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DEFINITION: To be so afraid of failure that you become paralyzed -- unable to move, respond or even say a word.

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Failock

Created by: chofu67

Pronunciation: fail lock

Sentence: We might have expected stammering or nervous gestures, but we were not prepared for his total failock in the face of a challenge from the floor.

Etymology: fail + lock as in vapor lock or lock up

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Deerheadlighted

Created by: Javeson1

Pronunciation: deer-hed-lie-ted

Sentence: many people become dearheadlighted when they see a beautiful and/or famous person they want to talk to and therefore cannot fulfill this goal.

Etymology: Everybody knows the deer-in-the-headlights look which comes from deer being locked into staring at the headlights of an approaching car which disables them from running away from said object.

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Freezetried

Created by: Osomatic

Pronunciation: freeze + tried

Sentence: I was going to attempt the high jump, but I got so scared that I freezetried.

Etymology: Like freeze-dried, but with "tried."

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Traumostasis

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: traw mo stay sis

Sentence: upon approaching her his traumostasis started with paralysis of the left foot, before quickly gripping his larynx as soon as he got the fiest syllable of his greeting out. "Hell" he said

Etymology: trauma and stasis

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Starelized

Created by: sodium

Pronunciation: stair-uh-lyzd

Sentence: Jimmy was certainly not sterile, but with the way he starelized every time an attractive woman was around, he might as well have been.

Etymology: (stare + paralyzed) = a homophone to sterilized

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COMMENTS:

I think this is very funny - Jabberwocky, 2007-02-08: 14:21:00

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Anxipetrified

Created by: Bulletchewer

Pronunciation: anks-i-pet-re-fyd

Sentence: The would-be model was so anxipetrified, due to the tiniest amount of flab around her even tinier waist, that her mother had to slap her in the face several times to get a response.

Etymology: From "anxious/anxiety" and "petrified". Note that "petrified" is particularly appropriate here, for the derivation is "turn to stone".

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Freezeframed

Created by: toadstool57

Pronunciation: frEEze-frAmed

Sentence: The professor of David's Physics class got an inside tip that David has stolen the upcoming exam. When the professor confronted him, David just sat freezeframed, not being able to speak in his defense.

Etymology: freeze, as in motionless/ frame, as in catching one moment of time./ framed, being set up using false evidence.

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Fretrified

Created by: urbanwookie

Pronunciation: fret-riff-ride

Sentence: Thinking of the possible consequences of screwing up his final examination paper had Tony so completely fretrified, he failed to write a single word...

Etymology: fret + petrified

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Partylysis

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Created by: CharlieB

Pronunciation: part-ill-is-is

Sentence: Faced with social situations, Kevin was a nervous wreck. As soon as crossed the front door of his mate's birthday bash, he went into a rigid state of partylysis.

Etymology: party (social celebration, festivities) + paralysis (unmoving state)

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Fauxpause

Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: fo-pawz

Sentence: During the job interview, when Bob was asked his name, he suddenly became striken with a severe case of fauxpause, and was only able to produce an unintelligible high-pitched squeak.

Etymology: faux pas, pause

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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-02-08: 08:18:45
Today's definition was suggested by mana1066. If you have an idea that you'd like verbotomized, send it to us! Go to: http://www.verbotomy.com/verbinition.php.
Thanks! ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-02-08: 08:18:45
Today's definition was suggested by mana1066. If you have an idea that you'd like verbotomized, send it to us! Go to: http://www.verbotomy.com/verbinition.php.
Thanks! ~ James

wordmeister - 2007-02-08: 14:08:00
Hey this room is nice.... Not too big