Have you ever heard a word that didn’t sound like a real word because you never heard it before? Maybe the person just made it up. That was my reaction when I heard, “we were conversating . . .“ Shouldn’t the more appropriate word be conversing?
In my lifetime I have heard thousands of words but that one made question marks dance in my brain, so I looked up the word, and sure enough, it’s in the dictionary with tons of new words that I never heard before.
I am sharing the 2016 words included in the Merriam-Webster Open Dictionary so you won’t have those dancing question marks!
Accentophile: A person who enjoys foreign accents.
Belignorant: Of being belligerent and ignorant.
Breakfunch: A small meal eaten between breakfast and lunch.
C-suite: Executive officers of a business.
Concharge: To be in charge and in control.
Confungry: Confused and angry.
Definotly: Definitely not.
Equalist: A person who believes that all people are created equal regardless of race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, or general beliefs.
Fabulize: To make fabulous.
Gayborhood: A neighborhood where the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people live and/or work
Jokative: Causing laughter.
Mantrum: A man experiencing a tantrum.
Misophonia: An annoyance or anger by the sound of someone eating.
Niblings: A person’s nieces and nephews.
Prospiracy: A secret plan to do something beneficial for another person or group of people.
Qualitatious: Of good quality.
Shooista: A person very passionate about shoes.
Silent Generation: The generation born from the mid-1920s to the early 1940s.
Sillerious: Silly and serious.
Smellucination: An olfactory hallucination — the perception of a smell when there is no source for that smell.
Workstream: An area focus within a project.
Be the first in your circle to conversate using these words.