10 Words That Were Added To The Dictionary For 2019

The English language is evolving consistently, there are new words and phrases that are permeating the language on a regular basis. These words are portmanteaus or at times abbreviations,...

The English language is evolving consistently, there are new words and phrases that are permeating the language on a regular basis. These words are portmanteaus or at times abbreviations, and seemingly pop up as our technology and social media continues to develop, words such as ‘selfie’ and binge-watch’ are prime examples.

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Aphantasia Aphantasia is the inability to create mental images of people, places, or things, real or fictional.

 

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Bioabsorbable Bioabsorbable means the ability of a substance to absorb into natural, living tissue.

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Bug-Out Bag A bug-out bag (BOB) is a kit or bag containing survival items such as food and other provisions stored in case of an emergency evacuation.

 

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Buzzy Buzzy means something that brings on a lot of talk and speculation, like a song or movie that generates a buzz. It also can mean a swath of activity or excitement.
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Coulrophobia While this technical term for fear of clowns came into common use relatively recently, the phobia itself has existed for years.

 

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Deep State Deep state is a supposed secret network of government agents, and at times private bodies, that works outside the law to manipulate government policy.

 

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Free Solo A form of rock climbing, where the climbers use no ropes or safety equipment—they rely on their own strength and skill to scale a mountain or structure.

 

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Garbage Time Denotes the last moments of a sports game where one team has a runaway advantage, substitutes are tapped in to replace top players, and scoring becomes easier because of more lax defense.

 

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Go-Cup A go-cup is a paper or plastic cup designed to take a drink out of a bar or restaurant.

 

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Screen Time Screen time is used in the context of the amount of time spent using a computer, playing video games, or doing any activity involving a screen.
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