New English Words of the Month – June 2021
1. (v) condense: to make something smaller or shorter
Example: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the length of the conference had been condensed into three days.
2. (adj) rigorous: to be very careful or dedicated
Example: Visitors to this shopping center must go through rigorous safety checks.
3. (adj) delicate: to be soft, attractive, or pleasant (objects) or weak and often ill (humans)
Example: The interior design of this house is inspired by delicate Italian architecture of the 19th century.
4. (adj) comprehensive: to be detailed and include many aspects of a problem or area
Example: A child’s comprehensive development is driven by its mental, physical wellbeing and other social skills.
5. (v) distill (in a non-scientific context): to summarize a large amount of information into a short note or story
Example: This book distills the experience of many political leaders who faced severe economic crises in the past.
6. (v) supplement: to add something extra to improve something or make it bigger
Example: The quantitative findings were supplemented with qualitative insights from interviews with business leaders.
7. (v) embrace: to open your mind and accept a new idea or belief
Example: This village’s residents have finally embraced pro-abortion attitudes after years of fighting against abortion laws.
8. (n) competence: a person’s range of skills or the ability to perform a task effectively
Example: Men’s sexual competence can be negatively affected if they smoke.
9. (adj) imperative: extremely important, critical, or urgent
Example: Relocating these fishermen and their families is imperative, as their neighborhood will face a huge storm tomorrow.
10. (v) catalyze (in a non-scientific context): to cause something to happen, often in a dramatic or unexpected way
Example: The birth of electric cars catalyzed a change in how people view vehicles run by fossil fuels.
What other new words have you learned this month? Please share with us and our readers by commenting below!