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Verschlimmbessern - when one tries to improve a situation but ends up only making it worse.
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loxism - (white supremacist ideology [slang]) Hatred of (non-Jewish) whites by Jews. Derived from lox: Salmon cured in brine and then smoked in low temperature so that the flesh remains uncooked [a food popular among Jewish people].
3 years ago by JasonCarswell to /s/Terminology from en.wiktionary.org
Catawampus - 1) Out of alignment, in disarray or disorder: crooked, askew; 2) Diagonally; 3) Utterly; 4) A fierce imaginary animal, a bogeyman; 5) Fierce, destructive.
Tendentious - 1) Having a tendency; written or spoken with a partisan, biased or prejudiced purpose, especially a controversial one. 2) Implicitly or explicitly slanted
Brobdingnagian - 1) Of or pertaining to Brobdingnag (A fictional country inhabited by giants, which appears in Jonathan Swift's Gulliver's Travels); 2) Enormous, huge, far larger than is customary for such a thing; Antonym: Lilliputian
After 15-20 years with Bittersweet Seeds as title of my epic story, I'd never looked it up. Today I learned that "bittersweet" is a pinkish-orange colour (#FE6F5E), the name of a plant of a similar hue, _Celastrus orbiculatus_, a family of clams, and nightshade.
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duping delight - The pleasure of being able to manipulate someone, often made visible to others by flashing a smile at an inappropriate moment.
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crisis actor - 1) A person employed to portray a disaster victim during emergency drills. 2) According to certain conspiracy theories, a person secretly employed to act out the role of a victim or family member as part of a mass shooting or other crisis that has actually been staged.
moulage - The art of applying mock injuries for the purpose of training medical or military personnel.