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While “post-truth” was Oxford Dictionaries word of the year, “surreal” was Merriam-Webster’s 2016 word of the year. Defined by the dictionary as “marked by the intense irrational reality of a dream,” “surreal” is a relatively new word in English, having been first included in the dictionary in 1967.

Never before have so many people felt compelled to look it up on their dictionary as they did in 2016. Terrorist attacks in Brussels and Nice and the attempted coup in Turkey were the tragic events that led to a spike in the numbers looking up the word. But the largest spike was after the US election in November.

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