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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: 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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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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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)


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


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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: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: em buhl ish

Sentence: There was no getting away from it. although sasha had a glorious body, her resume, despite all the embullishment, was still bull.

Etymology: embellishment, bullsh*t


RightOnTheWin Haha, nice. - RightOnTheWin, 2010-09-21: 09:20:00


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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.


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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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


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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Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: per-fek-shun-EER-ing

Sentence: Something of a drama queen and one with a notable lack of self esteem Miranda 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 and engineering (engineer - To plan, manage, and put through by skillful acts or contrivance; maneuver)


Well done. Good sentence. Good word. - kateinkorea, 2009-03-10: 08:42:00

metrohumanx A true classic! A real keeper! - metrohumanx, 2009-03-10: 12:18:00

very nice - Jabberwocky, 2009-03-10: 12:22:00

Great word and sentence, mustang,I may well borrow that word to pepper in conversations! - Nosila, 2009-03-10: 21:59:00


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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.


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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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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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