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breatharian (noun) : a person who lives without eating or drinking

The show interviewed a breatharian in Darjeeling who claimed he had not eaten in 60 years.

Submitted by: Aaron Wells from California on Mar. 31, 2014 21:44

pedidextrous

(adjective) : able to use either foot with equal ease

For a soccer player, it is helpful to be pedidextrous.

Submitted by: Devon Cholly from California on Mar. 31, 2014 15:52

quantile (adjective) : relating to values that divide the items of a frequency distribution into classes

Submitted by: on Mar. 31, 2014 11:35

conscious uncoupling (noun) : separating without ill will : splitting amicably

Baxter International has put conscious uncoupling on pharma's radar. The $40 billion health care giant is separating its biotech and medical products units. —Robert Cyran, New York Times, March 27, 2014

Submitted by: Anonymous on Mar. 31, 2014 07:52

connectorize

(noun) : connector

I told my supervisor I would connectorize the newly installed cables.

Submitted by: Ronald J Farleo from New York on Mar. 30, 2014 20:26

precariat (noun) : a social class consisting of workers who lack job security and related social benefits and whose welfare is undermined as a result

Submitted by: Linda from Canada on Mar. 29, 2014 07:29

legebrity (noun) : a celebrity who is a legend

Submitted by: Sagaram from India on Mar. 29, 2014 02:33

cannaphile (noun) : a lover of cannabis

The dispensary is truly a cannaphile's paradise.

Submitted by: Rex Elias from Connecticut on Mar. 28, 2014 06:39

Facebooker

(noun) : someone who uses Facebook

Submitted by: on Mar. 28, 2014 04:33

prosaic justice (noun) : an outcome in which vice is punished and virtue rewarded in the ordinary manner

The way things are moving on, not quite justifiable, golden moments seem to be gone, prosaic justice is ironically available. —mdziaulhaque2013, http://www.postpoems.org/authors/mdziaulhaque2013/poem/959003, 1 December 2013

Submitted by: on Mar. 28, 2014 03:39

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