New Word Monday Archive #1

| September 16, 2007
  • Portmanteau – A word that fuses two or more words or word parts together, to give a combined meaning, formed by both sounds and meaning. Spoon and Fork = Spork, Technological and Literati= Technorati.
  • Capricious – Subject to whim, impulsive and unpredictable. Determined by chance, impulse, or whim, rather than by necessity.
  • Obfuscate –  To make obscure or unclear. To make so confused or opaque as to be difficult to perceive or understand.
  • Arbitrage – The nearly simultaneous purchase of a good or asset in one market where the price is low, and sale of the same good or asset in another market where the price is higher.
  • Ubiquitous – Existing or being everywhere, especially at the same time; such as: ubiquitous fog.
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