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Comperusaltion

Arcysparky

Created by: Arcysparky

Pronunciation: Com-per-ooze-al-shun

Sentence: As a result of his comperusaltion, James often spent days reading before he even broke the seal on his bottle of cola.

Etymology: Perusal - the action of reading or examining something, Compulsion - an irrisistable urge to behave in a certain way.

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Documental

Created by: urbanwookie

Pronunciation: dock-you-men-tahl

Sentence: Having repeatedly searched the user manual from cover to cover without any spark of illumination, Maria began to suspect she had gone documental...

Etymology: documentation + mental (contraction)

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Documentosis

coch000

Created by: coch000

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Rereferenstress

Created by: catgrin

Pronunciation: ree-ref-ruhns-tres

Sentence: Because of my referenstress it took six hours to build one flatpack chair!

Etymology: combination of "re" "reference" and "stress"

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Instruxation

Created by: Clay201

Pronunciation: In struc SAY shun

Sentence: When she smiled apologetically and nervously reached into the drawer to pull out the coffee maker manual for what must have been the twentyieth time, I knew she was suffering from instruxation.

Etymology: It's a combination of the words "instructions" and "fixation."

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Docufetish

Created by: Count

Pronunciation: doc-u-fetish

Sentence: "I hear all she does is read manuals. Man, she must have a serious docufetish."

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Readiteration

Created by: denise

Pronunciation: ree-DIT-ter-A-shun

Sentence: The young man realized he had fallen into his readiterative tendencies yet again after taking hours to read one sentence repeatedly in order to fully understand how to use his pencil.

Etymology: a blend of read + reiteration

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Lawyertudity

mythman

Created by: mythman

Pronunciation: LOY-yer-TOO-dih-tee

Sentence: Bobby feared the industry--due to their growing lawyertudity--would fine him for sleeping on that side of the mattress.

Etymology: attitudes of lawyers ... if you're not doing what all the words say, we'll sue ya!

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Manualphilism

Created by: sunny

Pronunciation:

Sentence: Manualphilism is incurable without detailed directions.

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Ocdvd

Created by: vetmommy2

Pronunciation: "Oh-Cee-Dee-Vee-Dee"

Sentence: Don't be so OCDVD, put down the instructions and just turn the thing ON!!

Etymology: from the DSM-III Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and DVD- digital video disc.

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'I have to sharpen it?'

DEFINITION: An often debilitating condition characterized by compulsive, repetitive and obsessive reading of product documentation and warranties.

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