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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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Catastronic

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: cat-a-stron-ic

Sentence: For a moment, Kelly was catastronic, when he realised the potential catastrophe he had narrowly avoided.

Etymology: catatonic (muscular rigidity and mental stupor) + catastrophic (failure - big time)

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Nice one! - BMott, 2007-02-08: 03:28:00

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Partylysis

CharlieB

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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Catafear

Created by: BMott

Pronunciation: Kat - u - feer

Sentence: Bob headed for the stage and then froze with catafear, he knew he could never give the speech without stuttering.

Etymology: Cata - From Catatonic- An abnormal condition characterized by stupor, and either rigidity or extreme flexibility of the limbs. Fear - A reason for dread or apprehension.

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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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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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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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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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Skierdycatatonic

artr

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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Stagnitized

Created by: tealismyname

Pronunciation:

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

Etymology:

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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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Startalized

erasmus

Created by: erasmus

Pronunciation: star ta lye sd

Sentence: colin was startalized to the point of hardly even breathing when tracy walked in to the room.

Etymology: from startled and paralyzed.

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Goofcoma

Created by: jedijawa

Pronunciation: goof-co-ma

Sentence: Brad went into a goofcoma whenever he saw Brandy enter the room.

Etymology: goof + coma

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funny! - wordmeister, 2007-02-27: 10:00:00

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Errimmobilis

Created by: cryptc

Pronunciation:

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Etymology: Error, and Immobilis from latin.

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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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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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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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Verbrozen

Created by: wordmeister

Pronunciation: ver-brO-zen

Sentence: After playing verbotomy so much, his exotic vocabulary became a crutch. And when his co-workers demanded that he speak in plain English, he was simply verbrozen.

Etymology: verb+frozen

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Rigormortified

Created by: alphabetapolothology

Pronunciation:

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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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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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Emotocomitosis

Created by: mickey666

Pronunciation: eemoto-comit-osis

Sentence: Wracked with emotocomitosis, he pushed out his arms to shake hands before instantly drawing it back

Etymology: emoto - connected to matters emotional; comitosis - in a frozen, lifeless state

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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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Stunblock

Created by: Alchemist

Pronunciation: STUHN-blok

Sentence: The moment Chrissy walked into the room, Jeremy developed a bad case of stunblock. He's been like that since noon.

Etymology: stun+block

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COMMENTS:

Good! - wordmeister, 2007-02-08: 09:26:00

great! I like this one. - w5lf9s, 2007-02-11: 02:49:00

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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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Numbskulled

Created by: quippingqueen

Pronunciation: num/sculd

Sentence: He was so numbskulled that his friends didn't know whether he was a nerd, a nimrod, or just a nincompoop.

Etymology: variation of numskull, circa 1724, a higgledy-piggledy muddleheaded person

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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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Crappantsing

Created by: Madamemojo

Pronunciation:

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Angstladen

Created by: Ecke21

Pronunciation: AngSt La den

Sentence: He was so angstladen that all he could do was stare at her.

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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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Northpoleaxed

Created by: porsche

Pronunciation: north/pole/axd

Sentence: The thought of rejection completely northpoleaxed him leaving him frozen in place like frozen tag.

Etymology: north pole + poleaxed

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Discoblobulated

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: disk oh blob ewe lay ted

Sentence: He was so discoblobulated when the woman of his dreams asked him to dance that he went totally rigid. Well, 98% rigid.

Etymology: discombobulated, disco, blob

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Trancefigured

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: trans/fig/urrd

Sentence: He became tancefigured before every exam. He became famous as moveable art.

Etymology: trance + transfigured

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

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Numbdumb

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: num/dum

Sentence: When he came face to face with his boss to ask for the deserved raise, he became totally numbdumb.

Etymology: numb + dumb

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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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Rigorated

Created by: moltentim

Pronunciation: rig-or-ate-ed

Sentence: Sam became rigorated at the sight of Jane.

Etymology: rigor+intimidated

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Comments:

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