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Grindecision

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: grin dee sis shun

Sentence: It was picture day at college and Wendy was posing in front of a mirror,in her cap and gown,trying to decide what angle was her most flattering. She was not sure whether to look serious, because she had earned her degree and hoped to get an impressive job. Or whether she should smile and show off her expensive dental work and happy nature. She opted for the smile and figured it would help open doors for her at prestigious companies. She thought her charisma would sell to employers and attract the big-money firms. The ceremony was not until after lunch on that extremely hot day and the photos were just before the commencement activities. She posed, but the photographer was too quick. When she got her proofs back the next week, she woefully regretted her grindecision. "OMG, who is going to hire me now??" she asked herself. Her photo was slightly out of focus, her eyes were closed, her hair frizzed, her mascara starting to slide down her face, her lipstick a bit smeared, one earring missing and her real gold pendant had left a nice green ring around her neck. Her front teeth (top & bottom) housed large pieces of the spinach in the salad she had for lunch. The goofy smile she offered just added to the affect that she had inherited traits that made her look like a cross between a sweaty mime, with clown hair and shiny make-up and a toothless bumpkin! She dearly hoped they offered re-takes...soon!

Etymology: Grin (to smile or show amusement) & Indecision (doubt concerning two or more possible alternatives or courses of action; the trait of irresolution; a lack of firmness of character or purpose)

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx WHO couldn't love a toothless bumpkin? - metrohumanx, 2009-03-31: 02:21:00

You always bring us such fun, with your clever wit and fun pun! This one is Trans-send-dentally well done! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-31: 14:35:00

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Retrocertainot

metrohumanx

Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: RETRO-sir-tin-OTT

Sentence: She pleaded with him to come over at once- He knocked on her door till he felt like a dunce! In the dark and the rain he had driven cross town- This was the last time that he’d play the clown! Out of his trunk came a real pay-backer.... The largest yet legal immense firecracker. Out in her courtyard the ten-minute fuse- Sizzled like anger fueled by abuse. Back at his pad he had pause there to enter- He couldn’t retrieve the love note that he’d sent her... The night sky lit up like the coming of day- The concussion was felt a half mile away. Community service completed at last, He’d always reflect on his foolish young past... Was it allwrong –just a misguided thought? Or was it a bad RETROCERTAINOT?

Etymology: RETRO+CERTAIn+NOT= RETROCERTAINOT.....-RETRO(prefix): backward : back ; Latin, from retro, from re- + -tro (as in intro within).....CERTAIN: fixed , settled, inevitable, incapable of failing, destined, assured in mind or action; Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Vulgar Latin *certanus, from Latin certus, from past participle of cernere to sift, discern, decide; akin to Greek krinein to separate, decide, judge, Old Irish criathar sieve.....NOT: used as a function word to stand for the negative of a preceding group of words; Middle English, alteration of nought, from nought [13th century]

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metrohumanx RELAX! NO fictitious characters were harmed in the spinning of this yarn. - metrohumanx, 2009-03-31: 02:18:00

Dear metro, Your poems and wit are that of a good talker, and we love to hear odes about an explosion, by a stalker! - Nosila, 2009-03-31: 15:01:00

Retrocertainot tickles the tongue, especially if you roll those 3 R's! It has a rich rolling rhythym. It shine with alliteraytion! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-31: 15:17:00

I'm glad to hear no characters were maimed. Good story and word. - kateinkorea, 2009-03-31: 23:43:00

metrohumanx Thank you all! - metrohumanx, 2009-04-01: 14:37:00

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Insecticidekick

Created by: bookowl

Pronunciation: in/sek/ti/side/kik

Sentence: Insecticidekick occured when Bobby searched the house in vain for his pet cricket only to find him on the bottom of his shoe.

Etymology: insecticide + kick

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metrohumanx DAMNED clever! I wish it'd come in before i'd voted! - metrohumanx, 2009-04-02: 02:46:00

Ditto, metro...great word and sad story, bookowl! - Nosila, 2009-04-03: 23:31:00

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Vacillean

Created by: readerwriter

Pronunciation: va-sill-een

Sentence: Sometimes vacilleaning between Either/Or can only be cured by the unction of Both/And.

