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Answers to the LOA Neologisms Contest

1. “commote” (to cause a commotion)F. Nathaniel Hawthorne
2. “x” (to delete or cross out) I. Wallace Stevens
3. “cocoon” (to swathe)N. Mark Twain
4. “belittle”K. Thomas Jefferson
5. “godforsaken”C. Ralph Waldo Emerson
6. “depersonalize” (to deprive of personality)D. James Russell Lowell
7. “whoop-de-do” (a bustle or fuss)H. William Faulkner
8. “A No. l” (first-class) O. James Fenimore Cooper
9. “blat” (to blurt out) L. William Dean Howells
10. “snivelization” (civilization as a cause of anxiety)G. Herman Melville
11. “blabbermouth”B. John Steinbeck
12. “harmonica”A. Benjamin Franklin
13. “honk” (both noun and verb)E. Henry David Thoreau
14. “hot cakes” (pancakes or griddle cakes)J. William Penn
15. “squat” (nothing)M. Zora Neale Hurston
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