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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