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cartelefe - (kar-tell-EFF-ay; n.) The head ("jefe") of a drug cartel. [From cartel + jefe Spanish for "chief."]

e.g., Angel Gutierrez is a cartelefe on Interpol's most wanted list. He's been running coca for decades.

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cartelio - (kar-TAY-lee-oh; n.) An employee or agent of a drug cartel, especially one of the higher ups.

e.g., Luis was a pathetic little dealer on Philly street corners, but he had dreams of moving up and becoming a cartelio---of course, all he managed to do was get in the way, so he's our guest in autopsy today.

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squat - "British: a house where people live without permission and without paying the owner."

e.g., "Where do you live?" "In a squat around the corner, 221B Baker Street."

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opinionata - Opinion, apparently.

e.g., "'It is a small, uh, opinionata [sic] that is getting blown thoroughly out of proportion,' Lark told Entertainment Tonight in November 2012. 'I have no stating reasons why anyone should worry about me. I mean, clearly I am a very strong, top-of-the-line, always-rising-to-it personage.' Um. If you say so."

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arkancide - Homicide, Arkansas style. Also used as a verb: to murder, Arkansas style.

e.g., "Hopefully this blows over before then, but they will still bus agitators in, or arkancide him."

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spewdodictionary - Unlike the pseudodictionary, the spewdodictioary is a blog reserved for rants. | In the hidden text at "two spaces after periods," I made a ytpo: "speudo--" instead of "pseudo--" as I keyed in "pseudodictionary." Within a few hours, there will be either a new blog or a new website: Spewdodictionary. I'll restrict what I upload to the site to rants. {Duplicate.}

e.g., I've been neglecting the Spewdodictionary for entirely too long now.

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cahoonies - Cojones: testicles.

e.g., "Cahoonies"? I like it. I'll put that spelling in my personal dictionary. | You lack the cahoonies to challenge Loretta on the ... matter.

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taxicab numbers - "The number 1729 is known as the Hardy Ramanujan number after a famous visit by Hardy to see Ramanujan at a hospital. In Hardy's words: 'I remember once going to see him when he was ill at Putney. I had ridden in taxi cab number 1729 and remarked that the number seemed to me rather a dull one, and that I hoped it was not an unfavorable omen. 'No,' he replied, 'it is a very interesting number; it is the smallest number expressible as the sum of two cubes in two different ways.' | "Immediately before this anecdote, Hardy quoted Littlewood as saying, 'Every positive integer was one of [Ramanujan's] personal friends.' | "The two different ways are 1729 = 13 + 123 = 93 + 103. | "Generalizations of this idea have created the notion of "taxicab numbers".

e.g., "Are those the only taxicab numbers you know, HD?" "Yes, they are. The first time I ever heard them spoken of was in the movie _The Man Who Knew Infinity_. I read the book several years ago, not too long after it came out, but I don't remember seeing the term in the book."

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trumplicate - To make something worse by association with Donald Trump.

e.g., The situation with North Korea has become trumplicated of late.

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grammatical angst - The discomfort experienced by language teachers when student confront them with a grammatical question they can't answer. Same as grammatical anxiety.

e.g., My French teacher had to leave the classroom in a fit of grammatical angst today when a smart aleck in the front row asked him something he couldn't answer.

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uselessability - The exact opposite of usability, often used when discussing the usability, or extreme lack of, usability in the interfaces to computer systems, web-services, etc.

e.g., The uselessability of this interface is simply unbelievable.

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bench - To be on the bench in someone's love life is analagous to being on the bench in sports -- you seldom if ever get to be in the big game.

e.g., "The love specialists suggested that people who believe they are being benched should instigate a meet up and if the person fails to turn up, it is a sign they are not worth your time."

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caucasophobia - Fear of Caucasians.

e.g., "He's incompetent by our standards, but not within the context of a course or department with no standards other than those governing the ability to intellectualize caucasophobia."

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listicle - A real word: "an article consisting of a series of items presented as a list."

e.g., "You guys, it happened: The government wrote a listicle, and I couldn't be prouder. Well technically The National Film Registry, which is part of the Library of Congress, released their annual list of 25 notable films. Every year, they name 25 films that are 'culturally, historically or aesthetically' important to see. The only rule is a movie must be at least 10 years old."

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toemometer - Pronounced "toe mom' ett er" and rhymes with thermometer for good reason. Some people are equipped with a toemometer, located in the big toe (and possibly other toes). Toemometers are used to check the water temperature in large bodies of water, such as swimming pools or lakes, while deciding if one should dive in. A variation of this gift is the "moomometer," located on some people's inside wrist, often used to check the proper temperature of bottled milk before serving to a baby.

e.g., To explain toemometers, consider this example. Joe dipped his toemometer into the swimming pool, then turned to his dad and said, "The water's fine, let's go swimming."

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mug puddle - The water captured on the bottoms of inverted cups located on the top shelf of the dishwasher, used to indicate the dish washing cycle is complete.

e.g., Pearl asked, "Hey, are the dishes clean in the dishwasher?" Earl answered, "I don't know. Are there any mug puddles on the coffee cups? If so, the dishes are clean."

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scrinch - To squeeze the eyes, purse the lips, and pinch the nose when upset about something.

e.g., He scrinched his face in response to being disturbed by his sister.

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