• Mai Duc Nguyen

New English Words of the Month – October 2021

1. (n) strategy: a plan to achieve something, usually in the long term and involving systematic approaches

Example: Implementing a strategy requires collaboration and organization skills and not just creative thinking.

2. (n) adjustment: the change needed to make something more effective or to respond to a new environment/ threat

Example: The rising number of COVID-19 cases forces many companies to make significant adjustments to their return-to-office plans.

3. (n) prerequisite: something that must be done before something else can happen/ is possible

Example: A passionate for helping people is an essential prerequisite for becoming a medical doctor.

4. (adj) pervasive: spreading across a place or through the whole of something

Example: The pervasive smell of the rose garden is a key reason why so many tourists visit the village.

5. (n) consensus: the agreement reached among all parties or people involved

Example: The new import tax plan has received wide consensus among all political parties.

6. (n) direction: the instructions to do something or go to a place or the path that someone/ something is moving along

Example: The strategic direction of this e-commerce platform is driven by three factors, including speed, value for money and convenience.

7. (n) tumult: chaos, loud noise, or a state of instability

Example: In the tumult of uncertainties, businesses need to reflect on their core values and the reasons why they exist.

8. (n) preserve: to take care of something to prevent it from being damaged or to keep an idea

Example: In order to mitigate the risks of climate change, governments must preserve forests.

9. (adj) indispensable: If A is indispensable to B, then B is unlikely/ impossible to happen without the existence of A

Example: The collaboration of private individuals, businesses and governments is indispensable to solving the global problem of climate change.

10. (n) parallel: If A and B happen in parallel, they happen at the same time

Example: Before a flight can take off, many teams need to operate in parallel to achieve operational efficiency.

What other new words have you learned this month? Please share with us and our readers by commenting below!

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