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The word 'definition' in a dictionary
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The online dictionary Dictionary.com added a number of popular words culled from headlines and social media. Can you define them?

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What does "ghosting" mean?

Per Dictionary.com, ghosting refers to the practice of suddenly ending all contact with a person without explanation, especially in a romantic relationship.

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If something is "lamestream," what is it?

Dictionary.com defines "lamestream" as noting or relating to traditional print and broadcast media, when regarded as lacking the fairness, creativity, etc., of independent online news sources.

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Intersectionality
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What concepts does "intersectionality" refer to?

As defined by Dictionary.com, insectionality is the theory that the overlap of various social identities — such as race, gender, sexuality and class — contributes to the specific type of systemic oppression and discrimination experienced by an individual.

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What is a "deso"?

Dictionary.com defines deso as a shorthand name for the designated driver.

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If you have a "hot take," what do you have?

Dictionary.com defines a "hot take" as a superficially researched and hastily written journalistic piece, online post, etc., that presents opinions as facts and is often moralistic.

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What does "woke" mean?

According to Dictionary.com, being woke refers to being actively aware of systemic injustices and prejudices, especially those related to civil and human rights.

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Define "ze."

Dictionary.com defines "ze" as occasionally used with a singular indefinite pronoun or singular noun antecedent in place of the definite masculine "he" or the definite feminine "she."

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What in the world is "al desko"?

Dictionary.com defines "al desko" as eating at one's desk in an office.

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