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  • n. "a small glass of liqueur usually consumed after coffee to dull its taste or the caffeine effect" (Wikipedia)

    May 25, 2018

  • adj. "Whirling round the universe." (OED)

    May 25, 2018

  • adj. often or very hungry

    April 14, 2014

  • n. the act of shutting someone's mouth

    From WWFTD

    August 25, 2013

  • "a Pleading of One's Cause."

    - Thomas Blount's 'Glossographia'

    August 18, 2013

  • n. the fear of high prices (from the Greek hypselos ("high") + timos ("price") + phobos ("fear"))

    July 26, 2013

  • n. study of juvenile delinquency

    May 30, 2013

  • adj. Relating to mongooses.

    February 17, 2013

  • adj. Relating to skunks.

    February 17, 2013

  • v. An Old English word meaning 'to lie awake before dawn and worry'

    February 10, 2013

  • n. The fear of rote learning or memorisation (Coined by Charles Harrington Elster).

    February 8, 2013

  • See brochidodromous.

    December 25, 2012

  • n. an expression of scorn

    December 16, 2012

  • adj. Destructive; deadly

    September 27, 2012

  • adj. Evanescent; fleeting; transient

    September 27, 2012

  • n. advocating the greatest possible enhancement of papal power and authority (from the fact that the papal seat was located the other side of the Alps from the French) (From WWFTD)

    September 27, 2012

  • adj. wooden-headed

    September 3, 2012

  • adj. requiring a heath or heathlike habitat.

    August 5, 2012

  • adj. greenish-yellow

    August 5, 2012

  • n. One who thinks he's super but isn't, who believes he's a leader even though he lacks followers. A combination of 'goober' (peanut or pimple) and 'mensch' (man). A coinage of molecular biologist Hiroshi Akashi.

    July 26, 2012

  • n. Free will.

    July 11, 2012

  • adj. exercising or possessing free will

    July 11, 2012

  • n. A place for the sale, storage, or manufacture of horse-drawn carriages.

    July 9, 2012

  • n. A gift or present, especially money (given by guests to hosts).

    July 2, 2012

  • n. An early English transliteration of the name of the Hawaiian bird iiwi.

    July 2, 2012

  • n. A surgical procedure to restore the flow of tears into the nose from the lacrimal sac when the nasolacrimal duct does not function.

    July 2, 2012

  • n. In skiing, the technique of allowing the knees to flex and thus absorb bumps and turning at high speed so that the skis will remain in constant contact with the snow.

    July 2, 2012

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