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'I don't think that I can take it!'

DEFINITION: n., The deep feeling of despair, pain, and swelling need for revenge, which occurs when someone thoughtlessly trashes one of your pet projects. v., To cry out at the injustice of it all, especially if it is someone else's fault.

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Grievenge

Created by: logarithm

Pronunciation: grih-vehnj

Sentence: Jean decided to take her grievengeful blog down today when she realised that she actually overreacted to the entire situation.

Etymology: 1) Grievance: a resentment strong enough to justify retaliation. 2) Revenge: action taken in return for an injury or offense.

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Jean's grievengeful blog has been taken down today by the administrator after much complaint received from the readers and subjects in her blog. - logarithm, 2008-11-25: 02:17:00

Whoops! Is there a way we can delete wrong comments? - logarithm, 2008-11-25: 02:21:00

metrohumanx I don't think so. My comments pop up in the strangest places.... - metrohumanx, 2008-11-25: 10:05:00

Hahah... I noticed that too... :-) - logarithm, 2008-11-25: 18:35:00

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Naggerpression

Created by: purpleman

Pronunciation: nag/er/press/tion

Sentence: i lost the air bags to my car because last night someone stole them, now im in a great naggerpression

Etymology: nagging/depression

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Strongly emotional verboticism! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-06: 07:28:00

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Retriblabtion

thegoatisbad

Created by: thegoatisbad

Pronunciation: re-tre-blab-shen

Sentence: It became easier and easier for Kimbery's co-workers to ignore her muttered retriblabtion. "At first you learn how to anticipate how she will deflect responsibility; then you learn to ignore her" Said Zinnia. Kimberly responded as expected: "Oh, she would say that. She hasn't been having to deal with what I go through on a daily basis. She wouldn't be able to handle it."

Etymology: retribution (repayment) + blab (excessive talk)

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Sorrowl

zrotv

Created by: zrotv

Pronunciation: sŭ'roul

Sentence: When Jenny discovered that none of her data had been backed up before the catastrophic system failure, she let out a deep, guttural sorrowl which could be heard echoing throughout the neighborhood. David heard the cry penetrating his walls, almost a block away, and wondered if perhaps there was a birthing bovine somewhere in the area.

Etymology: SORROW (Mental suffering or pain caused by injury, loss, or despair.) + HOWL (To utter or emit a long, mournful, plaintive sound)

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Blament

Created by: simoneshin

Pronunciation: blah-meant

Sentence:

Etymology: blame/lament

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I like your creation. Wish you had created a sentence with it. - silveryaspen, 2008-02-06: 16:38:00

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Desperadough

Created by: rombus

Pronunciation: des-per-ah-doh

Sentence: Betty had 92 batches of cookie dough in the freezer. She was so proud of her contribution to the Church Christmas Bazaar this year. They would bake some to sell and also sell dough there. She always came through with the most cookies and dough and was well known for her generousity. But this year, it was ruined....someone had unplugged the freezer while the basement remodeling was being done. Was it one of the remodelers? Was it her husband? She had worked herself into a desperation she had never before known, crying and wretching in despair and anger at the unkown person who had done this. In the distance, she heard some music and, wait, she heard the familiar voice of her husband. She strained to hear him as she fought back her tears......"Desperadough, won't you come to your senses".....

Etymology: This word is a blend of Desperate(of persons) dangerously reckless or violent as from urgency or despair; and the word Dough (Dough is a paste made out of any cereals (grains) or leguminous crops by mixing the flour with a small amount of water. This step is a precursor to making bread, pasta, noodles, pastry, cookies, and muffins.) Whew...

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metrohumanx You get my vote! Great sentence! - metrohumanx, 2008-11-25: 11:06:00

very funny - Jabberwocky, 2008-11-25: 11:10:00

Yesterday I had a desperadough ... I ran out of flour in the middle of making dough for a povitica. Like the song Desparado a lot ... guess what I'll be humming everytime I make dough! And think of you and this excellent word, rombus! - silveryaspen, 2008-11-25: 11:12:00

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Blamestorm

Created by: Magnetic

Pronunciation:

Sentence: When little timmy poked suzie's intricately constructed house of cards, it set of a blamestorm no one could have prepared for.

Etymology: Blame. Storm.

