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Some Words Added to the Dictionary
« on: July 21, 2014, 06:20:08 PM »
Muggle: n.       
In the fiction of J.K. Rowling: a person who possesses no magical powers. Hence in allusive and extended uses: a person who lacks a particular skill or skills, or who is regarded as inferior in some way.

Blamestorming:n.
 A method of collectively finding one to blame for a mistake no one is willing to confess to. Often occurs in the form of a meeting of colleagues at work, gathered to decide who is to blame for a screw up.

Gaydar:n.
 A homosexual person's ability to identify another person as homosexual by interpreting subtle signals conveyed by their appearance, interests, etc.

Grrrl:n.
A young woman regarded as independent and strong or aggressive, especially in her attitude to men or in her sexuality.

Threequel:n.
 The third film, book, event, etc. in a series; a second sequel.

Mini-me:n.
A person closely resembling a smaller or younger version of another.

Screenager:n.
A person in their teens or twenties who has an aptitude for computers and the Internet.

Cyberslacking:v.
Spending one's employer's Internet and email facilities for personal activities during working hours.

Lookism:n.
Prejudice or discrimination on the grounds of appearance.

Frankenfood:n.
Derogatory a food that contains genetically modified ingredients.

Riffage:n.
Guitar riffs.

Bouncebackability:
n. The ability to recover from near-defeat in a competition; the ability to recover from a setback.

Prebuttal
n. A rebuttal for an accusation before it is made.


Ego-surfing:
v. Searching the Internet for instances of one's own name or links to one's own website.

Meatspace

n. The physical world, as opposed to virtual.












Offline Nujhat Anjum

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Re: Some Words Added to the Dictionary
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2014, 12:13:07 PM »
Thanks for sharing.

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Re: Some Words Added to the Dictionary
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2014, 03:10:33 PM »
Informative.
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