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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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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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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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Finetoon

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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Turdlewax

Created by: QuantumMechanic

Pronunciation: tur del wax

Sentence: He keeps turdlewaxing that revenue chart, but someone should tell him the product line has been discontinued.

Etymology: turd + turtle wax

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Preciouscosious

Created by: bookowl

Pronunciation: pre/shush/coe/shush

Sentence: Gollum would be considered preciouscosious in his obsession with the ring.

Etymology: precious + precosious

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx Wow.Looks intimidating, but once you pronounce it, you can get into the hobbit of using it. - metrohumanx, 2009-03-10: 12:26:00

Great word! - Mustang, 2009-03-11: 00:00:00

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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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Bufferduff

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

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

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Trivialapidotiose

metrohumanx

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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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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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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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