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boutonnière

noun
a flower or small bunch of flowers worn on the lapel of a jacket on special occasions
Our silk corsages and boutonnieres are fantastic not to mention extremely inexpensive.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 27/03/2015 09:50:00

churn

noun
rapid and continuing movement and change
Teachers say the real problem is not language but the churn of children in and out.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 27/03/2015 09:45:00

prepper

noun
someone who is actively preparing for life after some future catastrophe
You might not want to panic just yet, but you might decide that it is time to join the "preppers" – people who are secretly preparing to abandon modern life when the apocalypse, in whatever form, does arrive.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 26/03/2015 12:26:00

kudzu

noun
an invasive climbing plant from Asia (Pueraria lobata) that is a serious problem in the southern US
One example is something utterly unnoticed yet spreading like kudzu: young women hanging an “uh” at the end of words and sentences.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 26/03/2015 12:17:00

gin up

verb
1
to create; to generate, especially artificially or by dubious means
This was really just a pointless conflict ginned up by international bankers.
2
used as an adjective
There’s also been a fair amount of silly, ginned up controversy over the game.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 26/03/2015 10:54:00

suited and booted

adjective
(of a man) formally dressed
Joey Essex might be known for his quirky style and outrageous fashion trends – but he looks seriously impressive when he's suited and booted.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 26/03/2015 10:51:00

LMT

abbreviation
licensed massage therapist: someone who is qualified to give massages
In that original training they will have learned about the different applications and specialties that a licensed massage therapist (LMT) can explore.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 25/03/2015 09:50:00

memory-hole

noun
1
a place where awkward or inconvenient information can be put; from '1984' by George Orwell
How Truth Slips Down The Memory Hole
2
to get rid of awkward or inconvenient information
Samsung has memory-holed the Orwellian passage from its SmartTV privacy policy, but questions remain | Memory-holed Scientist Feared Resonant Frequency "Ray Gun" Would Fall into Wrong Hands.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 23/03/2015 18:38:00

ride

verb
to annoy someone by trying to make them do something
She would not stop riding me even though I told her to stop.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 23/03/2015 09:24:00

collywobbles

plural noun
1
stomach pain
That meal we had last night has given me the collywobbles.
2
a feeling of great anxiety
I still get the collywobbles using public transport.
Submitted by: Fabi from India on 18/03/2015 10:43:00

hypocaust

noun
an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'
Submitted by: lynnjzhou from China on 17/03/2015 23:45:00

sandscape

noun
1
a landscape that consists of sand; a blend of the words 'sand' and 'landscape'
Timbuktu’s golden sandscapes are as improbably beautiful as its people are sweet-natured.
2
a pattern on sand made as a type of natural art
Artist Draws Huge 'Sandscape' Patterns On UK Beaches Using Only A Rake
Submitted from United Kingdom on 17/03/2015 09:47:00

dal makhani

noun
(also dal makhini)
a popular Indian dish made of lentils, kidney beans, butter and cream
Submitted by: vinny from India on 16/03/2015 19:01:00

kheer

noun
a South Asian rice pudding made with rice, milk and sugar; it is flavoured with nuts and spices
Submitted by: Vineet Kumar from India on 16/03/2015 18:57:00

bundler

noun
in US politics, someone influential who collects contributions from many individuals from different organizations or groups and gives them to a campaign
Bundlers are able to funnel far more money to campaigns than they could personally give under campaign finance laws.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 14/03/2015 15:26:00

gamify

verb
to add game-like elements to activities and areas that are not games, in order to encourage people to take part and increase success or profits
Below are 3 ways to gamify your classroom with and without tech.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 14/03/2015 10:35:00

quarter-life crisis

noun
strong feelings of worry and doubt that some people have about their lives when they reach late teens to early thirties. The term was coined by analogy with midlife crisis.
Hearing twentysomethings talk about going through a quarter-life crisis can feel like such a joke until you're experiencing one yourself.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 13/03/2015 22:26:00

bust a move

phrase
(also bust some moves)
to dance
Dermot is busting some moves for 24 hours, all in aid of Comic Relief.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 13/03/2015 15:21:00

yuks

plural noun
a laugh; laughs
Passages like the following could be good for a few yuks with the loved ones. | I'm going to tell you about Ticket Tuesdays again, just for yuks.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 13/03/2015 10:59:00

hot-boxing

noun
the practice of smoking marijuana in a confined space such as a car or small room, in order to increase the effect
Both the film and the president’s biography feature hot-boxing, the practice of getting high by filling a vehicle you are in with marijuana smoke.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 13/03/2015 10:57:00