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Monday, December 19, 2005

Top Ten Words

Posted by on December 19 at 13:27 PM

If 2005’s most popular Yahoo searches depressed the hell out of you, you can at least take comfort in the fact that people who look things up in the dictionary are clearly reading the papers and following current events—if not quite understanding what’s going on.

The highly revealing list of the most popular words on Merriam-Webster Online for 2005:

1) integrity

2) refugee

3) contempt

4) filibuster

5) insipid

6) tsunami

7) pandemic

8) conclave

9) levee

10) inept