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DEFINITION: v. To obsessively work on, shine and polish something which has no intrinsic value. n. A item which has lots of imagined shine in the eyes of the owner, but no real value for anyone else.

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Excremint

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: ekskrəmint

Sentence: When Tom signed up to take something to the Antiques Roadshow he was convinced that he had one of those unique items that would cause a sensation. The only sensation he experienced was disappointment when the appraiser declared his prize to be in excermint condition. No instant retirement here!

Etymology: excrement (feces) + mint (an aromatic plant native to temperate regions of the Old World, several kinds of which are used as culinary herbs)

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RightOnTheWin Very interesting. I like your sentence, hah. - RightOnTheWin, 2010-09-21: 09:16:00

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Quartshite

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: kwart shy t

Sentence: She spent cleaning and polishing the quartshite ring he gave her, not knowing it was as worthless and trashy as he

Etymology: quartzite, shite

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Obuffsess

Created by: splendiction

Pronunciation: o buff sess

Sentence: Sham first obuffsessed with her car being shinysmooth and clean. Her obsession with well-buffed appearances crept into her home as she obuffsessed about the lustrous glossyness of her leather and wood furniture. Her hands perpetually ached, but there was no end to her obuffsession: woodwork, tile, sinks, lightswitch covers, doorlatches, her dog's collar, the electicity box outside her home...

Etymology: From the words buff (shine a surface) and obsess (have a preoccupation with something - in this case buffing anything, especially commonly-touched surfaces, to a shine).

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Excellent! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-10: 21:43:00

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Drekenrich

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: drekenrich

Sentence: Marcie's friends wish she had never seen the TV show, Trash to Treasures where they show techniques for transforming refuse into decorative items. She will now drekenrich just about anything she finds. They are each the not-so-proud owners of some of her creations. John has a wreath constructed out of used twist ties and pull tabs from soda cans. Eunice has a broach made from an old belt buckle with shards of broken glass glued to it. But it is Betty who has the greatest "prize" of all, the sculpture of a duck (we think it's a duck) made of clumping cat litter. Every time the weather is humid it gets a little larger.

Etymology: drek (rubbish; trash) + enrich (improve or enhance the quality or value of)

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Always loved the word drek! - wayoffcenter, 2009-03-10: 06:03:00

metrohumanx Disturbingly beautiful sentence, and a top-notch word, too! - metrohumanx, 2009-03-10: 12:13:00

metrohumanx ...Sounds like a little hamlet in Bavaria! - metrohumanx, 2009-03-10: 12:14:00

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Misapprehenshine

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: miss ap ree hench eye nn

Sentence: The ornamental 300 pound cast iron weathervane which Jane's late demented husband had sculpted into a very rough image of Mount Rushmore and bolted to the chimney, gave way under the force of her polishing and fell into the Jones' garden, killing Mr Jones as he lovingly tended his asparagus. How upset she was to see her neighbour under a misapprehenshine.

Etymology: misapprehension, shine

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very funny - Jabberwocky, 2009-03-10: 12:20:00

metrohumanx I love this sentence- it has drama, tragedy, and guffaws, too! - metrohumanx, 2009-03-10: 12:29:00

great word, too! - splendiction, 2009-03-10: 16:52:00

I laughed, I cried... - Nosila, 2009-03-10: 22:00:00

hahahaha....fun - mweinmann, 2009-03-11: 07:59:00

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Nugatoil

Created by: kateinkorea

Pronunciation: NUG a TOIL

Sentence: "Are you going to nugatoil all evening?" he teased her. He knew that probably only about three people would show up to see her display in spite of her endless hours of fixing, changing, rewriting, redrawing and painting things that were fine the way they were six hours ago.

Etymology: NUGATORY: having no purpose or value; worthless TOIL: to work very hard and for a long time

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metrohumanx Love the word, kate...At first glance,I thought it was "oil derived from a nugget". - metrohumanx, 2009-03-10: 12:12:00

great combo - Jabberwocky, 2009-03-10: 12:21:00

fun to say, too - silveryaspen, 2009-03-10: 14:32:00

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Shingrossed

Created by: andrewmcshea

Pronunciation: shine grossed

Sentence: This crazy lady named Caitlin is comletely shingrossed with her iPhone screen and jealous of Maddy's glimmering one.

Etymology: Shine (shiny or bright), Engrossed (to be obsessed or consumed by)

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another winner right here boi - andrewmcshea, 2012-02-17: 15:07:00

tyrone jacksin would b proud - andrewmcshea, 2012-02-17: 15:08:00

DIS WORD IS BUMPIN - jessicadobies, 2012-02-17: 15:17:00

DIS WORD IS BUMPIN - jessicadobies, 2012-02-17: 15:18:00

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Glitturd

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: glitɜrd

Sentence: Despite all the hype and awesome advertising campaign, Ralph discovered the "as seen on TV" product he had just spent far too much money on was, in fact, a glitturd.

Etymology: glitter (sparkle) + turd (excrement)

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Endeadvor

karenanne

Created by: karenanne

Pronunciation: en DED ver

Sentence: Inna Fectiv is always working on some futile endeadvor. None of her ideas ever go anywhere, because no one ever wants any of her inventions. Her latest creation is a multi-story cage system for cats, which she calls her "Pet Projects." She keeps forgetting that cats don't like to be in cages, and usually protest it vigorously, so if you have a number of them together, the yowling is almost ear-splitting.

Etymology: endeavor + dead

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Pet Projects...cute! - Nosila, 2010-09-22: 00:07:00

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Possessivecompulsive

GlobalGallery

Created by: GlobalGallery

Pronunciation: pozessiv-kom-pul-siv

Sentence: Andrea was possesivecompulsive. She spent nine hours cleaning the motel room. The fridge, oven, carpets, windows, bathroom, walls and ceiling were gleaming. Every piece of cutlery was hand polished. "I don't know why you bother" said Mitchell her fiance. "We have to live here, so why can't it be nice?" was her reply. "Live here? We're staying here for one night and we're outta here before breakfast" he said with some concern.

Etymology: 1.Possessive - the case expressing ownership 2.Obsessive-compulsive - a state of neurosis

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-03-10: 00:01:01
Today's definition was suggested by metrohumanx. Thank you metrohumanx. ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-09-21: 00:12:00
Today's definition was suggested by metrohumanx. Thank you metrohumanx. ~ James