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benies (noun) : benefits

Enjoy the benies of being a member.

Submitted by: Jennifer Gehlhar from Minnesota on Dec. 31, 2015 13:07

enclothed cognition (noun) : the influence of clothing on the wearer's cognitive processes

Call it superficial if you want, but researchers have a different name for the link between what we wear and how we feel: enclothed cognition. —Carl Richards, The New York Times, December 7, 2015

Submitted by: Anonymous on Dec. 29, 2015 10:40

remodelation (noun) : a remodeling project or the result of such a project

Submitted by: Anonymous on Dec. 27, 2015 00:11

xe (other) : -used as a gender neutral pronoun that can replace he or she

Xe went to the grocery store.

Submitted by: Amanda from Colorado on Dec. 26, 2015 23:00

walla (noun) : the unintelligible sound of background conversation in movies

Submitted by: Anonymous on Dec. 25, 2015 13:26

hiraeth (noun) : a feeling of homesickness for a home that one cannot return to or that never existed

Even though I have never been there, I love it, and even have hiraeth for it.

Submitted by: Sanam A. from Pennsylvania on Dec. 24, 2015 23:54

kenopsia (noun) : the eerie, forlorn atmosphere of a place that was formerly bustling with people but is now abandoned and quiet

You would think the advent of spring break and the flight of local families to far-flung vacations would combine to give our small town a double dose of kenopsia.

Submitted by: Anonymous on Dec. 24, 2015 13:24

squirkle (noun) : a square with rounded corners

Submitted by: Jack from New York on Dec. 24, 2015 12:24

laughocate (verb) : to laugh so hard you feel like you are going to suffocate

Stop tickling him. He is about to laughocate.

Submitted by: Bodhi from California on Dec. 23, 2015 22:47

nasoplasty (noun) : plastic surgery on the nose to improve function or appearance

Submitted by: Chris from California on Dec. 23, 2015 19:55