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zomedy

(noun) : a zombie movie that is funny

Submitted by: sara from Pennsylvania on Jul. 27, 2014 21:46

ecquaintance

(noun) : a person that one knows through electronic means (as e-mail or social media) only

Submitted by: Leonard J Scheiner III from California on Jul. 26, 2014 01:06

one-hundo (adjective) : one hundred percent

Submitted by: Christine Platt from Oregon on Jul. 25, 2014 18:49

welfie (noun) : a group selfie : a photo of a group of people taken by a member of the group

Submitted by: Shaahed Hijol from Bangladesh on Jul. 25, 2014 16:09

xoconostle (noun) : a Mexican cactus (Opuntia matudae); also : the fruit of this cactus

Submitted by: on Jul. 24, 2014 00:23

xenocide

(noun) : the deliberate and systematic destruction of a species

It was unthinkable, but they had done it—Congress had sent the order to destroy a world. To commit xenocide. —Orson Scott Card, Xenocide, 1991

Submitted by: Michael Buyna from Florida on Jul. 23, 2014 10:32

retropulse (noun) : a backward motion

Submitted by: Timpson from Missouri on Jul. 22, 2014 13:03

hyporheic (adjective) : of or relating to the environment beneath a streambed or riverbed

Great differences occur among their physicochemical processes, including biogeochemical pathways, the relative ecological importance of the floodplain (if present), the main stem of the river or stream, the hyporheic zone (the environment below the bed), and contiguous terrestrial areas. —Kenneth H. Mann, Encyclopaedia Britannica Online.

Submitted by: Paola Lombardo from Italy on Jul. 22, 2014 12:07

twi (abbreviation) : texting while intoxicated

Submitted by: Anonymous on Jul. 21, 2014 19:29

homosapianity (noun) : the state of being a human

Submitted by: vanessa from Florida on Jul. 21, 2014 15:48

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