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sapiosexual

(noun) : one who finds intelligence the most sexually attractive feature

Submitted by: Anonymous on Aug. 23, 2016 10:59


euneirophrenia (noun) : the peace of mind that comes from having pleasant dreams

Submitted by: Cheryl Forwood from Australia on Aug. 22, 2016 23:24


constitutive resistance (noun) : bacterial resistance to antibiotics contained within the bacterial genome

Submitted by: Anonymous on Aug. 22, 2016 22:10


pseudogymnoascus destructans (noun) : a fungus which causes white-nose syndrome in bats

Submitted by: Anonymous on Aug. 22, 2016 19:36


condoburbia

(noun) : a residential area made up predominantly of condominiums

Many baby boomers are leaving their large homes and moving to condoburbia.

Submitted by: Cindy from Canada on Aug. 22, 2016 14:47


zoopharmacognosy (noun) : the apparent self-medication by non-human animals through the selection and ingestion of plants, soils, insects, etc., that prevent or reduce the harmful effects of pathogens and toxins

Submitted by: Anonymous on Aug. 21, 2016 17:39


solopreneur

(noun) : a person who owns a business and runs it alone

Submitted by: Anonymous on Aug. 21, 2016 01:55


phonely (adjective) : lonely or neglected as a result of being ignored by someone whose attention is focused on his or her mobile electronic device

I feel so phonely when sitting with friends or colleagues who ignore me while being completely occupied by their mobile phones.

Submitted by: on Aug. 20, 2016 23:07


misophonia

(noun) : a condition in which negative emotions, thoughts, and physical reactions are triggered by certain sounds

Repetitive sounds can trigger anxiety in people with misophonia.

Submitted by: Kathleen Scott from California on Aug. 19, 2016 15:24


civilocity (noun) : a republic in which citizens are able to watch their national leader via live broadcast for the duration of the leader's term in office

There is no evidence civilocity is a life-saving idea.

Submitted by: Nathaniel Wenger from Pennsylvania on Aug. 18, 2016 21:12