Here is the list of some new words, that has been come into existence, with changing life style and environment and our communication style.
Heartfulness noun [U]
– a type of meditation that involves being aware of your heart, thought to create a feeling of calm
Heartfulness is a simple and effective way to integrate meditation into our daily life. The heartfulness technique shows us to gently turn our attention towards our heart and experience that inner presence for ourselves.
Gratitude journal noun [C]
– a written record of good things that have happened each day
This isn’t an ordinary diary, but my gratitude journal. I don’t record the seasons or churn through my feelings for profound conclusions. Each night, just before bed, I simply write a list of the three most wonderful things that have happened in the last 24 hours.
Buddha diet noun [U]
– a type of eating plan in which someone eats only during a nine-hour period each day and not at any other time, in order to lose body weight
A new concept from California based on ancient principles in which monks confined eating to a nine-hour window, the Buddha diet is supposed to help you get back in tune with your natural hunger cycle, rather than succumb to constant snacking.
Ikea effect noun [U]
– the tendency to like something more if you have built or created it yourself
There’s a phenomenon in psychology known as the “Ikea effect”. Putting together Ikea furniture makes people like it more, and what holds true for … Swedish furniture can also be applied to our lives more broadly. When we devote ourselves to difficult but worthwhile tasks, our lives feel more significant.
Catio noun [C]
– an enclosed area outside a house for pet cats
What, cynics may ask, distinguishes a “catio” from a “screened-in porch”? They clearly haven’t seen the catwalks that wind around Dan Reeder’s Seattle house and yard … with, as he wrote on his blog, “everything a cat could want in that place, including a catnip plant.”
Twodio noun [C]
– a small apartment with one large room for sleeping and living in, a bathroom, and a kitchen that is shared with another apartment
You will have heard of studio apartments, but you might not have heard of the twodios. The contemporary-looking accommodation is set up like part flat, part university halls … the residents get a private room and en-suite bathroom, no bills and a cleaner. The kitchen is shared between two.
Woonerf noun [C]
– a road in which drivers, pedestrians, cyclists, and local residents share the same space, and where measures designed to slow traffic have been implemented
Woonerf originated in Holland as a term to describe areas where walking, cycling, playing, and socializing occurred between houses and traffic oriented streets. Woonerfs have since been adapted to more commercialized settings in North America.
Pork-chop island– a triangle-shaped area at an intersection between two roads
The idea behind the design is to allow pedestrians to use the north-, south-, and east-leg crosswalks without interrupting traffic making a westbound right turn. Once pedestrians reach the pork-chop island, they will be able to press a light signal that will make incoming traffic stop for a set amount of time.
Iceberg basement– a part of a building consisting of several storeys built below ground level
Claridge’s, the luxury hotel, has submitted plans for a five-storey iceberg basement including a swimming pool, gym and wine store.
Knafeh– a dish, originally from the Middle East, consisting of layers of pastry and soft cheese, soaked in sugar syrup
London is going crazy for knafeh – a Middle Eastern sweet treat with layers of cheesy pastry soaked in sugar syrup. Try it sprinkled with pistachios at The Barbary or at Arabica Bar and Kitchen.
Raindrop cake noun – a translucent Japanese dessert made from mineral water and a type of gelatine
It’s translucent, delicate and fresh-tasting. Meet the raindrop cake, a calorie-free, mineral water-based gastronomic oddity that our friends on the other side of the Atlantic can’t get enough of.
Seitan– a substance made of wheat that is used in cooking instead of meat
Also referred to as ‘wheat meat’ or ‘gluten meat’, seitan is high in protein and has a look and texture similar to meat when cooked. This means it makes a better ‘mock meat’ than soybean based alternatives like tofu, and you’ll find it in restaurants as a veggie version of chicken wings.
Beditate– to meditate in bed
Beditating on waking allows the fight-or-flight response to calm down, thus widening the perceptual field. It’s a kind of turbo rest, and one that you’re not going to get by reaching for your phone, drinking coffee or alcohol, watching television, or even reading.
Heli-yoga– the activity of taking a helicopter to an isolated outdoor location and doing a yoga session there
Sin City is the jumping-off point for heli-yoga, the zen practise [sic] of taking a helicopter flight to an Insta-worthy location, to unfurl your yoga mat and knock out a few sun salutations.
Lagom– a Swedish word meaning ‘just enough’, especially when relating to one’s lifestyle
There’s a new Scandi buzzword in town and its name is lagom – living in moderation, sustainably and heeding the importance of ‘just enough’ … While we’re not ready to give up our hygge-tastic faux fur throw just yet we also like the sound of some lagom-style equilibrium in our lives.
Cruffin– a kind of small cake that is shaped like a muffin but made of pastry layers like a croissant
The cruffin is a droolworthy hybrid rolled in sugar and filled with everything from coffee crème to passion-fruit curd.
Piecaken– a pie baked inside a cake
When you just can’t choose between serving a pie or cake, satisfy your cravings for both with a piecaken! Whip up your favorite cake batter and throw in a pre-baked pie, and you’ll feel like a confectionery wizard in no time.