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Swengicry

Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: swenj-i-cry

Sentence: With hard-hearted jealousy, he fashed (found fault and trashed) every suggestion she had carefully prepared to present at the staff meeting. Eventually, she rose, stood facing him in deapiranguish, and with a great swengicry, "you spoilhater" she beat her fists upon his chest.

Etymology: Swelling with vengence as you cry out for justice ... swengicry

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Yikes - I think she's really upset - Jabberwocky, 2008-02-06: 13:16:00

Thanks Jabberwocky! My attempt at being overly dramatic worked! The expression and the fists in the cartoon were the inspiration for it! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-06: 15:57:00

nice hi five lol - purpleman, 2008-02-06: 19:58:00

You got It right! luv fashed & spoilhater too. Bravozulu! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-02-06: 21:13:00

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Emoterise

Created by: Dougalistic

Pronunciation: E-moat-er-eyes

Sentence: So cut my wrists and black my eyes. So I can fall asleep tonight, or die. Because you kill me. You know you do, you kill me well. You like it too, and I can tell. You never stop until my final breath is gone.' OMG I hate my life!! why am I emoterised!!!' .. Errr Sarah, it's just a nail..

Etymology: Emo - Short for 'emotional', also a genre of music which depicts death and pain and basically want to end your life music.

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Rude drivers, and careless ones on their cell phones, certainly emoterise this driver! I will certainly use this word, this way, a lot. Great creation! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-06: 07:36:00

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Countedcrossbitch

libertybelle

Created by: libertybelle

Pronunciation: kown-ted-kross-bich

Sentence: Fran turned into a real counted-cross-bitch when she saw that Jason used the emboridered towels she made to wipe off his greasy hands. How could he not see all the time she invested? How could he not know those towels were for display only?!

Etymology: counted cross stitch: a type of thread embroidery + bitch: a shrew or a complaint.

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didn't see this earlier - very good - Jabberwocky, 2008-02-06: 15:33:00

Laughed long and loud! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-06: 15:42:00

Very clever. Jason is lucky - next time he might be the one "embroided!" - OZZIEBOB, 2008-02-06: 16:18:00

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Neeblamme

Created by: sean30

Pronunciation: Nee-Blame-Me

Sentence: I didnt do anything wrong, so Neeblamme!!

Etymology: Nee - No/Dont, Blame - to point finger at another, Me - You

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Nema Problema! (my 'old country' ancestors who spoke borken English came up with 'nema problema') Their English-ized way of saying no problem. So your "neeblamme" brought back wonderful memories of my grandmother and her friends. Nice blend! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-06: 16:53:00

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Inrage

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: inˈrājd

Sentence: Josh became inraged when his adversary convinced the boss to pull the plug on the project he had spent years developing. To just about everybody his stoneface expression disguised the seething revenge he was plotting.

Etymology: in (enclosed or surrounded by something else) + enraged (make very angry)

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Simple but wonderfully appropriate and memorable! - silveryaspen, 2008-11-25: 11:48:00

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Hulkulation

DaddyNewt

Created by: DaddyNewt

Pronunciation: hul/kyoo/LAY/shun

Sentence: As bad as the howling and furniture breaking was, Harold's hulkulation reached new levels when he started throwing cars around.

Etymology: Hulk(me angry, me smash)+ ululation(a long loud emotional utterance)

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Recipatrocity

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: reh/si/pa/traw/sitee

Sentence: "All the sweet green icing flowing down" she wailed. "no matter that you look like Harry Potter, I demand recipatrocity" " "Also you'll have to pay for drycleaning because the green icing turned my yellow cotton dress blue."

Etymology: recipe + atrocity + reciprocity

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COMMENTS:

Excellent choice of three words then so cleverly blended! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-06: 07:15:00

great word and I don't even know Pat - galwaywegian, 2008-02-06: 07:43:00

Love the sentence; great word blend. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-02-06: 16:42:00

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Angsterdamnation

seniouxa13

Created by: seniouxa13

Pronunciation: angs-ter-dam-ney-shun

Sentence: Nooohh!! My boyfriend got my sister pregnant and they eloped to who-knows-where!! If I find them, they're going to experience my eternal angsterdamnation!!! *sniff* I'm going to write an emo poem now...

