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poly

poly  n.— «Many polyamorous people, who call themselves “polys,” liken their emergence to the struggle by gays and lesbians for equal rights, “coming out” as poly in a society prejudiced against their lifestyle...

spokesweasel

spokesweasel  n.— «To put it simply, and with no intention of being a generational spokesweasel, just pay back the debts and we’ll do the rest. That’s just about the only political issue that we seem to agree about here.» —“Re: A...

fladry

fladry  n.pl.— «The necessity for developing safe and humane methods of livetrapping wolves, especially for researching wolves in Europe, is discussed. The use and success of nets and fladry are examined as alternative trapping techniques...

intactivist

intactivist  n.— «Despite a study presented last month at the Third International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Pathogenesis and Treatment in Rio de Janeiro showing that male circumcision can reduce HIV infection rates among sexually...

agnotology

agnotology  n.— «Professors Londa Schiebinger and Robert Proctor seek papers for the preparation of a volume introducing a new theoretical perspective and methodology—agnotology, the cultural production of ignorance—into interdisciplinary...

bug

bug  n.— «The lottery is a poor man’s game. Its operators are the slummers of the gambling industry. There are, of course, exceptions. Society women play the “bug,” as the numbers game is called in Atlanta.…Atlanta...