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'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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Fletocizing

Created by: chemprac

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Cowtow

Created by: zabxuq

Pronunciation: kou-tou

Sentence: When her boss asked how she liked the new mud-guppies in the office aquarium, despite her revulsion, Laura began to cowtow. "They're so adorable..."

Etymology: Play on Kowtow; to specifically kowtow about an animal (bovine or otherwise).

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Good one. - Mustang, 2009-01-01: 22:21:00

nice - Jabberwocky, 2009-01-01: 22:28:00

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Pseudore

Created by: Biscotti

Pronunciation: soo-dore

Sentence: Janice was overcome with pseudore when she met her boyfriends stupid, ugly pet chimpanzee. The only trick he had taught it was how to fling poo at strangers, but Janice was quite sure they did this on their own in the wild. She pretended to enjoy the trick, even though she was the victim.

Etymology: pseudo (fake) + adore (love)

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COMMENTS:

Sentence really grossed me out, as I'm sure you meant it to do! Thank goodness I can escape thru your pseudore! Word and etymology have lots of originality! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-07: 09:39:00

picabomama I love words that employ a silent p! - picabomama, 2008-03-08: 13:37:00

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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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Pseudobeastiamity

Created by: stache

Pronunciation: sōō'-dō-běs'chē-ām'ĭ-tē

Sentence: "Like to pet my ferret?" Gill offerred. With a tight grin, Flora beastiamitously reached out and gave the musky polecat a stroke.

Etymology: pseudo, a combining form meaning “false,” “pretended,” “unreal,”; beast, nonhuman animal; amity, peaceful harmony; play on bestiality.

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Nice! - purpleartichokes, 2008-03-07: 07:23:00

Meaning full! Fits the definition superbly! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-07: 09:24:00

hmmm...maybe we have a mutual friend - Jabberwocky, 2008-03-07: 13:10:00

Good one, stache! - Jamagra, 2008-03-09: 11:14:00

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Petinopoint

Created by: katzg

Pronunciation: pet-ee-no-point

Sentence: That three-toed sloth does so little it has to be a petinopoint.

Etymology: From pet + no point as in one can't see any point in having it. Also a play on the term " petit point " used in sewing.

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Petronize

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Created by: youmustvotenato

Pronunciation: like "patronize" except with pet.

Sentence: Much to my chagrin, I had to petronize my neighbor as he showed off his slimy kingsnake

Etymology: Pet;Patronize

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Herpevaricate

Created by: Jamagra

Pronunciation: hur/pi/var'/i/kate

Sentence: The proximity of Steve's 13 foot, 60 pound "pet" boa constrictor caused Sarah to simultaneously hyperventilate and herpevaricate. "Does this make me a herpocrite?" she wondered.

Etymology: herpetology (dealing with reptiles and amphibians) + prevaricate (to lie); also "herpe" + hypocrite (a person whose actions or words belie their beliefs)

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Ingenious sentence, etymology and word. Triple Kudos! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-07: 09:52:00

Another great word; luv the sentence too. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-03-08: 20:58:00

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Abhorable

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Created by: picabomama

Pronunciation: abhor/able

Sentence: David was so cute and so charming and so rich that Tiffany found herself cuddling up with his menagerie of abhorable animals, despite her fear of venomous attack.

Etymology: A play on the word adorable, replacing ador with abhor, meaning to to detest.

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COMMENTS:

perfect word! my sister's dog is abhorable with the way she lunges and flies at my face and barks in a high pitched, glass breaking squeal of a bark, but I have to pretend I love her...my sister worships her - diyan627, 2008-03-07: 14:29:00

Sometimes we read more into a word as the day goes on ... abhorrible ... homonym to abhorable! So good I'll be using it! Great originality! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-07: 22:04:00

Excellent verboticism. - Mustang, 2008-03-08: 06:31:00

The concept of this game is to create new words, not submit commonly used words. (It was on urban dictionary years b4 you submitted it.) - dctotx, 2013-02-01: 07:33:00

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Ingrossiate

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: in/gross/ee/ate

Sentence: Amy was so smitten with Jim that she ingrossiated herself with his pet snake to save the relationship.

Etymology: ingratiate (to establish oneself in the favour, or good graces of others) + grossed out

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sssssmitten was she? - galwaywegian, 2008-03-07: 06:55:00

Was it the human snake he had hidden in his pants! Your sentence is so sly and clever! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-07: 09:33:00

Good word. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-03-08: 21:06:00

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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