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Irkophantic

Created by: Rasputin01

Pronunciation: Erk-o-fan-tic

Sentence: Dave was irkophantic about his boss Sharon's chihuahua, due to the fact he wanted to keep his job (she was besotted with the beast)!!

Etymology: Irksome - Annoying, vexing Sycophantic - Fawning, parasitic

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COMMENTS:

Great originality! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-07: 09:30:00

I tried to weave "sycophantic" into my word, but couldn't! You've done well. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-03-08: 21:08:00

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Fauxphoria

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: foe-FOR-ya

Sentence: Elaine thought Alex's menagerie of pets were all disgusting and even frightening but she maintained a high degree of fauxphoria, pretending to adore each and every one of the critters so as not to offend Alex.

Etymology: Blend of 'faux' (false or fake) and 'euphoria' (feeling of well-being, elation)

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Civilserpent

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: siv il ser pent

Sentence: Ana Conda had always had a crush on Monty Python. When he had finally asked her out on a date, he picked her up in his Viper and took her out dancing the Mamba and the Fangdango, at the CobraCabana. They made a strange couple, as she was wearing her Boa and Garter and he his Mocassins and chewing Wrigglies gum. He asked for the bill and because he was a fast Adder, they left quickly in his old Rattler. When they got to his apartment,he slithered into the bedroom, came out with a ring and proposed. He then showed her his enormous asp, which was in a huge krait. Although it was a civilserpent, Ana became hissterical. Her breathing felt constricted and her heart was in the pit of her stomach. She ran out of hiss place and as she fled, he yelled after her, with venom, "I want my Diamondback!"

Etymology: civil (polite, showing regard for others in manners)& serpent (limbless scaly elongate reptile)

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COMMENTS:

Riotously funny sentence! Interesting that we both mention Monty Python in our sentences today (I didn't see yours before I posted). - Tigger, 2008-03-07: 02:43:00

Thanks for brightening up my day with your sentence, Nosila! - Rasputin01, 2008-03-07: 09:02:00

petaj He'd have to scale back his spending after that. great sentence. - petaj, 2008-03-07: 05:54:00

Wonderfully Witty. Wonderful won! Thanks for starting my day off with great puns and lots of fun! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-07: 09:09:00

I think that was rather cold blooded of Ana - Monty will be a hard act to swallow - Jabberwocky, 2008-03-07: 09:13:00

Fantastic sentence! Laughed my asp off! - purpleartichokes, 2008-03-07: 13:21:00

Cheers...you guys are all snake charmers yourselves! - Nosila, 2008-03-07: 22:55:00

I'm told that the expression, "civil servant" is an oxymoron; if so, is "civil serpent" a toxy-moron. Nice word; funny sentence. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-03-08: 16:58:00

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Taipander

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: Tahy-PAN-der

Sentence: Bob would do almost anything to slither up the corporate ladder to success; but when he, with open arms of alacrity, agreed to care permanently for his boss's pettiles, his toady taipander, taipandery and taipandering almost lead to a posthumous promotion.

Etymology: TAIPAN: (Oxyuranus scutellatus) Australia has 30 different kinds of venomous snakes. The largest and most poisonous of them is the taipan (tie-pan). It is in fact considered to be the most venomous snake in the world. The taipan was named by anthropolgist Donald Thompson after the word used by the Wik-Mungkan Aboriginal people of central Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia. & PANDER: yield (to); give satisfaction to [syn: gratify, grovel]

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Great word...venominous with some of the slithery corporate taips one meets! Happy New Year...Hope it eel be a krait one! - Nosila, 2009-01-01: 02:59:00

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Arachnophonia

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: uh - rak - nuh - FONE - ee - ya

Sentence: Maribell was deeply attracted to Gilbert but was terribly afraid of the spiders he kept in an aquarium and putting on her best face she resorted to arachniphonia to keep from letting Gilbert know she abhorred his 'pets'.

Etymology: Blend of arachnophobia and phony.

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COMMENTS:

very reptilerehensible! - galwaywegian, 2008-03-07: 06:54:00

A word that creeps into the mind and stays there! Extraordinary! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-07: 09:21:00

Maribell must have met Gilbert on the Web! You've spun a good word. - Nosila, 2008-03-07: 23:07:00

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Beastbuddy

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Created by: karenanne

Pronunciation: beast BUD ee

Sentence: "Um, isn*t a scorpion kind of a dangerous pet?" she asked, as she scooted toward the other end of the couch. "Shhh - you'll hurt Spike*s feelings! He doesn*t even know he's supposed to be scary. He's my beastbuddy and would never hurt anyone," he responded. "Just make sure to shake out your shoes before you leave - you know, so you don*t hurt him. He gets a tiny bit cranky when people step on him."

Etymology: best buddy + beast

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COMMENTS:

Is Spike a Scorpio..good word - Nosila, 2010-05-18: 20:02:00

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Roverindulge

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: row-ver-in-dulj

Sentence: Molly Coddel was incredibly roverindulgent, even to the extent that her friends' dogs could jump up and scratch, drool all over her face and leave smelly hair on her clothes and she could still find something nice to say about them

Etymology: Rover + overindulge

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Pettison

Created by: bigveg

Pronunciation: pet-ison

Sentence: As soon as Jane had left the room, he pettisoned the snarling rat which was masquerading as a "hand-dog".

Etymology: pet, jettison

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Gloripetation

Created by: queenjane75

Pronunciation: glow-ri-pe-tay-tion

Sentence: It took some gloripetatious backpedaling to convince her that I believed the cat was charming, although it was mangy and from what hair it did retain dangled dingle-berries.

Etymology: glorification+pet=gloripetation

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COMMENTS:

shoulda been gloripet in verb form, gerund is gloripetting. - queenjane75, 2008-03-07: 15:20:00

Unique creation! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-07: 22:26:00

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Petrend

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: pet - trend

Sentence: Milo would petrend that he liked Joey's Gila Monster, even though the creepy critter barred his teeth and ran after him every time he visited.

Etymology: This is a combination of the word Pet and Pretend, flpped around. Pet (a domesticated animal kept for companionship or amusement) + Pretend (make-believe: the enactment of a pretense; "it was just pretend")

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-03-07: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by yellowbird. Thank you yellowbird. ~ James

Tigger - 2008-03-07: 02:48:00
If I can post a YouTube link here, this one's pretty amusing, and relevant to this definition: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pq6NJ7kKEag

silveryaspen - 2009-01-01: 01:30:00
Song of the day is "Oh Deer, What can the matter be?"

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-05-18: 10:43:00
Today's definition was suggested by yellowbird. Thank you yellowbird. ~ James

'So what do you think of my snake?'

DEFINITION: v. To pretend that you adore someone's pet even though it is annoyingly stupid, bizarrely threatening, or just plain stinky. n. A alarming pet or companion, which nevertheless requires fawning.

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