IELTS HOPECO Vocabulary: The Newest Words in English 2

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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.

  • Bookaholic: A compulsive book buyer or a prolific reader.
  • Brain waste: The problem of skilled immigrants who are forced to accept positions far below their educational level in their new country is known as "brain waste".
  • Breadcrumbing: A navigation technique which helps users by displaying a list of links to the pages they have visited when exploring a website, for example:  home >> vocabulary >> transport.
  • Brick: (1) An early model of a mobile phone with limited functionality. (2) A smartphone or other electronic device that is broken or has ceased to function.
  • Bromance: Blend of 'brother' and 'romance'. A close non-sexual relationship between two men.
  • Bureaucratese: A derogatory term for language used in businesses and bureaucracies which contains long sentences and complex words that are obscure or difficult to understand.
  • Burkini or Burquini: Blend of 'burqa' and 'bikini' A swimsuit worn by Muslim women which covers the whole body i.e. the arms to the wrist, the legs to the ankle, with a hood to cover the hair and neck.
  • Buzz: Excited interest or attention surrounding, for example, a new invention, a recent event or something that has become fashionable.
  • Buzzkill: Something or someone spoiling an event that people are enjoying.
  • Buzzword: A new word or expression that is commonly used in specialized work environments or age-groups, and has become fashionable. Terms used in advertising can often convert into buzzwords and become widely used.
  • Buzzworthy: Describes what is likely to arouse the interest and attention of the public.
  • Cage sandals: A type of sandal with a lot of thin straps.
  • Captcha: Completely Automated Public Turing Test To Tell Computers and Humans Apart. A distorted image of letters and numbers used to ensure that a response is not generated by a computer, in order to prevent spamming.
  • Carjacking: Blend of 'car' and 'hijacking'. When a car driver is forced to give up his vehicle or drive to a destination designated by the attacker.
  • Catfish: A person who sets up a false profile on a social networking site in order to deceive others or for fraudulent purposes.

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