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Petriflect

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: PET-ra-flekt

Sentence: When Bob described his pet "Phido" as a sanguined-eyed, silky-skinned sweetie, craving to be cuddled, Roxie couldn't wait to meet him. But to her horror, when Phido slithered silently from under a cushion on the sofa she was sitting, she almost apsed into unconsciousness. Not wishing to offend Bob she smiled and petriflected, as if nothing was a hiss. However when Phido sidled up to her and slipped inside her blouse, she feared she was about to be cleopatronized. Bob told her not to worry, saying: "That's his way of showing you that he likes you."

Etymology: Blend of PET, tamed or domesticated animal; PETRIFY, metaphorically to paralyse with fear, shock; FLECT, to bend as in GENFLECTION, to bend knee or touch ground in adoration; obeisance, dote. Nouns: petriflection; a petriflect. "Phido" Gk:ophidia-snake

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Your sentence is so full of great plays on words! Cunning sentence and word! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-07: 09:45:00

what a word week - Jabberwocky, 2008-03-07: 09:50:00

Uh, wow, I guess I've learned the value of pressing "show all" instead of "more", because I almost completely ripped yours off in mine. I totally didn't mean to, sorry Oz! :( - Banky, 2008-03-08: 09:06:00

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Peturbed

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: petərbd

Sentence: Jill is often peturbed by her roommate’s little darling. She finds it upetsetting to have to double-check every time she wants to sit in a chair, slip on a pair of shoes or take a bath. Worst yet is that she feels it obligatory to feign joy to pet her roomie’s serpent.

Etymology: pet (a domestic or tamed animal or bird kept for companionship or pleasure) + perturbed (make someone anxious or unsettled)

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Mindovercritter

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: mind-over-critter

Sentence: Coral had to exercise her mindovercritter whenever her mother-in-law came to visit bringing her mangy cat and farting dog. Not only could she fool the woman that she loved the animals, she also suppressed her gag reflex to strong odours and eczema allergy to cat fur.

Etymology: mind over matter (mind is more powerful than the body) + critter (animal)

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Cringingly good sentence! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-07: 09:29:00

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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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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: INGROSSIATE - verb - from INGRATIATE (to establish oneself in the favour, or good graces of others) + GROSSED OUT

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Toadypander

Created by: twocent

Pronunciation: toe-DEE-pan-de&r

Sentence: Phillip slowly raised the box top, his eyes locking on Martha's expression in anticipation. Martha's face blanched as she peered inside, but not wanting to disappoint the child, she began to toadypander. "Oh... possum... how darrrliiing..."

Etymology: Combination of toady: a sycophantic flatterer + pander: to basely cater to the vices of another

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Clever sentence. - silveryaspen, 2009-01-01: 21:03:00

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Hypocritter

Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: /HIP-uh-krit-er/

Sentence: Like the killer bunny in Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Brett's pet rabbit would launch itself at Connie's toes whenever she came over to his place wearing open-toed shoes. Brett said they were just 'love bites' but those teeth were sharp! If she hadn't liked Brett so much, she would have prefered to see that little hypocritter roasting on a spit.

Etymology: Hypocrite - a person who feigns some desirable or publicly approved attitude (from Greek, hypokritēs "a stage actor") + Critter - a living creature (dialectal or humorous pronunciation of 'creature')

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COMMENTS:

Great interplay and blending of your well chosen words in your etymology! Very well done! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-07: 09:18:00

very nice - Jabberwocky, 2008-03-07: 13:34:00

Tigger, hare's to you! I had a hutch you'd come up with a good one. - Nosila, 2008-03-07: 23:04:00

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

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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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Panicoddle

MrDave2176

Created by: MrDave2176

Pronunciation: pan-EE-cod-dul

Sentence: The heightened rush of panicoddle was almost intoxicating as Martha reached a shaking finger to stroke Patrick's pet tarantula.

Etymology: Panic + ani(mal) + coddle

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Scoobygroovydupe

Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: skoo-bee-groo-vee-doop

Sentence: It was getting harder and harder for Jane to scoobygroovydupe when visiting her in-laws. How could anyone possibly love a balding, three-legged dog with cataracts who had a penchant for leg-humping?

Etymology: Scooby Doo, groovy, dupe

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A lot of professed pet fans are scoobygroovdupees! Fun! Fantastic! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-07: 09:27:00

Scoobygroovydupe, Where Are You? We got some work to do now. Scoobygroovydupe, Where Are You? We need some help from you now. (all together now) - Jabberwocky, 2008-03-07: 11:24:00

Come on Scoobydupe, I see you, pretending you got a sliver... - purpleartichokes, 2008-03-07: 11:35:00

But you're not fooling me, cause I can see, the way you shake and shiver (three-legged dog with cataracts who has a penchant for leg-humping) - Jabberwocky, 2008-03-07: 13:23:00

I actually knew someone who had a three-legged dog with cataracts, poor thing. They called him Tripod. - purpleartichokes, 2008-03-07: 13:39:00

I guess "Tripod" is more appropriate than Lucky. Heh! A great creation purpleartichokes! Ya made me smile... and sing! - Jamagra, 2008-03-07: 15:16:00

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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

'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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