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sunset (verb) : 1) to expire (as legislation) 2) to require to be submitted for periodic review
"The 16 provisions were sunsetted to give Congress a chance to take a second look to see if they harmed Americans' civil liberties." —J. Scott Orr, The Star-Ledger (Newark, NJ), January 30, 2006
Submitted by: Anonymous on Jun. 15, 2007 09:25
stroke (verb) : to have a stroke—usually used with out
"Forget about the health benefits of walking—the way things are going out there on the sidewalks, you're apt to stroke out from stress." —Leslie Baldacci, Chicago Sun Times, June 24, 2006
Submitted by: Anonymous on Jun. 15, 2007 09:17
perfect storm (noun) : a combination of circumstances or factors that produces an often dramatic result
"Next year's governor's race is shaping up as the perfect storm of politics, a wide-open gubernatorial battle conducted against the backdrop of an emerging presidential campaign that's equally open." —Mike Glover, AP State and Local Newswire (dateline Des Moines), June 6, 2005
Submitted by: Anonymous on Jun. 15, 2007 09:12
uggtrocious (adjective) : in the character of Ugg boots; used to describe any shapeless, sloppy, and unstylish suede flat-soled boot
I cannot be seen with you out in public when you are wearing those uggtrocious things on your feet!
Submitted by: Kimberly from Pennsylvania on Jun. 15, 2007 09:10
shorecast (noun) : the weather forecast at the shore
I am supposed to go to the Jersey shore this weekend, but first I had better check the shorecast to make sure the weather is going to be nice.
Submitted by: Kimberly from Pennsylvania on Jun. 15, 2007 08:51
Delightism (noun) : The opposite of terrorism; actions designed or intended to spread joy and delight among a population. A philosophy that suggests that it is worthwhile to attempt to alleviate the sufferings of others by spreading joy and delight. Delightist (adj): Having to do with delightism. Delightist (n): A person that performs delightist acts.
We were all cranky on the overcrowded bus until these four people started singing an old barbershop tune, in a classic example of a delightist attack.
Submitted by: Skip Mendler from Pennsylvania on Jun. 14, 2007 22:53
clockruptcy (noun) : The condition of being clockrupt (q.v.)
If I can't my schedule under control, I will have to declare clockruptcy.
Submitted by: Skip Mendler from Pennsylvania on Jun. 14, 2007 22:46
ideodiversity (noun) : The degree of ideological variety found within a political system (cf. 'biodiversity'). A measure of the health and resilience of a political system. Ideodiverse, adj.
Societies that lack ideodiversity may appear stronger, but they are in fact more brittle than societies that have it.
Submitted by: Skip Mendler from Pennsylvania on Jun. 14, 2007 22:44
focereal (adjective) : serious about the matter.
I cant believe she copied me, are you focereal?
Submitted by: Rachel from New Jersey on Jun. 14, 2007 22:41
belligerism (noun) : The opposite of pacifism; the belief or philosophical attitude that war is actually beneficial and should be encouraged. (from L bellum gerere, to wage war) Belligerist, n. An advocate of belligerism.
Gen. George Patton was not ashamed to be a belligerist.
Submitted by: Skip Mendler from Pennsylvania on Jun. 14, 2007 22:34