New words – 9 January 2016

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breadcrumber noun [C] UK /ˈbred.krʌməʳ/ US /ˈbred.krʌmɚ/
someone who contacts another person very infrequently

For anyone who’s ever dated, or maintained any kind of relationship in the digital age, you have probably known a breadcrumber. They communicate via sporadic non-committal, but repeated messages – or breadcrumbs – that are just enough to keep you wondering but not enough to seal the deal (whatever that deal may be.)
[New York Times 10 July 2016]

inconvenience fee noun [C] UK /ˌɪn.kənˈviː.ni.əns.fiː/ US /ˌɪn.kənˈviː.n.jəns.fiː/
an amount of money paid to make up for causing someone problems or trouble

Mariah Carey is demanding a $50 million dollar inconvenience fee from her ex-fiancé James Packer. Now that the couple has broken up, Mariah feels as though she wasted her time with the Australian businessman and wants to be compensated for the time she lost.
[www.celebdirtylaundry.com 31 October 2016]

sleep divorce noun [U] UK /ˈsliːp.dɪ.vɔːs/ US /ˈsliːp.dɪ.vɔːrs/
an arrangement where a couple chooses to sleep in separate beds or bedrooms

Relationship counsellor Dr Nandini Roy says, “I’ve seen many women and men say that though they love their partners a lot, sometimes they … would love to sleep separately. To keep your relationship going, you should consider sleep divorce whenever you feel the need to sleep alone.”
[The Times of India 23 March 2016]

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  4. Aman Tesfalem

    In every 96 minutesor more(unsure) always a one new word add to the language(English).
    I have read the new words twice,they make sense,they have strong meaning.

  5. Aman Tesfalem

    In every 96 minutes or more(unsure) always a one new word add to the language(English).
    I have read the new words twice,they make sense,in my view they have strong meaning.

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