Tergiversate This rare word was chosen to represent because it described so much of the world around us. From our Word of the Year announcement:. Racial identity also held a lot of debate inafter Rachel Dolezal, a white woman presenting herself as a black woman, said she identified as biracial or transracial. Identity Fluidity of identity was a huge theme in Our Word of the Year in reflected the many facets of identity that surfaced that year.
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A History: Dictionary.com’s Word of the Year
Here's what we had to say about exposure in From the pervading sense of vulnerability surrounding Ebola to the visibility into acts of crime or misconduct that ignited critical conversations about race, gender, and violence, various senses of exposure were out in the open this year. If we do, then we are all complicit. Here's an excerpt from our Word of the Year announcement in Inwe selected xenophobia as our Word of the Year. Here's an excerpt from our release that year that gives a pretty good explanation for our choice:. Our Word of the Year was exposurewhich highlighted the year's Ebola virus outbreak, shocking acts of violence both abroad and in the US, and widespread theft of personal information.