10 New Words To Add To Your Vocabulary

by Mary Mae Edgilez Yburan

With all the basic and important words, grammar rules and idioms you have mastered plus the wide vocabulary you have acquired from reading a lot, you might think that understanding and reading English is already a piece of cake for you. However, English can still be very tricky for some and there are still words you never knew existed. 

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Increasing your vocabulary is healthy, especially if your work entails swimming with words day in day out, because this could be a good edge when you apply for a job or for a promotion. So, when you want to increase your vocabulary, read a lot. And when you meet new words that sound like alien to you, look it up on Mr. Dictionary.

But today, save your dictionaries because we’ll do it for you, for 10 words. Take your notes and prepare yourselves as we introduce you to English words you won’t believe existed!

1. Pilgarlic

If you are thinking that this word has to do with garlic, you are wrong because this word is a noun which refers to a bald headed person.

Do you know someone who is pilgarlic?

Well, I know someone and he is living a just few blocks away from our house. He was told to use a hair thickening shampoo but he said he loves being a pilgarlic.

2. Poppycock

Do you know someone who keeps on telling false stories, even though you clearly know that he or she is lying, yet he or she still insists on talking about it?

You are probably listening to a full load of poppycock. This word is an adjective which refers to foolish words or ideas. So, the next time you heard someone telling untrue stories, tell him he is talking poppycock.

3. Poobah

Don’t laugh because this word doesn’t have to do with Pooh, an animated show starring a bear named Winnie the Pooh, nor the word “poop” because this a noun referring to a powerful person. You better not mess up with them.

Do you know someone who is a poobah? Or do you want to be a poobah in the future as well?

4. Cachinnate

When you and your friends get together, you tell stories that will make your whole gang laugh. But do you know someone in your group who always stand out because of her or his very loud laugh?

If yes, your friend is more likely cachinnating. Cachinnate is an intransitive verb which means laughing loudly and embarrassing or annoying everyone around in the process.

So, the next time you laugh make sure you are not cachinnating.

5. Ailurophile

Do you love cute soft furry creatures? Yes, you are right. I’m talking about cats. Do you have them at your home? How many do you have? If you have more than one, you are a certified ailurophile.

This is an adjective word referring to cat lovers. Do you know someone in your midst? Or are you one?

6. Pandiculation

Every time you feel tired from all your cluttered work in the office or every time you wake up from a nap, do you usually yawn, stretch your arms, or you do both? If yes, you are actually pandiculating.

Pandiculation is a noun which refers to experiencing yawning and stretching at the same time especially when tired and after waking up.

7. Lackadaisical

In our everyday life, we usually meet people from different walks of life, but the annoying part is when you meet someone or you have someone in your team who has no enthusiasm and is too lazy to do his or her work in the office or at home. Have you experienced that? If yes, the person you know is using a lackadaisical approach in his work.     

Lackadaisical is an adverb which means lack of energy or enthusiasm or simply, lazy. In work, you better avoid being lackadaisical or else, you’ll get fired.
       
8. Onychophagist

Do you know someone who has a habit of biting his or her nails? The person you know is more likely an onychophagist.

This is a noun referring to the practice of biting one’s nails. Reports show that when this is done habitually, this is already a symptom of emotional disturbance.

9. Sciapodous

You saw a pair of shoes in the Department Store. When you are just inch close of reaching it, someone reach it first. You insist on seeing it first, so the person gave it up to you. However, the problem is, it doesn’t fit. Your feet is an inch or two larger than the shoes, so you give it back to the other person. It is an annoying situation, isn’t it?  

You can’t buy the shoes you find nice for the reason that it doesn’t fit on your feet. You are more likely a person with sciapodous feet.

Sciapodous is an adjective referring to having large feet.

10. Agelast

They say when you smile, your age will be younger than your real age. But when person who doesn’t smile nor laugh at jokes is called agelast. You probably think that when you don’t smile, your age which is 28 will always be 28.

No, that’s not right. Agelast is a noun referring to a person who doesn’t laugh especially at jokes. This doesn’t really have something to do with the words age and last.

For your age to really last, of course, we could use a little good laugh or else you’ll be called an agelast.

Conclusion

Have you learned a lot so far? Don’t be afraid to know new words because it will do you great. Be sure you listed all these new words for you to remember easily. I suggest that you just don’t just know them, use them in your daily conversations as much as possible. You are learning and having a fun at the same time. Now, ask your friends, how many of these words are familiar to them?

If you want to know how to apply these new words in your written materials, don’t hesitate to contact us at nrcudis@gmail.com.
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