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'I can open this thing!'

DEFINITION: v., To strain with all your might in a desperate effort to open a sealed container, such as a jar of pickles. n., A small jar which cannot be opened.

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: cap ənˈsā sh ən

Sentence: This lid can't win, Joseph hollered. In clear case of capensation, Joseph was willing to risk exacerbation of his hernia and tendonitis to to get the peanut jar open. So what if his boss couldn't remember his name. So what if his date dozed off every time he started talking. This cap was coming off. He finally resigned to the trick his mother used to use. He turned the jar over and banged it on the counter. Success! Should he tell his date about the glass shards? Nah! Serves her right for making fun of his car. Didn't she say something about being allergic to peanuts anyway??

Etymology: cap (a protective lid or cover for an object such as a bottle) + compensation (something that counterbalances or makes up for an undesirable or unwelcome state of affairs)


i like your word! : ) But I am perturbed that so many people write a PARAGRAPH or short story rather than a sentence for their word. - rexcausey, 2008-09-29: 17:04:00


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Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: ress-el-vess-el

Sentence: No matter how hard Tony tried to wrestlevessel with the jar of pickle onions he could not manage get the lid off. His wife persuaded him to let her try and with a quick twist the seal was broken in no time, the grin on her face said it all but she insisted it was all in the wrist action.

Etymology: Wrestle(To grapple with, to overcome an opposing tendency or force) + Vessel(an object used to hold or contain something) = Wrestlevessel

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Created by: leechdude

Pronunciation: pick-ul-jam

Sentence: Man, it's darn hard to picklejam this thing!

Etymology: pickles, jam (stuck)


hello - leechdude, 2007-11-08: 21:07:00


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Created by: zxvasdf

Pronunciation: Cir cum fail urence

Sentence: When the vein in his head popped out of place after a long bout of circumfailurence, he handed the jar to his wife who opened it easily. "I loosened it for you," he boasted.

Etymology: Circumference (the size of something as given by the distance around it) & failure (not successful)


love the sentence - Jabberwocky, 2008-09-26: 15:06:00

Happens everyday in households round the world... - Nosila, 2008-09-26: 20:21:00


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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: bryne tee zer

Sentence: Mason did not relish the brineteaser that Marsha had just given him. That jar of gherkins would take Herculean effort to open. He ran it under hot water and banged the lid with a knife, all to no avail. That lid was dilliberately stuck on for good. He had tried to be a dillagent, but if he thought that lid was coming off anytime soon, he was dilluded. When he dillvered the still-shut jar back to Marsha, she opened it first try. "You mustard loosened it for me, Mason!"

Etymology: Brine (a strong solution of salt and water used for pickling) & Teaser (a particularly baffling problem that is said to have a correct on BrainTeaser (A mentally challenging problem or puzzle)


mrskellyscl great word - mrskellyscl, 2010-02-25: 05:03:00


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Created by: FreakoSpeako


Sentence: The man streezed the pickle jar.


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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: dil fik ultee

Sentence: Who knew getting Herb to open a jar of pickles could end up being such a dillficulty? His caper started when Madge asked him to turn the lid. He used such force that he broke off the top and the contents landed on the floor. He turned something that should be dillicious into something dillsastrous.

Etymology: Dill (pickle preserved in brine or vinegar flavored with dill seed)& Difficulty (a factor causing trouble in achieving a positive result or tending to produce a negative result)

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Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: dill/cap/i/tate

Sentence: I will dillcapitate you Dave screamed at the pickle jar - even if my eyes remain bloodshot for a week.

Etymology: dill (as in pickle) + decapitate + cap


Brilliant: now part of my vocabulary. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-09-26: 18:06:00

Very good word - TJayzz, 2008-09-27: 05:32:00


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Created by: Whittier




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Created by: zavijava


Sentence: Larry sprained his wrist fracturning the jar, but the pickles were just fine.

Etymology: fracture-turn

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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-10-30: 04:21:00
Today's definition was suggested by Clayton. Thank you Clayton! ~ James'

petaj petaj - 2007-10-30: 09:11:00
That guy in the cartoon ought to have some droolpickles with all that effort.

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-10-30: 11:38:00
Hey Petaj, Good idea! I have added some Pavlovian droolpickles. (You may need to reload to see the updated image.) ~ James

Kevcom - 2007-10-30: 15:39:00
Print it out! Print it out! Soooo Good just like the last!

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-10-31: 00:56:00
Thanks Kevcom! ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-10-31: 01:21:00
VERBOTOMY BLOG PARTY: November 1, 2007 is Verbotomy's first birthday! We are having a Blog Party to celebrate. Everybody is invited to the Verbotomy Blog to chat. All comments will be published as soon as you post them, so bring your favorite words and definitions and we'll chat. Go to Talk to you then! ~ James

petaj petaj - 2007-10-31: 04:20:00
The droolpickles look great. He must have been salivating in anticipation.

November - 2008-09-30: 07:53:00
or Ajarafarce Where the ending is also the word *farce • noun 1 a comic dramatic work or genre using buffoonery and horseplay and typically including ludicrously improbable situations. 2 an absurd event.

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-02-25: 00:02:00
Today's definition was suggested by Clayton. Thank you Clayton. ~ James