#EngVocab Words Invented by Shakespeare

Hey, fellas! How are you today?

The last few days have been absolutely overwhelming for me. I hope you’re doing better than me!

Let’s just get started on our session today, shall we? The Bard of Avon invented a lot of words during his period.

So that’s why our session today is #EngVocab Words Invented by Shakespeare.

William Shakespeare used approximately 17.000 words in his works. And he invented about 1.700 of them! #EngVocab

Of course I’m not going to list every single word he invented. I’m going to share few words we usually use in our everyday life. #EngVocab

1.Assassination: the deliberate killing of a prominent person. #EngVocab

It was first used in Macbeth, Act I, Scene VII. The term ‘assassin’ had been around before the play. #EngVocab

But it’s only then in the play that ‘the act of an assassin’ was put into a word. #EngVocab

2.Fashionable: dressing and acting in a way that is currently popular. #EngVocab

First used in Troilus and Cressida, Act III, Scene III. #EngVocab

3.Manager: someone who is in charge of a business, team, department, etc. #EngVocab

Yes, even this term was coined by Shakespeare. This word was first used in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Act V, Scene I. #EngVocab

4.Uncomfortable: causing or feeling a slight discomfort or unease. #EngVocab

Of course, what’s the opposite of comfortable? Let’s just put a ‘un-‘ in front of it. #EngVocab

First used in Romeo and Juliet, Act IV, Scene V. #EngVocab

5.Addiction: an act characterized by compulsive engagement in rewarding stimuli, despite adverse consequences. #EngVocab

Without this word, psychologists would have a hard time to explain the definition above. #EngVocab

It was first used in Othello, Act II, Scene II. #EngVocab

Those are few examples of words invented by Shakespeare, fellas. Can you give me other examples? #EngVocab

That’s all for today, fellas! Don’t forget to check our website http://englishtips4u.com  for more topics! See you! xoxo

Compiled and written by @bintilvice for @EnglishTips4U on Friday, April 15, 2016.

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