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'Surreal' Declared Merriam-Webster's 2016 Word of the Year

In a word, 2016 was "surreal." Surreal, meaning "marked by the intense irrational reality of a dream" was looked up so much by online users that Merriam-Webster on Monday dubbed it the 2016 word of the year. Surreal joined the Oxford English Dictionary's "post-truth" and Dictionary.com's "xenophobia" as top words of the year. "Our word of the year is one that people came back to over and over again in response to several events,...

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