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DEFINITION: v. To fight with your neighbors, not because of your differences, and not because of what you have in common, but simply because you are stuck right next to each other. n. A border between neighbors and enemies.

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Created by: starwarsgeek8



Etymology: vice+vicinity

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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: fen sen em ees

Sentence: The neighbours often saw the Browns & The Smiths next door to them fighting over petty things, like in whose yard whose cat toiletted and whose tree was overhanging whose yard. The walkway between their yards was like the Demilitarized Zone...neutral but dangerous with the possibility of being caught in the crossfire. Their parents always said they fought tooth and nail growing up and now they were fencenemies. Just what possessed this brother and sister to buy homes next door to each other is still a mystery.

Etymology: Fence (a boundary line created by a fence) & Enemies (not friends;any group of hostile people)

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Created by: meateatingorchid

Pronunciation: pra-cks-sim-i-war

Sentence: I waged a proximiwar with my little brother on the long card ride to Mickey D's.

Etymology: Proximity and war-words commonly found in a dictionary, a legendary tome that barely anyone reads.


Good verbotomy. Welcome! - silveryaspen, 2009-02-06: 22:32:00


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Created by: scrabbelicious

Pronunciation: e:mág:on:á:lie:n

Sentence: Relations between Manfred and Tobefrank got so bad, almost unimaginably bad, that the local neighbourhood watch insisted they increase the width of their imaginotline or move to another ghetto.

Etymology: A truce declared between 1-) Imagine: To conceive or form an image in one's own mind. 2-)Maginot line a line of defensive fortifications constructed by the French along their eastern border, extending from Switzerland to Luxembourg, between 1929 and 1936. • [as n. ] (also Maginot line) an impressive but often ineffectual means of protection or defense

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Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: procks-n-m-e

Sentence: My sister and I ceased to be proxenemies in our teens when we moved into a bigger house and got separate bedrooms.

Etymology: proximity (closeness) + enemy (opposite of friend)

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Created by: chaiandallthatjazz

Pronunciation: bord er ton tay

Sentence: "Settle down children. I've had enough of this bordertaunte. I'm turning the in-drive movie off. You can watch it when we get home if you behave yourself!"

Etymology: border (part that forms outer edge of something) + taunt (ridicule, mock) + debutante (young [woman] making a formal debut into society)


great! - elcanyonazo, 2009-02-07: 15:51:00


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Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: ad-JAIS-en-tangl

Sentence: Ever the aggressive and obnoxious lout Chester would grab any and every opportunity to employ various adjacentangle efforts to antagonize his neighbors, even going so far as to call them graphic names and to throw refuse onto their property.

Etymology: Blend of 'adjacent' (lying near, close, or contiguous; adjoining; neighboring) and 'tangle' (Informal. a conflict; disagreement)

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Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: frayed fraid some

Sentence: To live in the Gaza strip, or along the internal borders of Iraq, or even the internal borders of Belfast, or in Kosovo, where religious and politcal factions stage violent conflicts, must be very difficult, especially, if you would prefer to live peacefully, side by side, despite those differences. It must be frayedsome ... even for those neighbors doing the fighting.

Etymology: FRAYED, AFRAID. Frayed - to become strained, causing irritability or anger, or cause somebody's nerves, temper, or patience to become strained. Afraid - 1. frightened: frightened or apprehensive about something. 2. reluctant: feeling hesitation or disinclination toward something. 3. regretful: feeling regret about something


the definitions have been very heartfelt this week - Jabberwocky, 2009-02-05: 11:04:00

thank you, Jabberwocky. - silveryaspen, 2009-02-06: 11:15:00


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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: proksenuhmeez

Sentence: A deep snow, hours of shoveling and a limited number of parking spaces can make proxenemies out of previously-friendly neighbors.

Etymology: proximity (nearness in place, time, order, occurrence, or relation) + enemies (an adversary or opponent)

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Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: prox - lim - eter

Sentence: We dubbed the two families down the block the Spatfields and Annoys. They were friends for years until they moved next door to each other. Since then, all they do is fight and argue and have became a source of both amusement and annoyance to everyone around them. Last weekend, in an attempt to "get away from each other" they erected a proxlimiter between the houses. It is an eight foot concrete fence with no "see throughs" and no gates. It goes clear from the alley to the street.

Etymology: Proximity + Limiter >>> Proximity (closeness; the state of being near as in distance, time, or relationship) Limiter (that which limits or restricts access)


super sentence and word - silveryaspen, 2009-02-05: 13:06:00


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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-02-05: 00:01:01
Today's definition was suggested by silveryaspen. Thank you silveryaspen. ~ James

silveryaspen - 2009-02-05: 05:53:00
Rather different from the definition I I submitted: DEFINITION: n. two sides of a border, one side peaceful, the other side violent. v. to live on one side, or the other, along such a border. CREATED BY: silveryaspen - 2009-01-28 It is hard to take credit for today's definition, which is excellent and I am honored it insipired your cartoon and definition today. Thank you for all the great cartoons and definitions.

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-02-05: 11:50:00
Thank you for inspiring me! And thank you for letting us play with your words. ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-08-20: 00:03:00
Today's definition was suggested by silveryaspen. Thank you silveryaspen. ~ James

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