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allegoricism

allegoricism  n.— «“Isms” have long since become “wasms,” no longer capable of explaining the rapidly changing ideas and intentions of 20th-century art. Stephen Little’s Isms: Understanding Art… is, therefore...

bouncebackability

bouncebackability  n.— «But if there’s one quality that Dowie’s Palace team possesses it is great “bouncebackability.” In case you are not familiar with this particular neologism let me elucidate. The origins of the word are...

anaspora

anaspora  n.— «A professor in Hawaii, however, had given it the old college try. He terms it “anaspora.” “The stem for ‘diaspora’ is speirein, meaning to scatter, and the prefix dia means apart. An antonym for ‘diaspora’...

simnot

simnot  n.— «A new acronym can be added to the lexicon of neologisms that swamps education: Simnots. These are schools in most need of transformation; or will be when the package of measures to reform the comprehensive model of education...

impire

impire  n.— «The European Union is too weak, too diverse, too inward-looking; in a rather ugly neologism, [Niall Ferguson] dubs the EU an “impire” rather than a potential “empire.” » —“An Oxford Scot at King...

katastroika

katastroika  n.— «The threats in the region from AIDS and other epidemics are potentially dire. Prophecies are always hazardous, but in the former Soviet Bloc, the outlook for the next few decades is perhaps best characterized by a Russian...