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'It reminds me of when our kids were babies.'

DEFINITION: n. A wayward scent or aroma which invokes distant memories of one's childhood or younger days. v. To be suddenly catapulted into the past by a very strong odor.

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Remimisscents

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Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: rem-i-miss-scents

Sentence: The sweet fragrance of sticky buns and coffee propelled Sue into remimisscents of a childhood spent with her grandmother, whose baking prowess was legendary. She yearned for those happy, carefree days when she could eat as many sweet treats as she wanted to without gaining an ounce. She missed Grandma, too.

Etymology: reminiscence: an experience or event recollected; an event that brings to mind a similar, former event + miss: to long for + scents: aroma; fragrance

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Rememaroma

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: re-mem-ah-ROME-ah

Sentence: Oscar's wife, Hattie, could tell by the sly smile that crossed Oscar's face when she entered the room where he was just awakening that her fragrance gave him a pleasurable rememaroma, and she blushed at the thoughts that crossed her own mind.

Etymology: Blend of 'remember' (to recall something) and 'aroma' (scent or odor)

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Nostrilgia

Created by: BoltonAlan

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excellent - galwaywegian, 2010-10-05: 04:36:00

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Nostradaromagia

Created by: chaiandallthatjazz

Pronunciation: nostrad-aro-ma-gia

Sentence: Man oh man! It was a sensation so powerful...Not only did it conjur up nostalgic memories, but I'm sure to predict that memories of this experience will surface in the future in other semi-unfortunate sensual circumstances.

Etymology: nose + nostradamus + aroma +nostalgia

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Aroamance

Created by: readerwriter

Pronunciation: uh-roh-manse

Sentence: The smell of yellowed paper created such a strong aroamance in Paige, taking her to the lands, islands, stars and planets of her childhood, that she could hardly believe it when the propriator of Moldy Oldies, her favorite book shop, found her on the floor, and told her it was closing time.

Etymology: Using AROMA, meaning odor, scent + ROAM, meaning to wander, travel + ROMANCE, meaning, among other things, flight of fancy, allure, fascination

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old books - what a lovely memory - Jabberwocky, 2009-03-23: 12:24:00

Sweet sentence, etymology and word ... for the aroamance that delights us for as long as we live and read! Delightful verbotomy! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-23: 13:31:00

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Reministench

Created by: splendiction

Pronunciation: re min i stench

Sentence: The acrid air wafting from the recycling bin reministenched Tony of the time the offensive odor of his brother's...Tony fled the funky room to awaken his parents. Presently Tony, clutching his stomach, reconsidered that his class recycle empty food containers. Suddenly one of Tony’s students announced: “Mr. N., Kitana left something in the recycling bin during art class. She ate some of the wall paper paste.”

Etymology: Reminisce (recall and think about a memory) and stench (bad or pungent odor): to smell a familiar odor and be reminded of the events surrounding the odor.

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Smelementary

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: smel-uh-men-tree

Sentence: When Larry watched his grandchildren for the weekend they had a great time doing an art project together. As he caught a whiff of crayons and white paste he had a true smelementary moment.

Etymology: smell (to perceive something by its odor or scent) + elementary (of or pertaining to an elementary school)

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Mnaromonic

Created by: kateinkorea

Pronunciation: NARE oh MON ic

Sentence: When Sally was a child she was locked in a room and nobody could find the key. She had knocked over a bottle of ammonia and the smell took over the room. She cried for hours until finally they were able to break down the door. To this day ammonia causes a mnaromonic reaction in her.

Etymology: MNEMONIC + AROMA MNEMONIC: a word, sentence, poem, etc. that helps you to remember something AROMA: a smell

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using mnemonic to show that smells, like letters, can trigger memory was very clever! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-23: 13:34:00

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Yesterwhiff

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: yess-ter-wiff

Sentence: Whenever she ate at the local diner the yesterwhiff of bacon & eggs aroma made her smile.

Etymology: yesterday + whiff

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Scentiment

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: sen tim ment

Sentence: When Barbie was tending her sick husband,Ken, the smell of changing diapers took her back to t he days when she tended her babies. It was a lovely scentiment for her, an empty nester...a reminder that she was still needed by someone. Of course the outlook in those days was different. She knew that they would soon outgrew their bad habits and become productive citizens...just the opposite of now. Oh well, in sickness and in health... Or like her friend told her, "Marriage is like a deck of cards, it starts with 2 hearts and a diamond and in the end you just want a club and a spade"!

Etymology: Scent (an odor left in passing by which a person or animal can be traced) & Sentiment(tender, romantic, or nostalgic feeling or emotion, particularly of bygone days)

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nice - galwaywegian, 2010-10-05: 04:36:00

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-03-23: 00:01:01
Today's definition was suggested by metrohumanx. Thank you metrohumanx. ~ James

silveryaspen - 2009-03-23: 14:34:00
The score details are a great enhancement and have helped me understand them. Thank you!

metrohumanx metrohumanx - 2009-03-24: 09:28:00
Wow! This phenomenon seems to be more widespread than i thought! Apparently it's one of our more primal instincts.

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-03-24: 11:59:00
RE: Score Details. I am still looking for a bug where it fails to add some votes to our weekly totals. Hopefully the score details page will help us find it. ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-10-05: 00:16:00
Today's definition was suggested by metrohumanx. Thank you metrohumanx. ~ James