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administrivia

(noun) : administrative minutiae

We are so bogged down in administrivia it's hard to get anything important done.

Submitted by: Marie from Massachusetts on Jan. 16, 2015 16:05

upstander

(noun) : a person who stands up for the rights of others

Submitted by: Avery from North Carolina on Jan. 15, 2015 20:03

neblings (noun) : nieces and nephews

Submitted by: Yressolut from New York on Jan. 15, 2015 08:06

assetious (adjective) : having the characteristics of an asset : valuable in some way

Given the profit potential of the business model, its creator is sure to be an assetious addition to the firm.

Submitted by: Mitch Gundrum from Wisconsin on Jan. 14, 2015 14:47

ussie

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

Submitted by: Karynna from Tennessee on Jan. 22, 2015 19:18

cloffice

(noun) : an office of unusually small size

The company ran out of space, so the new employee was assigned to the cloffice.

Submitted by: Paulisimo from Missouri on Jan. 14, 2015 12:40

chill pill

(noun) : -used in the phrase "take a chill pill" and said to someone who is nervous or upset

Take a chill pill my dearest brother. You will pass your exams with flying colors.

Submitted by: H_I from Connecticut on Jan. 14, 2015 09:09

vaper (noun) : a person who inhales vapor via electronic cigarettes or cigars

Submitted by: AndyMortenson from Arizona on Jan. 13, 2015 18:26

frother (noun) : a person who is a friend and brother

You are my frother forever.

Submitted by: the hulk from Kansas on Jan. 12, 2015 18:54

pontificant

(noun) : a person who pontificates

The activist represented himself as a spokesperson for his movement, but proved himself to be nothing more than a pontificant of a dogmatic ideology.

Submitted by: Anonymous on Jan. 26, 2015 01:46

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