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xenocide

(noun) : the deliberate and systematic destruction of a species

It was unthinkable, but they had done it—Congress had sent the order to destroy a world. To commit xenocide. —Orson Scott Card, Xenocide, 1991

Submitted by: Michael Buyna from Florida on Jul. 23, 2014 10:32

onboarding

(noun) : the process of teaching a job to a new employee

Submitted by: Aleisha Jenkins-Bey from Virginia on Feb. 27, 2014 08:46

parawhore (noun) : an enthusiastic fan of the rock band Paramore

Submitted by: lil\' Nibble from Maryland on Feb. 26, 2014 23:25

hypocriticality (noun) : the act of being hypocritical

His betrayal of his own beliefs was his greatest hypocriticality.

Submitted by: on Feb. 26, 2014 21:09

hypercriticality (noun) : the act of being hypercritical

Submitted by: Jadon Wilson from Florida on Feb. 26, 2014 20:55

paragrapharize (verb) : to covert a list of words into a paragraph

Can we just paragrapharize this list?

Submitted by: Nicolas Horne, Nicholas James from Georgia Us on Feb. 26, 2014 09:11

lumpatious

(adjective) : obnoxious or annoying

Submitted by: on Jul. 06, 2014 23:01

scarifying

(adjective) : scary and terrifying

Submitted by: Anonymous on Feb. 24, 2014 19:05

derogatate (verb) : to degrade or insult : derogate

He derogatated his sister by directing his rude comments towards her.

Submitted by: Kathleen from Georgia Us on Feb. 23, 2014 11:25

intellidunce (noun) : an intelligent person who does or says unintelligent things

Submitted by: Evan R from Massachusetts on Feb. 21, 2014 19:06

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