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blad

noun: A promotional flier or a book extract packaged to showcase and promote a book.

larp

noun: A role-playing game in which participants assume various characters and use costumes and props. verb intr.: 1. To play such a …

hazmat

noun: Dangerous material, for example, something toxic, explosive, or inflammable. adjective: Relating to hazardous material.

flak

noun: 1. Severe criticism. 2. Anti-aircraft fire.

retcon

noun: The introduction of new information to give a different interpretation of an established storyline. verb tr.: To revise a storyline in …

phonophobia

noun: 1. A fear of or intolerance of loud sounds. 2. A hypersensitivity to sound. 3. An aversion to the sound of …

gamesmanship

noun: 1. The use of legal, but unethical, tactics in a contest. For example, psychological intimidation, manipulation, distraction, etc. 2. The use …

lawfare

noun: The use of the legal system to overwhelm an opponent.

misophonia

noun: An intolerance of certain sounds, such as chewing, slurping, etc.

fertigation

noun: The application of fertilizer by adding it to the water in an irrigation system.

frizzle

verb intr.: To make a sizzling or sputtering noise. verb tr.: To fry until crisp or curled.

selectorate

noun: A smaller group of people, as opposed to the general population, involved in picking a person, especially for a political position.

shrinkflation

noun: The practice of reducing the size of products while selling at the same price.

Barmecide

noun: One giving only the illusion of abundance or some benefits.

Overton window

noun: The range of beliefs, attitudes, etc., considered acceptable at any given time.

ritzy

adjective: Stylish, glamorous, elegant, fashionable, etc., especially in an ostentatious manner.

Copernican

adjective: 1. Very important; radically different; paradigm shifting. 2. Relating to Copernicus or his theory that the earth rotates on its axis …

surly

adjective: 1. Rude; sullen; unfriendly. 2. Ominous or dismal (used for weather, clouds, sky, ocean, etc.)

decarbonize

verb tr., intr.: 1. To reduce or remove carbon emissions by curtailing the use of fossil fuels. verb tr.: 2. To remove …

hipster

noun: One whose interests in clothing, music, etc., tend to be outside the mainstream, especially in a self-conscious way.

jaunty

adjective: 1. Stylish. 2. Lively; self-confident.