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Words You Should Know 2013

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The most influential words and phrases of 2013!

Every day, hundreds of new words join our vocabulary, whether they're scientific creations, cultural terms, or politically and historically charged additions. With Words You Should Know 2013, you will not only be able to keep up with the changing language, but also discover how these important concepts will impact your life in 2013. This book reveals the origins, usage, and influence of 201 brand-new expressions, including:

  • Gaia mission: a European Space Association project that will map out the galaxy
  • Cash mob: a spinoff of a flash mob, this group of shoppers descends upon an establishment with the idea that they will all spend a collectively agreed-upon sum in order to stimulate the local economy
  • Babymoon: a short vacation an expecting couple takes to savor the simplicity of life before children
  • SkyVue: aiming to be the world's third-largest Ferris Wheel in the world, this 500-foot ride will be the newest addition to the Vegas skyline in 2013
From cyberespionage and gendercide to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch and aerostats, Words You Should Know 2013 presents you with words and phrases that will define your way of life this year.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Dedication
  4. Contents
  5. Introduction
  6. # & numbers
    1. #waywire
    2. & other stories
    3. 2012 DA14 asteroid
    4. 3-D printing
    5. 4-D
  7. A & B
    1. Advanced LIGO
    2. ADzero
    3. aerostats
    4. Aha
    5. amazeballs
    6. Anthropocene
    7. anti-austerity movement
    8. anticipointment
    9. Apple iTV
    10. Aquarius Reef Base
    11. Areva
    12. Army Retention Initiative
    13. -athon
    14. attachment parenting
    15. B612 Sentinel
    16. babesiosis
    17. babymoon
    18. balkanize
    19. beervana
    20. Belviq
    21. Big Data
    22. bioartificial
    23. biometric ATMs
    24. BMW i
    25. brandalism
    26. breakover
    27. bridesman/groomsmaid
  8. C, D, E, & F
    1. Candy Bar Calorie Max
    2. carbon capture
    3. cash mob
    4. cashtags
    5. Chagas disease
    6. Chang’e-3 mission
    7. cisgender
    8. CIVETS
    9. cloud computing
    10. connected viewer
    11. Coral World Park
    12. craftermath
    13. cray
    14. crowdfunding
    15. cyber-
    16. cyberespionage
    17. dark-matter detector
    18. derecho
    19. digital pills
    20. Digital Public Library of America
    21. double-dip recession
    22. Ekso
    23. El Bulli
    24. ermahgerd
    25. EVEN Hotels
    26. e-waste
    27. Excalibur Almaz
    28. exergames
    29. Facebook depression
    30. Facebook phone
    31. fanboy/fangirl
    32. farm to fork
    33. fifth screen
    34. fiscal cliff
    35. Flame
    36. flash feast
    37. floordrobe
    38. FOMO
    39. foraged
    40. fracking
    41. fuel cell
  9. G, H, & I
    1. GAIA mission
    2. -geddon
    3. gendercide
    4. Generation Debt
    5. GENI
    6. geoengineering
    7. gesture-control technology
    8. Godello
    9. Google Fiber
    10. Google Lunar X-Prize
    11. graphene
    12. gravity tractor
    13. Great Pacific Garbage Patch
    14. GreenGT H2
    15. Grexit
    16. grey babies
    17. grey divorce
    18. growth hacker
    19. gTLDs
    20. guayule
    21. Gulf Coast Project
    22. hack
    23. hacker hostel
    24. hacktivist
    25. hen
    26. HI-SEAS
    27. humblebrag
    28. ifttt
    29. inbox zero
    30. Intermediate eXperimental Vehicle
    31. i-SODOG
    32. ISRO Mars Mission
  10. J, K, & L
    1. jamming
    2. kidsick
    3. Kunstkammer Vienna Museum
    4. laser ablation
    5. LightSail Energy
    6. LimbIC
    7. Lipstick Effect
    8. LiquiGlide
    9. locaflor
    10. Lufa Farms
  11. M & N
    1. MaKey MaKey
    2. mancession/hecovery
    3. manimony
    4. marine drone
    5. Mars One
    6. MAVEN
    7. MEG 4.0
    8. merroir
    9. miCoach
    10. microplastic
    11. Microsoft Surface
    12. Milkomeda galaxy
    13. mullet dress
    14. myelodysplastic syndrome
    15. Nautilus Minerals
    16. Next-Generation Identification
    17. night market
    18. Nomiku
  12. O, P, Q, & R
    1. oblication
    2. ocean acidification
    3. offline dating
    4. OpenROV
    5. Operation Twist
    6. Orion Capsule
    7. PANSTARRS comet
    8. parklet
    9. Perla gas field
    10. personhood
    11. pexted
    12. phantom vibrations
    13. Phoenix
    14. pink slime
    15. plastic bag ban
    16. Play-A-Grill
    17. -pocalypse
    18. Project Glass
    19. Qmilch
    20. Remote Rover Experiment
    21. Revolt
    22. root to leaf
    23. rotation curation
  13. S, T, & U
    1. Sagittarius A*
    2. Scannebago
    3. Sensastep
    4. Shackleton Epic
    5. showrooming
    6. Sky City
    7. SkyVue
    8. slacktivist
    9. smart clothes
    10. smart grid
    11. smishing
    12. solar storm
    13. Sorkinism
    14. Space Adventures
    15. SpaceX
    16. spoofing
    17. strain paint
    18. supersonic inflatable decelerators
    19. Tactus Technology
    20. tanorexic
    21. taxmageddon
    22. therapeutic hypothermia
    23. thinspiration
    24. tidal energy
    25. -tourism
    26. Tupac Katari
    27. undergrounding
    28. Urbano Progresso
    29. U.S. Ignite
  14. V, W, X, Y, & Z
    1. vacationary
    2. VASIMR
    3. VB6
    4. Venus In-Situ Explorer
    5. vertical farming
    6. Virgin Galactic
    7. weed pass
    8. Wheat Belly Diet
    9. white fanging
    10. wide-view device
    11. WikiCells
    12. World Baseball Classic
    13. XCOR Aerospace
    14. X-points
    15. yogurt wars
    16. -zilla
  15. About the Author
  16. Copyright