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frealousy (noun) : friendship jealousy

"She stormed into my apartment one evening, in a fit of frealousy over the fact that I had been spending more time with Riana."

Submitted by: Anonymous on Dec. 15, 2005 11:39

Chrismukkah

(noun) : holiday that blends the traditions of Christmas and Hannukkah

We celebrate Chrismukkah with a Christmas tree in the living room and a mennorah in the dining room.

Submitted by: Leslie Norman from New Jersey on Dec. 15, 2005 11:26

undertaining (adverb) : disappointing entertainment

"Tony's performance at the holiday party was undertaining."

Submitted by: Anonymous on Dec. 15, 2005 11:26

disprefer (verb) : demote in priority ranking

(natural language processing: parsing the ambiguous phrase "dogs in houses and cats"): Because /dogs/ is semantically a better conjunct for /cats/ than /houses/ (and because dogs can't fit inside cats) the parse /[dogs in [NP houses and cats]]/ is intuitively unnatural and should be dispreferred. —Daniel Jurafsky & James H. Martin, Speech and Language Processing (textbook), 2000

Submitted by: Anonymous on Dec. 15, 2005 11:15

malobedient (adjective) : A person who is continually disobedient, combining the French word "mal"—bad, and obedient.

"That child is far too malobedient for his or anyone else's good," she said with anger in her voice. —Raymond J. Doucet, BULLY BOY, 2003

Submitted by: Ray from Canada on Dec. 15, 2005 11:03

magazine mucus (noun) : The glue used by magazines to affix address labels.

He tore off the address label and flicked the magazine mucus across the room.

Submitted by: Marjorie from North Carolina on Dec. 15, 2005 09:46

flustrated

(adjective) : [flustered and frustrated] agitated and incoherent anxious state

The flustered woman on the phone tried once again to explain how water was pouring through her basement windows. —Anne Marie Mosher, circa 1984

Submitted by: Annie from Missouri on Sep. 09, 2008 00:37

clommit (noun) : The bits of dirt that will not come out from the ridges of shoes.

I've wiped my shoes a hundred times but there's still heaps of clommit!

Submitted by: Anonymous on Dec. 15, 2005 04:42

schwebbies (noun) : The bits of paper that remain on the edges after being torn from a spiral notebook.

Make sure you cut the schwebbies off before turning in your papers. —Ms. Rudy,

Submitted by: Anonymous on Dec. 15, 2005 02:32

diegesis

(noun) : a style of storytelling in which a narrator tells the story

Submitted by: NJolemore from Virginia on Nov. 30, 2013 03:32

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