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Oxford Dictionary's quirky word update ends in a lovefest

CROSSWORD fans, this is your chance to get ahead of the competition by learning the meaning of the latest additions to the Oxford Dictionary.

Here is a selection of some the newest additions to the dictionary:

  • Superfruit: Fruits considered to be particularly beneficial
  • Aquafaba: A substitute for egg whites used in vegan cooking, with a name that translates from Latin to 'water-bean'.
  • Ras-el-hanout: A spice mix used in North African cooking which can contain up to 30 spices including cumin, coriander seeds, chilli, ginger, turmeric, cinnamon, and cardamom.
  • Climate refugees: Used for people forced to leave their home due to the effects of climate change rendering it unsafe or uninhabitable.
  • Negawatts: A unit of energy saved due to conservation efforts
  • Flyboarding: Where a person travels through the air using a board propelled by jets of water.
  • Skitch: A blend of skate or ski and hitch, and is the dangerous activity of hitching onto a vehicle while riding a bike or skateboard so as to travel at greater speeds.
  • Fitspiration (or fitspo): The blend of fit and inspiration and is used to refer to a person or thing that motivates you to improve your fitness.
  • Sausage fest: An event at which the majority of guests are male.
  • Hackfest: An event dedicated to sharing information about computer programming. 
  • Gorefest: A film, book, or video game involving a great deal of violence or bloodshed.
  • Haterade: A blend of the word hater and the name of the sports drink Gatorade. It's used to refer to excessive criticism.
  • Lovefest: Probably the best choice of fest at this time because it's violence-free.

By the way, remember a 'Kodak moment'? Well it's now a video selfie.

Our thanks to Oxford Dictionaries for chestbumping its new additions with us.


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