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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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Unfountuition

Created by: danboaz

Pronunciation: un-foun-tu-ishun

Sentence: Mike was uncanny in his unfountuition, 100% unreliable.

Etymology: unfounded + intuition

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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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Misbodpret

Created by: neoss

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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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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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Cuelessness

Created by: johnnyrockett

Pronunciation: Q-less-ness

Sentence: Although he thought the girl wanted to go home with him, Fred was cueless that when she said she was going to the bathroom, she was actually planning to run out the door.

Etymology: Cue - a hint; intimation; guiding suggestion, lessness - as is cluelessness.

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Misvisualization

Created by: Madamemojo

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Gestureblind

erasmus

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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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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Ovtrigate

Created by: msokoloffster

Pronunciation: Ahv - tri - gate

Sentence: When Karen gets nervous around men she tends to ovtrigate.

Etymology: Unknown...

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Inflirtpretation

ubgrud

Created by: ubgrud

Pronunciation: in-flert-pre-tay-shun

Sentence: I hate going out with John. He inflirtpretates everything I do. It makes me crazy.

Etymology: interpretation + flirt

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Schizomeania

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: skiz/o/mee/ni/a

Sentence: His schizomeania was constantly getting him in trouble. He could never figure out where he stood - but that was okay because he was delusional as well

Etymology: schizophrenia + meaning

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Cueless

Created by: wordmeister

Pronunciation: q-less

Sentence: John was extremely persistent and totally cueless, so it usually took several slaps in the face, before he'd understand what-the-hell she was thinking.

Etymology: cue +less = clueless

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Miscorpalinference

Created by: Kevcom2007

Pronunciation: mis/core/pohl/in/fur/ants

Sentence: "Oh my, that was a tight miscorpalinference! I should really think twice about what she's really getting at!"

Etymology: misunderstanding + corpus + inference

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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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Signullify

bjorn

Created by: bjorn

Pronunciation: sig-nullify

Sentence: His Asperger's caused him to signullify all but the most blunt and painful hints - especially those literally so.

Etymology: signal + nullify

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Aspy

Created by: lala54

Pronunciation:

Sentence: My ex-boyfriend is not an asshole, he is just very aspy.

Etymology: Aspergers Syndrome, a mild for a Autism that is not accompanied by mental retardation. People with asbergers syndrome have a hard time reading social cues and connecting with others.

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Persecue

Created by: Chistinalove

Pronunciation: 'p&r-si-"küt

Sentence: He had a tendency to persecue me because I tend to smile at others when I run into them.

Etymology: PERSECUTE = Middle English, from Middle French persecuter, back-formation from persecuteur persecutor, from Late Latin persecutor, from persequi to persecute, from Latin, to pursue, from per- through + sequi to follow CUE

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Bodymiss

Created by: Adamson

Pronunciation: Bo-dy-miss

Sentence: I though she was sending me a kiss, but she was only making a face. I bodymissed her completely.

Etymology: body+miss

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Obswerve

Created by: babel

Pronunciation: ob-swerve

Sentence: Jim obswerved that the man with the big knife was smiling at him and decided he must be friendly.

Etymology: observe + swerve

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Obvioblivious

Created by: jedijawa

Pronunciation: ohb-vio-blih-vee-ous

Sentence: Bob was obvioblivious to Jan's uncomfortable boby language.

Etymology: obvious + oblivious

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Hormonalyze

Created by: hvhtim

Pronunciation: hor-MOAN-a-lies

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Etymology: hormone, analyze

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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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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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Dislegsia

Created by: Fleury

Pronunciation: dis-LEG-see-a

Sentence: Bob suffers from total dislegsia when he tries to read body language

Etymology: dyslexia + leg

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Buggathatitis

Created by: mickey666

Pronunciation:

Sentence: Arms folded, legs crossed and a look of indifference from Maria did not deter Mark. Buggathatitis he thought lustfully.

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Noisyesermitrate

Created by: skelk

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Dyssexia

Created by: gregbatch

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Miscongesture

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: mis/con/jes/chur

Sentence: Her response to his miscongesture was a shocked, icy cold stare.

Etymology: misconstrue + gesture

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COMMENTS:

I originally entered 'miscongesture', but it logged me as 'guest' for some reason. - Stevenson0, 2006-12-05: 16:05:00

Verbotomy You must of miscongested your login status, which is easy to do... - Verbotomy, 2006-12-05: 16:53:00

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Lost

Created by: euclid

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Bodywatch

Created by: antonhere

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Etymology: watch body

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Dissinturpretation

Created by: deadpanwalking

Pronunciation: DISS-in-tur-pret-a-shun

Sentence: When Esmerelda asked for the check before the entre arrived, her actions were dissinturpreted to mean she was asking her guest to retire to her place.

Etymology: Disrespect + inturpretation

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Losetrueviewclues

Created by: wysware

Pronunciation:

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Etymology: lose (miss) true (real) view (on show) clues (information)

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Eyecantell

Created by: ChrisCarrk

Pronunciation: i-can-tell

Sentence: Eyecantell that she is saying yes, but i am not quite sure...

Etymology: I+eye+can+tell

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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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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?