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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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Regrecision

Created by: BookWorm579

Pronunciation: REE-greh-ci-zhun

Sentence: Alice suffered so acutely from regrcision that she never left home for fear of making a choice she might later regret.

Etymology: Derived from "regret", "regress", and "decision".

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Retrocertainot

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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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COMMENTS:

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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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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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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Doubtbout

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: daowt baowt

Sentence: For a moment after Naomi squished the cockroach, she experienced a doubtbout. Would Karma be waiting to pay her back? Do these bugs do any good, like eat other bugs? Can she get the goo off her shoe? But her biggest doubt about the demise of the huge insect was even more worrying. How many of his friends and family would show up at her place for the funeral???

Etymology: Doubt (indecision; lack confidence in or have doubts about) & Bout (A period of time spent in a particular way; a spell)

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Backteriology

Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: back tear y all o gee (more pun fun)

Sentence: No one likes the backruptcy of second thoughts that disturb your judgement of the second peace, and put you in a judgement daze. Is this back behavior akin to bad behavior? Probably!!! And it's more dangerous to your mental health, too. Nearly all people have been afflicted with second thoughts, at some time or another. The second-psysightchiatrists are always trying to analyze this ask-back-words, all pervasive condition, among all humans. They have named it backteriology.

Etymology: First there is the very obvious homonymous pun on bacteriology. As bacteriology is the study of bacteria, BACKTERIOLOGY is the study (the OLOGY) of the BACK lash of those deleTERIOous and posTERIOr (after/secondary) thoughts, of previous decisions. /// Oh yes, as you surmised, ask-back-words is definitely a play on assbackwards! Sadly, the second-psysightchiatrists, like the rest of us, still haven't found a way to snatch-back-words, so it is an incurable condition.

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metrohumanx Your tale made me want to study back-TEARY-ology again! - metrohumanx, 2009-03-31: 02:23:00

Ah shucks, metrohumanx, don't cry! Lots of times those second thought just make you feel better about the good decision you made! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-31: 02:29:00

I thought backteriology was when you were so cross eyed, your tears ran down you back. Great word! - galwaywegian, 2009-03-31: 05:43:00

I thought it was about backwaryology...the fear of getting a little behind in your work! - Nosila, 2009-03-31: 15:04:00

terrific - Jabberwocky, 2009-03-31: 16:01:00

backing up a bit is sometimes wise, even if its too late....great word and story. - mweinmann, 2009-03-31: 19:03:00

Great entertainment as always! Good job. - kateinkorea, 2009-03-31: 23:37:00

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Actagonize

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: ak tag oh naiiiiiz

Sentence: The realization that he should have thought the thing through before entering the ultimate fighting challenge came after a lot of actagonizing and before a lot of octagony!

Etymology: act agonise

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I wonder if octomom feels any octagony? Or is she is capably of any actagony! Intriguing verbotomies! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-31: 14:44:00

great word - Jabberwocky, 2009-03-31: 16:00:00

perfect word. - mweinmann, 2009-03-31: 19:05:00

Really good word and story. Suits the definition perfectly. - kateinkorea, 2009-03-31: 23:47:00

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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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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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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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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