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5 New English Words

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Language is alive and forever changing. Approximately 25,000 new words are introduced into English on an annual basis, and, in an attempt to keep you with a finger on the linguistic pulse, so to speak, and in the spirit of doing something a little different, here's a list of my five favourite 'new' words to the language. Enjoy!

1. A Nonversation a conversation that seems meaningless or ridiculous.

2. An E-Quaintance a person who you only 'know' through online networking.

3. To Gaslight (verb) to drive someone crazy by making them doubt their memory or perceptions.

4. Drizzmal (adjective) a description of rainy weather that causes melancholy.

5. A Cyberchondriac one who imagines that he is ill, having just read about the symptoms on the Internet!

By Danny, Teacher at EC Malta English School

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5 new words

  thanks for letting us know about these new words.

 would you please give us some examples so that these words could be more clear to us? 

You want it, you got it!

You want it, you got it!

1. A Nonversation a conversation that seems meaningless or ridiculous:
"I had a nonversation with a stranger while we were both waiting for the bus."

2. An E-Quaintance a person who you only 'know' through online networking:
"She's an e-quaintance, we chat alot inline, but I have no idea what she looks like - we've never actually met."

3. To Gaslight (verb) to drive someone crazy by making them doubt their memory or perceptions.
"I keep hiding her keys from her. She doesn't know I'm doing it, she thinks she's becoming forgetful. I'm just gaslighting her for fun."

4. Drizzmal (adjective) a description of rainy weather that causes melancholy:
"A week of rain is making us all feel a little drizzmal."

5. A Cyberchondriac one who imagines that he is ill, having just read about the symptoms on the Internet!:
"Stop looking at medical websites! You're becoming a cyberchondriac - you think you have every disease you read about!"

This lesson is just a bit of fun. Because these words are new, they aren't necessarily widely used by English speakers yet.

Chris M.

interesting

  

 I found nonversation,cyberchondriac and e-aquaintance interesting.Well,i'm goin to use these words in english speakin' and see weather anyone could guess the meaning 

 I've got a chance to make a good impression in front o' someone as you said they aren't widely used by english speakers yet 

 

 Thanx a lot !! 

Nonversation

I like this word the best because I feel I will be able to use it alot considering I am often surrounded by people at work that talk for the sake of it. This will come in handy

 

Wade Alder

Perenial traveller

 

English

Its sooooo fine......

New Words

They are easy and it's simple to understand the meanings of them!

Thank you for the Lesson!:)

New words

vinesh

Please send me at least five words to learn every day in vinn15.vinesh@hotmail.com

to learn vocabulary

plz sent me daily new 5 words on my gmail id julierashu@gmail.com

remind

still u didnt snt me any mail in my mail id..

Thanks

Thanx for these new words...Very interesting and related to our day to day life.

Requesting For Few more words

Plz add and update few more words.. I like this lesson
thanks

Its really good

i liked it, can we have every day such new five words?

Is there a place to get updates on new words?

I like this post and I am wondering if there are websites where you can get the latest updates on new words introduced in English and maybe other languages. Is there any?