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'That idiot has finally been fired?'

DEFINITION: n. A mixture of delight and guilt felt when a colleague, whom you despise, suffers a misfortune. v. To feel bad about feeling good when something bad happens to someone who is definitely not good.

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Voodoolicious

Created by: Tanik

Pronunciation: voo-do-li-sh-iss

Sentence: Man, this moment is voodoolicious. He totally deserved that dressing down.

Etymology: voodoo + delicious

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I like it! - wordmeister, 2008-06-17: 06:19:00

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Purplevoodoo

Created by: Bulletchewer

Pronunciation: per-pull-voo-doo

Sentence: His lust rival's key not unlocking the door brought a sense of purplevoodoo to the guy who, for purely business purposes, had convinced his foxy boss to change the locks on the executive bathrooms.

Etymology: Thought I'd pile in the Hendrix references. Purple is the colour of success/pleasure (a purple patch) but also a bruise. Voodoo is the type of doll people use to alter others' fortunes. Both words appear in famous Jimi songs!

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COMMENTS:

Hmmmm... double entendre? What was that sharp pain I just felt in the corner of my mouth? - purpleartichokes, 2007-03-23: 08:08:00

Is that a purple haze, or purple rain on the horizon? - Stevenson0, 2007-03-23: 10:26:00

'Scuse me while I kiss the sky! - Bulletchewer, 2007-03-23: 10:29:00

'Scuse me while I change my name to AzureArtichokes; this navel piercing is killing me. - purpleartichokes, 2007-03-23: 12:25:00

How's the knee? - Bulletchewer, 2007-03-23: 12:56:00

AAAAARRRRGH! Agonkneeee! - purpleartichokes, 2007-03-23: 14:18:00

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Miselation

Created by: PythianHabenero

Pronunciation: mizza-lation

Sentence: Upon hearing that her arch-nemesis fell down a well, Jeanine was filled with miselation.

Etymology: "misery" + "elation" with help from "mis-"

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Happity

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Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: hap-pity

Sentence: Lucy was overcome with happityness when her nemesis, Brittany, fell face down on the 50 yard line in front of the whole school and broke her tiara. On one hand, it was terrible that someone sabotaged the float she was riding on. On the other hand, just because she was the homecoming queen, head cheerleader, class president, valedictorian, pretty, popular and dating Brad the quarterback -- who did she think she was, anyway?

Etymology: happy (happiness) + pity

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COMMENTS:

Chuckle! - splendiction, 2009-10-09: 22:02:00

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Coolamity

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: kool am it ee

Sentence: It wasn't that Jane wasn't fond of Bill...no, she absolutely hated him.He had started after her, for more money and she had to train him. To top that, he got a promotion and big raise that should have been hers. While she slaved away ensuring that the project was completed on time, he swanned off to join the boss for golf every Wednesday afternoon. That Bill was just schmoozing his way into the old boys' network and she was left behind to do all the work! This Wednesday things had changed, as if in answer to Jane's prayers. After the "boys" went off for their weekly golf game, a dreadful storm had blown in. At the 15th hole, Bill had been struck dead by lightening and perished. Jane's reaction, between crocodile tears, was one of coolamity...now they'd have to promote her to fill Bill's place. She liked that...her new name would be Coolamity Jane!

Etymology: Cool ( psychologically cool and unenthusiastic; unfriendly or unresponsive or showing dislike or great coolness and composure under strain) & Amity (a state of friendship and cordiality) & Calamity (an event resulting in great loss and misfortune)

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Doesn't seem a fairway to go? Enjoyed your sentence; cool word. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-06-17: 02:58:00

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Rueglee

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: ROO-glee

Sentence: Miranda was struck with rueglee over the sudden misfortune that came to her friend Louise, the woman she loves to hate.

Etymology: Blend of 'Rue' (v. to feel sorrow over; repent of; regret bitterl and 'Glee' (n. open delight or pleasure; exultant joy; exultation)

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wow. much better than my own. - chaok, 2012-07-19: 19:16:00

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Thrillpang

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: THRIL-pang

Sentence: Whispering to himself, "Nils carborundum illegitimati" Bob quickly overcame his thrillpangs, as he slowly, but surely, shredded Hugh's application for entry to the University of Tasmania's MBA course.

Etymology: THRILL: A sensation as of being thrilled; a tremulous excitement; as, a thrill of joy. PANG n. 1: a sudden sharp feeling; "pangs of regret"; "twinges of conscience" [syn: stab, twinge,] 2: a mental pain or distress; qualms, anguish, guilt.

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great etymology - Jabberwocky, 2008-06-16: 12:33:00

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Maltriumph

Created by: WindingRoad

Pronunciation: MAL-trahy-uhmf

Sentence: Betty squirmed with maltriumph upon hearing about Greg's demotion.

Etymology: Mal (from L malignus [bad]) + triumph (from ME triumphe [victory])

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Colleagasm

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Created by: coachnomad23

Pronunciation: colleague-asm

Sentence: Seeing my partners on the project get fired for messing up the presentation, gave me a colleagasm.

Etymology:

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Colleagasm sounds like a very positive thing to me!! Love the word!!! - Stevenson0, 2007-03-23: 10:30:00

So many good words can be contrived from the "O". I keep waiting for the definition for "The point at which you become assimilated with the borg" (borgasm). - purpleartichokes, 2007-03-23: 12:18:00

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Trainwreckspotter

Created by: splendiction

Pronunciation: TRAIN rek spot er

Sentence: Jordan's last ditch effort to please the clients would fail badly. They were not impressed with her cheap plastic advertising pens that glowed in the dark. In fact her ad plan turned out to be a complete disaster when the pens didn't glow but instead leaked. Normally Jordan teamed up with Sass and they would share their strengths. This time Jordan greedily went solo - searching glory - while Sass moped around waiting for another bid. She secretly knew Jordan couldn't go it alone successfully - Jordan lacked judgement! Jordan's clients began to lose interest and backed away from the big job (which could have brought in much needed big profits for the company). Instead of helping, her jealous colleague Sass trainwreckspotted Jordan get the boot.

Etymology: From: trainspotter and trainwreck.

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Talk about derailment...good word! - Nosila, 2009-10-09: 23:05:00

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-03-23: 00:57:00
Today's definition was suggested by Discoveria.
Thank you Discoveria! ~ James

Discoveria - 2007-03-23: 10:56:00
That was quick...

ErWenn - 2007-03-23: 10:56:00
Don't really know how to top schuldeshadenfreude here.

mplsbohemian - 2007-03-24: 22:20:00
The trouble is that there is a word for this in English: schadenfreude.

Discoveria - 2007-03-26: 12:07:00
I've been told already. catgrin and James decided that schadenfreude refers to the satisfaction, and this verboticism refers to feeling guilt over having that satisfaction.

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-03-26: 23:54:00
Hey mplsbohemian, Alchemist summed it up nicely with etymology for Guiltenfreude: "schadenfreude (pleasure at the misfortune of others) with guilt."

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-10-09: 00:12:00
Today's definition was suggested by Discoveria. Thank you Discoveria. ~ James