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The lexicographers at Oxford Dictionaries keep watch on our collective neology and select a word—or words–of the year: a…

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Word of the day vicarious
Pronunciation: vəˈkerēəs
adjective
experienced in the imagination through another person's feelings…

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The Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year 2014: runners-up

 

Choosing the Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year is a task that begins almost as soon as the previous year’s word is announced.…