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'Why are you still working on your resume?'

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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Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: gloss/ten/tay/shsh

Sentence: Most people were repulsed by his necklace of his own baby teeth and felt it was glosstentacious when he polished it during meetings.

Etymology: gloss + ostentacious


metrohumanx VERY crafty combo,Steverino! - metrohumanx, 2009-03-10: 12:17:00

love it - galwaywegian, 2009-03-10: 17:20:00

Good word. - kateinkorea, 2009-03-10: 21:01:00

Very clever! - Mustang, 2009-03-10: 23:59:00

A big thumbs up on this word! very good :) - abrakadeborah, 2009-03-14: 22:59:00


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Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Buff-er-duff

Sentence: Ever since Great Aunt Maud had left Sue the vase in her will five years ago she was convinced it was worth thousands. Every evening she rushed home from work and would bufferduff it until it shone. Little did she know it was a fake and was worth no more than a few pounds.

Etymology: Buff(to polish) + Duff(worthless) = Bufferduff


it would also work as buffherduff - nice - Jabberwocky, 2009-03-10: 12:18:00


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Created by: toy4769

Pronunciation: Poyn-dif-eye

Sentence: Larry's OCD neighbor, in his usual fashion, trimmed his hedges along the fenceline to nearly a stump to fill his need to poindify something he can control.

Etymology: Poindexter: a pocket-protector wearing over-analyizing nerd. + Modify: to change to suit one's taste.


RightOnTheWin Creative way to combine words, great job. - RightOnTheWin, 2010-09-21: 12:48:00


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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: flunk shun al itee

Sentence: Nick Zogute lived in a lively neighbourhood. His neighbours celebrated every known holiday with lots of lights, decorations and often fell into a competitve rivalry to out-do each other and provide the best display on the street. Nick was no different and applied the scientific skills he used at work as an aerospace designer to improve the displays and add pizzazz to the neighborhood. His kids thought his displays were all flunktionality when his Halloween Display played "Do you hear what I hear?" and his Christmas displays played "We wish you a scary Christmas and a Hapless New Year!"

Etymology: Functionality (capable of serving a purpose well) & flunk (fail to get a passing grade; not work out; not pass standards)


flunktastic! - galwaywegian, 2009-03-10: 06:57:00

metrohumanx You never FLAIL to amuse us, Nosila! - metrohumanx, 2009-03-10: 12:15:00

great last line! great word! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-10: 14:40:00


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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: fyne toon

Sentence: No matter what Naomi did to her resume, it always looked like someone had had to finetoon it. How else would her work history look like such a piece of fiction?

Etymology: Fine-tune (polish and perfect) & Toon (cartoon;imaginery, humourous drawing;caricature)

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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: kuri kyulum wittee

Sentence: Una M. Ploid was working on her resume for the nine hundredth time, to the consternation of her hubby Phil Lee M. Ploid. She had never worked a day in her life, so finding things to fill in the gaps in her work history was a challenge. She decided to list hobbies and achievements instead. She called this work her curriculumwitty, because among her hobbies she knits hats for bald eagles and feeds the squirrels (to larger carnivores). She still cannot figure out why no one ever calls her back...

Etymology: Currculum Vitae (resume;a summary of your academic and work history) & Witty (combining clever conception and facetious expression)


RightOnTheWin Great idea c= - RightOnTheWin, 2010-09-21: 09:21:00


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Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: doot dad

Sentence: Mom fiddled around with dad constantly. She especially loved his bald head. It was her favorite trifle. Every morning she would do it up right, and give it a real 'do'. Man, oh man! Could she really do it to it! She sprayed it with water, shampooed it, rinsed it, pumiced it, rinsed it, brushed it dry, waxed it spotless, then polished it to a bright snow white glaze, and topped it off with a kiss. It was mom's favorite doitdad!

Etymology: DO IT - as in "do it to it" ... DOODAD - a trifling!


Pretty heady stuff! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-10: 01:11:00

!!!!!! - kateinkorea, 2009-03-10: 08:40:00

pumice? - ouch - Jabberwocky, 2009-03-10: 12:19:00

metrohumanx ...So THATS why she was SKULLKING around. - metrohumanx, 2009-03-10: 12:24:00

Go to the HEAD of the class, metro...that's why dad is the Pate-r! - Nosila, 2009-03-10: 21:57:00

Yes, and it sounds like cajouling to dad to "do it"! (All the things many dads are made to do)! - splendiction, 2009-03-10: 22:31:00

Enjoyed all the comments :-) - silveryaspen, 2009-03-11: 01:10:00


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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: glit…úrd

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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Created by: caitmcnicholl

Pronunciation: Ob-ses-ranche

Sentence: Although Mr.Bohn's essay asignment was ungraded and unmandtory, carlie still worked 16 hours on it in hopes of overachiving but ended up just wasting away her weekemnd.

Etymology: Obbessed: overly focusing on an object,person,place,thing or aspect in life. Igorance: assumed information by a person who really knows nothing to little.

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Created by: Udrihel

Pronunciation: Op

Sentence: Nakk' ngub Gurk op nah! = She is beautiful like her! Op = Means = Like[noun]

Etymology: op

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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