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overtraining syndrome

overtraining syndrome  n.— «Though it seems innocuous, overtraining isn’t just a matter of having overdone things in a workout or two. It is, instead, a recognized illness (known formally as “overtraining syndrome” by the growing cadre of...

solastalgia

solastalgia  n.—Gloss: a form of homesickness you get when you are still at home; feeling wistful as though an environment has changed around you. «Albrecht has given this syndrome an evocative name: solastalgia. It’s a mashup of the roots...

scaracter

scaracter  n.—Gloss: an actor at a Halloween-themed amusement park or haunted house. Note: From scare + ch(ar)acter. «“I absolutely love Halloween.”…Once he learned about Scarowinds, he immediately signed on to interview for a...

red light syndrome

red light syndrome  n.— «The “red light” syndrome: It is awfully easy to fall in love with the camera and work hard to get as many interviews as possible. Unfortunately, in American TV the way to get lots of “air...

black robe syndrome

black robe syndrome  n.— «I hope that I don’t forget all the things I’ve learned, what I like and don’t like in a judge. I hope I don’t get the black robe syndrome, where you suddenly think you’re a little smarter, because you’re not...