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@: informal way of responding to, challenging, or disparaging the claim or opinion of (someone)—usually used in the phrase "don’t @ me".

a-eastell (prep.): at, in, or to the east of. Cf. "awestell".

agric (adj. and n.): of, relating to, or used in agriculture; = agricultural (adj.). Now chiefly West African.

all-dressed (adj.): denoting food, esp. pizza, that has been prepared with all of the offered toppings, spices, condiments etc.

amenitize (v.): transitive. To make something more pleasant or attractive. In later use: to equip (a house, area, etc.) with amenities.

anaerobic digester (n.): a sealed, oxygen-free tank designed for the digestion of sewage or other organic waste by anaerobic microorganisms.

anti-Semiticism (n.): prejudice, hostility, or discrimination towards Jewish people on religious, cultural, or ethnic grounds; = anti-Semiticism (n.).

ASMR (accrnym): autonomous sensory meridian response—is a pleasant tingling sensation that originates on the back of the scalp and often spreads to the neck and upper spine, that occurs in some people in response to a stimulus (such as a particular kind of sound or movement), and that tends to have a calming effect.

assault rifle (n.): originally U.S. A rifle designed for military use that is capable of both automatic and semi-automatic fire, is loaded by means of a magazine.

assault weapon (n.): a weapon designed for use in a large-scale military assault, esp. one used to attack a fortified or well-defended location. Now rare.

awedde (adj.): overcome with anger, madness or distress; insane, mentally disturbed.

awe-inspiringly (adv.): so impressively, spectacularly or formidably as to arouse or inspire awe.

awel (n.): any of various types of hook or hooked instrument; esp. one used as an instrument of torture.

Awendaw (n.): also with lower-case inital. In the cuisine of the south-eastern United States, especially South Carolina: a type of soft, moist cornbread.

awesomesauce (adj.): extremely good, excellent. (opposite: weak sauce)

awestell (prep.): at, in, or to the west of. Cf. "a-west (prep.)" and "a-eastell (prep.)".

awfulize (v.): intransitive. To class as awful or terrible, rare.

awfy (adj.): terrible, dreadful; remarkable or notable.

awfy (adv.): as simple intensive: very, exceedingly, extremely.

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