Oxford Dictionaries has chosen the word that best describes 2016

Donald Trump.
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The Oxford Dictionaries dubbed "post-truth" its international word of the year, The Guardian reports:

Defined by the dictionary as an adjective "relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief," editors said that use of the term "post-truth" had increased by around 2,000 percent in 2016 compared to last year. The spike in usage, it said, is "in the context of the EU referendum in the United Kingdom and the presidential election in the United States." [The Guardian]

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