New English Words of the Month – August 2018
1. (n) jurisdiction: the power to make legal decisions
Example: The labor court has the highest jurisdiction in employment-related lawsuits.
2. (n) foreboding: a strong feeling that something bad will happen soon
Example: There is a serious foreboding among employees that the company will cut their salary soon.
3. (n) doom: a catastrophic event or complete collapse of something
Example: The global financial crisis was the doom that ruined a lot of commercial banks.
4. (adj) succinct: expressed in a short and understandable way
Example: The succinct reports helped us realize our organizational management problems.
5. (n) purview: the area of responsibility or influence of someone
Example: His purview as the CEO has a significant impact on employees’ behaviors.
6. (v) embroil: to involve someone in a difficult situation
Example: The economic policy will undoubtedly embroil the country in a global wealth race.
7. (adj) pragmatic: something that is practical and objective
Example: Because of her pragmatic approach towards decision-making processes, the CEO helped the company avoid tremendous mistakes.
8. (adj) fervent: to be very enthusiastic about something
Example: The students at this school are all fervent fans of South Korean music.
9. (adj) pesky: to be annoying
Example: The pesky party distracted me from my studies.
10. (adj) primordial: to be found when the Earth began
Example: The researcher is keen to studying primordial animal and plant species.
What other new words have you learned in August 2018? Please share them by leaving a comment.