Noun. An assemblage of demons. Slavery..unless it had been now and then checked, would have transformed the earth ere now into a demonagerie. – Tait’s Edinburgh Magazine, XV p 433 … Continue Reading ⇒


Noun. A government ruled by the wind. From the Greek for wind, anemo.   Such is the miserable and precarious state of an anemocracy, of a people who put their … Continue Reading ⇒


Verb. Schedule. Also common is past tense: skedded. MPTF protest rally skedded for monday. – Deadline Hollywood Daily This word caught me off-guard when I first read it. I had never … Continue Reading ⇒

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