More words I like

Some recent additions to the list of words that I like or somehow find interesting. (The whole list is up to 5961 lines.)

fill device (cryptography)
zeroize (cryptography)
yachtie (Aus.)
phlegmatization
teacake (adj.) [Holly]
mille-feuille
exercised : excited by; worried by
claqueur : professional fans for theatre
D.F.D.ers : “down for the day” (Rockaway slang)
johnnycake
yellowcake
tsundoku : (Japanese) buying books and not reading them
sidehilling
pootling
poodling [my coinage]
perambulating [Rachel]
netball [Sam]
TSCM : technical surveillance countermeasures
YAAL : you are a lawyer
stabby
lamington : (Aus.) dessert
Pavlova : Aus/NZ dessert
yalla (Arabic) [probably via Cybèle]
crackers (mad)
crash back : emergency stop by a ship
fir wave [Julia]
curglaff
with squirrel : pregnant
Euclidian zoning
Inverted Jenny (metaphorically) [mine]
POSSE : “Publish (on your) Own Site, Syndicate Elsewhere”
Cyclovia
banner drop
Washington Monument Syndrome
scrutineer (job)
outside plant (telecom)
inside plant (telecom)
Cook’s Tour : “a guided but cursory tour of the major features of a place or area”
moonglade (DARE “he diffused and lengthened reflection of moonlight on water. [esp NEng]”)
three minute rule (navigation)
six minute rule (navigation)
kissing cousin
Fnu Lnu
beamforming (radio, radar)
etaoin shrdlu
raft (otters, collective noun)
dek (deck)
heavy (a person, a thug)
gunsel (not what it sounds like!!!)
master stream (firefighting)
graving dock
red-sauce joint
bus plunge story
data diode
control city (highway signage)
madman
dot mils : military personnel on attachment, of uncertain affiliation [coined by C]
witch ball
cleft stick
incorporated (Constitutional law)
batter’s eye (part of a baseball field)
fregola
manic pixie dream girl [via Elena]
repressive apparatus (Marxist) [man at coffeeshop, warmly]
quieting : n.; in submarine design, measures to make boats less noisy
NORC : naturally occurring retirement community
cultural script
spotting : moving train cars, planes, vehicles
divulge
brown spirits
pre-prandial
onboarding
blag
scarper (rhyming slang)
Selkirk Hurdle
vigilance
shed load (n.) : a huge amount of stuff
shed load (v.) : for electrical utilities, to cut power use
everyfink (London pronunciation)
devops
bushytail : squirrel
Tourist-American
black-bag job
conversational snow [Capital Weather Gang]
binning : (electronics) sorting finished components by performance
fuckwit
le Noël Américain : Thanksgiving, in at least one Parisien’s slang
P.G.P. (preferred gender pronoun)
fatberg
cobb wharf
saddle (support for streetcar track)
Afpak
thousand-leggers [woman at Creative Mornings]
snowfalling : fancying up a story like NYT “Snowfall” [my coinage?]
spotter card (UK police)
moonglade (DARE: “the diffused and lengthened reflection of moonlight on water. [esp NEng]”)
dispreferred [Rebecca]
hack : v., to drive a cab
hack : n., a cab (older?)
fruit of the poisonous tree
crush load
drey : squirrel nest
expressions (i.e. variations on a theme)
expression : version of a liquor
dry stone wall
ADU : auxiliary dwelling unit
frisky
yield rate (college admissions)
backhouse
shadow factory
metes and bounds
dark web, the
line (cryptanalysis)
plates : (film) still photos used for backdrops
knock-on effects (UK)

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