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nubivagant (adjective) : moving randomly through the air

Submitted by: Rosa from United Kingdom on Apr. 11, 2014 14:42

stimming (noun) : self-stimulatory behaviors manifest especially in individuals on the autism spectrum

The therapy was helping to reduce his stimming.

Submitted by: kristi from Texas on Apr. 11, 2014 12:28

chalant

(adjective) : concerned : interested

Submitted by: Alicia Schram from Wisconsin on Apr. 10, 2014 23:28

microjob (noun) : a short-term job

Microjobs solve problems—they save time, provide money or both. —workwizards.com https://workwizards.com/register/whats-in-it-for-me/whats-a-microjob/

Submitted by: kendeyl from Utah on Apr. 10, 2014 15:14

texcronym (noun) : an acronym used in text messaging

Submitted by: Brett Fulton from North Carolina on Apr. 10, 2014 13:53

caricopter (noun) : a car that transforms into a helicopter

We’re supposed to get a Dutch-built “caricopter” (car/helicopter), also known as the PAL-V personal air and land vehicle, sometime this year. On the ground it’s a three-wheeled sports car capable of zero to 60 in under eight seconds. In the air it goes 115 mph and has a 225-mile flying range. A big caveat is the $295,000 price tag. —Jim Montavalli, www.cartalk.com, March 19, 2014

Submitted by: Christopher Lumley from Tennessee on Apr. 10, 2014 08:20

issueish (adjective) : having issues

Submitted by: Megan from Canada on Apr. 09, 2014 22:16

anonymize

(verb) : to cause to be anonymous

Submitted by: Debbie Leonard Lovejoy from Massachusetts on Apr. 09, 2014 22:16

anti-standard (adjective) : opposite of standard

It is hard to believe that company has made it this far using anti-standard practices.

Submitted by: Raymond Holland from Missouri on Apr. 09, 2014 16:50

dalk (abbreviation) : deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty

Submitted by: on Apr. 09, 2014 11:13

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