Etymology: From angst(having intense feelings of sadness and insecurity) and damnation(subjected to being damned)

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funny - Jabberwocky, 2008-02-06: 11:54:00

Dramatic sentence and word! Devilishly good! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-06: 15:46:00

No dutch comforthere! Intresting word;luv the sentence! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-02-06: 16:06:00

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Recipanguish

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: ress-eh-PANG-wish

Sentence: Felicity suffered a severe bout of recipanguish when her boyfriend Phillipe criticized her buffet by saying her teriyaki was yucky, her upside down cake looked right side up and her tarts were exceedingly bland.

Etymology: Blend of 'recipe' ( set of instructions for making something from various ingredients) and 'anguish' (extreme pain, distress, or anxiety)

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Blament

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: blāment

Sentence: Gerry*s office has little interest in solving problems. The workers seem to want to blament more than fix, point fingers more than point the way.

Etymology: blame (assign responsibility for a fault or wrong) + lament (a passionate expression of grief or sorrow)

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I blament the claim that severe earthquakes are caused by womens' immodesty! - splendiction, 2010-04-26: 22:10:00

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Hobbuse

Created by: Banky

Pronunciation: hawb-byoos

Sentence: Randall took a great deal of hobbuse from the other Hell's Angels because of his extensive scrapbooking, usually featuring his pomerdoodle Mitsi.

Etymology: hobby + abuse

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Humorously clever! Easy to say. Meaning immediately evident. Nice creation! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-06: 07:18:00

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Victimdictive

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: vik dim dik tiv

Sentence: Betty felt understandably victimdictive because the regrettable MacArthur Park incident gave a whole new meaning to the phrase "cake batter".

Etymology: victim (an unfortunate person who suffers from some adverse circumstance) & vindictive (revengeful)

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Nice strong verboticism that nailed the definition! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-06: 07:17:00

very nice - Jabberwocky, 2008-02-06: 11:52:00

good word! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-02-06: 16:51:00

Cheers,all! Nosila - Nosila, 2008-02-06: 18:59:00

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Sufferage

Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Suff-er-ayge

Sentence: Fiona had spent months on her self portrait, so when her partner came in out of the rain with his mansize brolly he unfortunately stabbed the painting with the pointed end as he as putting it down, leaving a large hole right through the forehead. Fiona gasped and then started to howl, the sufferage she was feeling was beyond words. She was so angry she didn't know whether to hit him with the offending object or throw her masterpiece out of the window.

Etymology: Suffer(be affected by, experience something bad or unpleasant) + Rage(uncontrollable anger, a desire for revenge)

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My vote goes to 'sufferage' for today. :-) - logarithm, 2008-11-25: 06:46:00

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Khaan

Created by: ErWenn

Pronunciation: /ˈkɑɑɑɑn/

Sentence: The power went out last night while I was halfway through an unsaved project, and I became so filled with khaan that I left a handprint on my mouse.

Etymology: 2008, from Khan Noonien Singh, character in the television series "Star Trek" (1967) and in the film "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan" (1982), whose name was famously screamed by Captain Kirk. Khan's first name is possibly coined from khan (n.), c.1400,

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Very unique and stunning in it's simplicity ... once I read the etymology ... I got it! Finally! Very unique! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-06: 07:38:00

Eponymic words, a great way to go! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-02-06: 16:32:00

Apparently I exceeded the character limit on the etymology here. And the sentence is absolutely true. Except that I really had only just started the project. And I didn't actually deform my mouse. And I guess I wasn't really all that upset either. - ErWenn, 2008-02-06: 23:19:00

I try to change it up every now and then. Only so much portmanteau I can take, so sometimes I try to coin words after people, conjugate or rearrange phrases (a la Mustang's "heartwrench"), or piece together a word from prefixes, roots, and suffixes (as in "necrohippoflict"). Sadly, I rarely get any votes when I do. - ErWenn, 2008-02-06: 23:22:00

Anyone have any other gimmicks that they use to construct words? - ErWenn, 2008-02-06: 23:23:00

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Ruinrage

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: roon-raje

Sentence: Andy was beside himself with ruinrage. Just as his toothpick model of the Eiffel Tower was almost complete, his neighbor burst into the den and knocked over the card table it rested on. Thousands of hours of work and 85,000,000 toothpicks flew around the room. As if by instinct, Andy went for his throat.

