New words are constantly slipping into our vocabulary. Let’s see how many of these you can define without looking them up. Give yourself 5 points for each correct answer and an additional 25 points for the bonus entry. Answers are at the end of this post.
snervous (adjective–5 points)
mansplain (verb–5 points)
Squatch (noun–5 points)
glamp (verb–5 points)
cray-cray (noun–5 points)
demonym (noun–5 points)
Chiweenie (noun–5 points)
subtweet (noun–5 points)
aquafaba (noun–5 points)
schneid (noun–5 points)
onboarding (noun–5 points)
ghost (verb–5 points)
noob (noun–5 points)
bitcoin (noun–5 points)
facepalm (verb–5 points)
word salad (noun–25 points)
snervous: to be scared and nervous at the same time
mansplain: to explain something to a woman in a condescending way
Squatch: nickname for Sasquatch
glamp: to camp with with amenities not usually found in the wild
cray-cray: anything that seems crazy
demonym: a word used to denote a person who is from or inhabits a particular place (Sooner, Hoosier)
Chiweenie: cross between a Chihauhau and a dachshund
subtweet: term for a mocking or critical tweet that alludes to another Twitter user (often without directly mentioning the user’s name)
aquafaba: the liquid that results when beans are cooked in water
schneid: a losing streak
onboarding: the act of orienting and training a new employee
ghost: to abruptly cut off contact with someone by not accepting phone calls, instant messages, etc.
noob: a person who recently started a new activity
bitcoin: a digital currency created for use in peer-to-peer online transactions
(I admit, I still don’t “totally” understand how bitcoining works.)
facepalm: to cover one’s face with the hand as an expression of embarrassment, dismay, or exasperation
Word salad: a string of empty, incoherent, unintelligible, or nonsensical words or comments
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