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Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: nohs tahl jeea

Sentence: One is capable of experiencing nosetalgia right up to the moment of death. they say that the scent is the last thing to go, or is that grow?

Etymology: nostalgia, nose

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Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: wiff-a-snap-a

Sentence: Mmmm! there's something about the whiffersnapper of packaging materials, that takes me right back to the Christmas parcel Grandma used to send us half way around the world.

Etymology: whiff (scent) + whippersnaper (youth)


love it! - Jabberwocky, 2009-03-23: 12:30:00

Whiffersnapper conjures up the crackle of the enlightening smell in the air! Wheffervescent! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-23: 14:02:00

Enjoyed it...whiff love! - Nosila, 2009-03-23: 23:05:00


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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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Created by: BoltonAlan





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


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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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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


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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Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: ree/ju/jub/ee/ven/ay/ted

Sentence: Walking through a candy store and smelling the fresh jujubes instantly rejujubevenated me. Unfortunately it also resulted in pulling out a filling which brought back other childhood memories, not so sweet, of sitting in a dentist's chair.

Etymology: rejeuvenated + jujube


I laughed out loud good one! I used to love those :) - abrakadeborah, 2009-03-23: 06:51:00

And the movies, a double feature, to go with them were about 25 cents! - readerwriter, 2009-03-23: 09:43:00

Captures the heart and sweetness of youth and childhood ... so very very good! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-23: 13:50:00


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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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Created by: poopododo

Pronunciation: Pussy-pooper

Sentence: It is the satisfying sound made by heavy lifting ones body of a floosy.

Etymology: It arrived by parcel from Germany as a spellbound astonishment.

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Created by: abrakadeborah

Pronunciation: Oh-door-us-ol-fak-tor-e-mem-or-rye-za-shun

Sentence: Mrs. Pearleene Poppins had a "Odorousolfactorymemorization" when it came recalling past events in her life. It wasn't so much that she would recall dates...she was more the type that odors would remind her of her youthful days of long ago in a charming way no matter how raunchy they smelled. Mr.Pappie Poppins loved old Pearleene for always having a nack to be able to turn a stinch of an "Odorousolfactorymemorization" into the smell of a rose. Pearleene would often tell Pappie,"A rose by any other name would smell as sweet"

Etymology: Odorous;Having an odor. Olfactory;Sense of smell. Memorization;To memorize or remember.

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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

'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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