One way to remember a year is through the vocabulary it left behind. Mitt Romney’s campaign redefined not just a beloved childhood toy, but also a now-infamous percentage of the electorate. A meningitis scandal shone a light on a once-obscure kind of pharmacy. A hurricane in New York hinted at ever more destructive storms.
A 2012 dictionary (abridged)
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