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The Top Words of 2010

Merriam-Websters Dictionary
Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary

The fine folks at Merriam-Webster have released their LIST OF THE TOP WORDS FOR 2010.

The list is based on the popularity of word searches done on the website, as an indicator of how popular the words are in general usage.  Merriam-Webster has found that the more often an unusual word’s definition is searched for on their site, the more prevalent the word happens to be in recent news and event coverage.

The top ten words of 2010 are:

  1. austerity
  2. pragmatic
  3. moratorium
  4. socialism
  5. bigot
  6. doppelganger
  7. shellacking
  8. ebullient
  9. dissident
  10. furtive