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Nullevation

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: nuhl + eev + ashun

Sentence: Although Zachery polished his prized statue, retrieved from the fire in the local threatre, there was nullevation in the effect of its value.

Etymology: Null + Elevation = Null (In mathematics, the word null (from German null, which is from Latin nullus, both meaning "zero", or "none Elevation (the act of increasing the wealth or prestige or power or scope of something)

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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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COMMENTS:

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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Curriculumwitty

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)

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

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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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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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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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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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Vanitize

Created by: BookWorm579

Pronunciation: VAN-i-ties

Sentence: Mr. Jones vanitized over his green lawn, keeping it carefully manicured and watered, even during droughts.

Etymology: Derived from "vanity".

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Eezamine

Created by: kalex

Pronunciation: Ee-ez-a-mi(eye)ne, as in it's-a-mine!

Sentence: Would you stop with your eezamine? nobody cares!

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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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COMMENTS:

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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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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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

'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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