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