Merriam-Webster's Words of the Year for 2012

Published: Dec 05 2012 11:53:59 AM EST

Merriam-Webster has released its words of the year. This year there is a tie for number one. The list reflects the interests and attitudes of visitors from around the world to Merriam-Webster.com and is determined by the volume of user look-ups on that site. What do you think is at number one?

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