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microbudget (noun) : a film made on a very small budget

Schrader laid down the law: one more meltdown, and she was gone. If she thought she was unhirable now, wait until he threw her off a microbudget. —Stephen Rodrick, New York Times, January 10, 2013

Submitted by: Anonymous Jan. 11, 2013 10:31

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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

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

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

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

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

labelization (noun) : the act of labeling someone or something

Submitted by: on Nov. 19, 2014 11:23

untakeawayable (adjective) : not able to be taken away

Submitted by: will from Kentucky on Nov. 19, 2014 09:55

gulab jamun (noun) : a desset made of milk solids that is similar to a dumpling and is popular in countries of South Asia such as India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Pakistan and Bangladesh, and in the Caribbean countries of Trinidad, Guyana, Suriname

Submitted by: on Nov. 19, 2014 04:47

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