In order to keep up with the ever-changing language, new words are added to the English dictionary every year. Here is a list of 50 new English words with their meanings and example sentences. Learning these words will make you more fluent and literate in English.
50 New English Words
1- Abolish: formally put an end to
They were able to abolish the law with a two-thirds majority vote.
2- Abridge: shorten or reduce in length
The novel was abridged for students so that they could read it in class.
3- Accessible: easy to obtain or reach
After the hurricane, many people were left without accessible drinking water.
4- Advocate: speak or write in favor of
She is an advocate for women’s rights and often speaks at rallies.
5- Alloy: a mixture of two or more metals
Brass is an alloy of copper and zinc.
6- Amplify: make larger or louder
The new sound system will amplify the music so that everyone can hear it.
7- Apparent: clearly visible or understood
It was apparent to everyone that she was lying.
8- Assert: state or claim confidently
He asserted that he was innocent of all charges.
9- Attribute: something that is a part of someone or something
Kindness is one of her most admirable attributes.
10- Censor: remove anything considered offensive
The government censors the media so that the public does not see violence.
11- Collapse: fall down suddenly
The roof of the old building collapsed after years of disrepair.
12- Compile: gather together information from various sources
They compiled a list of all the books they needed for their classes.
13- Concede: admit that something is true
The opposing team conceded defeat after the game was over.
14- Condense: make something shorter or more concise
The author condensed her novel into a short story.
15- Conflict: a fight or disagreement
There is always conflict in the world, but we must learn to live together peacefully.
16- Contradict: go against or deny
His story contradicts what he told us last week.
17- Convey: communicate or express
She conveyed her thanks with a smile and a nod.
18- Decimate: kill or destroy a large number of people or things
The disease decimated the population of the city.
19- Demolish: destroy completely
The company plans to demolish the old factory and build a new one in its place.
20- Designate: assign or select someone for a particular purpose
The president designated her as the new ambassador to the United Nations.
21- Deteriorate: become worse
The situation in the city has deteriorated since the war began.
22- Devastate: cause great damage or harm
The hurricane devastated the small island.
23- Deviate: go off course or away from what is usual or expected
He deviated from his usual route and got lost.
24- Diffuse: spread out or disperse
The diffuse light of the sun was shining through the clouds.
25- Diminish: reduce in size, amount, or intensity
Over time, the pain diminished and she was able to move her arm again.
26- Disclose: reveal or make known
The company disclosed its plans to build a new factory.
27- Discredit: damage the reputation of someone or something
The scandal discredited the politician and he resigned from office.
28- Dismiss: reject or disapprove of someone or something
The court dismissed the case for lack of evidence.
29- Dispense: distribute or give out
The doctor dispensed medication to the patients.
30- Dissolve: cause to disappear or no longer exist
The company was dissolved after it went bankrupt.
31- Distort: twist or change the shape of something
The mirror distorted her reflection.
32- Enforce: make sure that people obey a law or rule
The police enforce the law.
33- Exclude: keep out or prevent from being included
The club excludes members who do not pay their dues.
34- Execute: carry out or put into effect
They executed the plan and it was a success.
35- Expand: increase in size or amount
The company plans to expand its operations into new markets.
36- Explicit: clearly stated or shown
The instructions were explicit and easy to follow.
37- Extinct: no longer in existence
Dinosaurs are extinct.
38- Facilitate: make something easier or possible
The new system will facilitate communication between the departments.
39- Fashion: make or create something in a particular style
He fashioned a crude weapon out of a stick and some stones.
40- Function: work or operate in a proper way
The heart functions to pump blood through the body.
41- Generate: create or produce
The company generates a lot of waste.
42- Impose: force someone to accept something
The government imposed new taxes on cigarettes.
43- Implicate: involve someone in something, usually something bad
The evidence implicates him in the crime.
44- Incorporate: include something as part of a whole
The company plans to incorporate new technology into its products.
45- Indict: charge someone with a crime
The grand jury indicted him on charges of tax evasion.
46- Infer: deduce or conclude from the evidence
From their conversation, I inferred that they were not married.
47- Interfere: get in the way or prevent something from happening
Please do not interfere with my work.
48- Invalidate: make something no longer valid or effective
The new law invalidates the old one.
49- Investigate: look into or examine something thoroughly
The police are investigating the cause of the fire.
50- Justify: show that something is right or reasonable
He justified his actions by saying that he was only trying to help.