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Just Chillax - New English Words

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Last week we looked at how the English language is constantly evolving and new words are added to the dictionary every year.

Here are some more words that have been added in recent years; some of which are frequently used as well as some that you cannot believe have made it into mainstream language! Can you match the words to their meanings?

NOTE: For the most, these words are still considered informal and should only be used in informal situations!

New Words

Flashmob
Frenemy
Staycation
Vuvuzela
Bromance
Chillax
Defriend
Fashionista
Mocktail
Pescatarian

Lesson by Caroline Devane

  • 1. A holiday that is spent at home in order to save money.
  • 2. Someone who always keeps up with the latest clothing trends.
  • 3. Someone who doesn't eat any meat other than fish.
  • 4. A close non-sexual relationship between two males.
  • 5. To completely relax.
  • 6. An enemy who disguises themselves as a friend, not to be trusted!
  • 7. To remove a friend from a social networking site.
  • 8. A non-alcoholic cocktail.
  • 9. A plastic horn which produces a very loud sound, used predominantly in the South African world cup.
  • 10. A group of people who come together in a public place to perform something and then quickly disperse.