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sanction

verb
if a person is sanctioned, they have their benefits cut or removed for a certain period as a punishment for not complying with the rules
If you fail to meet one of these requirements, you can be sanctioned.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 19/01/2015 09:28:00

DNR

abbreviation
do not resuscitate: an order by a doctor not to try to revive a patient with CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) if they stop breathing or their heart stops beating
The Department of Health has argued that the NHS should have local policies on DNR issues.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 19/01/2015 09:16:00

dinfast

noun
a late night dinner eaten between 11pm and before 6 am
As far as I know, 3 am doesn't have a real clear cut meal name, so for now I'll call it dinfast.
Submitted by: Genadij Zaitsev from Canada on 16/01/2015 23:18:00

ungulate

noun
a diverse group of large mammals that includes cattle, deer, hippopotamuses, pigs, camels, giraffes, horses, etc.
Whales and dolphins are directly related to other even-toed ungulates such as cattle, with hippopotamuses being their closest living relatives.
Submitted by: Rebekka Mamo - Gateway School of English GSE from Malta on 16/01/2015 22:22:00

Konglish

noun
a blend of English and Korean
Konglish, rather than catalysing the decline of rich culture and tradition, adds something new to the Korean culture.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 16/01/2015 15:23:00

spiralizer

noun
a machine used in the kitchen for cutting vegetables very thinly
The best spiralizers are also brilliant for making tissue-paper-thin slices, turning winter veg that you might not think of as salad-worthy into the perfect partner for a spot of French dressing.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 16/01/2015 09:56:00

upvote

verb
1
to click an icon in order to show approval of a post, listicle etc. on a social media site
Please kindly upvote my comment....
2
also a noun
Create a tempest of upvotes that will sweep the land and provide glorious karma to all who post here!
Submitted from United Kingdom on 15/01/2015 12:46:00

heteronormative

adjective
believing or tending to suggest that heterosexuality is the only normal or valid sexual orientation
We explore the question of how to shift from a heteronormativeparadigm towards one that embraces gender and sexual diversity as the norm.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 15/01/2015 09:56:00

kid's meal

noun
a special meal for children in a cafe or restaurant
The kid's meal of the day is mini burgers.
Submitted by: chloe from Canada on 15/01/2015 01:06:00

kids' menu

noun
(also children's menu)
a special menu for children in a cafe or restaurant
My little sister orders off the kids' menu.
Submitted by: chloe from Canada on 15/01/2015 01:05:00

halloumi

noun
a firm white cheese made of goat's or sheep's milk, originally from Cyprus
Submitted from United Kingdom on 14/01/2015 18:11:00

growler

noun
a bucket used for carrying drink, especially draught beer; US informal
Laurelwood Beer: Growler 64 oz $15.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 14/01/2015 17:20:00

hassly

adjective
troublesome; stress-inducing
Moving home is soulful and hassly in equal, gigantic measure. | "Watching 3D is quite a hassly experience in the home," said Shillinglaw.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 14/01/2015 16:56:00

frit

adjective
a slang word meaning 'frightened'
Try to imagine the view from the perspective of a Tory strategist: the bill for looking frit is tiny compared with the enduring burden of being savaged by Farage.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 14/01/2015 16:38:00

interculturalism

noun
a position that involves support for dialogue between cultures and challenging any tendencies cultures may have to isolate themselves
The concept of Interculturalism is not new and can be traced as far back as 1959.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 14/01/2015 12:08:00

lugsail

noun
an irregularly-shaped four-sided sail used on a type of small sailing ship called a lugger
A lug sail is a quadrilateral shape, with a yard at the top.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 14/01/2015 11:45:00

lugger

noun
a type of traditional sailing boat with two or three masts each carrying a lugsail
We have a 2009 Drascombe Lugger or to be precise, a Devon Lugger for sale built by Honnor Marine.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 14/01/2015 11:43:00

metastability

noun
1
in physics, a situation in which an isolated system spends time in a state other than the state of least energy
The universe could last a long time - 13.8 billion years or (hopefully!) more - a situation called "metastability".
2
in electronics, the ability of a digital electronic system to persist for an unlimited time in an unstable equilibrium
Metastability is a phenomenon that can cause system failure in digital devices.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 14/01/2015 11:07:00

ruburb

noun
a rural suburb: an area where farms and housing developments exist side by side, with many residents commuting to work in cities
What we saw led us to come up with the concept of ruburbs – rural suburbs – which saw people living a suburban life but further and further out of the major cities.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 14/01/2015 10:55:00

nanodegree

noun
a six to twelve month study programme focused on computer-related skills such as web development and data analysis
AT&T is making up to 100 paid internships available to top applicants with nanodegrees.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 14/01/2015 10:20:00