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AGGIORNAMENTO

PRONUNCIATION: (uh-johr-nuh-MEN-toh)

MEANING: noun: A process of modernization or bringing up to date.

ETYMOLOGY: The word came on the radar of the English-speaking world from a speech given by Pope John XXIII in which he called for a revision of the church code. From Italian aggiornamento (updating), from aggiornare (to bring up to date), from a- (to) + giorno (day), from Latin diurnus (daily) ), from dies (day). Ultimately from the Indo-European root dyeu- (to shine) that also gave us adjourn, diary, diet, circadian, journal, journey, quotidian, sojourn, diva, divine, deify, Jupiter, Jove, jovial, July, Zeus, and Sanskrit deva (god). Earliest documented use: 1962.
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ANGIORNAMENTO - an elegant treatment for fixing narrowed coronary arteries

OGGIORNAMENTO - today's outfit

AGRIORNAMENTO - decorative plants

AGGIORNAMENT - the chess match will be continued tomorrow

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CLICKBAIT

PRONUNCIATION: (KLIK-bayt)

MEANING: noun: A sensationalized, often misleading, headline that is designed to entice users to click on a hyperlink.

ETYMOLOGY: A combination of click + bait, a headline that makes a user click on the link to find out more, only to be disappointed by content of dubious value. Earliest documented use: 1999.
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CHICKBAIT - a baby in a carriage

CLOCKBAIT - what it takes to get a mouse to run up (must be finished before one)

CLICKWAIT - how you know you've been put on "Hold"

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OMNISHAMBLES

PRONUNCIATION: (OM-ni-sham-buhlz)

MEANING: noun: A situation that is a complete mess, especially when resulting from mismanagement.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin omni- (all) + shambles (a state of great disorder). The word was coined by writer Tony Roche in The Thick of It (video, 2 sec.), a satirical television series about the inner workings of the British government. Earliest documented use: 2009. Some related terms are dumpster fire and clusterfuck.
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SOMNISHAMBLES - so messed up it puts you to sleep

OMNI-SHAM, LES - Lester, it's all a fake

OMENISH AMBLES - if we go walking maybe we'l see the shape of things to come

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LISTICLE

PRONUNCIATION: (LIS-ti-kuhl)

MEANING: noun: An article or other piece of writing structured in the form of a list.

ETYMOLOGY: A blend of list + article. From Old English liste (border, strip) and Latin articulus (small joint), from artus (joint). Earliest documented use: 2007. Clickbaits often lead to listicles.
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LUSTICLE - advertising catalog for aphrodysiacs, in outline form

LISTICKLE - miles and miles of Chinese feathers

LISTICHE - a pastiche of a listicle; e.g.[Linked Image]

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ACQUIHIRE

PRONUNCIATION: (AK-wi-hy-uhr)

MEANING: noun: The purchase of a company for its talent rather than its products or services.
verb tr.: To buy a company in this manner.

ETYMOLOGY: Coined by Rex Hammock as a combination of acquire + hire. From Latin quaerere (to seek, get) and Old English hyrian (to hire). Earliest documented use: 2005.
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AQUÍHIRE - Workers Needed, Spanish a Plus

ACQUAHIRE - Lifeguards Needed

ACQUISHIRE - Hobbits' Swim Club

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PAYWALL

PRONUNCIATION: (PAY-wal)

MEANING: noun: A system of restricting access to online content or services, making them accessible only upon payment.

ETYMOLOGY: A combination of pay + wall. From Latin pacare (appease), from pax (peace) and vallum (rampart), from vallus (stake). Earliest documented use: 2004.
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PLAYWALL - public handball court

PRYWALL - hidden door to a secret room

PAYWELL - the kind of job most people want

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TIMEOUS

PRONUNCIATION: (TY-muhs)

MEANING: adjective: In good time.

ETYMOLOGY: From time, from Old English tima (time). Earliest documented use: 1482.
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TIMEOLUS - tiny quantity of fear

TRIMEOUS - overzealous with the hedge clippers

TIMEOPUS - determine the airspeed velocity of an unladen Penguin

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YEALING

PRONUNCIATION: (YEE-ling)

MEANING: noun: Someone who is the same age as oneself.

ETYMOLOGY: From Scots eildins. Earliest documented use: 1728.
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EALING - city in Est Irginia, about 60 miles WSW of Pittsburg PA

YALING - an entertainment of the Crimson of Harvard, baiting the Eli

YEALING - novel by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlngs (set in Boston where they can't pronounce Rs)

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WITCHING HOUR

PRONUNCIATION: (WICH-ing our)

MEANING: noun: Midnight.

ETYMOLOGY: From the belief that witches are the most active at that time. Earliest documented use: 1762.

NOTES: Some say the witching hour is midnight while others believe it’s 3-4 am. The term witching hour has also been applied to early evening when babies supposedly cry more often. In the world of stock markets, it is the last hour of trading on the third Friday of certain months when there’s more volatility. So which one is it? Only witches know.
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WITCHING TOUR - Salem, MA, on October 31

PITCHING HOUR - a sixty-minute-long infomercial

WITCHING HOURI - a magical attractive Muslim woman

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MERIDIAN

PRONUNCIATION: (muh-RID-ee-uhn)

MEANING: noun: 1. A line connecting the North Pole to the South Pole or a circle passing through the two poles.
2. Midday.
3. The highest point, as of power, prosperity, development, etc.
adj.: 1. Relating to a meridian.
2. Relating to midday.
3. Relating to the highest point of someone’s power, prosperity, development, etc.

ETYMOLOGY: From Old French meridien, from Latin meridianus, from meridies (noon), from medius (mid) + dies (day). Earliest documented use: 1386.
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MERINDIAN - a large body of water bounded on East and West by Africa and Australia, on North and South by Asia and Antarctica

MERIDIANA - light-hearted Princess

MERDIAN - crappy

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