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moe

moe  n.— «Moe is a new word, roughly two years old. Its meaning is tough to pin down. Essentially, it suggests the strong emotional connection otaku feel with their favorite characters. “In 2003,” says a think tank analyst...

unk-unk

unk-unk  n.— «Many phrases, in fact, were culled from books and movies that depict imaginary space battles and often describe “unk-unks”—the “unknown unknowns” that no one can predict but seem likely to occur...

big bath

big bath  n.— «Companies can use accounting tactics to make one quarter, or one year, look worse than it really was, often by putting aside reserves. This is called “the big bath.”» —“Recipes for cooking company books call...

cookie jar reserve

cookie jar reserve  n.— «Another way to doll up the books is the cookie-jar reserve. Companies can put aside a reserve of cash when times are good, then use it later.» —“Recipes for cooking company books call for various...

adrenalit

adrenalit  n.— «Atria Books coined a new word for Bell’s way with words: adrenalit, a novel containing “non-stop, high-energy, edge-of-your-seat action.”» —“Author to launch ‘Pirate’ credits PB” by Stephanie...

heartsink

heartsink  n.— «The patients that dismay me the most are the ones I see a lot whom I can’t help. We call them heartsink patients, for obvious reasons, and someone once reckoned that most partners in practice have about fifty heartsinks on...