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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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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.

Etymology:

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Inflirtpretation

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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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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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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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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?