CIP Online English Learning - My Top 10 English Vocabulary

My Top 10 English Vocabulary

Teacher Christine

English is a language that came from different languages. So, do not be surprised if one day you will hear an English word that is very familiar with your own language. Here are some of my English vocabulary that you might be interested in! 

 This word is one of the common words in  English but most of the English learners are not familiar with it. It is actually the letters that we use to make the names shorter.

  1. Acronym – an abbreviation consisting of letters that form a word.
    • For example, NATO is an acronym for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.

For me, this is a unique word in English. Many of us are familiar with its plural form.

  1. Criterion – a standard that is used for judging something or for making a decision about something.
    • the plural form of “criterion” is “criteria”.
    • For example, The only criterion for you to be on this job is to be computer-literate.

Most of us use the word pronunciation but there is another word for it!

  1. Diction – the way that you pronounce words, especially whether or not you speak or sing clearly
    • Some of the related words for diction are pronunciation and articulation.
    • For example, No one is better than his diction.

This is the word that we call for the smaller population that we have in a country that speaks a different language.

  1. Dialect –  a way of speaking a language that is used only in a particular area or by a particular group.
    • For example: In the Philippines, there are a lot of dialects.Another elegant word!
  1. Epitome – a person or thing that is a perfect example of a particular quality or type.
    • Example: She is an epitome of beauty.
  1. Hyperbole – exaggerated statements or claims not meant to be taken literally.
    • Example She speaks hyperboles.
  1. Irony – the expression of one’s meaning by using language that normally signifies the opposite, typically for humorous or emphatic effect.
    • Example: The irony of life is really ridiculous.

People mostly love to talk about love. So here comes a very beautiful word that is connected with it.

  1. Serendipity – the occurrence and development of events by chance in a happy or beneficial way.
    • In a fortunate stroke of serendipity, we saw each other.

This is a harmful word. 

  1. Illicit – forbidden by law, rules, or custom.
    • My husband had an illicit affair with his colleague.
  1. Eloquence – fluent or persuasive speaking or writing.
    • Example: The speaker of our seminar has a great power of eloquence.