The world around us is constantly changing. With new inventions, ideas and achievements, we gain not only greater life comfort and broader knowledge, but also… new words! We love to discover the expressions that pop up in various areas, and we enjoy sharing them even more. To this end, we have prepared a series of Facebook posts – each day, we upload one word that has been recently added to the Oxford English online dictionary. Here, on our website, we are going to post weekly summaries of our action in social media.
New words we have discovered this week
In the first week of our #NewWords2020 action, we learnt some new scientific and informal words. Ready?
- Enoughness – the quality or fact of being enough; sufficiency, adequacy.
- Denialist – a person who denies the existence or reality of something, esp. something which is supported by the majority of scientific or historical evidence.
- Anighst – chiefly Scottish. Nigh; near; nearly; next. rare.
- Brewstered – wealthy, rich, very well off.
- Angloshpere – English-speaking countries considered collectively; esp. the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand (and sometimes other countries), regarded as a group with a shared historical and cultural heritage.
What are we going to post over the weekend? Let’s sneak a peek!
- De-extinction – the (proposed or imagined) revival of an extinct species, typically by cloning or selective breeding.
- Alkannin – a red colouring matter obtained from the root of certain plants of the family Boraginaceae, esp. alkanet ( Alkanna tinctoria), and used as a food colouring and in cosmetics
We do hope that discovering new words with us will be an enjoyable activity. Perhaps you have your own favourite new words, let us know and we will include them in our #NewWords2020 series.