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WORD OF THE YEAR 2018 (TOXIC)

Welcome back to the Daily Vitamin, everyone! Happy New Year to you all. I hope that you enjoyed your holidays and that your year is off to a great start.

The last Daily Vitamin post of 2018 was the Oxford Dictionary 2017 Word of the Year, which was YOUTHQUAKE. We are beginning 2019's lessons by looking at the 2018 Word of the Year, which Oxford announced in December. The 2018 Word of the Year was TOXIC

Definition: Poisonous (either literally or figuratively). 

Example 1: I finally quit my job, and I'm so happy that I don't work in that toxic environment anymore. 

Example 2: He's from a family with many problems, including addiction. Even with this toxic home life, he's still a positive person. 

According to Oxford Dictionary, users searched for the word TOXIC in relation to many types of TOXIC situations and substances. The top 10 searches related to TOXIC were as follows:

-Chemical
-Masculinity
-Substance
-Gas
-Environment
-Relationship
-Culture
-Waste
-Algae
-Air


You can read all about why Oxford chose TOXIC as its Word of the Year at the following link:

https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/word-of-the-year/word-of-the-year-2018

That's all for today. Thank you for reading!