Definition: (noun) A newly invented word or phrase. Synonyms: coinage. Usage: Neologisms are often coined when people begin using newly released technology. Discuss
contagion Definition: (noun) The communication of an attitude or emotional state among a number of people. Synonyms: infection. Usage: Arobin caught the contagion of excitement which drew him to Edna like a magnet. Discuss
mondegreen noun: A word or phrase resulting from mishearing a word or phrase, especially in song lyrics.
decennium Definition: (noun) A period of 10 years. Synonyms: decade. Usage: The past decennium has seen many technological advances, but I sometimes wonder if humanity would have been better off without them. Discuss
epigram Definition: (noun) A witty, often paradoxical remark, concisely expressed. Synonyms: quip. Usage: These gentlemen were obliged to be civil in public, yet they cut at each other with epigrams that were as sharp as razors. Discuss