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DEFINITION: To overlook or misinterpret non-verbal cues, like body language, which often reveal what a person is truly thinking or feeling.

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Gestureblind

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Created by: erasmus

Pronunciation: gest ure blind

Sentence: he was completely gestureblind, he never knew when anyone was hinting at anything.

Etymology: bilnd to any gesture or gesticulation

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Cueklutz

Created by: quippingqueen

Pronunciation: cyu/clutz

Sentence: Dusseldorf Smith, a self-confessed yet good-natured "cueklutz", took solace in the fact that he could always rely upon clear and consistent feedback from his pet rock (which was rarely the case with members of the opposite sex).

Etymology: cue: a hint or mood + klutz: a misbegotten mangler of moods or a clumsy clueless character

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Hormonalyze

Created by: hvhtim

Pronunciation: hor-MOAN-a-lies

Sentence:

Etymology: hormone, analyze

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Blunderestimate

Created by: chris

Pronunciation: blun-der-ess-tim-ayt

Sentence: As he removed the heel of her stiletto from where it had become embedded in his nose, Nigel reflected that he had, once again, blunderestimated the signals Chloe had been giving off.

Etymology: blunder + estimate

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Cluepid

Created by: haroldbarold

Pronunciation: cloo-pid

Sentence: Orville made the cluepid mistake of reading Lola's gag reflex as a sign of encouragement.

Etymology: clue + stupid

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Indigesture

Created by: jboehnker

Pronunciation: in di jest' yer

Sentence: Bob's tendency towards indigesture struck again as he excitedly waved back to the beautiful woman. Unfortunately she was actually waving to the man standing behind him.

Etymology: indigestion + gesture

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Miscorpsintralogy

Created by: paperpieces

Pronunciation: Miss-corps-in-tra-low-gee

Sentence: My girlfriend sometimes gives me all these hints with her body, and when I do not understand them she says that i should take a course in miscorpsintralogy.

Etymology: Mis- meaning not, -corps- from corpse, -intra- meaning within, -logy meanign any particular study

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Misinterstand

Created by: Hjason

Pronunciation: mis-inter-stand

Sentence: Don't misinterstand the way she dresses because she really is conservative.

Etymology: mis-interperet-understand

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Fauxveal

Created by: memexikon

Pronunciation: foh VEE ul

Sentence: Despite the overwhelming odds young Bush fauxveals a frightening & incoherent reality.

Etymology: faux pas + reveal

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Showblind

Created by: Coolfool

Pronunciation: Just like she looks.

Sentence: Joey was showblind, and missed a lot of opportunities with the ladies, and their preening and flirtations were wasted effort.

Etymology: Blind to the "show"

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Comments:

wordmeister - 2006-12-05: 08:39:00
Good words today. Hey Babel looks like winfirmity was the clear winner yesterday. Congratulations.

chris - 2006-12-05: 14:07:00
...presumably if there were lots of people who were 'Cueklutzes', they would form a CueKlutz Clan......

babel - 2006-12-05: 14:57:00
hehe, nice one chris... and thanks meister, i'm trying to give you two some competition :)

Jabberwocky - 2006-12-05: 16:49:00
hey guys - don't blunderestimate me - I'm not as cueless as you think and hey deadpanwalking - you should have left the shun in your word - very clever

wordmeister - 2006-12-05: 18:09:00
CueKlutz Klan? Is that a terrorist organization for nerds?

wordmeister - 2006-12-05: 18:12:00
I like dissexia, despite the fact that greg has not posted a sentence for it. Perhaps Mr. Batch suffers from dissexia? Or should it be dissentencia?