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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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Thicktongue

Created by: josje

Pronunciation: thiktonque

Sentence: hecould not speak he had a thicktonque

Etymology: thik as in fat en tongue as in your mouth

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COMMENTS:

And maybe his head was thick too! - wordmeister, 2007-02-08: 17:38:00

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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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Performortis

Created by: ahwinters

Pronunciation: per + for + mort + iss

Sentence: Chuck's performotris was a particular liability in the bedroom.

Etymology: Perform + rigormortis

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Hehe! Good one! - purpleartichokes, 2007-02-08: 12:32:00

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Errimmobilis

Created by: cryptc

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Etymology: Error, and Immobilis from latin.

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Stiffabled

Created by: Antimus

Pronunciation: stiff-abled

Sentence: She looked at him in such a way, he became so stiffabled that he fell off his chair

Etymology: stiff (as in can't move) and unable, in past tense.

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Statueoflimitations

Created by: rikboyee

Pronunciation: stat-chew-ov-lim-it-ay-shuns

Sentence: he'd studied hard and he knew his stuff, but as soon as he got into the exam he became a statueoflimitations

Etymology: statue, statute of limitations

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Quite clever! - purpleartichokes, 2007-02-08: 08:06:00

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Flatatonic

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: flat a ton ik

Sentence: When Star Trek geek Jaune Yellowhead pushed his other Star Trek geek friend, Ginger Carrotop, to ask the new girl out, Ginger went into a flatatonic state. The new girl with the magenta hair, Pinky Purple, was so cute that Ginger was speechless. Apparently love is colorblind and the phasers were on stunned that day.

Etymology: Flat (having lost effervescence;completely or partially deflated) & Catatonic (a form of schizophrenia characterized by a tendency to remain in a fixed stuporous state for long periods

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Incompetrify

Created by: Discoveria

Pronunciation: In-com-pet-triff-fy

Sentence: Bob, a soft-spoken geologist, always became incompetrified whenever he had to give a speech in public.

Etymology: Incompetent+petrify. Incompetent: unable to do something well. Petrify: to turn to stone.

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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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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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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