Essay:Best New Conservative Words

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Each year the English language develops about a thousand new words. Over the course of a century, that amounts to 100,000 new words. Since the King James Version of the Bible was written in the early 1600s, perhaps a half a million new English words have been developed.

A small percentage of those new words are tremendously powerful. Here are some examples:

New Term Origin date Comments
American dream 1931
competitive 1829
deterrence 1861
dumb down 1933
efficiency 1633
filibuster 1851
go-getter 1919
homeschool 1980
meritocracy 1958
me-too 1926
media 1923
milquetoast 1935
phonics 1684
productive 1612
radar 1941
wannabee 1981