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2018's words of the year

With several dictionaries having selected their "words of the year" for 2018, check out which words rose to the top this year.

Merriam-Webster adds 840 new words

No need to study this month to increase your vocabulary. Merriam-Webster added 840 new words to the dictionary -- and chances are, you probably know many of them.

'Dumpster fire' is now in the dictionary

You've seen it hundreds of times in your social media feeds. A never-ending GIF of a dumpster, on fire, in reference to some ongoing, seemingly chronic calamity: a sport team's awful season, a tech firm's catastrophic product launch, a presidential candidate's chaotic campaign.