Grade 10 Vocabulary List 10

scarce (adj)

There is not enough of it and it is only in small quantities

indulge (v)

to allow yourself to have or do something that you like

purchase (v)

to buy something

catalogue (v)

to arrange a list of things in order

modest (adj)

not very large, expensive, important

enormous (adj)

extremely large


made or produced to copy something natural

critical (adj)

expressing disapproval of somebody or something and saying what you think is bad about them

appreciate (v)

to recognise the good qualities of somebody or something

seldom (adv)

not often

moderation (n)

the quality of being reasonable and not being extreme

responsibility (n)

a duty to deal with or take care of somebody or something so that you may be blamed if something goes wrong

security (n)

the activities involved in protecting a country, building or person against attach, danger

archives (n)

a collection of historical documents or records of a government, a family, a place or organisation

costume (n)

the clothes worn by people from a particular place or during a particular historical period

provisional (adj)

arranged for the present time only and likely to be changed in the future

apply (v)

to make a formal request, usually in writing, for something such as a job, a place in a university

sink (v)

to go down below the surface or towards the bottom of a liquid or soft substance

variety (n)

several different sorts of the same thing

intake (n)

the amount of food, drink etc that you take into your body

stress (v)

you feel worried and tense because of the difficulties in your life

rate (n)

a measurement of speed at which something happens

unconscious (adj)

in a state like sleep because of an injury or illness and not able to use your senses

participate (v)

to take part in or become involved in an activity

motivate (v)

to be the reason why somebody does something or behaves in a particular way

reasonable (adj)

fair, practical and sensible

valid (adj)

based on what is logical or true

engage (v)

to succeed in attracting and keeping somebody's attention and interest

enhance (v)

to increase or further improve the good quality, value or status of somebody or something

involve (v)

if a situation, an event or an activity involves something, that thing is an important or necessary part or result of it

representation (n)

the act of presenting somebody or something in a particular way

continuous (adj)

happening or existing for a period of time without interruption

expressive (adj)

showing or able to show your thoughts and feelings

sculpt (v)

to make figures or objects by carving or shaping wood, stone, clay, metal, etc.

gush (v)

to flow or poor suddenly or quickly out of a hole in large amounts

seek (v)

to look for something or somebody

permission (n)

the act of following somebody to do something especially when this is done by somebody in a position of authority