New English Words of the Month – June 2019
1. (adj) stale: to be old, no longer fresh or does not smell as well as the original state
Example: There is a common belief that if fruits become stale quickly, they must have been grown free from harmful chemicals.
2. (v) throb: if you heart throbs, it beats much harder and faster than usual
Example: Your heart throbs after heavy physical exercises, because it needs to transmit a larger amount of blood to your body organs.
3. (n) knack: a skill or ability, often special
Example: The manager has a knack of reading materials very fast.
4. (n) plea: an urgent request or a statement in a court of law that defends a person
Example: The police responded irresponsibly to the couple’s plea for immediate assistance.
5. (n) prose: written language in its ordinary form, instead of in poetic form
Example: The 18th century women in this town recorded their emotions in prose.
6. (v) slant: to give information in a way that gives more attention or support to a particular group of people
Example: The advertisement was slanted towards foreign expats who have enormous financial capacity.
7. (v) sprout: to start to grow or increase in number
Example: This animal has a special ability to sprout a new tail if the current one is damaged.
8. (n) bummer: a disappointing situation or experience
Example: The journey was a real bummer, because the airline forced us to stay overnight at the airport instead of allowing us to board.
9. (n) zing: a lively taste, feeling or ambience
Example: The music had so much zing that the party participants could not stop dancing.
10. (v) swamp: to give someone too much work to deal with or to surround someone/ something in very large numbers
Example: The movie star was swamped by reporters and photographers after she left the hotel.
What new words have you learned in June 2019? Please share them with others by leaving a comment.
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