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zeteophobia

zeteophobia  n.— «So, what’s zeteophobia? It’s a “coined term” by noted psychologist and Stanford University professor John Krumboltz and means ‘a fear of career planning.’ Among many key ideas he offered, the optimal solution...

Ghostbusters law

Ghostbusters law  n.— «Connecticut has enacted legislation, sometimes referred to as a “Ghostbusters law,” that exempts sellers and their agents from having to voluntarily disclose deaths on the property, and might even cover...

respant

respant  n.— «Do not be what the word “patient” implies, a submissive sufferer. Be what I call a “respant,” a responsible participant, in your care.» —“To combat surgical errors, ‘team’ needs to stay...

tocco

tocco  v.— «The nickname, pronounced like “taco,” is a combination of the words “took” and “hocked” and means taking something without permission—but not quite stealing. Sullivan said his father got the...

phoneslaughter

phoneslaughter  n.— «Connecticut, New York, New Jersey and the District of Columbia have banned the use of handheld cell phones across their entire jurisdictions. Illinois, Massachusetts, New Mexico, Ohio and Pennsylvania allow...

suitcase college

suitcase college  n.— «Dr. Pinkham said Connecticut had been one scene of the operations [of ] “suitcase colleges and vendors of harlequin diplomas.”» —“Nation Menaced by “Mountebank” Medical...