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Frankenstorm- noun
a very large and dangerous storm formed by a combination of storms; in particular, a combined storm formed when a hurricane encounters other winter storms
Sandy is forecast to combine with two other storms in the coming days, creating what the weather service has called a “Frankenstorm”.

Exurb - noun
the region just outside the suburbs of a city, usually where middle class or rich people live
The 16 acre ... site is located in Exton, Chester County, a rapidly developing exurb on the outskirts of Philadelphia.

perfervid - adjective
showing extreme and intense emotions
Between ... a trial and an annual look-alike contest, surely Hemingway, a perfervid admirer of 'grace under pressure' would choose the trial.

filler - noun
(also dermal filler) a substance injected into the face to remove wrinkles
All three of these fillers are good for treating the laugh lines.
in linguistics, a sound or word used to fill a gap in speech
Jill Wagner, a linguist at Temple University in Philadelphia, recently published a study that found filler words to be beneficial.

Gangnam style - noun
a hit single and video featuring the South Korean rapper PSY and his very personal dance style. The video has been very widely imitated, by political leaders among others
A humanoid robot that may someday evolve into a fearless firefighter aboard U.S. Navy warships has become infected with the “Gangnam Style” dancing virus.

Source: http://www.macmillandictionary.com/open-dictionary

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