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Can you name the Oxford English Dictionary Words (or Phrases) of the Year?

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2013A photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically one taken with a smartphone or webcam and uploaded to a social media website
2012A situation that has been comprehensively mismanaged, characterized by a string of blunders and miscalculations
2011The section of society regarded as particularly affected by inflation, wage freezes, and cuts in public spending during a time of economic difficulty, consisting principally of those people on low or middle incomes (phrase)
2010A concept whereby a significant amount of responsibility for the running of a society is devolved to local communities and volunteers (phrase)
2009Something which is very easy to achieve (Hint: Meerkat)
2008A sudden sharp reduction in the availability of money or credit from banks and other lenders (phrase)
2007The amount of carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere as a result of the activities of a particular individual, organization, or community (phrase)
2006British slang term meaning to feel concern about or interest in something (Hint: Lauren Cooper)
2005A puzzle in which players insert the numbers one to nine into a grid consisting of nine squares subdivided into a further nine smaller squares in such a way that every number appears once in each horizontal line, vertical line, and square
2004A young lower-class person typified by brash and loutish behaviour and the wearing of (real or imitation) designer clothes

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