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For those looking to expand their vocabulary…

Not sure what to do on your next staycation? You could try the latest acai diet with a frenemy. Or put on some reggaeton and update your vlog. Maybe watch the latest Webisode on green-collar workers’ efforts to reduce their carbon footprints.

If this leaves you scratching your head, you can now turn to the dictionary. Merriam-Webster Inc. has added these and over 100 additional entries to its latest edition.

Other new words include:

Earmark: a provision in Congressional legislation that allocates a specified amount of money for a specific project, program, or organization.

Locavore: one who eats foods grown locally whenever possible.

Missalette: a shortened form of a missal published periodically for congregational use.

Sock puppet: a false online identity used for deceptive purposes.

Waterboarding: an interrogation technique in which water is forced into a detainee’s mouth and nose so as to induce the sensation of drowning.

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By Sarah Rodriguez

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