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Sapiosexual without the sexual connotation

I have been hearing the word "sapiosexual" referring to a person attracted to another because of the mental abilities, but attracted not in a sexual way, and I believe "sapiosexual" isn't the most ...
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Is there a word for the “love of one's own handwriting”?

I sometimes just want to write something because I like to see my beautiful handwriting. Is there a word for love of one's own handwriting?
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One who loves science

Would I be off base if I suggested (or created) the word "sciophile"? Meaning "one who loves science".
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What is a good word for the permission of a complementary state of affairs?

Suppose that it is permitted to do not-p. What would be a good word for characterising p? Would it be reasonable to say that p is "contramitted"? Could we, alternatively, perhaps say that p is "...
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Is 'verse' (or a homonym of 'verse') another word for 'versus'?

I have heard a television news figure say what sounds like verse when it seems he means to say versus. Is this an alternate pronunciation, or is it a different word? If it's a different word, what is ...
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A word to describe a couple conjoined at the earbud

Considering how common it is, I would think that we need to create a word for a couple that is conjoined at the earbuds, as in I couldn't find an appropriate word in the Urban Dictionary.
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A word to describe “political buyer's remorse”

Recent numbers show 2.1 million people in the UK have signed a petition to “do over” the Brexit Referendum. Interestingly, since the Referendum the Google question “What is the EU?” showed more hits ...
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Is it brexiteer or brexiter?

The recent facts about the so called Brexit has generated new terms like brexiteer: (politics) Someone who supports Brexit, the United Kingdom's exit from the European Union. Wiktionary ...
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Are there any real-world examples of malamanteau?

I know that Randall (from xkcd) invented this word as a joke, but now I'm wondering. Are there any examples of real words that are "A portmanteau created by incorrectly combining a malapropism with a ...
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What is the name of the era for Queen Elizabeth II?

Given the Elizabethan era and the Victorian era, and the duration of Queen Elizabeth II's reign of Great Britain, it seems likely that there will be an era named for her. What is that name? Is there ...
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What does “uber-word” mean?

This question came up at Is "act like a mensch" too localized for ELU readers (U.S. and/or British English)? Uber-word came up in this exchange: English has always welcomed foreign ...