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'It reminds me of when our kids were babies.'

DEFINITION: n. A wayward scent or aroma which invokes distant memories of one's childhood or younger days. v. To be suddenly catapulted into the past by a very strong odor.

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: smem(ə)rēz

Sentence: While Bubba was touring the Everglades, somebody popped the top on a can of Red, White & Blue. Suddenly the smemmories flooded back. The combination of the fragrance of brackish water and cheap beer was almost too much for him. The mere thought of using kids as gator bait still makes him shudder. As bad as it is for him, it’s double for his buddy Lefty.

Etymology: smell (an odor or scent) + memories (something remembered from the past; a recollection)


mrskellyscl very funny - mrskellyscl, 2010-10-05: 06:18:00


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Created by: abrakadeborah

Pronunciation: ree-oh-door-rized

Sentence: Mr. Peaew a reodorized the room with his body stench everytime he talked or lifted his arms.

Etymology: re-odorized - To bring back a bad smell or odor.

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Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: wiff-a-snap-a

Sentence: Mmmm! there's something about the whiffersnapper of packaging materials, that takes me right back to the Christmas parcel Grandma used to send us half way around the world.

Etymology: whiff (scent) + whippersnaper (youth)


love it! - Jabberwocky, 2009-03-23: 12:30:00

Whiffersnapper conjures up the crackle of the enlightening smell in the air! Wheffervescent! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-23: 14:02:00

Enjoyed it...whiff love! - Nosila, 2009-03-23: 23:05:00


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Created by: MattShields

Pronunciation: SENT-im-is-ing

Sentence: I was just smelling your shirt and scentimiscing.

Etymology: scent + reminiscing

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Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: scent eh meant all

Sentence: It does not matter from what corner of his mind, the now elderly Jack Horner, could always find, through out all time, be it from adolescent to his old-age prescent, the fragrance of cinnamon in bread pudding or plum pie, was indelibly etched, from his memory fetched, making his thumb twitch, and with a scentimental sigh, recapture the feeling of "What a good boy am I!"

Etymology: SCENT - a nice smell. SENTIMENTAL - tender feelings of nostalgia, tender feelings when thinking of the past. ///// For people whose first langauge is not English, or those so young they may not have heard of Jack Horner, here's his original nursery rhyme: Little Jack Horner sat in the corner, eating his pudding and pie. He stuck in his thumb, and pulled out a plum and said "What a good boy am I!"


Song of the day: Scentimental Journey! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-23: 01:26:00

You're making me want some bread pudding!!! Mmmm Good word there Silveryaspen! :) - abrakadeborah, 2009-03-23: 06:18:00

Awesome word. - kateinkorea, 2009-03-23: 11:06:00

exsmellent! - galwaywegian, 2009-03-23: 11:06:00

yummy - Jabberwocky, 2009-03-23: 12:26:00

clever story corner... - mweinmann, 2009-03-23: 15:22:00

Now I want some bread pudding just like grandma used to make. - Mustang, 2009-03-23: 23:10:00


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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: nōstaljə

Sentence: Charlie went out for a walk. As he approached a patch of woods he caught the unmistakable scent of skunk. In a case of nosestalgia, he flashed back to his first encounter with one of these odoriferous creatures. It was quite a shock for a puppy to think that something he saw as a possible playmate would do something so rude. His current walk quickly took a new direction.

Etymology: nose (the sense of smell, esp. a dog's ability to track something by its scent) + nostalgia (a sentimental longing or wistful affection for the past)


terrific - Jabberwocky, 2009-03-23: 12:24:00


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Created by: splendiction

Pronunciation: re min i stench

Sentence: The acrid air wafting from the recycling bin reministenched Tony of the time the offensive odor of his brother's...Tony fled the funky room to awaken his parents. Presently Tony, clutching his stomach, reconsidered that his class recycle empty food containers. Suddenly one of Tony’s students announced: “Mr. N., Kitana left something in the recycling bin during art class. She ate some of the wall paper paste.”

Etymology: Reminisce (recall and think about a memory) and stench (bad or pungent odor): to smell a familiar odor and be reminded of the events surrounding the odor.

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Created by: kalex

Pronunciation: Me-lin-kol-fa-k-ter-eee

Sentence: The smell had a melancholfactory essence, subtly reminding me of years before, when Jack and I had also caught ourselves on fire. Burnt flesh! That brings it all back!

Etymology: melancholy-a forlorn feeling sometimes associated with nostalgia olfactory-having to do with or of the sense of smell, odor

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Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: re-tro-stench

Sentence: Wandering through the empty bingo hall, Jean soon became aware of a retrostench that was clearly that of an old lady marinated in Lilly of the Valley toilet water perfume. "It couldn't be," she thought, "Grandma's been dead for 20 years."

Etymology: Retro--involving, relating to or reminicent of things past Stench--an offensive smell or odor


super word - Jabberwocky, 2009-03-23: 12:25:00


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Created by: Banky

Pronunciation: /ohl-fak-torr-ee/

Sentence: Ron's nose smelled heated metal and stinging welled in his eyes. The punch had landed squarely on the bridge of his nose, and had trigged an olefactory reaction. He remembered the first time his stepdad had hit him. The terror as he grabbed him by the back of the shirt, the smell of red iron, a mouth full of blood, and his stepfather writhing and clawing at the side of his own head. He snapped out of the memory with a mouth full of salt and rubber, and there lay the mugger doubled much the way John was, years ago. He spat, and the ear landed askew on the ground, like a fallen leaf.

Etymology: ole - colloquial version of "old"; olfactory - relating to the sense of smell


pretty graphic but a terrific word - Jabberwocky, 2009-03-23: 12:28:00

Your sentence ranks right up there with the best of Steven King! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-23: 13:41:00

Really good word and terrific sentence. - kateinkorea, 2009-03-23: 23:29:00


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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-03-23: 00:01:01
Today's definition was suggested by metrohumanx. Thank you metrohumanx. ~ James

silveryaspen - 2009-03-23: 14:34:00
The score details are a great enhancement and have helped me understand them. Thank you!

metrohumanx metrohumanx - 2009-03-24: 09:28:00
Wow! This phenomenon seems to be more widespread than i thought! Apparently it's one of our more primal instincts.

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-03-24: 11:59:00
RE: Score Details. I am still looking for a bug where it fails to add some votes to our weekly totals. Hopefully the score details page will help us find it. ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-10-05: 00:16:00
Today's definition was suggested by metrohumanx. Thank you metrohumanx. ~ James