Etymology: Ruin (an irrecoverable state of devastation) + Rage (is a mental state that is one extreme of the intensity spectrum of anger)

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Wreckmyopusitis

Created by: dlxwdave

Pronunciation: reck-mai-oh-pus-itis

Sentence: I spend all my life building beautiful sandcastles, and all you do is send waves to give me wreckmyopusitis.

Etymology: wreck my + opus + itis

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A tongue twister - but a good one! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-02-06: 21:01:00

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Ubergrossenpisteoffdamyuangst

Created by: CanadianAndyCapp

Pronunciation: Uber-grossen-peest-off-dam-U-angst

Sentence: According to Sigmund Freud, the repeated exclamations of the German radio star Blaubuttle "Du dirtish gerotten schweinehunds, du hast totenknacked mich!" is a perfect example of Ubergrossenpisteoffdamyuangst

Etymology: Ubergrossen: (German) to be elevated. / Pisteoff: (Russian) a negative emotional state. / Damyu (Japanese) deep knee bends that cause pain. (See Tai Chi) / Angst: (German) A negative introspective feeling.

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Quite the longest verboticism I've seen! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-06: 15:37:00

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Despervengeance

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: des/per/ven/juhs/ns

Sentence: When Molly found out that her brother destroyed her science project, she went into a fit of desparvengeance, blindly trashing everything in his room.

Etymology: DESPERVENGEANCE - noun - from DESPERATION (recklessness arising from despair) + VENGEANCE (infliction of injury, harm, or humiliation, on a person as pay back)

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Ruevenge

Created by: jajsr

Pronunciation: Roo-vin-ge

Sentence: After Pete's flambe set off the sprinkling system, Carol's jello mold was ruined and she was overwhelmed with ruevenge.

Etymology: Combination of "rue" and "revenge"

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Projectdecry

Created by: bookowl

Pronunciation: pro/ject/dee/cry

Sentence: All he could do was projectdecry when his mother came to visit and carefully stored away all his lego pieces that had formerly been a perfectly replicated Mount Everest.

Etymology: project + decry + objectify

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Interesting choice of words to blend! bit of a tongue twister when you try to say it three times real fast! Unique! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-06: 16:44:00

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Yendeavourage

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: YEN-dev-Oh-RAGE

Sentence: Bob went into a yendeavourage when Roxie criticised his verboticism.

Etymology: YEN: yearning for something or to do something [syn: hankering, yen] ENDEAVOUR: a purposeful or industrious undertaking & RAGE:Especially, anger accompanied with raving; overmastering wrath; violent anger; fury.

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YEN: ENDEAVOUR: & RAGE - OZZIEBOB, 2008-11-25: 05:09:00

petaj I hardly dare leave a comment for fear of verboticritique - petaj, 2008-11-25: 06:36:00

Your word and etymology are so appropriate to the definition! Admire your way with words and envy how vast your vocabulary is! I think this every day, not just today. - silveryaspen, 2008-11-25: 11:20:00

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Despervengeance

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: des/per/ven/juhs/ns

Sentence: When Molly found out that her brother destroyed her science project, she went into a fit of despervengeance, blinding trashing everything in his room.

Etymology: desperation (despair) + vengeance

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nice very nice!!!!!!!!! - purpleman, 2008-02-06: 19:58:00

your welcome i made thee in first and if u see this tonight me getting desperst ti your class tomarow - purpleman, 2008-02-06: 19:59:00

lololololololololololololololololololololololololololololololololololololollolol - purpleman, 2008-02-06: 19:59:00

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Blundertaching

Created by: rikboyee

Pronunciation: blun-der-tay-king

Sentence: after i watched my house of cards tumble to the floor, i stared at my friend and let out the unmistakable sounds of my blundertaching

Etymology: undertaking, blunder, aching

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Great blending! Catchy creation! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-06: 07:25:00

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Countedcrossbitch

libertybelle

Created by: libertybelle

Pronunciation: cown-ted kross-bich

Sentence: After Jeff used Shelly's hand embroidered monogrammed to wipe up after fixing his motorcycle in the living room, he had to endure hours of her counted cross bitch. didn't he know that those towels were for decoration? How could he not see all the hours she put into each and every thread pull??

