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Shrivelous

Top verboticism of the day created by galwaywegian

DEFINITION: v. To insist on helping someone solve a problem only to make it worse... much worse. n. The satisfaction that comes from knowing you have done your best to help someone, even if it did not turn out as well as expected.

Pronunciation: sshhhhh riv yul us

Sentence: Her attempts to make him feel comfortable about his non-performance by means of a powerpoint presentation may have been chivalrous in her mind, but it was shrivelous in his

Etymology: chivalrous shrivel

Created by: galwaywegian.

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"Like a frightened turtle," as Jerry (Seinfeld) says - Jabberwocky, 2009-02-02: 10:39:00

Very creative combo! Great sentence and verbotomy! - silveryaspen, 2009-02-02: 16:21:00

Hilarious! She needs to take him to Viagra Falls! - Nosila, 2009-02-02: 20:04:00

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Exasserbate: /ex ass er bait (verb part of definition). ex ass per a shun (noun part of definition)./ Sebasstion did try as hard ass anyone to help, but mostly his efforts exasserbate any situation. Everyone, including Sebasstion, was always left in a state of complete exassperation. Etymology: ASS, EXACERBATE, EXASPERATE. ///Ass - offensive term for any upsetting and irritating person. Exacerbate - to make any a bad situation worse. Exasperation - feeling frustrated and angry, because an unpleasant condition or feeling, was made even worse. Created by: silveryaspen.
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Good combination of words. - kateinkorea, 2009-02-02: 10:54:00

excellent - Jabberwocky, 2009-02-02: 16:25:00

right on - mweinmann, 2009-02-02: 17:16:00

Sassy word! - Nosila, 2009-02-02: 20:06:00

Sanctifizzle: /SANGK-tuh-FIZ-uhl/ Despite his best intentions Bob often stultifyingly sanctifizzled, turning mundane moments into sempiternal sagas of stress for others. Etymology: Blend of SANCT, saint: informal, a person who always acts with great kindness towards others. < L sānctus sacred, adj; sancīre to consecrate, equiv. to sanc- (akin to sacer sacred. OE sanct. & FIZZLE: Informal, to fail ignominiously after a good start; a failure, fiasco; Created by: OZZIEBOB.
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mrskellyscl Indestructive: /in-de-struc-tive/ Jim was indestructive whenever he decided to help his kids with their homework. Eventually, his wife forbade him to speak to them until they were finished. Etymology: instructive: conveying knowledge, enlightening + destructive: detrimental, causing harm Created by: mrskellyscl.
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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-02-02: 00:01:01
Today's definition was suggested by metrohumanx. Thank you metrohumanx. ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-08-17: 00:05:00
Today's definition was suggested by metrohumanx. Thank you metrohumanx. ~ James

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