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'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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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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Oooptions

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: woop shuns

Sentence: The smirk on the bitches face led Dolly to believe she had chosen the wrong ooption.

Etymology: option oops

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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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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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Aftermythoughts

Created by: kateinkorea

Pronunciation: AF ter myth OUGHTS

Sentence: “Growing up in a circus was exciting, but not so good for meeting the opposite sex. So I didn’t learn much about dating. I shouldn’t have listened to Ted and Bob. They insisted that if I took Molly, from school, on a first date for a little stroll on the tightrope, followed by a quick little shot out of the cannon, and finally a little socializing with the freaks and geeks, that she’d fall for me, see stars and fit right in. How could I know they were messing with me? Nothing but a disaster! What was I thinking? My aftermythoughts are that I should have gotten help with my date plans from someone else. I trusted those guys. But it’s too late now. Molly ran out of here so fast that she didn’t even get to meet my parents: the Tall Man and the Bearded Lady. I’ll never ask Ted and Bob for advice on dating again. What can you expect from a couple of clowns like that?”

Etymology: AFTER + MYTH + OUGHTS + or AFTER + MY + THOUGHTS (and AFTERMATH + AFTERTHOUGHTS) MYTH: something that is believed (usually by many) but that does not exist or is false OUGHTS: what should have been done AFTERMATH: the situation that exists as a result of an important (and usually unpleasant) event, an accident, etc., AFTERTHOUGHT: a thing that is thought of, said or added later, and is often not carefully planned MY:

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mrskellyscl I am impressed! - mrskellyscl, 2009-03-31: 08:07:00

Excellent word & story! - splendiction, 2009-03-31: 21:35:00

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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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Revorce

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: rivôrs

Sentence: After weeks of anticipation, the papers finally arrived. The marriage was done. He immediately shifted into revorce, that overwhelming feeling of dimorse. Had he done enough to make it work? Had his expectations been realistic going into marriage? Maybe not, but at least now his "ex" wouldn't be nagging him about wanting to take his girlfriend on their honeymoon.

Etymology: remorse (deep regret or guilt for a wrong committed) + divorce (the legal dissolution of a marriage by a court or other competent body)

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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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Hindsplight

Created by: Nuwanda

Pronunciation: hinds-plite

Sentence: As soon as I picked up the goldfish cracker off my daughter's high chair and popped it into my mouth, the hindsplight kicked in. Do I spit out the half-soggy, apple juice soaked tidbit or forge on with the chewing. And why do I think eating her scraps is somehow less wasteful than throwing it away? In the midst of my hindsplight, I stepped on a rogue Cheerio, and, with that telltale crunch beneath my heel, I immediately started chastising myself for not picking it up earlier.

Etymology: hindsight modified to include plight.

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COMMENTS:

Your sentence was so true to life, I think we might all have had to stop ourselves from making a face and spitting! Hindsplight was equally powerful at evoking the emotions! Excellent! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-31: 14:27:00

excellent - Jabberwocky, 2009-03-31: 16:03:00

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Deskepticision

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: duh-skept-ah-sish-un

Sentence: Kat's deskepticision about jumping out of the airplane proved to be unnecessary and a waste of time.

Etymology: decision + skeptical

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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