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'When am I going to get a real holiday?'

DEFINITION: v., To run out of batteries during the holidays, especially on Christmas morning when all the kids and half the adults are screaming for their new toys. n., A battery or personal energy shortage created by over-consumption.

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Holidie

Created by: KelleyToohey

Pronunciation: hŏl'ĭ-dī or "holly-die"

Sentence: "Halfway through Chanukah brunch with her in-laws, Midge began to holidie." "I feel holidead after wrapping presents all night."

Etymology: A blend between "holiday", a word meaning a day free from work or a holy day, and the verb "die", meaning to cease living.

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Shortcelled

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: short - selled

Sentence: Connie felt really shortcelled on Christmas Day. She had stayed up half the night putting together toys, cooked a banquet for the next day, baked cookies, decorated and cleaned the house. To top it all off, she ran out of batteries for all of the toys and electonic gadgets she had bought and was too tired to go to the store.

Etymology: Short (less than, not having enough) + Cell (microprocessor architecture, In electronics, a battery is two or more electrochemical cells which store chemical energy and make it available as electrical energy)

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Your inventive pronunciation gives an an added commercial dimension. Shortcelled also conjured up visions of spent brain cells, too. Short and cell can have so many meanings and applications. Kudos for creating a word that can take on more than one meaning and have many dimensions, for that's not easy to do! - silveryaspen, 2008-12-24: 11:34:00

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Stamino

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: stam-uh-noh

Sentence: She thought she had more stamina this year, but it quickly became clear to her that this was a case of stamino. She sat there envying all the new gadgets charging up their batteries and wished that someone would soon invent a battery charger for humans - nevermind that's what spas are for, and alcohol.

Etymology: stamina (the power to endure fatigue, having great strength) + no (negative, not)

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Lacknicad

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: LAK-nih-kad

Sentence: Suddenly realizing that his supply of batteries for toys, clocks and other gifts had run out, Lionel suffered a bout of clinical lacknicad depression.

Etymology: Blend of lack, and nicad, short for nickel cadmium, a type of battery.

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Electonicrisis

Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: /ee-lek-tron'-i-kry-sis/

Sentence: With all of the battery-operated toys, gadgets and gizmos Adam had bought for the family this holiday, he had somehow forgotten to purchase batteries, and the ensuing electronicrisis forced him to go out looking for batteries in bulk, despite his hollythargic state.

Etymology: electronic (from Greek ēlektron "amber" & -ic "-like") + crisis (Greek, krísis "decision")

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COMMENTS:

*Science Content Warning* Apparently rubbing amber creates static electrical potential, which is perhaps why the Greeks associated amber with electricity, or at least the unexplained force that attracted feathers, hair and other small objects to the piece of amber. Hmm, I wonder what would happen if you rub amber on a cat... - Tigger, 2007-12-21: 02:46:00

Great week of wordmaking! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-12-21: 14:54:00

This is a great word, but its a noun. Make it a transitive verb and I'll vote for it. - KelleyToohey, 2007-12-23: 19:48:00

Check the 2nd part of the definition — it asks for a transitive verb -or- a noun. - Tigger, 2007-12-30: 23:33:00

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Festique

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: fest/teeg

Sentence: Festigue usually sets in about noon on Christmas Eve because of all the shopping and partying the last two weeks. I'm just too tired to enjoy the holiday.

Etymology: festive + fatigue

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Glutterize

Created by: ghhshirley

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Dischristmaspirited

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: dis/kris/mas/spiri/ted

Sentence: Ho Ho Hold on - I'm so exhausted I'm getting dischristmaspirited!

Etymology: dispirited + Christmas spirit

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Straindeer

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Created by: Carla

Pronunciation: strayn-dear

Sentence: Thomas was fraught by the demands of cooking Christmas dinner for eight in a shoebox sized oven. He reached for another eggnog. In reply to his girlfriend's arched eyebrow, he angrily told her 'I'm feeling the straindeer, OK?!'

Etymology: strain + reindeer

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Lacknicad

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: LAK-nih-kad

Sentence: Suddenly realizing that his supply of batteries for toys, clocks and other gifts had run out, Harold suffered a bout of clinical lacknicad depression.

Etymology: Blend of 'lack' (deficiency or absence) and 'nicad', short for nickel cadmium, a type of battery.

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-12-21: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by yellowbird. Thank you yellowbird. ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-12-21: 00:01:00
Speaking of holidays -- I am taking some. So for the next two weeks, we will be showcasing our Verbotomy favorites from the past year. We will kick off 2008 with a new season starting on January 7th. Best wishes to everyone. And I hope you all get pleasantly Merrynaded! ~ James

OZZIEBOB - 2007-12-21: 04:19:00
Thanks for Verbotomy, James. Seasonal Greetings to all.

Jabberwocky - 2007-12-21: 06:01:00
I'll add my best wishes as well to a crazy creative bunch who help jump start my brain cells every morning - Happy holidays

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-12-21: 09:54:00
Oh no! Only three days to Christmas and I haven't done any Christmas shopping yet. I have a feeling I am going to be overcome by spendementia. ~ James

purpleartichokes - 2007-12-21: 13:54:00
Hope everyone has a cool yule and gets lots of figgies in their pudding!

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-12-25: 00:00:00
Today's definition was suggested by yellowbird. Thank you yellowbird. ~ James

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