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outrance

(noun) : exit

Submitted by: on Feb. 24, 2015 22:39

warphan (noun) : an orphan whose parents died in a war

The national news broadcast a report on the growing population of Syrian warphans due to the ongoing civil war.

Submitted by: on Feb. 23, 2015 05:57

vilomah (noun) : a parent whose child has died

Submitted by: Debora Green from Kansas on Feb. 22, 2015 12:00

administrivia

(noun) : trivial administrative details

The administrivia keeps getting in the way of educational best practices.

Submitted by: Stacy Hawthorne from Oregon on Feb. 20, 2015 14:34

annoyitating (adjective) : annoying and irritating

Submitted by: Rkashyap from New York on Feb. 20, 2015 14:19

religiousist (adjective) : advocating or practicing discrimination based on religion

Stop being religiousist against him. He was just stating a fact.

Submitted by: Anonymous on Feb. 17, 2015 21:46

devicing (noun) : engaging in the use of electronic devices (such as tablets, smartphones, computers, etc.)

Our children are prohibited from devicing after 7:00pm.

Submitted by: Ellen A. Kaplan, mom of four from California on Feb. 16, 2015 12:00

pitch break

(noun) : the intersection of differently pitched roof sections : the place where a roof changes pitch

The pitch break was created when the lower pitched shed roof was constructed at the edge of the higher pitched existing roof. —William C. Easton, Architectural drawings, May 1995

Submitted by: on Feb. 13, 2015 23:34

anacronym (noun) : an obsolete acronym

Submitted by: Joseph G. Hagloch from Ohio on Feb. 13, 2015 15:44

askhole

(noun) : a person who constantly asks for advice but does not follow it

She asks me for advice almost every day about the same thing, but never takes my advice and actually uses it. She's such an askhole!

Submitted by: Nick Elston from Nevada on Feb. 13, 2015 15:22

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