Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year by ToporoffS

Champion(s):

RautY
The machines are winning

DoyleE
Oscar Wilde said, "One's real life is so often the life that one does not lead." I should've been the one to get to say that.


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Quiz Description

Guess each WOTY from its definition.

Full Results:

Rank Player Total %ile 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Money Value (% Incorrect): 89 99 83 71 99 83 89 18 89 71 24 83
1 RautY 372 94 00
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1 DoyleE 372 94 15
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3 KosmanJ 336 85 00
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4 Bup 280 79 15
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5 gaufqwi 274 73 00
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6 GNatural 268 67 00
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7 StahlhutJ 185 61 00
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8 HightB 158 47 00
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8 TheLuggage 158 47 00
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8 IvixorB 158 47 00
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8 Steve 158 47 00
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12 BringMoreLegos 125 32 00
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13 AdamKing 119 26 00
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14 PipkeR 33 20 00
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15 SaferMR 30 14 00
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16 ArunH 0 5 00
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16 DouglasLovesVixey 0 5 00
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Questions:

Used loosely to mean “reject” (2010, US)

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refudiate

Social group consisting of people whose income is too low to support them comfortably but not low enough to exempt them from higher tax rates or qualify for government assistance (2011, UK)

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squeezed middle

Circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief (2016)

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post-truth

A person or thing that initially inspires delight on social media but is soon revealed to have a distasteful or repugnant past (2017, shortlist)

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Milkshake Duck

Used to convey that something is very straightforward (2009, UK)

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simples

U+1F602 (2015)

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laughing/tears of joy emoji

The practice of making adjustments to a vehicle or using driving techniques that will maximize the vehicle's fuel economy (2008, US)

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hypermiling

Alert to injustice in society, especially racism (2016, shortlist)

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woke

A situation that has been comprehensively mismanaged (2012, UK)

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omnishambles

A significant cultural, political, or social change arising from the actions or influence of young people (2017)

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youthquake

A person whose diet consists only or principally of locally grown or produced food (2007)

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locavore

A quality of cosiness and comfortable conviviality that engenders a feeling of contentment or well-being (2016, shortlist)

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hygge