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heatiness

heatiness  n.— «Eating mangosteens can counter the “heatiness” of durians. Fact: Once again, Dr Zainal said there is no scientific evidence to support this.» —“Prickly heat” by Teo Pau Lin Straits...

hikikomori

hikikomori  n.— «In fact, as many as a million young men—mostly teenagers, but increasingly older men as well—suffer from what is known here as hikikomori. It’s a condition in which they seclude themselves in their rooms for weeks at a...

brodie

brodie  n.— «Spying a largish dirt lot off the road, B. turned into it and began whipping brodies in the lot. (For the uninitiated, this is making your car spin in circles fast.) This teenage tradition probably has a little to do with the...

smile

smile  n.— «A reference to the common shape of a graph of at- or out-of-the-money put and call implied volatilities for options with a common expiration date. The name comes from the fact that the furthest out of the money options...

writethru

writethru  n.— «In wire service parlance, a “writethru” is a new version of an existing news story that updates, clarifies, adds context and corrects mistakes of fact or syntax, even down to the lowly comma.» —“Writing...

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