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'Yikes! Spring is almost here and this stupid scale is still wrong.'

DEFINITION: n. That sinking feeling you get when you realize that you will be shedding your winter coat, before you can possibly shed the extra layer of insulation (i.e. fat) that you gained over the winter. v. To worry about your weight.

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Flabberession

Created by: wordmeister

Pronunciation: flab-ber-er-shun

Sentence: After flabbernating all winter long, William was so flabbergasted went he stepped on the scale, that he immediately fell into a state of deep flabberession.

Etymology: flab + flabbergast + depression

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COMMENTS:

Erm, your pronunciation and sentence use don't match your word...flabulous idea though... - Discoveria, 2007-02-28: 13:37:00

I keep changing the spelling. I think this is it... - wordmeister, 2007-02-28: 13:43:00

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Exertsighs

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: ex ert syz

Sentence: Every year at this time, Phyllis Withbread, goes through the agony of how much winter weight she has gained. In an effort to try a lose a few pounds, she races herself each year to lose weight before the snow all melts. Between meagre diet and exertsighs, she tries to ruminweight about her extra pounds and kilos. Luckily for Phyllis, the snow won't be gone until May or June, so she will have longer to fight the Battle of the Bulge, the Scales of Injustice and the Mounds of Pounds.

Etymology: Exercise (the activity of exerting your muscles in various ways to keep fit) & Exert (make a great effort at a mental or physical task) & Sighs (heave or utter a sigh; breathe deeply and heavily)

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Snowrefrets

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: snōrēfret

Sentence: Gloria faces the upcoming Spring with snowrefrets. The fact that her resolution to go to the gym froze during the first snowfall and her diet since Thanksgiving has been much like a polar bear with an unlimited source of harp seals has left her dreading the work she will need to do if she was to avoid a summer of muumuus.

Etymology: snow (atmospheric water vapor frozen into ice crystals and falling in light white flakes or lying on the ground as a white layer) + regrets (feel sad, repentant, or disappointed over something that has happened or been done, esp. a loss or missed opportunity) + fret (be constantly or visibly worried or anxious)

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Sheddread

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: 'shed-dred

Sentence: Once again facing the awful prospect of having to lose the winter fat she had stored up, Carmen had an almost overwhelming case of sheddread, not sure she could drum up the discipline needed to pull it off.

Etymology: Blend of 'shed' (v. to cast off or let fall - leaves, hair, feathers, skin, shell, etc - by natural process) and 'dread' (n. terror or apprehension as to something in the future; great fear)

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Melancalorie

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: mel/on/cal/o/rie

Sentence: March 1st tomorrow and when I stepped on my scale this morning a severe case of melancalorie set in causing me to stop at the donut shop on the way to work to drown my guilt.

Etymology: melancholy + calorie

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good one! - paintergrl1313, 2007-03-01: 09:42:00

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Pounderance

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: pown der ans

Sentence: Paula hated the onslaught of spring because of worrying whether or not she could wear a bikini at the shore. Each year was more of a pounderance for her than the last. She would soon have to shop at the Big Girls' Stores or consider moving far from the beach.

Etymology: Pound (unit of weight measurement) & Ponderance (weight/gravity of something thought about;reflect deeply on it)

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Expostfatto

Created by: Discoveria

Pronunciation: Ex-post-fat-toe

Sentence: Brenda was more blue than the blues, more down than the Downs, and more depressed than her mattress springs. She was experiencing the post-Christmas dieter's syndrome of expostfatto.

Etymology: From "ex post facto", a legal term referring to laws that change the legal status of events that happened before the law is enacted. (i.e. Hoping that the effect of overeating can be changed.)

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COMMENTS:

The mattress reference is hillarious!! - purpleartichokes, 2007-02-28: 06:42:00

Took me a while to think up...but I didn't want to get rid of the beginning of the sentence! - Discoveria, 2007-02-28: 07:49:00

Silly, but amusing. - ErWenn, 2007-02-28: 11:57:00

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Frostflabitis

Created by: sunny

Pronunciation:

Sentence: As the first robin flew past her window, she stepped upon the scale and was struck by a bout of frostflabitis.

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Heftalump

Created by: Koekbroer

Pronunciation: hef-tah-lump

Sentence: Rachel told her friend Sue that when she weighed herself at the end of winter she got a heftalump in her tummy.

Etymology: heft; heffalump; lump

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Obesery

Created by: ErWenn

Pronunciation: /ˌoʊˈbizɚɹi/

Sentence: When it gets you down, just remember that Santa's New Year's obesery has got to be worse than yours.

Etymology: From obese + misery

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-02-28: 00:08:31
Today's definition was suggested by purpleartichokes.
Thank you purpleartichokes! ~ James