Oxford's 2012 words of the year

Published: Nov 13 2012 11:16:46 AM EST   Updated On: Nov 13 2012 11:27:53 AM EST

Check out this year's word of the year by Oxford American Dictionary, as well as other contenders and past winners.

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  • U.S. invasion of Panama, 1989

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    On this day: December 20

    The Louisiana Purchase is completed, South Carolina secedes from the U.S., Edison demonstrates his incandescent light, Elvis gets drafted, and the U.S. invades Panama, all on this day.