check out the new words for 2016 published in the Merriam-Webster Open DictioaryHave 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.

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