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Paratheism (noun) : the belief in a deity or deities without denying the existence of other deities from other cultures

Submitted by: Anonymous on Feb. 01, 2015 15:09

unsub

(noun) : an unknown subject : an unknown person who is the subject of a criminal investigation

The unsub is a white male between the ages of 40 and 50 who probably lives alone and does not have steady employment.

Submitted by: Anonymous on Feb. 01, 2015 10:14

hauntique (noun) : an item used as a prop in a haunted house set

Submitted by: Anonymous on Jan. 31, 2015 19:22

keycap (noun) : a plastic cap, usually marked with a letter, number, symbol, or functional term (such as "Tab" or "Shift"), that is attached to the top of a keyboard switch on a computer, typewriter, or other keyboard-operated device

Submitted by: Andy Fielding from Canada on Jan. 28, 2015 19:23

configurability (noun) : the ability or potential to be configured

We chose to work with this building contractor because of his floor plan options and their configurability.

Submitted by: Anonymous on Jan. 28, 2015 16:58

drext

(verb) : to text while drunk

I was drexting my ex-girlfriend last weekend.

Submitted by: Luke Schamer from Ohio on Jan. 28, 2015 12:35

extinctionize (verb) : to make extinct

Submitted by: Zach from Wisconsin on Jan. 27, 2015 12:28

hacktivist

(noun) : a hacker who is an activist

Submitted by: on Jan. 27, 2015 04:44

awesomeity (noun) : awesomeness

Submitted by: Winnie Marutle from United Arab Emirates on Jan. 27, 2015 00:48

autonovore

(noun) : a person who grows, gathers, and hunts for his or her food

As an autonovore, Jim grows his own produce, hunts his meat and owns a cow for milk and cheese.

Submitted by: Lauren from California on Jan. 26, 2015 16:45

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