There are millions of words in English Vocabulary... Millions?... Yes.
Words in English language come with added complexities like polysymes, homonyms, homophones, contextual use and individual psychology of language user.
There are many Reasons for obscurities present in English language.
1) English language is used a by large number of people in the world for many different reasons-economic, political, social or historical.
2) In addition, very frequently new words are added to English language because of new inventions in science & technology;social/ political/ economic reforms.
3)English vocabulary comprises 80% words from many languages like Latin, Greek, French, Celtic, Scandinavia etc.
3) Many English-words' origins can be traced back to one of these languages. And to add to the complexities words have undergone complete change in meaning over the years.
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Actually, nobody can ever claim to know all English words in English language because this language is so rich and diverse that its vagaries, inconsistencies, complexities baffle students and English teachers equally.
But, It is very much possible for you to know enough words as per your requirement. You can differentiate and learn words that are important for your purpose.
English vocabulary has four categories .
· Technical vocabulary and
. Low frequency words
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Oxford English Dictionary publishes new word updates and revised word meanings, on March, June,September and December every year. For instance, in March 2012, it added:
bit bucket n. An An imaginary trash location, example, "it fell into the bit bucket" means the data was lost.
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