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"Post-truth" declared word of the year by Oxford Dictionaries

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    The 2016 shortlist
    • Adulting - The practice of behaving in a way characteristic of a responsible adult, especially the accomplishment of mundane but necessary tasks
    • Alt-right - An ideological grouping associated with extreme conservative or reactionary viewpoints, characterized by a rejection of mainstream politics and by the use of online media to disseminate deliberately controversial content
    • Brexiteer - A person who is in favour of the UK withdrawing from the European Union
    • Chatbot - A computer program designed to simulate conversation with human users, especially over the internet
    • Coulrophobia - Extreme or irrational fear of clowns
    • Glass cliff - Used with reference to a situation in which a woman or member of a minority group ascends to a leadership position in challenging circumstances where the risk of failure is high
    • Hygge - A quality of cosiness and comfortable conviviality that engenders a feeling of contentment or well-being, regarded as a defining characteristic of Danish culture
    • Latinx - A person of Latin American origin or descent, used as a gender-neutral or non-binary alternative to Latino or Latina
    • Woke - Originally in African-American usage meaning alert to injustice in society, especially racism
     

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