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hesistant (adjective) : hesitant and resistant

The patient was hesistant to start a new therapy.

Submitted by: Tanja Cutting from South Dakota on Nov. 25, 2014 14:07

agendize

(verb) : to place on an agenda

I have a few topics I would like to agendize.

Submitted by: Jay Nordsten from California on Nov. 24, 2014 20:53

antagonym

(noun) : a word that is its own antonym

The words "cleave" and "commencement" can be confusing because they are antagonyms.

Submitted by: Mr. B from Alabama on Nov. 24, 2014 18:23

cybermyalgia (noun) : aches, pain, and stiffness resulting from overuse of computers

Submitted by: Suzanne Fields from West Virginia on Nov. 23, 2014 22:30

baffoonerish (adjective) : baffoonish

Submitted by: danielwous from Utah on Nov. 23, 2014 15:07

groundation

(noun) : the state or condition of being grounded

Submitted by: Shelley from Texas on Nov. 23, 2014 14:52

loserly

(adverb) : in the manner of a loser

Submitted by: Anonymous on Nov. 22, 2014 16:41

kinetic pointillism (noun) : a style of art in which points of color form patterns suggestive of movement

He's patented a method called kinetic pointillism, which builds artwork out of tiny, individual pieces that are pasted or stenciled together to create a larger image. —Hillary Copsey, TCPalm.com, Dec. 16, 2012

Submitted by: Rob Ottesen from Florida on Nov. 22, 2014 14:51

snarkasm

(noun) : the use of snarky sarcasm

Submitted by: Kathy Van Allen from Maine on Nov. 21, 2014 22:23

swaggle (noun) : a way of walking with swagger and a wiggling motion

Submitted by: Matthew Klatt from Washington on Nov. 20, 2014 16:38

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