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clusterfuck

nounoffensive
an extremely offensive word meaning a number of very large errors all happening at the same time and caused by incompetence
Be sure to check out Tuchman's The March of Folly for some insight into today's clusterfuck.
The civil war was a gigantic clusterfuck of religious and sectarian identities.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 19/04/2017

-versary

suffix
used to form nouns that refer to a particular kind of anniversary
monthiversary; singleversary; Brexiversary
Submitted from United Kingdom on 19/04/2017

snap election

nounBritish
a general election (= an election in which every adult can vote for the people who will represent them in parliament) that is called earlier than expected
Theresa May calls snap election in bid to strengthen hand in Brexit talks.
Submitted by: Kerry from United Kingdom on 19/04/2017

arachibutyrophobia

noun
the fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of your mouth
Submitted by: Ismail from Russian Federation on 16/04/2017

blutterbunged

adjective
confounded, overcome by surprise
When the accident happened, I was completely blutterbunged.
Submitted by: Jessy on 16/04/2017

gorgeousness

noun
the state of being gorgeous
Submitted by: Caleb Judy from United States on 15/04/2017

ingeniousness

noun
the state of being ingenious
Submitted by: Caleb Judy from United States on 15/04/2017

Noughties

plural noun
the first ten years of a decade
The years 1900-1910 and 2000-2010 would be referred to as the "Nineteen-noughties" and the "Twenty-noughties", respectively.
Submitted by: Joanna Moran from United States on 15/04/2017

idr

abbreviation
I don't remember
Idr what the homework was.
Submitted on 15/04/2017

syl

abbreviation
see you later: used in texts and email
love syl
Submitted by: Shayley Mahoney from Armenia on 13/04/2017

cracra

adjectivevery informal
crazy
That's so cracra.
Submitted by: Shayley Mahoney from Armenia on 13/04/2017

meteoropathy

noun
a health condition, or symptom caused by certain weather conditions such as humidity, temperature or atmospheric pressure
Those who are less physically robust are prone to meteoropathy.
Submitted by: Boris Marchenko from Russian Federation on 13/04/2017

overanalyse

verb
to analyse something too much
This proposal has been highlighted for overanalysing the current undesirable situation of public transport.
Submitted by: Dan from Spain on 13/04/2017

lachrymal

(also lacrimal)
adjective
connected with tears or weeping
The lachrymal gland produces the tears in our eyes.
Submitted by: Osama malik from Pakistan on 11/04/2017

petrichor

noun
a pleasant smell that frequently accompanies the first rain after a long period of warm, dry weather
Other than the petrichor emanating from the rapidly drying grass, there was not a trace of evidence that it had rained at all.
Submitted by: M.C from Canada on 10/04/2017

preemption

noun
the right of purchasing before others
Longtime residents resented the preemption of their urban neighborhood by this influx of affluent yuppies.
Submitted by: Remo from Egypt on 09/04/2017

topper

nouninformal
a top hat
All the men were in toppers and tails.
Submitted by: Caleb Judy from United States on 09/04/2017

flawlessness

noun
the state of being flawless
Submitted by: Caleb Judy from United States on 09/04/2017

joyride

noun
if you take a joyride, or take a vehicle for a joyride, you illegally take a vehicle and drive it at high speed in a way that is dangerous, just for fun
Submitted by: Caleb Judy from United States on 09/04/2017

school bus

noun
a large vehicle, especially used to take children to and from school
Submitted by: Caleb Judy from United States on 08/04/2017
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