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.
By Sarah Rodriguez