shame Detail
disregard   v. pay no attention to; ignore Detail
lead the charge   v. to be one of the first to do something and lead them to do it too Detail
charcoal   n. a hard, black substance similar to coal that can be used as fuel Detail
weather   v. wear away or change the appearance or texture of something by long exposure to the air Detail
antagonize   v. to cause someone to become hostile Detail
silver bullet   n. a simple solution to a complicated problem Detail
coroner   n. an official who investigates violent, sudden, or suspicious deaths Detail
tony   a. fashionable among wealthy or stylish people Detail
jacquard   n. a type of cloth with a pattern woven made by crossing threads on a particular frame into it Detail
palette   n. a thin board or slab on which an artist lays and mixes colors Detail
valorize   v. to give or ascribe value or validity to something Detail
deftly   ad. in a way that is neatly skillful and quick in movement Detail
shoot down   v. put an end to, reject Detail
crux   n. the decisive or most important point on the issue Detail
compelling   a. interesting or exciting enough to keep your attention completely Detail
mutation   n. the changing of the structure of a gene, resulting in a variant form that may be transmitted to subsequent generations Detail
immune profile   n. immune response when they are exposed to a virus and potentially predict health outcomes Detail
volley   n. a number of bullets, arrows, or other projectiles discharged at one time Detail
pitch something into   v. to throw, toss, or discard something casually into something else Detail
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
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