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ANE STUDY: Top 10 New English Words To Learn This Weekend (Week 02)

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ANE STUDY - Top 10 New English Words To Learn This Weekend (Week 02)

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Hey, what’s up guys! Welcome to another episode of “Learn New Words With ANE“. Today, (or this weekend) we shall be looking at some English words you can learn.

First of, before we proceed or jump into business. Why should you learn new words? Learning new words doesn’t only make you smart, it also makes you feel among. So don’t just learn it, know it, save it and digest it!. So whenever you come across them, you’d be able to decipher what they mean without looking into a dictionary, or surfing through Google for help. We good? Yeah? Great! Did you miss the recent class? Kindly check out here

Teacher/Writer: Okoro Daniel O
Time: Every Saturday (9am – GMT+1 – WAT)

NB: At the end of each word’s meaning, we added “making a statement” example. However, those example isn’t the limitation for usage of that particular word. There are thousands (if not millions) of sentences you can involve those words with/in. The examples were given for easy notation, so feel free to liberate the usage in your everyday conversations. Enjoy!.

New word list;

1. Obnoxious
2. Cataclysm
3. Dissipate
4. Per se
5. Compadre
6. Banter
7. Dub
8. Etiquette
9. Hallucinate
10. Nostalgia

Meaning/Breaking down;

1. Obnoxious 
Meaning; “Causing/To cause disapproval or protest.

Making a statement; 
Adeola, Chinecherem and Daniel were able to overthrow the director, who was specially OBNOXIOUS to them.

2. Cataclysm
Meaning; “An event resulting in great loss and misfortuneORA sudden violent change in the earth’s surface“. It’s also a synonyms of “DISASTER & TRAGEDY” (that is; wherever/whenever you come across the word “cataclysm“, you can easily replace it with “Disaster” or “Tragedy“).

Making a statement; 
During harmattan, the Eke(popular market day in Igbo land) market road in Obiora was affected by an irremediable CATACLYSM.

3. Dissipate
Meaning; “Move away from each other” OR “Cause to separate and go in different directions” OR “Spend frivolously and unwisely” OR “Live a life of pleasure, especially with respect to alcoholic consumption“.

Making a statement; 
1. She waved her hand and DISSIPATED the crowds.
2. The crowds DISSIPATED. etc.

4. Per se
Meaning; “With respect to its inherent nature ORby or in itself or themselves; intrinsically.” It’s also a synonyms of “AS SUCH” (that is; wherever/whenever you come across the word “per se”, you can easily replace it with “As Such“).

Making a statement; 
The song, PER SE, wasn’t a bad choice.

5. Compadre
Meaning; “A close friend, esp. one who often acts as a companion”. It’s also a synonyms of “BUDDY” (that is; wherever/whenever you come across the word “compadre”, you can easily replace it with “Buddy“).

Making a statement; 
Murtala Bin Zakari was my very good COMPADRE before he went rouge.

6. Banter
Meaning; “Light teasing reparteeORBe silly or tease one another” OR “Playful and friendly exchange of teasing remarks.” ORExchange remarks in a good-humoured teasing way.

Making a statement; 
The light BANTER was no longer there.

7. Dub
Meaning; “Give a nickname to” OR “(movie) provide (movies) with a soundtrack of a foreign language” OR “Raise (someone) to knighthood” OR “Make a copy of a recording“.

Making a statement; 
His real name was very hard for me to pronounce, so I DUBBED him Prof. G.

8. Etiquette
Meaning; “Rules governing socially acceptable behaviour“.

Making a statement; 
Punctilious in his attention to rules of ETIQUETTE.

9. Hallucinate
Meaning; “Perceive what is not there; have illusions“.

Making a statement; 
It is possible to HALLUCINATE in such a way that all my perceptual experience and memory would be just as they actually are.

10. Nostalgia
Meaning; “Longing for something past“.

Making a statement; 
When the old song came on the radio, Harold suddenly felt NOSTALGIC for his high school years.


And this is where we shall be stopping for today’s new words hunt. Hope you’ve learnt something? See you guys next weekend! Meanwhile, if you’re interested in contributing to this series of “Learn New Words With ANE“, feel free to hook us up! Be safe! Adios!

References/Contributors; English Dictionary, Wordweb, Vocabulary, Wikipedia.


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