Merriam-Webster has announced some new additions to their dictionary. In fact, they've added more than 250 new words that they feel warrant a spot in the English vernacular. Here are some of the new words:

sriracha—the pungent hot pepper sauce now appearing on even diner counters where only ketchup formerly reigned—and another spicy (and

froyo- another word for Frozen Yogurt that you can now "officially" use.

troll-  meaning "to harass, criticize, or antagonize (someone) especially by provocatively disparaging or mocking public statements, postings, or acts."

ransomware-  malware that requires the victim to pay a ransom to access encrypted files.

pregame - an informal verb meaning "to begin drinking alcohol before an event or activity (such as a party or a night out)."

front - used informally to mean "to assume a fake or false personality to conceal one's true identity and character."

dog whistle - It began, of course, as something only for canines, but in political contexts it now refers to an expression or statement with a secondary meaning that only a particular group of people is intended to understand.

alt-right -a right-wing, primarily online political movement or grouping based in the U.S. whose members reject mainstream conservative politics and espouse extremist beliefs and policies typically centered on ideas of white nationalism.

These are just some of the words you will now see in the dictionary. To see more additions and hear from Merriam-Webster visit their website.

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