IELTS HOPECO Vocabulary: The Newest Words in English 10

9/4/2015 5:16:58 PM
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 New words enter English from every area of life where they represent and describe the changes and developments that take place from day to day.
 
  • Password fatigue: Being tired of having to remember a large number of passwords for different electronic devises.
  • Password wallet: An online service where a person’s passwords can be stored and managed.
  • Paywall: A system which restricts access to a website, or certain webpage content, to users who have paid a subscription.
  • Photobomb: Intrude into the background of a photograph just before it is taken.
  • Pig ear/Pig's ear: Pieces of metal fixed to the edge of low walls, ledges, benches, steps etc. in urban areas to prevent skateboarders from sliding or jumping on them. These are also called “skateboard deterrents” or “skatestoppers”.
  • Pixie cut: A short hairstyle for women in which the hair is cut around the ears and cropped in layers so as to create a tousled effect.
  • Podcast: Derived from 'pod' (from Ipod) and 'broadcast'. A digital file (radio, audio etc.) available on the Internet for downloading to a computer or mobile device.
  • Quintastic: A blend of the adjective 'fantastic' and the prefix 'quin'. An informal way of referring to a person who is aged fifty or over but remains sexy, smart, energetic and successful, especially someone famous. In August 2011 President Barack Obama became a quintastic.
  • Recessionista: Popular new term for a person who succeeds in dressing stylishly on a tight budget.
  • Ringtone: The sound made by a mobile or cell phone to indicate an incoming call.
  • Road rage: Aggressive habits often resulting in violence against other drivers.
  • Robocall: Commercial telemarketing call which plays a recorded message.
  • Sandwich generation: A generation of middle-aged people who have to care both for their  children and their elderly parents.
  • Screenager: A young person or teenager who spends a lot of time in front of the computer screen.
  • Selfie: A photograph that one has taken of oneself (for example a photograph taken with a smartphone).
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