Etymology: Blending VACILLATE, meaning to waver, be hesitant + LEAN, meaning to bend, trust in, incline. Playing on VASELINE, an oil-based lubricant

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COMMENTS:

Slick creation! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-31: 14:45:00

love it - Jabberwocky, 2009-03-31: 16:05:00

enjoyed your word! - mweinmann, 2009-03-31: 19:05:00

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Boldlygowobbly

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: bowled-lee-go-wobb-lee with particular relish on all the b and w and l sounds.

Sentence: Kenny donned his star trek outfit for the first time and headed off to the convention deliberately leaving behind his duffel bag with the spare set of civvies. However, once he got on the bus and the kid behind started jeering at him, he had a boldlygowobbly moment or two debating the merits of taking a detour to K-mart.

Etymology: boldly go (from the Star trek mission statement) + go wobbly (as in "don't go all wobbly on me now")

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COMMENTS:

Even sounds like an alien word! Out-of-this-world! Cute! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-31: 14:48:00

Kenny must have been bold to wear his star trek costume on the bus! - Nosila, 2009-03-31: 15:06:00

very funny - Jabberwocky, 2009-03-31: 16:02:00

metrohumanx Hee Hee Heee! Good word! - metrohumanx, 2009-04-02: 02:40:00

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Deferredlament

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: deh-FERD-leh-ment

Sentence: Mary Lou had hastily decided to call off her engagement with Meryl on the grounds of incompatibility when she experienced a major bout of deferredlament, realizing she had been hasty in her assessments, forgetting that life is always a matter of making adjustments.

Etymology: Blend of 'deferred' (postponed or delayed) and 'lament' (to feel, show, or express grief, sorrow, or regret)

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COMMENTS:

Defurredlament must be when you decide not to keep the doggy that followed you home! Good Word! - Nosila, 2009-03-31: 15:11:00

very good word - Jabberwocky, 2009-03-31: 16:02:00

The word sounds good to say. Good word. - kateinkorea, 2009-03-31: 23:49:00

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Pregret

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: prēgret

Sentence: Tim’s mom is a guilt trip travel agent. If there is one emotion she taught him, it is shame. As an adult, Tim can not only feel bad after making a hard decision, he can experience pregret and premorse long before he takes action. The one thing he feels good about is putting mom’s favorite phrase on her headstone, ”Don’t mind me, I’m just your mother”.

Etymology: pre (before) + regret (a feeling of sadness, repentance, or disappointment over something that has happened or been done)

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Dissertivate

contradictionary

Created by: contradictionary

Pronunciation:

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Certaintease

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: ser tan teez

Sentence: Stepping on cockroaches was not one of the things that Marissa was hired for. But on the other hand, she was unsure if her actions caused an imbalance in life as we know it. Upon speaking with her guru, she decided that her doubts were due to certaintease and she would get over it, especially if she did not want those bugs laying a million eggs in her office!

Etymology: Certainties (somethings that are certai) & Tease (to arouse hope, desire, or curiosity without satisfying them)

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Missimprudent

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: miss-im-pru-dent

Sentence: Eleanor wondered if she may have been a bit missimprudent as she noticed that her new kitchen carpet was the same color as the cockroaches.

Etymology: miss: 1) a young lady miss: 2) blunder, mistake imprudent: unwise, lacking in discretion

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COMMENTS:

Oustanding eponym! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-31: 14:51:00

As in Miss Imprudent! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-31: 14:57:00

Really good! - splendiction, 2009-03-31: 21:36:00

Good! - kateinkorea, 2009-03-31: 23:40:00

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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-03-31: 00:01:01
Today's definition was suggested by silveryaspen. Thank you silveryaspen. ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-10-13: 00:20:00
Today's definition was suggested by silveryaspen. Thank you silveryaspen. ~ James

'Poor thing, maybe I shouldn't have stepped on him.'

DEFINITION: v. To do something decisive and then immediately start to have doubts, wondering if you did the right thing. n. Second thoughts, or second guesses, about a decision or an action you have made but cannot change.

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