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Nonce words, coined for the occasion

When Amazon founder Jeff Bezos wrote a blog post accusing the National Enquirer of attempting to extort him over sexually explicit photos, people had questions. Many of these questions were about his vocabulary. 

Merriam-Webster reported that searches for “apoplectic” were up 1,300 percent after Mr. means “angry enough to trigger an – a heart attack or stroke.” Pretty angry, in other words.)

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