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:
neoantigen Detail  
rejuvenate Detail  
revolutionize Detail  
come down to Detail  
prone Detail  
periphery Detail  
synapses Detail  
amputation Detail  
prosthetic Detail  
come a long way Detail  
strain Detail  
transmissible Detail  
catalog Detail  
genetic blueprint Detail  
convection Detail  
100 Words list: 2021-09-18, 2020-10-24
neoantigen   n. a new protein that forms on cancer cells when certain mutations occur in tumor DNA Detail
rejuvenate   v. give new energy or vigor to; revitalize Detail
revolutionize   v. change (something) radically or fundamentally Detail
come down to   v. be dependent on a specified factor Detail
prone   a. likely to suffer from, do, or experience something, typically something regrettable or unwelcome Detail
periphery   n. the outer limits or edge of an area or object Detail
synapses   n. the site of transmission of electric nerve impulses between two nerve cells Detail
amputation   n. the action of surgically cutting off a limb Detail
prosthetic   n. an artificial body part Detail
come a long way   v. make significant progress Detail
strain   n. a natural or cultured variety of a microorganism with a distinct form, biochemistry, or virulence Detail
transmissible   a. able to be passed on from one person or organism to another. Detail
catalog   n. a complete list of items, typically one in alphabetical or other systematic order Detail
genetic blueprint   n. a gene map, or a genome map Detail
convection   n. the movement caused within a fluid by the tendency of hotter and therefore less dense material to rise Detail
tectonics   n. large-scale processes affecting the structure of the earth's crust Detail
stigma   n. a mark of disgrace associated with a particular circumstance, quality, or person Detail
uplift   v. raise the level of; improve Detail
parity   n. the state of being equal, especially about pay and position Detail
go off   v. leave a place and go somewhere else Detail
timeline   n. a line that shows the time and the order in which events have happened Detail
biennale   n. a large art exhibition or music festival, especially one held every two years Detail
tackle   v. make determined efforts to deal with Detail
epistolary   a. of, relating to, or suitable to a letter; contained in or carried on by letters Detail
bohemian   n. a person (such as a writer or an artist) living an unconventional life usually in a colony with others Detail
milieu   n. a person's social environment Detail
entail   v. involve something as a necessary or inevitable part or consequence Detail
overrun   n. a finishing time or a cost that continues past an intended limit Detail
embody   v. tangible or visible form to Detail
residual   a. remaining after the greater part or quantity has gone Detail
savor   v. enjoy food or an experience slowly, in order to enjoy it as much as possible Detail
miss out on   v. lose the chance or opportunity to do or experience something Detail
polymer   n. a chemical substance consisting of large molecules made from many smaller and simpler molecules Detail
microscale   a. relatively small or detailed in scope or proportion Detail
disinformation   n. false information which is intended to mislead Detail
sow discord   v. say and do things that cause distrust among one another Detail
collectivism   n. the practice or principle of giving a group priority over each individual in it Detail
well-established   a. firmly established, especially because of a long existence Detail
empirical   a. based on or verifiable by experience rather than theory or pure logic Detail
nontradable   a. not traded internationally, such as services where the demander and producer must be in the same location Detail
dope   v. add an impurity to a semiconductor to produce a desired electrical characteristic Detail
antialigned   a. aligned in an opposite direction, especially of a magnetic domain Detail
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