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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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Alkalack

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: al ka lack

Sentence: The children screamesd around the house like banshees on crack, beating each other about the head and face with wii remotes, personal dvd players,all suffering from acute alkalack. Meanwhile Papa Gang huddled in the corner thinking, philosophically that at least he had had the foresight to ensure they wouldn't be suffering from alcolack which, in his opinion, would have been serious.

Etymology: alkaline lack.

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Experiencing alkalack, I tuned to alcohol, which left me needing alka seltzer! Great word! - silveryaspen, 2008-01-01: 23:44:00

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Dudevorce

Created by: hanu73

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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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Noelosingit

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: nōeloōzngit

Sentence: Joanne didn’t know she was noelosingit until Christmas morning when she couldn’t find the turkey planned for that night’s dinner. It was only then that she realized that, in a wrapping frenzy on Christmas Eve she had wrapped the turkey, 2 cans of cranberry sauce and 5 pounds of potatoes. As she quietly unwrapped her erroneous gifts she wondered if the images of Santa that had bled through the wrapping paper would remain after the baking.

Etymology: Noel (Christmas) + losing it (having things get out of hand, going slightly nuts)

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Lithargic

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Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: lith-ar-jick

Sentence: Mum was so lithargic after consuming too many Christmas treats that she couldn't even reach the top shelf to get the spare batteries.

Etymology: lithium + lethargic

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excellent! - galwaywegian, 2007-12-21: 04:42:00

Good one! - toadstool57, 2007-12-21: 07:12:00

very nice petaj - Jabberwocky, 2007-12-21: 08:49:00

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Holidrought

Created by: gilscarbo

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Neverready

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: nevəredē

Sentence: Christmas morning at Tim's parents house was always a struggle. Tim's dad was confounded by anything electronic. If a flashlight wouldn't work, he was never sure if it was one of the batteries or maybe the bulb, perhaps the switch. So, he kept them all. He had several drawers full of neverready batteries. This matched nicely with the closet full of defunct light bulbs. If you want something with batteries to work, you'd better bring some.

Etymology: never (at no time in the past or future) + Everready (brand of batteries)

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Merry Christmas Duracellebrations! - Nosila, 2008-12-24: 09:32:00

Clever! Meaning so apparent! - silveryaspen, 2008-12-24: 11:09:00

very good! - galwaywegian, 2008-12-24: 15:57:00

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Festigue

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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great word - Jabberwocky, 2007-12-21: 08:45:00

Very nice! - Tigger, 2007-12-21: 13:23:00

Another excellent word! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-12-21: 14:51:00

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Alkalight

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: al ka liet

Sentence: he found himself alkalight again, much to the children's chagrin. no AAA meant no Hohoho.

Etymology: alkaline light

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Happy Festive Cellebrations, galwaywegian! - Nosila, 2008-12-24: 09:35:00

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Yuletired

Created by: rikboyee

Pronunciation: yool-tie-erd

Sentence: At the end of it all i was so yuletired i could hardly speak

Etymology: tired, yuletide

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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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