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A Post-Enron Lexicon for Wall Street


Much has changed in the financial world in the last few years. A three-and-a half-year bear market, corporate scandals, and technology's relentless march have left their mark -- and changed Wall Street's vocabulary. The recently published Webster's New World Finance and Investment Dictionary -- the first ever from Webster -- reflects those changes, with such additions as "Enronitis," "Wi-Fi," "digital piracy," and "special-purpose vehicle" to the financial lexicon.

Dictionary author Barbara J. Etzel hasn't limited her scope. She defines severa


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