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Manualmentia

Created by: FayeWord

Pronunciation: man-u-al-men-sha

Sentence: She should be versed in operating this device after all her manualmentia.

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Manualphilism

Created by: sunny

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Sentence: Manualphilism is incurable without detailed directions.

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Carabulation

Created by: Sharpiequeen

Pronunciation: KARE-ab-yoo-LAY-shun

Sentence: He experienced carabulation while reading the manuel of his new stereo.

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Cheechburnout

Created by: queeny

Pronunciation: Cheech-burn-out

Sentence: Chong burn out is way badder. You end up munching on the pencils like way before you sharpen them. Whoa,coulda been a prob.

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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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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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Humible

Created by: scaredboy617

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Manuentality

Created by: myrrh

Pronunciation: man-yoo-en-TAL-ih-tee

Sentence: Juliette suffered from manuentality, and would often take out instructional books from the library as casual reading.

Etymology: manual + mentality

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Disclaimpulsive

Created by: misnomer

Pronunciation: dis/claym/pul/siv

Sentence: Her disclaimpuslsiveness was the chagrin of most prospective employers.

Etymology: Disclaimer; compulsive.

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Instructivitis

buck180

Created by: buck180

Pronunciation: in/STRUK/tiv/eye/tiss

Sentence: Carl's impressive library of instruction manuals and product warranty booklets numbered in the thousands even though his only appliances were a stove, refrigerator, coffee maker, television and an iPod. However, he was definitely the 'go-to' guy for any trouble-shooting questions his friends had when one of THEIR appliances went on the fritz. Even when Bill's John Deere tractor wouldn't start, Carl had the answer.

Etymology: Root word: INSTRUCTIVE - to have knowledge and enjoy giving direction. Medical suffix: +ITIS - from Latin, meaning an inflammation.

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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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