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Bluster In a year known for the Occupy movement and what became known as the Arab Spring, our lexicographers chose bluster as their Word of the Year for Meanwhile, many Americans continue to face change in their homes, bank accounts and jobs.

Fear of the "other" was a huge theme infrom Brexit to President Donald Trump's campaign rhetoric. Here's an excerpt from our Word of the Year announcement in Only time will tell if the latest wave of change Americans voted for in the midterm elections will result in a negative or positive outcome.

Despite being chosen as the Word of the Year, xenophobia is not to be celebrated. But, the term still held a lot of weight. Things don't get less serious in Xenophobia Inwe selected xenophobia as our Word of the Year. From the pervading sense of vulnerability surrounding Ebola to the visibility into acts of crime or misconduct that ignited critical conversations about race, gender, and violence, various senses of exposure were out in the open this year.

From our Word of the Year announcement: We must not let this continue to be the norm. Our Word of the Year in reflected the many facets of identity that surfaced that year. If we do, then we are all complicit.

In the past two years, has there been enough change? Unlike inchange was no longer a campaign slogan.

Change It wasn't trendyfunny, nor was it coined on Twitterbut we thought change told a real story about how our users defined Has there been too much?

Tergiversate means "to change repeatedly one's attitude or opinions with respect to a cause, subject, etc. Our choice for Word of the Year is as much about what is visible as it is about what is not.

Racial identity also held a lot of debate inafter Rachel Dolezal, a white woman presenting herself as a black woman, said she identified as biracial or transracial. Identity Fluidity of identity was a huge theme in And so, we named tergiversate the Word of the Year.