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Paragone

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: parəgôn

Sentence: Just when they were needed most the aging quarterback’s legendary comeback abilities were paragone.

Etymology: paragon (a person or thing regarded as a perfect example of a particular quality) + gone (no longer present; departed)

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Reliefragile

Created by: splendiction

Pronunciation: really fragile

Sentence: Sandra spent most of her time on tenterhooks as steward of the women’s shelter relief kitchen. Lately, she had become reliefragile in her personal affairs as well. It was a relief for her to lean on the pillars around her for support.

Etymology: From the words relief and fragile.

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COMMENTS:

Slendid!!!! Splediction :) - abrakadeborah, 2009-05-08: 05:25:00

Ooops SPLENDID*....dang where's the spell check LOL! It's way to late and I'm way too tired....after 5 am here...(I'm a night owl) - abrakadeborah, 2009-05-08: 05:27:00

Thanks abrakadeborah! - splendiction, 2009-05-08: 18:25:00

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Fragmentia

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: fragmənshə

Sentence: Alan has an unusual approach to stress. First he will fall apart, go into a tizzy, disintegrate. Then he will conveniently forget that it ever happened. His friends call it fragmentia. They aren't sure which is worse, the cyclone of chaos that occurs first or being ignored afterward.

Etymology: fragment (break or cause to break into fragments) + dementia (a chronic or persistent disorder of the mental processes caused by brain disease or injury and marked by memory disorders, personality changes, and impaired reasoning)

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Quitessential

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: kwit-uh-sen-shuhl

Sentence: Marsha assumed that the owner's manual had a typo when it described her new computer as quitessential. Not so. All too often, when she was at a crucial juncture in a tabulation, it would just quit. She wouldn't even get the dreaded blue screen, just a few Chinese-looking Kanji characters and a shutdown. When she had the characters translated, they said "I have a headache, goodnight". So much for buying a cheap PC from the back of a van.

Etymology: quit (of the pure and essential essence of something) + essential (absolutely necessary; indispensable)

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Fethrend

Created by: tigress

Pronunciation:

Sentence: My fethrend dentist has an appointment available whenever I don't need him.

Etymology: fair weather friend

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Crapitulate

Created by: emdeejay

Pronunciation: crap IT you late

Sentence: It was the last straw. Jenny did not care if it was Dennis or his phone that was crapitulating this time, but she was going to emancimate him. He was a Broke Down Engine, and ain't got no drivin' wheel!

Etymology: Crap: somewhat vulgar universal noun used to refer to something that's substandard (this crap phone has crapped out again!). Capitulate: To give up or in, usually at an inopportune moment. Emancimate: see Monday's verbotomy.

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COMMENTS:

You crap it late if on short notice too! - dochanne, 2009-05-07: 03:44:00

hyperborean Many of the words today are creative, but very few stick to the definition. Yours does, and it also works with the cartoon AND the Dylan theme! You've got my vote! - hyperborean, 2009-05-07: 23:30:00

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Mismefunktion

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: mis me funk shun

Sentence: Every time her family had a get together, Velma's husband, Harry, would mismefunktion and she'd end up going alone. One time it was migraines, another he'd have to work late or another time his gout was too bad. It really came down to 2 things...he did not like her family and he had a mistress who had a wide screen tv.

Etymology: Misfunction (fail to function or function improperly); Function (a social event)& Me (Myself) & Funk (a state of nervous depression)

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Voilater

Created by: ankur

Pronunciation: voi-later

Sentence: he again proved to be a voilater by not turning up to take his friend for his(friend's) appointment with the dentist. my cellphone is doing a "voilater" again, i have to make a call and i cant find it...

Etymology: voila = word used by magicians when they make something disappear.. so... voilater = who / which disappears..

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Autodislovation

Created by: chuzzlechamp

Pronunciation:

Sentence:

Etymology:

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Focusbrokeus

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: fo-kus-bro-kus

Sentence: Even though he was a prolific writer, Bob was unbelieveably ADHD to the point where he couldn't keep a relationship because his mind and his boot heels would go wanderin' all the time. Alice would try to talk to him, but he would get a faraway look in his eye and she knew he was off in some mental magic swiriling ship and not really with her. The day he forgot that he was supposed to be going to see her and instead spent the entire day dancing with a corner street musician she had enough and sent him packing. When asked about the sad ending of their relationship she would quietly explain, "Focusbrokeus."

Etymology: focus: attention to a particular point or detail, have a direction in life + broke: broken + us

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COMMENTS:

excellent - galwaywegian, 2009-05-07: 08:43:00

magic, even :-) - emdeejay, 2009-05-07: 19:51:00

Love it... - Nosila, 2009-05-07: 21:43:00

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-05-07: 00:01:01
Today's definition was suggested by abrakadeborah , who was wondering why some people break their promises, and by Bob Dylan's answer in song "Everything is Broken" ~ James

abrakadeborah - 2009-05-07: 03:14:00
WOW James thanks a LOT for using my definition and cartoon was great too :) Deb :)~

abrakadeborah - 2009-05-07: 04:20:00
NoJokingitisallbroken...is my word James~ ! I really enjoyed making up my word and sentence for this one the most of any one I've written! Along with Bob Dylan's music. He is SO PROFOUND :) People breaking their word of honor,the economy,poverty,the government...all need to be repaired...

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-05-07: 07:08:00
Broken cutters, broken saws,
Broken buckles, broken laws,
Broken bodies, broken bones,
Broken voices on broken phones.
Take a deep breath, feel like you're chokin',
Everything is broken.
Bob Dylan
See: http://www.bobdylan.com/songs/everything-is-broken. ~ James

mrskellyscl mrskellyscl - 2009-05-07: 08:09:00
Depressing. In the words of one of my favorite gurus, "Quitcherbitchin and get off your butt and fix it."

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-05-07: 14:22:00
I like "Quitcherbitchin." A great verboticism. ~ James

abrakadeborah - 2009-05-08: 05:20:00
Yes! James~ so much in the world is broken...but how many are willing to attempt to repair OR put forth the effort to make a difference...very few. Bob Dylan is so PROFOUND in his lyrics! YOU James made me slow down and get deep into listening to Dylan! So thank you~ :)

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-11-19: 00:10:00
Today's definition was suggested by abrakadeborah. Thank you abrakadeborah. ~ James

'What do mean you're canceling our date'

DEFINITION: n. Something, or someone, that/who always seems to break or fall apart, just when you need it/them the most. v. To fall apart just when you need to get it together.

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