Poke noun [U] – a salad made with raw fish
If you live in any major U.S. city, you’ve probably caught wind of the nation’s new favorite food — the poke bowl. While it may seem like a new trend, this simple and addictive Hawaiian dish has been around for centuries.
Immersive hybrid reality noun [U]
– a set of images and sounds, produced by a computer, that seem to represent a workplace environment
Experts in construction and computer technology at Heriot-Watt University have developed a ground-breaking immersive hybrid reality (ihr) system which aims to take the danger out of extreme working conditions.
Microlattice noun [U] – a very light, thin structure made from strips of metal that cross over each other with spaces in between
A metal microlattice developed by Boeing and HRL Laboratories has just been awarded the Guinness World Record for lightest metal.
VEST noun [C] /vest/ – abbreviation for Versatile Extra Sensory Transducer: a garment that transmits data and enables the wearer to receive it through their sense of touch
Imagine if you couldn’t hear with your ears but could through your skin. Well, Dr Scott Novich and Dr David Eagleman of neosensory set out to achieve just that and their Versatile Extra-Sensory Transducer (VEST) is bringing hearing to deaf people .
Ambient wellness noun [U] /- a state of improved health deliberately created by a company’s products and processes
Rising numbers will now expect brands to embed innovative health-boosting technologies into the environment around them. These ambient wellness initiatives should help offset damage to health and wellness – or even produce entirely new, health-positive effects (often with zero effort required).
Clean sleeping noun [U] /- the practice of getting enough good quality sleep in order to improve or maintain one’s health
The lifestyle I lead is based not just on clean eating, but also on clean sleeping: at least seven or eight hours of good quality sleep — and ideally even ten.
Sage-smudge verb [T] – to burn sage in a room in order to purify it and remove negative energy
When … Gabrielle Savoie first spotted sage bundles in Jenni Kayne’s chic Southampton, New York, store, it immediately piqued her interest. “Maybe it was when my friend—who works for a renowned high-end interior designer—told me they sage-smudged their clients’ homes after each install,” she wrote.
Conversational commerce noun [U]
– direct conversations between people and companies or services using technology such as apps
Echo is part of the new wave of conversational commerce technologies, where the use of messaging, digital assistants, chat apps, or question-and-answer dialogue makes it possible for people to simply ask for what they need.
The internet of everything noun [S]
– the interaction between people, data, machines, communications and interactions using a system of linked devices
The internet of everything in both the consumer and B2B market will continue to rise, especially in North America, connecting data, things, processes and people.
Whatsapp diplomacy noun [U]
– the use of the Whatsapp messaging service in international diplomacy to communicate and build relationships
The rise of whatsapp diplomacy is transforming the negotiating chamber. There are countless groups of allies and virtual huddles, exchanges over policy statements and fine print, and fair amounts of banter and even emojis.
Calexit noun [U] – an exit by the state of California from the United States of America
Californians would need to pass an amendment to the US Constitution, which requires the blessings of the other 49 states. The measure would also survey voters on whether a “Calexit” is something that interests them.
Bremoaner noun [C] – Someone who complains about Britain’s exit from the European Union
Anybody asking questions about our future relationship with our biggest trading partner is dismissed as a Bremoaner. I have been called worse in my time.
Democracy sausage noun [C] – a sausage cooked on a barbecue and served on bread, sold at polling booths on election day in Australia
A humble barbequed sausage on a slice of bread sold at polling booths around Australia has been picked as the country’s official word of the year — “democracy sausage.”
Thrisis noun [C] – feelings of unhappiness, worry, and disappointment that some people experience when they are around 30 years old and that can sometimes lead them to make important changes in their life
From the outside, my life looks pretty good. I’m 32. I have fantastic friends and a great job … So why do I feel like I’m doing everything wrong? Welcome to the 30-something crisis – or ‘thrisis’ – the feeling that, just a decade into being a grown-up, you’re running out of time.
JAM noun [C] – abbreviation for just about managing; used in the UK to describe people who have just enough money to survive, but nothing more
Jams account for two-thirds of all families with children receiving tax credits … More than two thirds have less than a month’s income’s worth of savings. So, the argument goes, Jams are especially vulnerable to weak income growth, rising costs and the freeze on working-age benefits until 2019.
Social menopause noun [U] – the time in a woman’s life when she no longer wants to stay out late, go to parties etc.
Late-twenties social menopause opens up space for new ventures. Maybe we’ll finally learn to cook. Maybe we’ll actually start saving.
Gameboy disease noun [U]
– a spinal condition in children caused by looking down at hand-held devices for long periods
Kids these days are spending so much time hunched over smartphones and tablets that their spines are at risk of developing incorrectly – a condition known as gameboy disease.
Computer vision syndrome noun [U]
– a condition of the eye caused by spending a large amount of time looking at a computer screen
We spend nearly 50 hours a week looking at computer screens, according to research conducted by the College of Optometrists. But prolonged use can result in what has been dubbed “computer vision syndrome”, with symptoms including eye strain, double vision and temporary short-sightedness.
Thunderstorm asthma noun [U] – a medical condition that makes breathing difficult, caused by a large amount of pollen in the air after a storm
A sixth person has died almost a week after Melbourne was hit by an unprecedented thunderstorm asthma outbreak.
Courtesy : Cambridge University Press