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Emfoible

Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: em-foy-bull

Sentence: "Eureklutz!" Ted exclaimed, as he landed that nifty job as a baggage handler. He had become emfoible.

Etymology: employable, foible

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Traumaze

Created by: kirkaw

Pronunciation: traw-maze

Sentence: When Michael's obnoxious outburst at the Marsha resulted in her quiting the next day, to the delighted of the rest of the office staff, he was simply traumazed at himself.

Etymology: trauma - amazed

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Bonusneurosis

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: bo-nuss-nerr-os-iss

Sentence: Viv discovered that her bonusneurosis actually enhanced her standing in the company....numbering all the photocopy paper saved the office money, which in turn led to her promotion.

Etymology: bonus (as in free gift, or reward) + neurosis (a relatively mild personality disorder typified by excessive anxiety or indecision and a degree of social or interpersonal maladjustment)

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Foibility

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: foy-bil-la-tee

Sentence: Danny's big nose and squeaky voice was his greatest foibility in his career as a television clown. When he was little, all the kids teased him, but when he became a famous Bozo, all the kids loved him.

Etymology: foible: minor weakness or failing of character; an idiocyncracy + ability: a natural or acquired talent

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Achilleshail

SethelMerman

Created by: SethelMerman

Pronunciation: uh-Kill-ease-Hayl

Sentence: Who knew that the fluctuting voice would be just what they were looking for in casting the commercial. Thank God for my Achilleshail.

Etymology: Achilles Heel-a (fatal) weakness in spite of overall strength + Hail-to acclaim

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Ephobany

Created by: weyrlady

Pronunciation: e-fo-ban-e

Sentence: It was such an ephobany to realize he actually loved me for my friggatriskaidekaphobia.

Etymology: A combination of "epiphany" and "phobia".

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Flawntit

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: flawnt-it

Sentence: Cherie really started marketing herself when she realised her flawntit gave her an oddvantage over the other candidates.

Etymology: flaw + If you've got it flaunt it.

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Flawpotent

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: flaw - po - tent

Sentence: Sally felt flawpotent when her relentless jabbering and wild hair got her a spot on the popular gameshow "Everyone's Talking but Nobody's Listening"....

Etymology: flaw, compenent, potent

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That gameshow is Twitter - jrogan, 2009-07-31: 10:41:00

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Luckjaw

Created by: jadenguy

Pronunciation: luk jaa

Sentence: His inability to talk made him a great grief counciler. His success rate was nearly 87%, with comment cards lauding his ability to listen.

Etymology: lockjaw + luck

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Impairmight

Created by: splendiction

Pronunciation: IM pair might

Sentence: Beatta shrieked excitedly, “you mean I can keep everything as clean as I want? Including my hands?” Her impairment would become her impairmight, as long as she agreed to wear gloves.

Etymology: From: impairment and might.

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-06-25: 02:24:00
This is a Verbotomy Classic -- one of our favorites from the past. If you have already created a word for this definition, and want to try a new challenge try our new Verbotomy Text. ~ James

purpleartichokes - 2007-06-25: 11:55:00
Hey James, the Show All view doesn't show all. I like the Daily Stats better.

purpleartichokes - 2007-06-25: 12:04:00
Points aren't working either. I got 8. Did a word, pronunciation, etymology, and voted.

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-06-25: 13:12:00
Show all is working now. I'm working on the scoring. ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-06-25: 23:58:00
The score is now updated properly ~ James

wordmeister - 2007-06-29: 00:39:00
good

jrogan - 2009-07-31: 10:16:00
It was hard to write a sentence for this one...

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'You mean, it's okay if I'm a totally obsessive-compulsive neat freak?'

DEFINITION: v. To suddenly discover that your most troublesome personality defect, for which you have been taking medication and/or therapy, is actually your greatest asset. n. A perceived weakness which is actually a strength.

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