New English Words of the Month – February 2020
1. (adj) trivial: something that is not important or special
Example: The technical error was too trivial for the marketing department to notice and take actions.
2. (n) kink: something that is creating hurdles or is a problem
Example: To overcome these organizational kinks, we need cooperation from different teams in different countries.
3. (adj) enamored: to be impressed with or enthusiastic about something
Example: The tourists are strongly enamored of Tokyo and would like to visit this place again in the future.
4. (v) wane: to become weaker or less crucial
Example: As his political power waned, the president was actively looking for job vacancies in the business world as an option during his retirement.
5. (adj) mock: something unreal, fake but represents the original version
Example: The professor provides his students with a mock exam to help them better understand what exam questions may look like.
6. (v) hinge: to depend on something or someone
Example: Most major marketing moves hinge on the general director’s decisions.
7. (v) churn: to move something around violently
Example: The heavy rains were churning up the whole city.
8. (n) backlog: an amount of work that you should already have done
Example: The uncleared backlog at work prevented him from enjoying his vacations.
9. (v) retort: to reply immediately, often in an unfriendly manner, to a saying from someone
Example: After stopped by a police officer, the drive retorted angrily and insisted that he was driving lawfully.
10. (n) elation: a feeling of great pleasure, excitement or happiness
Example: After passing the difficult exams, her mood was filled with elation.
What other new words have you learned this month? Please share with others by commenting below!