IELTS HOPECO Vocabulary: The Newest Words in English 8

9/3/2015 10:55:04 AM
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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.
 
  • Landline: A telephone connected to wires in a fixed location as opposed to a mobile or cell phone.
  • Laymanise/laymanize: To simplify technical information so that it can be understood by ordinary people or non-specialists.
  • Leet/Leetspeak: Leet (short for ‘elite’), or the numerical variation 1337, is a jargon term which refers to people with advanced computer and gaming skills or programming knowledge. In leetspeak the user replaces letters with numbers and symbols.
  • Legsie: A photograph taken by yourself of your suntanned legs to show that you are enjoying your holiday. (The sand and sea are usually visible in the picture.)
  • Locavore: A person who only eats food produced locally.
  • Loom band: A small bracelet made from brightly-coloured rubber bands which are woven together in a variety of configurations.
  • Mailbomb: To deliberately try to disrupt another computer system by sending massive amounts of email to it.
  • Me time: A period of time spent exclusively on yourself doing something that you enjoy and allows you to relax.
  • Meh: Interjection used to express indifference or to show that one simply does not care. Equivalent to shrugging one’s shoulders. Used as an adjective it means 'mediocre'.
  • Meme: A meme can be a photo, video, fictional character, symbol, quote, story, song, idea, or anything else, that goes viral online, spreading from person to person very quickly.
  • Meritocracy: The idea that merit and individual effort determine one's success rather than wealth or birth.
  • Mocktail: Non-alcoholic drink that looks like a cocktail.
  • Nail tat: A temporary tattoo applied to the nails.
  • Nano break: A one-night holiday, or going away from home for one night.
  • Netbook: Small laptop computer which weighs less than 3 pounds and has a 7 to 10 inch screen.
  • Netiquette: Blend of 'network' and 'etiquette'. Set of rules governing appropriate behaviour and courtesy on the internet.
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