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Insominous

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: in-som-i-nus

Sentence: Mary became insominous after she moved into her new apartment and heard the creepy noises. It was especially alarming when the Paranormal Society asked to film an episode of "Ghost Hunters" in her bedroom.

Etymology: insomnia: an inability to fall asleep or remain asleep + ominous: a frightening awareness of danger, an evil portent

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COMMENTS:

good word! - splendiction, 2009-06-24: 19:23:00

Very good! - Mustang, 2009-06-25: 01:18:00

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Insomniyack

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: in-som-nee-yak

Sentence: Tonight Joyce is an insomniac. Her boyfriend is having his weekly poker game with his buds. While they insomniyack in the other room she lays in bed, staring at the ceiling trying to not listen.

Etymology: insomniac (a person with an inability to sleep soundly) + yack (to talk, to chatter)

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Dinsomniac

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: din som nee ak

Sentence: Since moving into her dream home, Jody had become a dinsomniac. Each night, although exhausted, she was kept awake by strange sounds. The moment she'd start to drift off, some strange new noise would bring her back to full alertness. Wait till I get ahold of that realtor, she'd think to herself. These noises were never heard in the light of day, but just when she tried to sleep at night. Sometimes she thought she shared the house with many others, instead of living solo. She could hear animal noises, voices, wierd mechanical sounds, scratching and groaning. Since she moved in last week, she had never had a sound sleep and it was starting to take its toll. Yes, she thought, I am going to call that realtor right now and find out more about this place. She looked through the papers from the house purchase and found the agency number. Yes, here it was, Amityville Realtors.

Etymology: din (the act of making a noisy disturbance, continued distracting noise) & insomniac (someone who cannot sleep or experiencing or accompanied by sleeplessness)

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COMMENTS:

Well, our words definitely go together, but I loved your story — great ending! - Tigger, 2008-05-12: 02:39:00

din somebudy else get this? (snigger) - galwaywegian, 2008-05-12: 05:39:00

petaj Is a dipsomniac someone who steals away in the night? - petaj, 2008-05-12: 06:39:00

whats the difference between a dipsomniac and a ginsomniac? - galwaywegian, 2008-05-12: 09:13:00

10 OR 20 DRINKS???? - Nosila, 2008-05-12: 20:57:00

Cleverly blended! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-05-13: 07:27:00

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Slumberrupt

Created by: Rutilus

Pronunciation: Slum-ber-rup-t

Sentence: The annoying drip drip drip of that loose tap had left Kelly slumberrupted for days. Was it really that difficult to find a decent plumber in this town?!

Etymology: Slumber - sleep; interrupt - to stop/delay

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COMMENTS:

Excellent! - Mustang, 2008-05-12: 23:09:00

Yep, good word! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-05-13: 07:24:00

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Settlementalbreakdown

Created by: bookowl

Pronunciation: settle/mental/brake/down

Sentence: The persistent creaking as the house settled farther into the ground resulted in Mac suffering a settlementalbreakdown.

Etymology: settle + mental breakdown

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Snoranara

Created by: rombus

Pronunciation: snor - ah - nar - ah

Sentence: Martin had to say snoranara to his sleep these days. Once the baby was born, Mayra was up several times a night and there were so many new sounds that kept him awake....

Etymology: sayonara (adieu, adios, goodbye), snore (breathe noisily during sleep)

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Bumpfright

Created by: abrakadeborah

Pronunciation: bump-frite

Sentence: Somania was frozen with fear and unable to sleep with the constant bumpfright all through the night.

Etymology: Bump- A knocking sound in the middle of the night. Fright- To be afraid...very afraid and can't move. ;)

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Heffabump

youmustvotenato

Created by: youmustvotenato

Pronunciation: heff-a-bump

Sentence: I could hear the heffabumps made by the heffalumps, shuffling in my closet.

Etymology: heffalump, a mystical creature. Bump, a sound usually made in the night.

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Insoundmia

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: in saond meea

Sentence: Bella was having trouble falling into the arms of Morpheus, because she could hear every little creak and groan in the old house. When this insoundmia finally abated, she fell into a fitful sleep and dreamt bizarre dreams of her being up at the bat at the Breaking Dawn.

Etymology: Insomnia (sleeplessness) & Sound (auditory noise)

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Creepualize

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: creep/oo/uh/eyes

Sentence: Lying awake in the middle of the night, sometimes my mind wanders and I creepualize myself into hysterics with any unusual sounds.

Etymology: creep oneself out + visualize

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Good one. - Mustang, 2009-06-25: 01:19:00

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'What's that dripping sound?'

DEFINITION: n. Strange sounds that keep you awake in the middle of the night. v. To lie in bed unable to sleep because you keep hearing weird sounds.

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