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:
precocious Detail  
motor Detail  
stark Detail  
strain Detail  
vaccinate Detail  
meticulously Detail  
fertility Detail  
tome Detail  
rallying cry Detail  
morsel Detail  
domination Detail  
smirk Detail  
smugly Detail  
only to Detail  
abound Detail  
100 Words list: 2021-01-17, 2020-03-15
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
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