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tormentous (adjective) : involving or causing torment

Submitted by: Teresa Konietzko from Minnesota on Jan. 21, 2015 09:43

dadly (adjective) : fatherly

Al is the best dadly dad I know in the neighborhood.

Submitted by: on Jan. 20, 2015 20:42

destinasia

(noun) : the condition of forgetting why one has gone somewhere

My destinasia is kicking in again...I forgot what I was going to get upstairs.

Submitted by: Gordon Scott from Illinois on Jan. 20, 2015 12:47

paraprosdokian

(noun) : a word or phrase that brings about an unexpected twist to the interpretation of the previous part of the sentence

Submitted by: Anonymous on Jan. 19, 2015 22:39

threek

(noun) : a three-tined fork

Submitted by: Anonymous on Jan. 19, 2015 17:35

mensiversary

(noun) : the monthly recurrence of a date marking a notable event

The couple celebrated their first mensiversary at dinner.

Submitted by: Kara from Michigan on Jan. 18, 2015 18:03

ebayable

(adjective) : able to be sold on eBay

Submitted by: Carol Yeager on Jan. 18, 2015 16:08

administrivia

(noun) : trivial administrative details

The administrivia keeps getting in the way of educational best practices.

Submitted by: Stacy Hawthorne from Oregon on Feb. 20, 2015 14:34

upstander

(noun) : a person who stands up for the rights of others

Submitted by: Avery from North Carolina on Jan. 15, 2015 20:03

neblings (noun) : nieces and nephews

Submitted by: Yressolut from New York on Jan. 15, 2015 08:06

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