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'The toast fell butter-side down.'

DEFINITION: n. The feeling you get when fate plays a stupid little trick on you, just to remind you that life isn't fair. v. To suddenly remember that you've been screwed by the powers that be.

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Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: karm/os/ity

Sentence: I'm filled with karmosity when I drop a coin and it rolls into the sewer, the bread lands peanut butter side down, or the milk I just bought is sour.

Etymology: karma + animosity


try to keep karm. - galwaywegian, 2007-03-08: 04:46:00

Be careful not to slip on the peanut butter bread and end up karmatose - Jabberwocky, 2007-03-08: 13:32:00


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Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: des/tin/nee/capt

Sentence: My New Year's resolution to get in to work on time every day was destikneecapped by a power failure and a subway delay.

Etymology: destiny + knee-capped


love it - galwaywegian, 2011-02-08: 09:45:00


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Created by: toadstool57

Pronunciation: hor-or-skOp

Sentence: After endlesss days of bad luck, Jill checked her horrorscope indicating she is in for a life of bad karma.

Etymology: horror/horoscope

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Created by: swallowedbyafish



Etymology: serendipity + piteous


petaj I really like this word, but it would be much better with a sentence... - petaj, 2007-03-09: 02:18:00


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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: dis-met

Sentence: Janene got a bonus of $100 for her hard work on one of her accounts. Her car broke down on the way home and it cost her $300 to get it fixed. She made some extra money at a part-time job and spent all of it on the speeding ticket she got hurrying to get there on time. It's just another of life's cruel jokes. It's dismet!

Etymology: dis (rap slang, short for disrespect) + kismet (fate; destiny)

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Created by: ekath

Pronunciation: diss-ten-ny

Sentence: The dissteney sank into her stomach as she managed to stub her toe while reaching for the china, which now lay on the tile floor in a thousands bitter sharp shards.

Etymology: from diss + destiny

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Created by: rikboyee

Pronunciation: dess-tun-eez-chide

Sentence: every week he bought a lottery ticket..except this week... and as he watched his numbers come up he was filled with a sense of destinyschide

Etymology: chide, destinys child


Good one! - BMott, 2007-03-08: 23:48:00


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Created by: CharlieB

Pronunciation: prov-ee-dent-id

Sentence: After the sleepless night, the car alarm waking her at 4.30 and the heating failing to come on, the toast falling butter-side down was the final straw. Cheryl felt unfairly providented.

Etymology: providence (God's guidance over humans) + dented (to reduce or slightly injure)


:) - galwaywegian, 2011-02-08: 09:47:00


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Created by: tommyboy

Pronunciation: kar-muh-lize-duh

Sentence: after a day of repeated jinxes, my fortune was kharmalized with a slip in the shower.

Etymology: play on words/hominym

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Created by: abrakadeborah

Pronunciation: Fay-ta-tricked

Sentence: Feleeny Meania was always finding herself faytatricked somehow. She begain to question herself. Had she been so mean to others that she was now being repaid by the tricks that fate was playing on her?

Etymology: Fayta: Taken in part of the word fate-Destiny, an inevitable course of events Tricked: A mischievous action; a prank

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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-03-08: 12:11:01
Today's definition was suggested by paintergrl1313.
Thank you paintergrl1313! ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-09-25: 00:04:00
Today's definition was suggested by paintergrl1313. Thank you paintergrl1313. ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-09-25: 08:47:00
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