Learn new words in English

Expand your vocabulary with these 10 English words

We at Englishery think that learning new words should not come with a price. On the Internet, there are a plethora of free resources for learning new words. One of them is our blog and Discord. So, if you don’t come here often, please follow/join our Discord server to keep up with our latest updates. Before we get started on the new terms we’ll be learning today, let’s talk about why extending your vocabulary is so crucial for English language learners who wish to go from elementary to intermediate or advanced levels.

The primary benefit of learning a lot of words is that it provides you with more possibilities when you talk. If you get stuck, you’ll be able to fill in the blanks with a few words. Of course, knowing the definition of a term is not the same as being able to use it in a live conversation. Speaking with real native English speakers is the best approach to activate your vocabulary.

Also, being able to understand fluent speakers quickly and correctly is a key component of speaking English. While excellent listening skills are required, you must also be conversant with the words used by native English speakers. Some of the words normal English speakers use may be foreign or advanced for you depending on the circumstance or context. By increasing your vocabulary, you will have a higher chance of comprehending native English speakers.

So let’s get started

1) Caveat:

Meaning – cautionary detail to be keep in mind when evaluating, interpreting, or understanding something

Example – I want to add one caveat. Knowledge about how the gene works outside of laboratory conditions is still unclear

2) Eye candy:

Meaning – Someone or something that is visually attractive or pleasing but usually lacks worth or merit.

Example – The movie contains a lot of eye candy but lacks in quality of acting.

3) Aura:

Meaning – a unique quality considered to be characteristic of a person or thing

Example – President Obama’s speeches project a certain aura that makes them very memorable

4) Surreal:

Meaning – unreal, like in a dream

Example – Some of the photos of the earth taken from outer space are almost surreal

5) Swamped:

Meaning – overloaded, had too much

Example – I was swamped with work this week so did not have time to call you.

6) In hindsight:

Meaning – the ability to understand what has happened, after something the event.

Example – in hindsight, they should have made the protest more peaceful.

7) Naysayer:

Meaning – who says something will not work or is not possible

Example – There will always be naysayers who say the project can’t be done

8) Earmark:

Meaning – someone or something set aside or marked

Example – He had been earmarked as someone who was destined for greatness from a very early age.

9) Excruciating:

Meaning – very painful

Example – Hiking to the top of the mountain gave him excruciating back pain.

10) Charismatic

Meaning – charming and inspiring

Example – Nelson Mandela was a charismatic leader.

That’s it for today. As always, learn a few new words a day but don’t just try to memorize all of these at the same time. And remember to always practice speaking with a native English speaker

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