Etymology: counted cross stitch -a form of a craft + bitch also the word cross relays that a person is angry. This was my submission last time, too...

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terrific word - Jabberwocky, 2008-11-25: 11:12:00

Wickedly clever! - silveryaspen, 2008-11-25: 11:13:00

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Thwartitis

Created by: emdeejay

Pronunciation: thwart itis

Sentence: Jerome experienced acute thwartitis when his sand castle was struck by an errant beach ball

Etymology: From thwart, and itis (implying inflammation)

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Ficpugnetclam

Created by: roulouken331

Pronunciation: Fick- pug- net- clam

Sentence: I made my siter ficpugnetclam so much, when I ripped her favorite tulip paper, that my mother had to bring her to a therapist and priest to make her calm down.

Etymology: Fic- to make Pugn- fight et- and clam- cry out

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Recipatrocity

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: reh/si/pa/traw/sitee

Sentence: "All the sweet green icing flowing down" she wailed. "no matter that you look like Harry Potter, I demand recipatrocity" " "Also you'll have to pay for drycleaning because the green icing turned my yellow cotton dress blue."

Etymology: recipe + atrocity + reciprocity

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petaj Is that her father? She might go for recipatricidity - petaj, 2008-11-25: 06:44:00

great suggestion petaj - Jabberwocky, 2008-11-25: 11:09:00

Kitchen chemistry to cook up a neat word that very much captures the definition! - silveryaspen, 2008-11-25: 11:45:00

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Miseridiscardia

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: miz-er-e-diss-card-e-a

Sentence: Without so much as a second glance, Geraldine tossed the paper tole in the bin along with the newspapers to be recycled. It wasn't until her sister, crazed with miseridiscardia, came at her with a dagger and babbling about her cutouts that Geraldine realised what she had done.

Etymology: misericordia (a dagger used to give the death wound; mercy from wretched heart) + misery (wretchedness) + discard (throw away)

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metrohumanx Excellent word! I happen to live near Misericordia University. - metrohumanx, 2008-11-25: 10:00:00

metrohumanx I haven't seen many words derived from ancient armour terminology. Wow! - metrohumanx, 2008-11-25: 11:05:00

Miseridigscompany! - Nosila, 2008-11-26: 02:11:00

petaj you will think of the university in a whole new light now - petaj, 2008-11-26: 02:43:00

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Angstony

Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: angst uh nee

Sentence: Poor Tom Turkey. First of all, they were not out to get him a raw deal. They were out to "get him!" It was time to get a move on, before they could get a grip on him. Maybe if he could get across the creek, Tom Turkey might get ahead of them. With that in mind, he tried to make a fast get away. His pursuers decided to get down to it, and managed to get even with him. Quickly, hoping to get in on the act, one of his pursuers swung an axe. Tom did get a pain in the neck! Ordered to get if off his chest, feathers flew. Next he was forced to get the hang of it. But the ultimate pain of it all, came when poor Tom had to get cooking! Worst of all, he had no way to get back at them! Poor Tom, he suffered the angstony of it all!

Etymology: Angst and agony that make one ache for revenge!

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poor Tom - Jabberwocky, 2008-11-25: 11:11:00

Wattle he do next? Gobble up this news and accuse us of Fowl Play? - Nosila, 2008-11-25: 23:59:00

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Vexasperation

Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: /vek-zas-puh-rey-shun/

Sentence: Charlie had been painstakingly working on his replica F-14 Tomcat model airplane for months, but while he was away at school today, his little brother must have found it and tried to fly it. The model was now utterly ruined, and Charlie roared in vexasperation.

Etymology: vex - to torment or distress (from Latin, vexus "agitation") + exasperation - the state of being agitated or annoyed (from Latin, exasperatus "thoroughly irritated")

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Your add a letter to blend two words that are so appropriate to the definition almost made me give up before I started. Great create! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-06: 07:22:00

Good word! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-02-06: 16:51:00

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Bendeavor

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: ben dev or

Sentence: It was in MacArthur Park that Tira Misu found her stollen cake. She had risen early to bake it and oventually she had cooled it enough to be able to frost it. It had been on the table, near the open window and then it was gone. Someone had made it a bendeavor and now she would have to start all over. Retrieving her plate in the rain, with the soggy mess of a cake, Sally spied Duncan Hines in the bush. He used to be sweet on her, sent her flours and she had once been fondant of him. But now,like eggs, she wanted to be separated from him and she just wanted to beat him until creamy, batter him and pound him until he was Devil's Food. After she had panned him, he became a sponge and trifled with her affections until she wanted to Bundt this fruitcake out of her life. Now the only way she could be rid of him was to hire a lawyer and have him file a torte against Duncan. May he rot in Hell, at 350 for eternity! Doesn't that take the cake, she thought,Hines-sight is so much clearer!

