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'Hope that's not my brain up there...'

DEFINITION: n. An out-of-body, or out-of-brain, experience which occurs when faced with a demanding intellectual challenge. v. To lose your train of thought while trying to demonstrate your intellectual prowess.

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Duhmentia

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: dəmenshə

Sentence: His doctor told him there was no sign of dementia but Rudy knows he has days where duhmentia is the order of the day. It might be unwrapping something to eat, tossing the food in the trash leaving him with a wrapper in hand and a dumb look on his face or walking from one room to another with a task in mind only to forget why he went there. There was something else but I can’t remember it just now.

Etymology: duh (used to comment on an action perceived as foolish or stupid) + 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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karenanne perfect - karenanne, 2010-10-29: 11:56:00

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Transcendentaldeprivation

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: tranz-en-dentl-dep-ruhv-ay-shun

Sentence: Gilbert had recurring episodes of transcendentaldeprivation and particularly so when he was trying to show off his imaginary mental agility wherein his mind would wander completely off topic causing him to lose his train of thought entirely.

Etymology: Blend of 'transcendental' (being beyond ordinary or common experience, thought, or belief; supernatural) and 'deprivation',(dispossession; loss) a play on the term 'transcendental meditation'.

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Also transcenmental ....wonderful word! - mweinmann, 2009-04-15: 08:50:00

Highly Clever! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-15: 12:01:00

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Einstymied

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: īnstīmēd

Sentence: Randall is the youngest ever in his school to take Master's-level physics. Some call him a prodigy. Today he feels more like a brick of prodicheese. He is completely Einstymied by the test in front of him. Apparently his brain has gone back to bed without him.

Etymology: Einstein (a genius) + stymied (prevent or hinder the progress of)

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COMMENTS:

ha ha! well done! - splendiction, 2009-04-15: 21:36:00

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Ramjammed

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Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: ram-jammed

Sentence: Margaret wondered if she may have studied a little too hard the night before her test when she realized she had gotten cram ramjammed trying to access the data.

Etymology: RAM: random access memory (memory; storage on a computer) jammed: to get stuck or blocked; crammed in too tightly

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Brainout

Created by: Biscotti

Pronunciation: bray-n-ow-t

Sentence: David was experiencing major brainout when on jeopardy, and was asked "This is the color yellow and blue make". He answered "What is purple?". He felt even worse when watching and noticed he and all the other players were wearing green shirts that day.

Etymology: Play on blankout. Brain (your thinker!) + out (forgetting, drawing a blank, OR as in external, not with you)

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Epiphanot

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: ih-pif-uh-not

Sentence: Sarah studied diligently for the test but when time came to show what she knew, she was struck with an epiphanot. As Curly of Three Stooges fame said, "I'm trying to think but nothing happens".

Etymology: epiphany (a sudden, intuitive perception of or insight into the reality or essential meaning of something) + not (negative result)

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Lapsody

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Created by: fabdiva

Pronunciation: lap-so-dee

Sentence: Jake was bemused by the fact he had forgotten a whole page of his clarinet solo previously committed to memory - a lapsody in blue, as it were.

Etymology: lapse - a temporary failure of concentration, memory or judgement. rhapsody - an effusively enthusiastic or ecstatic expression of feeling.

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Brainwreck

Created by: readerwriter

Pronunciation: brayn-rehk

Sentence: "Ah Choo Choo," Tallulah exclaimed, looking down at her test paper. She had lost her train of thought. She had forgotten to take her meds and a brainwreck had taken place at the crossroads of Synapse and Catalyst.

Etymology: Playing on TRAINWRECK

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COMMENTS:

A great word! - splendiction, 2009-04-15: 20:08:00

Excellent! - Mustang, 2009-04-16: 00:21:00

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Knowpiate

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: no - pee - et

Sentence: Sigmund sat for his bar exams on Wednesday but for some reason, he felt like he had taken a knowpiate....everything he thought he knew was suppressed somehow and his brain felt foggy.

Etymology: knowledge, know, opiate (opiates dull the senses, suppress the activity of the central nervous system)

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Excellent blending of words! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-15: 11:56:00

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Disconnectedcerebralblankout

Created by: abrakadeborah

Pronunciation: dis-con-nect-ed-ce-re-bral-blank-out

Sentence: Sable was taking her medical board exam as she suddenly had a "disconnectedcerebralblankout" Not one word or idea or answer would enter her thoughts...as she was so disconnected her mind went completely blank.

Etymology: Disconnected:Not connected,separate; also:incoherent. Cerebral:Of or relating to the brain or the intellect. Blank:Appearing or causing to appear dazed,confounded. Out:So as to be missing or displaced from the usual or proper place.

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-04-15: 00:01:01
Today's definition was suggested by metrohumanx. Thank you metrohumanx. ~ James

abrakadeborah - 2009-04-16: 20:11:00
Metro,YOU ROCK! :)

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-10-28: 00:15:00
Today's definition was suggested by metrohumanx. Thank you metrohumanx. ~ James