• Mai Duc Nguyen

New English Words of the Month – December 2019

1. (adj) binary: something which consists of two parts

Example: Commonly used in Math and science, a binary system is where information can be processed by combinations of two numbers, 0 and 1.

2. (adj) immaculate: to be so perfect that you cannot find a shortcoming

Example: The safety record of this airline is so immaculate that there has been no accident since its formation.

3. (v) rattle: to move to a destination quickly and noisily

Example: Because of late departure, the train rattled to the city center.

4. (n) ovation: the act of clapping hands among a group of audiences to express enjoyment, admiration or congratulation

Example: As soon as the president arrived, the publics welcomed him with ovation.

5. (v) exude: to expose, often unintentionally, a characteristic, belief or quality

Example: Just by one team meeting, Johnson exuded a high level of confidence.

6. (v) garner: to collect a large amount of something beneficial or useful

Example: The police have garnered a huge amount of evidence to arrest the wanted man.

7. (adj) tumultuous: to be involved a lot of turbulence, such as noise and excitement, often in a messy and unorganized way

Example: The party was so tumultuous that the local police had to intervene to reduce the noise level.

8. (adj) atwitter: to be filled with a feeling of nervousness or excitement

Example: The candidate was atwitter while waiting for the final hiring decision from his dream employer.

9. (adj) glitzy: to be bright and/or appealing but has no real value

Example: The kids watched that glitzy TV show every evening, annoying their busy parents.

10. (n) aura: a good quality coming from a person, place, object or situation

Example: The spa is surrounded by an aura of calmness and purity.

What other new words have you learned this month? Please share with others by commenting below!

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