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balayage (noun) : a technique for highlighting hair in which the dye is painted on in such a way as to create a graduated, natural-looking effect

Submitted by: Anonymous on Jan. 25, 2017 21:44


bronde (adjective) : a shade that falls between blonde and brown

Not quite bombshell blonde, not quite rich brunette, bronde is the happy medium hair color that will warm up a sad, winter complexion, but won’t look out of place after the ice has melted. —Erin Lukas, InStyle.com, January 13, 2017

Submitted by: Anonymous on Jan. 25, 2017 21:41


ate-up (adjective) : exhausted from illegal drug use

Submitted by: Max Oplt from Illinois on Jan. 25, 2017 11:45


pupper

(noun) : a small dog

Wow! This pupper is so cute and small.

Submitted by: Anonymous on Jan. 25, 2017 11:26


alternative fact (noun) : a statement that conflicts with existing or previously determined conditions of a situation

"Alternative facts? Alternative facts? Four of the five facts he uttered.... Four of the five facts he uttered were just not true. Look, alternative facts are not facts. They're falsehoods." —Chuck Todd, Meet the Press transcript (NBC), January 22, 2017

Submitted by: Parker Brown from Virginia on Jan. 24, 2017 21:17


argumentarian (noun) : a person who believes adversarial argumentation and rigorous debate to be the most effective rhetorical device for both proving and countering different points-of-view

In his debate with the congressman, the scientist not only supported his theories with sufficient evidence, but proved himself to be a skillful argumentarian as well.

Submitted by: Bern from California on Jan. 23, 2017 23:06


toxinologist (noun) : a person who studies the field concerned with nature, effects, and detection of poison and venom

Submitted by: Anonymous on Jan. 23, 2017 21:10


heterodiction (noun) : the state of speaking differently

When you travel to another country, prepare for heterodiction by taking a translation dictionary with you.

Submitted by: Mrs. Cori Boes from North Carolina on Jan. 23, 2017 10:14


frunk (noun) : a storage compartment located at the front of a car rather than the rear

Could you get the luggage out of the frunk?

Submitted by: Sean Urban from Oklahoma on Jan. 23, 2017 09:46


linguaphile (noun) : a language and word lover

Submitted by: Anonymous on Jan. 23, 2017 09:46