Etymology: Bend (turn from a straight course , fixed direction, or line of interest;spoil) & Endeavor (a purposeful or industrious undertaking (especially one that requires effort or boldness);earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something )

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Great sentence. Still chuckling over the many food puns! For bendeaver you deserve to bendover and take a bow! - silveryaspen, 2008-11-25: 01:39:00

Early morning laugh...that Duncan is certainly no Angel...Bundt we already know that from your story!!! - mweinmann, 2008-11-25: 08:09:00

metrohumanx Duncan should get down on his petit-fours and thank you. - metrohumanx, 2008-11-25: 14:02:00

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Anorakattack

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: anno rak at ak

Sentence: The anorakattack provoked by the inadvertant dumping of the blanket she had made by painstakingly knitting over three decades of her bellybutton fluff was indeed excellint.

Etymology: anorak as in trainspotter type, attack.

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Unique creation! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-06: 07:20:00

nice combo i like it!! - purpleman, 2008-02-06: 07:25:00

she must have felt like lintching him - Jabberwocky, 2008-02-06: 11:48:00

What a blankard! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-02-06: 16:12:00

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Heartwrench

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: Hart - rentsh

Sentence: Overhearing some negative comments on the meal she served, Minerva felt it was a pesonal criticism and she felt an overpowering wave of heartwrench.

Etymology: Combination of the phrase 'heart wrenching'

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COMMENTS:

Excellent! Terrific emotional appeal! It's simplicity is equally appealing! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-06: 07:30:00

Nice & Simple! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-02-06: 20:59:00

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Macarthurparkininsons

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: mak arth ur park in sons

Sentence: Out for a walk in Mac Arthur Park, Phoebe tried to forget about the lovely cake she had just made. Although it took so long to bake it, her brother had destroyed it. He was not well and had macarthurparkinsoned the hapless confection. Melting in the dark, all the sweet green icing flowing down...those lyrics made as little sense to him as this does to us...

Etymology: MacArthur Park (song by Jimmy Webb) & Parkinson's Disease (a degenerative disorder of the central nervous system characterized by tremor and impaired muscular coordination)

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artr I like it, even with the extra \"in\". - artr, 2010-04-26: 12:00:00

Sweet use of that "someone left the cake out in the rain" song! - splendiction, 2010-04-26: 22:06:00

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Dessertion

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: des ert shun

Sentence: When Serena ran over to her boyfriend Zack's place in McArthur Park, she got caught out in a dreadful downpour which soaked and ruined the birthday cake for him. She fell down and lay there crying and had a horrible feeling of dessertion. When Zack found her, she was incoherent and made no sense...just like the lyrics to that song...

Etymology: Dessert(sweet course after dinner, like cake or pudding or pie) & Desertion (the act of giving something up, due to hopelessness)

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Angsquish

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: angskwish

Sentence: With two coworkers vying for the soon-to-retire Director’s job, every pet project Julie tried to protect turned into more angsquish.

Etymology: anguish (severe mental or physical pain or suffering) + squish (yield easily to pressure when squeezed or squashed)

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Asceticlysm

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Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: uh-SET-uh-clizzum

Sentence: Waldo worked for a college and took a free course on "creating your own web page". In a spirit of altruism and public service, he spent three months creating the BEST eye-popping website this side of the Mississippi, with useful links to all the academic disciplines. When he submitted his labor of love to the academic dean, he was informed that "Staff don't get websites. only Faculty get websites". After a brief primal scream, an ASCETICLYSM descended upon Waldo's heart like a ton of dross. He gradually came to realize that his website made others look pallid in comparison, and after terminating his bitter employment with Bogus Community College, Waldo now sends his links one at a time - to people who can appreciate them. Attachment, loss, frustration and desire are all facets of the same glittery jewel which only result in sorrow. He's now building a scale model of the Eiffel tower - if only he can obtain enough toothpicks.

