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twerking (noun) : a bouncing or jerking movement of the hips in hip-hop dance

Twerking is the latest dance craze made famous by Miley herself. —Korina Lopez, USA TODAY, July 4, 2013

Submitted by: Opiyo from New York on Aug. 22, 2013 21:41

conversator

(noun) : a person who converses

After the client left our office we spoke of how he was quite the conversator.

Submitted by: on Aug. 28, 2013 12:08

refactor

(verb) : to rewrite computer code for improved efficiency and function

I need to refactor this method in order to make the code more readable.

Submitted by: Palamedes from Georgia Us on Aug. 22, 2013 11:41

viewability (noun) : the extent at which something can be viewed

The viewability of the new display was enhanced with greater contrast, brightness, and pixel density.

Submitted by: Smitty from Ohio on Aug. 22, 2013 09:02

oppisity (noun) : something that is the opposite or nearly the opposite of something else

Submitted by: ben from California on Aug. 22, 2013 03:52

hurracanous (adjective) : relating to, characteristic of, or constituting a hurricane

These weather conditions are hurracanous!

Submitted by: Matt Sloane from Georgia Us on Aug. 21, 2013 19:18

confusticated (adjective) : confused and frustrated

This new computer system at work has me so confusticated!

Submitted by: Jeannette Hoffman from Pennsylvania on Aug. 21, 2013 16:26

nervocited (adjective) : nervous and excited

I am so nervocited for my concert tonight.

Submitted by: Teri,Truman & Tyler Simmon from Texas on Aug. 21, 2013 11:05

cray cray

(adjective) : insane : crazy

Submitted by: Angie from California on Oct. 21, 2013 18:54

unemployee (noun) : someone who is unemployed

The level of unemployees drastically rose since the Great Depression.

Submitted by: Leonard from Netherlands on Aug. 19, 2013 11:08

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