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May 5, 2015

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Stakhanovite n
  1. An extremely productive or hard-working worker, especially in the former USSR, who may earn special rewards; a workaholic.

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May 6, 2015

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softly softly adv
  1. (UK, idiomatic) In a very tactful, careful, or nondisruptive manner.

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May 7, 2015

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sequela n
  1. (pathology) A disease or condition which is caused by an earlier disease or problem.

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May 8, 2015

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adversity n
  1. (uncountable) The state of adverse conditions; state of misfortune or calamity.
  2. (countable) An event that is adverse; calamity.

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May 9, 2015

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green gown n
  1. (now archaic, historical) A dress that has been stained green from rolling in the grass; generally with allusion to sexual activity, especially a woman's loss of virginity.

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May 10, 2015

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cymotrichous adj
  1. (anthropology) Having wavy hair.

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May 11, 2015

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atheophobia n
  1. Fear or hatred of atheism or atheists.

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May 12, 2015

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deskfast n
  1. Breakfast eaten at work, particularly while sitting at a desk.

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May 13, 2015

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mama bear n
  1. (slang) A woman, especially a mother, who is extremely protective of a child or children.

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May 14, 2015

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sumptuous adj
  1. Magnificent, luxurious, splendid.

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May 15, 2015

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plangent adj
  1. Having a loud, mournful sound.

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May 16, 2015

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hue and cry n
  1. (historical) The public pursuit of a felon; accompanied by shouts to warn others to give chase.
  2. (by extension) A loud and persistent public clamour; especially one of protest or making some demand.

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May 17, 2015

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morpheme n
  1. (linguistics) The smallest linguistic unit within a word that can carry a meaning, such as "un-", "break", and "-able" in the word "unbreakable".

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May 18, 2015

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upend v
  1. (transitive) To end up; to set on end.
  2. To tip or turn over.
  3. To destroy, invalidate, overthrow, or defeat.

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May 19, 2015

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front runner n
  1. (idiomatic) One of the most likely winners in a contest, election, etc.

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May 20, 2015

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much of a muchness phrase
  1. (idiomatic) Of two or more things, having little difference of any significance between them.

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+17
May 21, 2015

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cloudburst n
  1. A sudden heavy rainstorm.

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May 22, 2015

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sangfroid n
  1. Composure, self-possession or imperturbability especially when in a dangerous situation.

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May 23, 2015

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thagomizer n
  1. (anatomy) An arrangement of spikes found on the tails of various stegosaurs.

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May 24, 2015

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shylock v
  1. (intransitive, US) To lend money at exorbitant rates of interest.

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May 25, 2015

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masterly inactivity n
  1. (politics) A policy of deliberate inactivity.

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