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These words are all considered neologisms. The word 'neologism' comes from the Greek words for 'new' and 'speech'. It literally means a new phrase or word.
The name below the definition is the person or publication credited with coining the word or the modern use of the word.
Commonest English Words
To achieve complete understanding
Low paying, low skill employment
The entire telecommunications and computing network
A situation for which the only solution is denied by a circumstance inherent in the problem
Foolishly impractical especially in the pursuit of ideals
Miguel de Cervantes
Someone with naively excessive optimism
Eleanor H. Porter
Electromagnetic radiation with a wavelength of 0.01 to 10 nanometers
Object detection system utilizing radio waves
An amplification device that stimulates the emission of photons
A region of space-time where gravity prevents light from escaping
John A. Wheeler
An idea that spreads from person to person within a culture
A protein in misfolded form that causes other proteins to misfold too
Stanley B. Prusiner
An electroshock weapon
A fictional region used for travel faster than the speed of light
The branch of technology dealing with robots
A fictional photon based weapon
A fictional laser sword with a metal hilt
Drawing political boundaries for personal or party gain
The Boston Gazette
Negative attitudes towards or fear of persons who are gay, lesbian or bisexual
Unorganized and uncontrolled development, particularly in the Los Angeles area
Trying to make political advertising look like grass-roots support
A middle class woman with school aged children
Susan B. Casey
States that typically or currently support a political party or candidate
A product with smooth curves, bright colors and no sharp objects
Steven Skov Holt
A work (often book or movie) whose plot precedes that of an earlier, related work
The moment when a television show irreparably declines in quality
A diary-like website of daily or periodic entries
Something intuitively known without reliance on external evidence
Kneeling on one knee in prayer, with head on fist, in an unusual or unexpected place
A customizable, instantly recognizable, quoted or misquoted phrase that can be used in an entirely open array of different variants
Acceptable, permissible, used correctly
David S. Cohen
To make something larger
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