Etymology: ASCETIC+cataCLYSM=ASCETICLYSM..........ASCETIC:practicing strict self-denial as a measure of personal discipline,austere in appearance, manner, or attitude;Greek askētikos, literally, laborious, from askētēs one that exercises, hermit, from askein to work, exercise.....CATACLYSM:catastrophe,a momentous and violent event marked by overwhelming upheaval and demolition ; broadly : an event that brings great changes.French cataclysme, from Latin cataclysmos, from Greek kataklysmos, from kataklyzein to inundate, from kata- + klyzein to wash.

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metrohumanx WOW! Copy and paste this into your address bar: http://www1.pacific.edu/eng/faculty/jking/toothpicks.html - metrohumanx, 2008-11-25: 10:45:00

metrohumanx ...then "GO" - metrohumanx, 2008-11-25: 10:52:00

Hey I still have one more vote left! Guess who am I voting for? ;-) - logarithm, 2008-11-25: 20:47:00

Very impressive verboticism and etymology! - silveryaspen, 2008-11-26: 03:57:00

Terrific - OZZIEBOB, 2008-11-27: 02:09:00

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Piqueccupy

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: pee-KYUH- pahy

Sentence: Despite her piqueccupy when her pet project to bake the biggest "kanga" pie in the land was scabotaged, Roxie, although dreampeeved, immediately sought rootaliation. ...............Oh, forgive me Skippy!

Etymology: PIQUECCUPY: "pique": the feeling of hurt, vexation or resentment & "occupy": to busy or engage or employ the mind, energy, attention. SCABOTAGE: sabotaged by strikebreaking, non-unionized, labour.

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So many excellent verboticisms. Wow! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-06: 07:13:00

love rootaliation - Jabberwocky, 2008-02-06: 11:49:00

nicenice - purpleman, 2008-02-06: 20:01:00

I like scabotage, too. - Tigger, 2008-02-07: 01:09:00

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Heartwringer

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: HART-ringr

Sentence: It was yet another heartwringer for Miriam, leaving her feeling crushed, and somewhat revengeful when her boyfriend Delbert told her her upside down cake looked right side up, her apple tarts were bland, and her teriyaki was teriyucky.

Etymology: Blend of heart and wringer..."a painful, difficult, or tiring experience; ordeal"

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Pursurity

Created by: ElCappa

Pronunciation: Purse-urity.

Sentence: A sense of pursurity came over me as I watched the construction worker tear down my treehouse. I was pursurious at the thought that a human could dash another man's labours into the ground.

Etymology: Pursuit - A quest or undertaking. Pursue - Chase (for vengeance) Furiosity - Vengeful rage

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Mccarthuryism

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: mik karth uree izm

Sentence: Susan's despair at having her cake left out in the rain enflamed her animosity towards Jimmy and in a spurt of mcarthuryism, she vowed never to make a cake for him again. From now on, all he would get would be cow pies.

Etymology: MacArthur (Park, as in the lyrics to this song...a park in Los Angeles named after Douglas MacArthur) & McCarthyism (unscrupulously accusing people of disloyalty, named after Joseph McCarthy,United States politician who unscrupulously accused many citizens of being Communists (1908-1957))

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-02-06: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by Dougalistic. Thank you Dougalistic. ~ James

libertybelle libertybelle - 2008-02-06: 12:36:00
perfect visual with the drawing for today!!And i understand that old song a little better, too!

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-02-06: 13:12:00
Yes, the sweet green icing is flowing down... Oh no!!!!!! ~ James

silveryaspen - 2008-02-06: 16:05:00
The face and fists were an excellent portrayal of her anger and frustration! I tried to match that drama in your caricature with the words in my sentence. Very inspiring!

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-02-07: 03:25:00
And I will never have that recipe again! Thank you silveryaspen! ~ James

silveryaspen - 2008-11-25: 11:53:00
So many great creates every day by such excellent wordsmiths, that I have trouble voting because it's hard to limit my choice for best to just two! I'm also amazed at all the new creations for the temporary re-run of old definitions! Almost proves everything is better the second time around!

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-04-26: 00:06:00
Today's definition was suggested by Dougalistic. Thank you Dougalistic. ~ James