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sup

interjection
hello; short for 'what's up?'
Sup Bryan.
Submitted by: Mill from United Kingdom on 14/12/2014 15:19:00

tenebrous

adjective
1
dark; full of shadows
Into one of these tenebrous groves the horsemen now plunged.
2
obscure; hard to understand
As the real world becomes dark, the irrationality of art is becoming rational, especially at a time when art is radically tenebrous itself.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 12/12/2014 12:47:00

selfie stick

noun
an expandable stick which you attach to a mobile phone or camera to help you take a selfie (=a photo of yourself and other people with you)
Once you get the perfect shot, the selfie stick collapses into its handle, becoming small and portable.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 10/12/2014 10:09:00

anaerobic digester

noun
a sealed container in which bacteria act without oxygen to break down biodegradable material. The process produces renewable energy in the form of a biogas.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 10/12/2014 09:23:00

anaerobic digestion

noun
a collection of processes by which microorganisms break down biodegradable material in the absence of oxygen. It is used to produce renewable energy in the form of a biogas.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 10/12/2014 09:19:00

weather bomb

noun
(also explosive cyclogenesis)
a winter storm that has a sudden drop in pressure at the centre, causing very strong cold winds
When storms quickly intensify and pressure rapidly drops in the centre - by 24millibars in a 24-hour period - this is classed as a weather bomb.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 10/12/2014 09:08:00

ketogenic diet

noun
a diet that aims at a high production of ketones (=substances that are produced when the body breaks down fat) in the body. It consists of a 4:1 ratio of fats to proteins and carbohydrates and is thought to control a number of serious illnesses.
The ketogenic diet has been called the “new Atkins” and is being taken up by an increasing number of people.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 08/12/2014 09:21:00

ketone

noun
one of the substances that are made when the body breaks down fat for energy
Ketones are produced normally by the liver as part of fatty acid metabolism.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 08/12/2014 09:17:00

carceral

adjective
relating to or similar to a prison
Human geography, and specifically the evolving sub-discipline of carceral geography, have much to offer to the study of incarceration.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 08/12/2014 09:04:00

flight capital

noun
money that is taken out of a country, usually a less developed one and often illegally, and invested in a place where it will gain high returns
Most of the new mega-structures powering skywards in central London are the product of flight capital.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 08/12/2014 08:55:00

toe shoes

noun
hi-tech close-fitting rubberised shoes with separate pieces for each toe; wearing them mimics the conditions of running barefoot
Submitted from United Kingdom on 03/12/2014 15:22:00

nut job

noun
(also nutjob)
an insulting word for someone you think is crazy
The guy was a certifiable nutjob.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 03/12/2014 15:05:00

wack job

noun
an insulting word for someone you think is crazy
I went out with this guy that turned out to be a wack job.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 03/12/2014 15:04:00

thinkpiece

noun
a substantial article that puts forward the writer's personal opinions about a subject, together with analysis and discussion, rather than simply presenting facts
Thanks to the Internet, there are, one assumes, more think pieces published nowadays than at any previous point in history.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 02/12/2014 17:45:00

glossophobia

noun
fear of public speaking
Prince Harry – like an estimated 75% of people – suffers from the fear of public speaking known as glossophobia.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 02/12/2014 16:00:00

vishing

noun
a type of fraud in which people are phoned and tricked into revealing personal details to fraudsters claiming to be from a legitimate body such as their bank or the police
Financial Fraud Action UK said losses through vishing were running at three times last year’s level and the problem had “got out of hand”.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 02/12/2014 11:25:00

dollar

noun
an informal word for money
Thanks for the dollar mum!
Submitted from United Kingdom on 02/12/2014 09:09:00

sinusoid

noun
1
a small blood vessel that is a type of capillary (=the smallest type of blood vessel, with a wall that is only one cell thick)
2
a mathematical curve that describes a smooth repetitive movement from side to side; also called a sine wave
Submitted by: lynnjzhou from United Kingdom on 01/12/2014 21:01:00

game

verb
to use your knowledge of the rules to obtain benefits from a situation, especially in an unfair way
There's a difference between gaming the system and actually breaking the law and getting away with it.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 01/12/2014 09:33:00

electrical

noun
a piece of electrical equipment
On Black Friday people are looking for electricals, toys and games.
Submitted by: Boris Marchenko from Russian Federation on 01/12/2014 08:05:00