New Words

(these words have become a part of the English language over recent years)

1. The mélange (collection of things of different kinds) of mass media within an area.
2. The various images, sounds, and programs presented by the mass media.
A word or phrase that results from a mishearing of something said or sung.
The grassroots political activists who communicate via the internet; especially, by blogs.
To alter a digital image with computer software.
A bioactive plant-derived compound, as resveratrol, associated with positive health effects.
A program of music or conversation made available in digital format for automatic download over the internet.
The practice of presenting oneself as someone else in order to obtain private information.
A racetrack where slot machines are available for gamblers.
To give someone a gift that was previously received from another person or people.
1. Having or being an interest rate that is higher than a prime rate and is extended especially to low-income borrowers.
2. Extending or obtaining a subprime loan.

A classification of borrowers with a tarnished or limited credit history. Lenders will use a credit scoring system to determine which loans a borrower may qualify for.

Subprime loans carry more credit risk, and as such, will carry higher interest rates as well.

Occasionally some borrowers might be classified as subprime despite having a good credit history because the borrowers have elected not to provide verification of income or any assets in the loan application process.

A motorcycle race held in a stadium on a dirt track.
A thick Japanese noodle made from wheat flour and usually served in a soup.
A live online educational presentation during which participating viewers can submit questions and comments.
Hawaiian for "quick" which is extended to mean a web site that allows visitors to make changes, contributions, or corrections.