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Jan 12, 2000
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grok
frabjous
galumph
hobbit
newspeak
bandersnatch
doublethink

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galumph

(guh-LUMF) Pronunciation Sound Clip RealAudio

verb intr.: To move clumsily or heavily.

[Coined by Lewis Carroll in 1871 in his novel Through the Looking Glass. A blend of gallop + triumph.]

"When it was announced that this galumphing vehicle was moving from screen to stage, insiders shook their heads in disbelief."
David Benedict; Colourful Animal Magic That Just Saves the Show; Independent (London, UK); Jul 15, 1998.

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