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Unusual words:

gladiohydrocracy, n.

A system of government based on strange women lying in ponds distributing swords.

Unusual definitions:

debrief, v.

  1. (intransitive) to take off one's own underpants.
  2. (transitive) to take off someone else's underpants.

"The agent was thoroughly debriefed upon return from his assignment."

Words that don't exist but should:

animous, adj.

(of a judicial opinion) divided.

"The Supreme Court's animous decision was the subject of great controversy."

postpare, vt.

(of a meeting, lecture; educational material; etc.) (in analogy to "prepare") to do further work on at a later time, typically shortly after: e.g. to rethink, to reread, to consolidate notes, to look up additional information, to summarize, to collate, to inform interested third parties, etc. Related, but not synonymous, to: to debrief; to wrap up, to finish; to do a post-portem of.

"The professor cautioned the students that it was very important to prepare as well as postpare the lecture's content each week."
"My boss asked me to postpare our Monday morning kick-off meeting by summarizing the salient points and emailing them to the team."

seanconner, v.

to push for or demand independence.

seanconnery, n.

(from "seanconner") the state or act of seanconnering.

"This is the kind of Scottish seanconnery up with which we will not put." — David Cameron

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