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corporati

corporati  n.pl.— «This elite was originally a landed aristocracy, but since the late 17th century it has increasingly been a capitalist elite—those who own the means of production. Today it is the corporati—the CEO’s, board members and...

dead-ender

dead-ender  n.— «In only their first step into the New American Century, they have been famously blind-sided by a rabble of dead-enders in Iraq. They promised our boys and girls nothing but garlands and cheers by the populace, which turned...

decruit

decruit  v.— «Dismissals, retrenchment and the like are so 20th century, notes reader Kevin Ryan. The latest corporate buzz word according to Forbes magazine is “decruiting”—defined as getting rid of those surplus senior...

pickled punk

pickled punk  n.— «I found out that in early-to-mid-20th century America, stillborn babies and aborted human fetuses, placed in glass jars full of formaldehyde, were a profitable business. The life of the unborn was protected by law...

skiamorph

skiamorph  n.— «I wouldn’t call anything with a text interpreter “modern.” It has been clear for more than a quarter of a century that the text interpreter is an unnecessary skiamorph.» —“Re: New beginner in...

inurb

inurb  n.— «Older, close—in, inner suburbs-or “inurbs,” as Kirk calls them-began to vote Democratic in the 1990s, and the trend has continued into the new century.» —“A Congress of Mayors” by Fred...