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zunga

(noun) : a strong rope attached to a tree branch and used for swinging over and dropping into a body of water (such as a river)

She grabbed the zunga, swung over the river and dropped into its chilly depths.

Submitted by: Heather from Canada on Nov. 27, 2014 13:10

honkenbonkers (interjection) : awesome : amazing

Submitted by: Reed Elenz on Nov. 26, 2014 14:53

ergocoach

(noun) : someone who instructs others in ergonomic practices

Submitted by: ErgoDude from Massachusetts on Nov. 26, 2014 13:54

derpy (adjective) : inane : stupid

The story you wrote for class is quite derpy, so the teacher will not understand it.

Submitted by: Steven from California on Nov. 26, 2014 13:33

hacktivity (noun) : the activity of computer hacking

Submitted by: John G. Bowman from North Carolina on Nov. 26, 2014 13:17

consequate (verb) : to impose (something, such as a reward or a punishment) as a consequence of someone's actions or behavior

If you are hoping to change your child's inappropriate behavior, then you should consequate him or her when you observe the inappropriate behavior.

Submitted by: Jenn from Pennsylvania on Nov. 26, 2014 09:32

hesistant (adjective) : hesitant and resistant

The patient was hesistant to start a new therapy.

Submitted by: Tanja Cutting from South Dakota on Nov. 25, 2014 14:07

agendize

(verb) : to place on an agenda

I have a few topics I would like to agendize.

Submitted by: Jay Nordsten from California on Nov. 24, 2014 20:53

antagonym

(noun) : a word that is its own antonym

The words "cleave" and "commencement" can be confusing because they are antagonyms.

Submitted by: Mr. B from Alabama on Nov. 24, 2014 18:23

cybermyalgia (noun) : aches, pain, and stiffness resulting from overuse of computers

Submitted by: Suzanne Fields from West Virginia on Nov. 23, 2014 22:30

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