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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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Glosstentatious

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

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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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Blindstone

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: blynde stone

Sentence: Marilyn was engaged to Rocky. He was a handsome cad, only after her money but she was besotted by his charm. He gave her a shiny ring, which she thought was a large, diamond symbol of his love. Unfortunately it was actually a blindstone... for once he got his claws into her fortune, she never saw him again.

Etymology: Blind (cannot see;oblivious to something) & Rhinestone (pretend diamond,used in jewellery, shiny but of little comparative value)

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u spell weekemnd wrong - andrewmcshea, 2012-02-17: 15:18:00

whoops! so did i - andrewmcshea, 2012-02-17: 15:19:00

i did that on purpose - andrewmcshea, 2012-02-17: 15:19:00

tyrone jacksin would be proud yo - andrewmcshea, 2012-02-17: 15:19:00

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Flunktionality

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)

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COMMENTS:

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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Drekenrich

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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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COMMENTS:

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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Trivialapidotiose

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Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: trih-vee-uhl-LAP-ih-DOE-tee-OSE (trivialapidotiosis)

Sentence: Obsesssion is scary-just ask Cross-Eyed Mary...she burnished her doodads each night. By making them cleaner, they lost their patina- she polished them right out of sight................Mary was TRIVIALAPIDOTIOSE- She had an obsession with cleaning everything in her trinketarium, no matter how worthless they seemed to her boyfriend, Bob The Appraiser.

Etymology: TRIVIAl+LAPIdary+DOTe+otIOSE= TRIVIALAPIDOTIOSE.....TRIVIAL: commonplace, ordinary, of little worth or importance; Latin trivialis found everywhere, commonplace, from trivium crossroads, from tri- + via way 1589.....LAPIDARY: a cutter, polisher, or engraver of precious stones usually other than diamonds; 14th century.....DOTE: to exhibit mental decline like that of old age, to be lavish or excessive in one's attention, fondness, or affection; Middle English; akin to Middle Low German dotten to be foolish 13th century.....OTIOSE: producing no useful result, futile, lacking use or effect; Latin otiosus, from otium leisure 1794.

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metrohumanx Methinks my word is too long. - metrohumanx, 2009-03-10: 12:08:00

good one metro - Jabberwocky, 2009-03-10: 12:24:00

WOW that's a LONG word and GOOD too :) - abrakadeborah, 2009-03-25: 14:04:00

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Gempty

Created by: rombus

Pronunciation: jem - tee

Sentence: Clarise treasured her mom's jewelry and gemstones. She liked to take them out, admire them and polish them. They really had sentimental value but they were largely gempty from the standpoint of appraised value.

Etymology: Gem and Empty

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great create for costume jewelry - silveryaspen, 2009-03-10: 21:40:00

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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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Trasure

Created by: jessicadobies

Pronunciation: traa-sheur

Sentence: The peice of junk metal was pure trasure to the artist.

Etymology: tra- coming from the word trash -sure coming from the word treasure

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so clever! - jessicadobies, 2012-02-17: 15:15:00

dayum gurl gud 1 - andrewmcshea, 2012-02-17: 15:16:00

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Perfectioneering

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: per-fek-shun-EER-ing

Sentence: Something of a drama queen and one with a notable lack of self esteem, Brandy would work incessantly to improve any and all manner of things from her written essays to her doll collection to her flatware, believing that her perfectioneering would somehow transform mundane things into works of art.

Etymology: Blend of 'perfection' state of being perfect and 'engineering' (engineer - To plan, manage, and put through by skillful acts or contrivance; maneuver)

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Micomanically

RightOnTheWin

Created by: RightOnTheWin

Pronunciation: {mik.ah\man.nic.lee}

Sentence: Mr. Deadness Debarker resigned from the police force to finally pursue his dream of becoming a famous detective. From this moment forward, he would become Mr.Debarker the mysterious investigator of justice. Today he would make his first appearance to the busy world of crime, and scope out any injustice that lurked the streets. Everything was going well…. UNTIL… THE STAIN !!! Debarker found a small smudge of ink on his tuxedo; he immediately entered into a fit of rage. He micomanically scrubbed the stain, but in the end all was in vain. There was no way he could operate with a smudge on his tuxedo, it would be unforgiveable. So, Mr. Deadness Debarker decided to abandon that dream, and pursue the life of a giant lemon; he lived the rest of his days in a sour manner.

Etymology: Mico (Latin verb)-to shine. Manically (adverb)-characterized by excessive or unreasonable enthusiasm.

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COMMENTS:

Orange you glad he hasn't become a citrus investigator, like Harry Lime or Emma Peel. Hope he's happy, kumquat may... - Nosila, 2010-09-22: 00:13:00

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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