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'Eeek! Does that mean what I think it means?'

DEFINITION: n. The embarrassing situation which occurs when a someone says "I love you" and you cannot say it back because you don't "love them", you just "like them". v. To feel uncomfortable when someone says "I love you."

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Thatshamore

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: that-sham-MOR-ay

Sentence: When Ralph told her he loved her with all his heart, Marissa shuddered in revulsion, but she did have sympathy for the poor oaf and momentarily considered telling a little white lie and saying she loved him too, but was silently singing to herself, Thatshamore', and in the end stuttered and stammered in an effort to change the subject.

Etymology: Blend of 'that's', 'sham' (fake or phony), and amore' (Italian for 'love')

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Gawkward

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: gaw-werd

Sentence: Joyce had decided to terminate her relationship with Tim. He might be handsome but they have absolutely nothing in common. She planned to tell him goodbye when they went out to dinner. It was a truly gawkward event made worse when Tim pulled a ring out of his pocket.

Etymology: gawky (clumsy) + awkward (inelegant)

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Beminefield

Created by: kateinkorea

Pronunciation: be MINE field

Sentence: The situation had become a beminefield. My heart, that little cold black thing of mine, started to race. He was not my besotted. He was my beswatted, as I struck him down with my deafening silence after he said those three little words. "Do you cook?" Then, while I was still reeling, he whispered, "I love you," and I didn't know which question to ignore the loudest. So I quickly tried to fill the silence. "I think it's going to rain tomorrow. What do you think?"

Etymology: BEMINE: like in valentine MINEFIELD: a place where you are in danger of setting off mines

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COMMENTS:

I liek it. - Nuwanda, 2009-02-10: 09:08:00

I like it as well - Nuwanda, 2009-02-10: 09:09:00

me like it too - mweinmann, 2009-02-10: 09:36:00

very funny - Jabberwocky, 2009-02-10: 10:24:00

heehee - galwaywegian, 2009-02-10: 11:57:00

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Imheartial

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: im/heart/ial

Sentence: Brett is imheartial to Jenny's advances.

Etymology: IMHEARTIAL - noun - from IMPARTIAL (uninvovled; detached; neutral) + HEART (love)

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COMMENTS:

very fitting etymology and word - silveryaspen, 2009-02-10: 17:52:00

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Reciprocant

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: reh sip row kant

Sentence: the reciprocant of his love damned him to eternal frogdom

Etymology: reciprocate, can't

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COMMENTS:

chuckling over eternal frogdom ... well put. Reciprocant is so spot on the definition and the meaning is so readily apparent. Superb create. - silveryaspen, 2009-02-10: 17:59:00

Very clever! - Mustang, 2009-02-10: 21:31:00

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Jiltguilt

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: j ill t g ill t

Sentence: she felt some jiltguilt, but remained strong in her conviction that the best he was going to be was a frog

Etymology: jilt guilt

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Cupidoom

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: Kew-Pee-Doom

Sentence: With Bob's words "I hope we remain lifetime friends", an erostaut Teresa instantly understood the shattering signifance between being in 'cupid-dom' and facing the reality of 'cupidoom'.

Etymology: Cupid: the roman god of passinate love & doom - ruin, destruction; and Cupid and dom: the realm of Cupid. Erostaut: Eros: physical love, sexual love & taut: expierencing stress or anxiety.

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Inflatuation

VikingLord

Created by: VikingLord

Pronunciation: en flat chew hay [silent "h"] shun

Sentence: Mary had to finally admit to herself that she was stuck in an inflatuation with George and there seemed to be no escape.

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Chagrinch

Created by: readerwriter

Pronunciation: sha-grinche

Sentence: Colin, the office manager, was such a chagrinch at the after hours Valentine's Day office party. It was customary for everyone to exchange silly cards and I love you's. Everyone knew it didn't mean a thing. But, Colin would have special liver-shaped hard candies made with phrases like " Time=$," "UR M-S 2 Clean," "Lites Off B4 leaving," "BB is watching," and "EvalU8 Off N."

Etymology: From CHAGRIN, strong feelings of annoyance + GRINCH, Dr. Seuss's miserly Scrooge

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COMMENTS:

One might chacringe from a chagrinch - silveryaspen, 2009-02-10: 17:39:00

Love it....especially since we have a guy at work with the same name who would do that!! Eerie that there are 2 of them! - Nosila, 2009-02-20: 01:49:00

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Amororless

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: āmôrôrles

Sentence: She loved him more and more. He loved her amororless. Her love was passionate, his approximate.

Etymology: amore (love in Italian) + more or less (indifference)

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wonderful - Jabberwocky, 2009-02-10: 10:23:00

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-02-10: 00:01:01
Today's definition was suggested by silveryaspen. Thank you silveryaspen. ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-08-24: 01:05:00
Today's definition was suggested by silveryaspen. Thank you silveryaspen. ~ James