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Ampak

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: ampak

Sentence: As Monday morning approaches Jason dreads his trip on the Ampak commuter train. Never one to enjoy crowds, this rolling sardine can is no fun. He*s torn as to which is worse, standing or sitting. If he stands he is treated to breakfast on the breath of at least 6 fellow commuters, seated he gets vestiges of last night*s dinner. Phwew!

Etymology: Amtrak (a federal passenger railroad service in the U.S.) + packed (cram a large number of things into a container or space)

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COMMENTS:

Clever word that so effectively conveys the definition! - splendiction, 2010-04-19: 21:43:00

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Spacemodicum

Created by: jajsr

Pronunciation: sp-a-s-mow-di-come

Sentence: Unaware of her actions, Beth's tiredness make John experience some first class spacemodicum.

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Spotight

Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: spaht tie t

Sentence: Bo sat in the small seat of the air plane, hoping to have a quiet drink, unwind, and relax. Soon seated at his side, Blondie psycho-can-kneesd him, constantly. Then desperately seeking Susan, jambacked him from behind, breathing down his neck. Jordan shoved his seat back, laplancing him with it. Bo abhorred being in the spottight!

Etymology: Spot - your space or place. Tight - diminished or reduced as much as possible. Antonym of spottight: spotlight.

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COMMENTS:

great sentence - Jabberwocky, 2008-11-20: 11:19:00

Good word and terriic sentence - OZZIEBOB, 2008-11-20: 16:18:00

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Repososis

DaddyNewt

Created by: DaddyNewt

Pronunciation: ree/po/ZO/sis

Sentence: Larry felt a twinge of repososis as he took the window seat behind the sleepy sumo wrestler.

Etymology: repose + neurosis

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Rampantransit

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: ram pan tranzit

Sentence: Ricky often wondered, just for the halibut, how much deeper a sleep the passenger in front could possibly get by going 3 inches back to encroach on his tiny space???

Etymology: rampant (uncontrolled) & transit (passage or journey)

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Lunettetic

Created by: Banky

Pronunciation: loon-net-tick

Sentence: As soon as the second obese man had settled to his right on the aisle, Roger noticed the seat in front of him. Down it crawled, inexorably lower with every passing second, wicking the sweat out of Roger, turning his hands clammy as the corpse he would inevitably become. His heart raced furiously as he calculated his escape, but it was too late; the plush polyester blade sat before him, adorned with a tacky 80s multi-color motif. So this is how it ended, huh, wedged between two Brandoesque men, a crazed lunettetic whose last meal was 5 stale pretzels.

Etymology: lunette - the portion of the guillotine that fixed the head in place, composed of two blocks each with semi-circular indentations + lunatic - an insane person

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COMMENTS:

Lunette describes Marie Antoinette ... so perfectly, your word we aren't likely to forget! Very interesting! - silveryaspen, 2008-01-29: 09:35:00

fantastic paragraph - Jabberwocky, 2008-01-29: 10:43:00

great sentence! Your word and sentence captures the essence of the definition so well. - bananabender, 2008-01-29: 18:46:00

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Confineurosis

Created by: gemmgemms

Pronunciation: cahn-fiy-ner-osis

Sentence: Just as he was getting settled on the plane the little kid behind him kicked his seat, and he was swept up in a wave of confineurosis agitated by anything, the sleeping grandpa beside him drooling on his tray table, or the pregnant women in front of him leaning all the way back.

Etymology: confine+neurosis

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sounds serious - Jabberwocky, 2008-01-29: 13:25:00

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Closetrophobia

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: klose/tra/foe/beea

Sentence: Owing to my closetrophobia, I wear a wide brimmed hat and a hoola hoop at all times to define my personal space.

Etymology: close + claustrophobia

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COMMENTS:

I'd say that outfit would be pretty effective in keeping people away from you alright. - galwaywegian, 2008-01-29: 07:00:00

lol ... nice clothes additions! Terrific creation! - silveryaspen, 2008-01-29: 09:08:00

great word again! You'll be fine in Southern Belle fancy dress too!!! - bananabender, 2008-01-29: 21:49:00

Good Word. Hoopla! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-01-30: 16:16:00

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Disencozy

Created by: zebrahdh

Pronunciation: dis-en-co-zee

Sentence: I was quickly disencozied by the crackhead who felt the need to sit right beside me on the bus, when there were plenty of empty benches. I'm prone to disencoziness though, which is why I usually walk to work.

Etymology: Disenchant- To free from illusion *of* Cozy- comfortable feeling

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Economyclasstrophobia

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: ee kono mee klas tro fo beea

Sentence: John thought, "No wonder there's air rage these days. The planes are getting smaller, the line up at security takes longer than the actual flight. A 2 hour flight ends up in an 8 hour outing just to get where you need to go. You either have to buy food in the after security spaces at grossly inflated prices or purchase something to eat on the airplane at even more grossly inflated prices. The headphones for the movie rarely work. The crew are always on skeletal staff levels and forget trying to turn around in the toilet". After these happy thoughts John was fighting to overcome his economyclasstrophobia, as the seat in front of his slowly edged towards his head. "Seriously, he thought, does that girl really need eyemask and reclined seating for this 20 minute flight??? Next time, I'm driving", he vowed.

Etymology: Economy Class (the cheapest class of air or rail travel) & Claustrophobia (a morbid fear of being closed in a confined space)

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COMMENTS:

Classy word for what "cheap" air travel has become! - splendiction, 2010-04-19: 21:40:00

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-01-29: 04:10:00
Today's definition was suggested by gemmgemms. Thank you gemmgemms. ~ James

silveryaspen - 2008-01-29: 09:30:00
Evocative cartoon ... crushed-people like sardines in a tinned-canny airplane with that overpowering fishy smell closing in on everything! Very clever!

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-01-30: 01:10:00
Hey Silveryaspen, Thanks for the kind words. Smells like croosht shoup ~ James

metrohumanx metrohumanx - 2008-11-20: 02:19:00
Excellent word. Makes me wonder who that was and what they were chanting.

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-04-19: 00:03:00
Today's definition was suggested by gemmgemms. Thank you gemmgemms. ~ James

'I feel sorry for these poor sardines.'

DEFINITION: n., A feeling of discomfort, common while sitting on a plane or train, created by the sense that you are about to be decapitated by your fellow passengers who are tilting aggressively towards you. v. To sit in a very small space, which seems to be getting smaller.

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