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horrideous (adjective) : horrendous and hideous

He thinks blue cheese is horrideous.

Submitted by: RICHARD J REESE from Pennsylvania on Jan. 15, 2017 20:39

ominent (adjective) : bad or unpleasant and happening soon

The small disagreement between these two people seems to be turning into an ominent situation.

Submitted by: Graham Preston from Maryland on Jan. 15, 2017 17:23


(noun) : a detailed imaginary world

She lived in her own paracosm; severed from any foreign connections.

Submitted by: Anonymous on Jan. 14, 2017 13:58

azurophil (noun) : a type of granules found in neutrophils

Submitted by: Karine from Lebanon on Jan. 14, 2017 02:08

fender-cicle (noun) : a mass of ice and snow that accumulates on a car fender

There were huge fender-cicles hanging off my car.

Submitted by: Anonymous on Jan. 13, 2017 16:50

fake news (noun) : inaccurate or fabricated reports presented as legitimate news in order to deceive

Sentence: The fake news is alarming.

Submitted by: JODI JILL from California on Jan. 11, 2017 16:49

post-truth (adjective) : relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief

Submitted by: Anonymous on Jan. 10, 2017 16:43

bratsplain (verb) : to explain something to someone older

Those who in the past would have been in the prime of their careers are now obsolete and bratsplained to by their callow young replacements. I hate it all. —Jon Talton, The Seattle Times, January 8, 2017

Submitted by: Sue from Indiana on Jan. 08, 2017 13:10

famfie (noun) : a family selfie

Submitted by: DMS92 from Canada on Jan. 06, 2017 15:22

artgumentative (adjective) : argumentative about art : tending to engage in passionate discussions about art and art history

My friend and I got into a artgumentative discussion on the latest Myazaki film.

Submitted by: Leslie Friedman on Jan. 05, 2017 14:31