New words – 18 May 2020

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infinity recycling noun [U]
UK /ɪnˈfɪn.ə.ti.ˌriːˈsaɪ.klɪŋ/ US /ɪnˈfɪn.ə.t̬i.ˌriːˈsaɪ.klɪŋ/
a way of recycling plastic that never reduces its quality, which means it can be recycled an unlimited number of times

Through infinity recycling we are able to fully regenerate plastic waste, making recycled plastic identical to virgin. This is the first time that certified recycled plastic coming from this technology has been used in premium beauty packaging and is opening a future where plastic can be infinitely recycled without losing its quality, hence the name.
[renskincare.com, 7 February 2020]

forever chemical noun [C]
UK /fəˈre.və.ˈkem.ɪ.kᵊl/ US /ˈfɔːˈrev.ɚ.ˈkem.ɪ.kᵊl/
one of a group of chemicals that do not break down in the environment or in the human body

PFAS, or per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, are a class of about 5,000 fluorinated compounds whose nickname as “forever chemicals” comes because they don’t naturally break down and there is no known way to destroy them. The ubiquitous compounds are used to make products water- and stain-resistant.
[theguardian.com, 3 February 2020]

eco-guard noun [C]
UK /ˌiː.kəʊ.gɑːd/ US /ˌiː.koʊ.gɑːrd/
someone whose job is to protect wild animals, especially those that are endangered

His experience in the forest makes him particularly well-suited to the work given his knowledge of the terrain and endurance for long patrols. He enjoys being an eco-guard, saying that it has given him a good understanding of the environment and why it is important to keep animals alive rather than killing them for money.
[www.awf.org, 23 May 2019]

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8 thoughts on “New words – 18 May 2020

  1. Pere Joan

    It seems it’s rather a contradiction to specify that the eco-guard on one hand “his experience….well-suited to the work given his knowledge of the terrain” and on the other “it has given him a good understanding of the environment”.
    If the eco-guard was given the job given his experience & knowledge of the terrain how come he is saying afterward the second sentence in inverted commas?

    1. Ben

      Great question. My understanding is that he already has knowledge of the terrain as well as endurance, and this makes him well-suited to the work. For example, he doesn’t get lost in the forest and he can walk for a long time without a break. Then, as he worked as an eco-guard, he developed a better understanding of the environment, for example why it is important to keep animals alive. Perhaps he used to be a hunter or a poacher with great knowledge of the terrain but a poor environmental understanding.

  2. Khalid Anis

    Respectable Madam,
    Liz Water,
    Good Morning,
    You have very nicely written about “Data”. Well nowadays we are also hearing & reading a lot about data, graph, bar chart, pie chart, ……., in Newspaper & News.
    Respectable Teacher, you have very nicely explained about the vocabulary associated & related to Data with their explanation.
    I highly praise your way of writing.
    Thanking you for learning a lot from you & to learn a lot in coming days.
    Yours Sincerely
    Khalid Anis.

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    On Sun, May 17, 2020 at 11:02 PM About Words – Cambridge Dictionaries Online blog wrote:

    > Cambridge Words posted: ” infinity recycling noun [U] UK > /ɪnˈfɪn.ə.ti.ˌriːˈsaɪ.klɪŋ/ US /ɪnˈfɪn.ə.t̬i.ˌriːˈsaɪ.klɪŋ/ a way of > recycling plastic that never reduces its quality, which means it can be > recycled an unlimited number of times Through infinity recycling we are > abl” >

  4. Juanmanuel Badaracco

    Thanks Cambridge

    El lun., 18 de may. de 2020 3:04 a. m., About Words – Cambridge Dictionaries Online blog escribió:

    > Cambridge Words posted: ” infinity recycling noun [U] UK > /ɪnˈfɪn.ə.ti.ˌriːˈsaɪ.klɪŋ/ US /ɪnˈfɪn.ə.t̬i.ˌriːˈsaɪ.klɪŋ/ a way of > recycling plastic that never reduces its quality, which means it can be > recycled an unlimited number of times Through infinity recycling we are > abl” >

  5. Really a good service to language learners. Kindly keep it up going in future. This is a human service in the realm of knowledge. Kindly give a detailed information on the word “LIFF”. Thanks

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