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Anthropetmotive

MrDave2176

Created by: MrDave2176

Pronunciation: an-throw-pet-MO-tive

Sentence: Mark was studiously ignoring his dog Gracie's anthropetmotive stares all through his dinner until he could no longer avoid it. "Fine! I'll feed you now," he said resignedly.

Etymology: anthro- meaning human-like; pet - becasue pets do this; and -motive as in Emotive. It also sounds like anthropomorphic - to instill human-like qualities into non-human things.

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Gillty

Created by: wordslikevenom

Pronunciation: Gill-tee

Sentence: Samantha tapped some flakes into the fish bowl. "Aww", she said staring into the fish's sullen eyes. "Did you miss me, Chip?". Chip floated toward the edge of the bowl and nuzzled the glass. He always managed to make her feel so gillty that she had to go out to work in order to feed him. He was such a bloody selfish cod.

Etymology: Guilty - pisspronunciation

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Condogle

Created by: Nimbulan

Pronunciation: Con - doe - gul

Sentence: A quick Condogle put Frank right back in his seat.

Etymology: Condem, Ogle.

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Remonstraglaze

Created by: Durotriges

Pronunciation:

Sentence: Neither wine,roses nor soothing words could deflect the remonstraglaze that Rebecca turned upon him.

Etymology: remonstrate/ gaze/ glaze

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Chimplore

Created by: astorey

Pronunciation: chimp-lore

Sentence: I couldn't stand it when the dog would chimplore me to feed him, even though I knew he could barely drag his overweight body around the park as it was.

Etymology: Implore: call upon in supplication combined with chimp, as in the animal with expressive eyes.

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Pitipout

Created by: LoftyDreamer

Pronunciation: piti-pout

Sentence: With his pitipout, Pooki, my pitiful Pomeranian, left me no choice but to quit my job and stay home to keep him company.

Etymology: pity (a feeling of empathy for another) + pout (a droopy facial expression of dismay or disappointment)

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Gloomcoma

Created by: lumina

Pronunciation: gloom/coma

Sentence: Jenny was sure Jaws was mad at her again. Not only was he refusing to eat, holding his breath (no visible bubbles for seconds at a time), AND scaring her to death by floating belly up now and then, but he seemed to have the worst case of gloomcoma since she forgot he was in the room and ate a whole can of sardines on saltines in front of him.

Etymology: Gloom: Cloudiness or heaviness of mind; melancholy; aspect of sorrow; low spirits; dullness. + Glaucoma: Disease in which the pressure of the fluid inside the eye is too high, resulting in a loss of peripheral vision

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COMMENTS:

If you are fishing for votes, it worked! Good Word - Nosila, 2008-09-19: 01:51:00

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Peekablue

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: peek/a/blue

Sentence: Apache, Laura's dog, after being sad and lonely all day would whine and play peekablue with her when she got home from work.

Etymology: PEEKABLUE - noun - from PEEK (a quick, or furtive look, or glance; peep) + BLUE (dejected, depressed, despondent, down-hearted, downcast, glum, melancholy)

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Tomoccule

Created by: Corebowe

Pronunciation: TOM;uck;yule

Sentence: n., "Having woken up late and gone straight to work without feeding my dog, I was greeted with a piercing tomoccule when I returned that evening." v. tr., "Michelle tomocculed her husband until he gave in and apologised."

Etymology: From latin 'tom' - to cut (LoboTOMy, AppendecTOMy, aTOM) and 'occulo', meaning eyes - roughly translated as 'to cut with eyes'

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Poondoggle

Created by: Domhain

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-10-22: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by remistram. Thank you remistram! ~ James

remistram - 2007-10-22: 10:34:00
Came up with this one thanks to my sucky-baby cat.

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-10-22: 11:32:00
Your pet inspiration! ~ James

ErWenn - 2007-10-22: 19:09:00
Petspiration? Nah, sounds a little too much like dog sweat.

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-10-23: 03:03:00
Pet sweat? That smells like a good idea for a definition. I will put it on the list. Thanks ErWenn! ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-02-17: 00:17:00
Today's definition was suggested by remistram. Thank you remistram. ~ James

galwaywegian - 2011-07-06: 04:33:00
staretling

'I can't believe you left me here all day. Alone!'

DEFINITION: n., A sulky look characterized by prolonged eye contact, which pets give their owners and/or spouses when they feel neglected. v., To stare at someone with a sad-eyed look in an effort to make them feel guilty.

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