Use NEW words and USE new words. Make them yours. To know what they mean is not enough. You need to be comfortable with speaking them in a natural way, surrounded by other words.
Let´s say that you had CAREFULLY FEATURES PATIENT SWEET TECHNOLOGICAL THOROUGH CELEBRITIES FEEDBACK TRANSITION and PERSONALIZED as your new words.
Ask yourself which would be the most useful to you. I would choose TRANSITION becausepeople, situations and things are changing all the time, and each change involves a transition of some sort, between the old and the new. We could talk about the transitional government in Egypt, or the transition phase in a factory, while the workers learn to operate new machines. For children, the transition from a friendly primary school to a bigger one could be difficult time and, of course, the transition from studying in your own country to a foreign country could too!
Let´s take French for a change.
Looking at linguee.fr this time, we can see that our possibilities for Egypt are gouvernement de transition, gouvernement provisoire and governement transitoire. I can check which of these phrases is the most often used in real life by googling each phrase surrounded by inverted commas (“…..”).
The first scores 5.5 million hits, the second scores 2.1 million and the last one scores less than a million. That means I´ll probably use gouvernement transitoire. But it is so useful to know an alternative way of saying it, for instance when you are doing an essay. If you can show that you are able to use two or more ways of saying something, it really looks sophisticated.
As an added bonus, I discovered the English phrase “interim government” while I was looking at linguee.fr .
For “transitional phase” we can have phase de transition, phase transitoire, stade de transition, phase transitionnelle, période de transition etc.
Linguee. Fr also provides all sorts of other words which are used in the context of transition, such as transition towards, transitional measure, transitional arrangements, transitional provisions. It is a wonderful help.