Sunday, July 9, 2017

New Words

New Words
from the Merriam-Webster Dictionary

sweat blanket (noun) : a blanket that is made from sweatshirt material
Example: The girl sat by the fire snuggled up in her sweat blanket.

special snowflake (noun) : someone whose feelings dictate behavior
Example: Special snowflakes take two parking spaces because their parents and teachers have taught them that they're entitled and that their uniqueness is paramount.

Longbottom (verb) : to grow from an awkward or unattractive child into an extremely good-looking adult
Example: Jake really Longbottomed. He used to be ugly.

nannypreneur (noun) : a professional nanny who is also an entrepreneur
Example: Stephanie recently became a nannypreneur after starting Nanny Tees.

awenone (adjective) : beyond impressive : more than awesome
Example: The movie was awenone!

ambisinister (adjective) : equally clumsy with both hands
Example: The banjo player said he was ambisiniter. His playing certainly reflected such.

janked (adjective) : stolen

extractivism (noun) : an economic tendency to extract as much as possible from the earth via its natural resources with little regard for the long-term environmental consequences.

quajillion (verb) : an extremely large amount or number


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