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flowback (noun) : liquid used in hydraulic fracturing that flows to the surface after being injected into shale

Submitted by: Chris McKinley from Texas on Sep. 24, 2014 10:21

brattitude

(noun) : bratty behavior

Submitted by: Sonia Bernard from New Zealand on Sep. 21, 2014 00:34

trivioid (noun) : factoid

Here's an interesting probability trivioid.

Submitted by: Daniel & Shir from New Jersey on Sep. 19, 2014 22:45

eustress

(noun) : euphoric stress

Submitted by: Les Thomson from Australia on Sep. 19, 2014 20:25

dextronormative (adjective) : of, relating to, or based on the attitude that right hand is the normal and natural dominant hand

My difficulties as a left-hander stem from dextronormative bias on a systemic, social level. —Cynthia M. Parkhill, http://cynthiaparkhill.blogspot.com/2014/09/unearned-privilege-dextronormative-and.html, Sept. 10, 2014

Submitted by: on Sep. 19, 2014 20:04

bikelash

(noun) : negativity or hostility directed toward bike riders

Bikelash is a snappy little word that names a condition quite familiar to anyone who's been following the politics of city streets in the United States over the past few years. —Sarah Goodyear, http://www.citylab.com/commute/2014/09/why-bike-lovers-should-be-happy-about-bikelash/380219/, Sept. 15, 2014

Submitted by: Cynthia M. Parkhill from Oregon on Sep. 19, 2014 19:52

pregnosticated (adjective) : pregnant

Submitted by: Mike from Alabama on Sep. 19, 2014 17:04

saola (noun) : a forest-dwelling bovine found only in the Annamite Mountains of Vietnam and Laos

That something as large as the saola, now known to weigh around 220 pounds (100 kg) and standing almost 3 feet (90 cm) high at the shoulder, could remain unknown until 1992 was sensational, and its discovery is considered one of the zoological highlights of the last century. —Marshall Cavendish Corporation, World and Its Peoples: Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam, 2007

Submitted by: Mary from California on Sep. 19, 2014 14:05

mandles (noun) : sandles for a man

Submitted by: Anonymous on Sep. 14, 2014 17:44

snortle

(verb) : to snort and chortle

Submitted by: Josh "Gangloid" Grov from Washington on Sep. 14, 2014 15:22

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