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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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Stagnitized

Created by: tealismyname

Pronunciation:

Sentence: I was competely stagnitized when i saw that crazy bear!

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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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Skierdycatatonic

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: skēərdēkatətänik

Sentence: Tim took his first-ever trip to a ski resort. He was told it would be a great place to meet young women. He was only one step beyond the lift when the pretty instructor smiled at him. He immediately went skierdycatatonic. It took 4 instructors to get him out of his skis and into the lodge.

Etymology: ski (travel over snow on skis) + scaredy-cat (a timid person) + catatonic (in an immobile or unresponsive stupor)

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brilliant! - galwaywegian, 2011-01-25: 10:21:00

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

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Paralump

Created by: w5lf9s

Pronunciation: para.lump

Sentence: "So, what did he do when she finally spoke to him?" - "Well, you know him, he's a paralump, stood there like a statue."

Etymology: paralyse+lump

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Terralysis

Created by: Guthlaf1

Pronunciation: TERR-a-LI-sis

Sentence: He was halfway to the group when the terralysis hit, and he was stuck there, thinking "Oh no - how are you supposed to break into conversation again?".

Etymology: 'terra' - from 'terror' '-lysis' - from 'paralysis'

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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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Riskfreeze

Created by: ErWenn

Pronunciation: /'risk-frEz/

Sentence: She was so timid that even at Baskin Robbins, the possibility of picking a flavor she might not enjoy would cause her to riskfreeze.

Etymology: From risk + freeze

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Whitbatter

Created by: adbern

Pronunciation: with-bather

Sentence: its seems to me , he's withbatter

Etymology: WITHout BATTerys

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ha! ha! - wordmeister, 2007-02-08: 15:11:00

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Errimmobilis

Created by: cryptc

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Etymology: Error, and Immobilis from latin.

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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