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luncheteria (noun) : lunchroom

Eric went to the luncheteria each day during his break to eat his lunch and socialize with his coworkers.

Submitted by: Eric from New Jersey on Nov. 09, 2014 11:26

crab mentality

(noun) : the negative attitude of someone who tries to prevent someone else from succeeding

Submitted by: on Nov. 09, 2014 08:45

crabology

(noun) : the study of the negative attitude of someone who tries to prevent someone else from succeeding

Submitted by: Johnny from Texas on Nov. 09, 2014 08:41

barkative

(adjective) : tending to bark a lot

The dog was very barkative.

Submitted by: Scott from Kansas on Nov. 08, 2014 22:56

mulah (noun) : money : moola

Submitted by: Anonymous on Nov. 08, 2014 13:13

geneography (noun) : the geographical mapping of the origin of human genetic strands

Submitted by: Joe McLaughlin from Illinois on Nov. 07, 2014 18:08

surface

(verb) : to present or design (Web site content) so that it is easily found or accessed

We described an approach to surfacing content from the Deep Web, thereby making that content accessible through search-engine queries. —Toby Segaran, Jeff Hammerbacher, Beautiful Data, 2009

Submitted by: Anonymous on Nov. 07, 2014 13:22

LARP

(verb) : to engage in live-action role-playing

We waded in Plum Creek and lounged beneath Pa's cottonwood trees near Silver Lake in our long dresses, and play-acted "Laura and Mary" just like we did at home. In other words, a good portion of my childhood was spent LARPing the Little House series. —Ruth Graham, Slate.com, November 7, 2014

Submitted by: Anonymous on Nov. 07, 2014 12:47

freemium

(noun) : a pricing strategy by which a product or service (such as an app or web service) is available for free with upgrades or options available for a fee

Submitted by: Anonymous on Nov. 07, 2014 11:33

dimwatt (noun) : dimwitt

Submitted by: Patty from Illinois on Nov. 06, 2014 20:35

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