The Best Non-TV Trivia Question of the Day. What Do the Following Words Have In Common? Furtive, Dissent, Ebullient, Shellacking, Doppelganger, Bigot, Socialism, Moratorium, Pragmatic and Austerity

Dec 21, 2010  •  Post A Comment

This one isn’t really obvious. What do the words in our headline have in common?

They are the ten most looked-up words on the website of the Merriam-Webster dictionary (Merriam-Webster.com) this year, reports the New York Post. The headline lists them in reverse order, with "furtive" being No. 10 and "austerity" being No. 1.

According to the Merriam-Webster site, here are the top words of the year since 2003, which was the first year the site started tracking what words users were searching:

2009: Admonish
2008: Bailout
2007: w00t [No, this isn't a typo. Click here to see Merriam-Webster's explanation of this word]
2006: Truthiness
2005: Integrity
2004: Blog
2003: Democracy

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