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OHT

OHT  n.— «I was rather proud of the fact that I studied English Literature and would have loved to go beyond my Masters. English….Mr. X seemed surprised or perhaps shocked.…My ire knew no bounds. I had to drop loaded phrases...

doolie

doolie  n.— «During basic, “doolies”—a term for freshmen that comes from a Greek word for slave—are not allowed any outside contact except for letters and one phone call halfway through.» —“‘Basic’ advice right at...

pneumanaut

pneumanaut  n.— «In a world dominated by the power found in material things, Christians must reclaim the reality and power of the spirit, renowned futurist Leonard Sweet said in twin lectures yesterday and today here. He even coined a new...

Ecozoic

Ecozoic n. an (imaginary) era in the future when humans live in harmony with nature and the Earth. Also adj. Etymological Note: This term was popularized and probably coined by Thomas Berry. From Greek oikos ‘house’ + zoikos ‘of animals.’ (source:...

veisalgia

veisalgia n. a hangover. Etymological Note: Norwegian kveis ‘uneasiness following debauchery’ + Greek algia ‘pain.” This word was coined by the authors of the first cite. There may be a double-entendre in the word kveis, as it is also a word...

veisalgia

veisalgia  n.— «In a 2000 journal article, Wiese and co-authors coined a term for such hangovers: veisalgia, from the Norwegian word kveis, meaning “uneasiness following debauchery,” and algia, Greek for pain.» —“Hangover...