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'Wait for the perfect pitch...'

DEFINITION: n. A willingness to wait, forever if necessary, for the perfect opportunity. v. To be excessively patient.

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Perflection

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: pərflekshən

Sentence: It has been said that Jerry has the patience of Job. He is so concerned with everything being perfect that he misses many opportunities. One of the problems that holds him back is that he wants to analyze everything before he actually experiences it. His perflection can be a real waste of time. He stood in line for two days for what he thought were tickets for a concert he wanted to see, reflecting on the music and the odd fact that ALL the people in line were female (he didn\'t take the time to ask) only to find out that he was in line for a casting call for a lead in the Broadway show Nunsence. What a waste of time. On the other hand he did make it through two rounds of callbacks.

Etymology: perfection (the condition, state, or quality of being free or as free as possible from all flaws or defects) + reflection (serious thought or consideration)

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Foreverbearance

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: for ever ber ans

Sentence: Doug Out was one of the most patient hitters in the entire Baseball League. His patience was actually a foreverbearance and often drove his team members crazy. He would wait forever for the perfect pitch, but often ended up striking out for his inaction. When asked where he got his patience to act this way, his answer was simple. "Why everyone knows, a diamond is forever..."!

Etymology: Forever (for a limitless time) & Forbearance (good-natured tolerance of delay or incompetence; a delay in enforcing rights or claims or privileges; refraining from acting;exceptional patience & waiting ability)

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Pertunitous

Created by: Koekbroer

Pronunciation: per-tune-it-is

Sentence: Rachel was very pertunitous. She could wait forever for the perfect moment and opportunity.

Etymology: contraction of perfect and opportune

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Errornoia

Created by: jonobo

Pronunciation: errornoia

Sentence: He was so trapped in errornoia that he never did not do nothing aka he did nothing or didn't do anything in his life.

Etymology: The fear to make errors. Error + Paranoia.

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COMMENTS:

this is good! - wordmeister, 2007-05-13: 13:56:00

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Lages

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: lage/ess

Sentence: He lages for the perfect opportunity to buy the stock at the right time. Because of his lagesness, he often misses the ideal price point.

Etymology: lag + ages

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Pausifist

Created by: porsche

Pronunciation: paws/i/fist

Sentence: Dave was a pausifist who was very content waiting for things to happen - his slogan was "give pause a chance".

Etymology: pause + pacifist

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Power to the pauseful!! - Jabberwocky, 2007-03-19: 13:10:00

This has real pausibilities! - Alchemist, 2007-03-20: 05:03:00

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Overdostoic

CharlieB

Created by: CharlieB

Pronunciation: oh-ver-doh-stow-ick

Sentence: People sometimes wondered if Jim's placid acceptance in the face of life's onslaughts was motivated less by monastic zen, and more by an innate laziness and overdostoicism.

Etymology: overdose (an excessive amount) + stoic (one who is indifferent and free of passion)

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Ridicusistence

Created by: mana1066

Pronunciation: ree-dick-you-siss-tense

Sentence: People at work thought Dermott's ridusitence was sweet and calm until waiting behind him in line at the water fountain waiting for him to get the "perfect flow" before sipping.

Etymology: riduculous + persistence

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Exatience

Created by: ziggy41

Pronunciation: (ecks-ay-shense)

Sentence: She stood waiting there with exatience not realizing she had been stood up.

Etymology: "Excessive" (unrestrained) and "patience" (intolerance).

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Oppeternity

Created by: rikboyee

Pronunciation: op-ah-turn-it-ee

Sentence: she had turned down every man that had ever asked her out, because none of them were quite right...and by golly even if it took all the oppeternity she possessed... she would eventually find him

Etymology: opportunity, eternity

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Comments:

mplsbohemian - 2007-03-19: 10:42:00
This is the best batch of words I've seen yet. :)

wordmeister - 2007-03-19: 17:50:00
There so many good ones... But which one should I vote for? I'd like to zensist on a cialusmoment but I may have too much infinatience and succumb to preparalysis, or even aucoporence. Is this caseyatthebatititude, or just godotancy?

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-10-05: 07:40:00
Hey Verbotomists, Great words last week. Nosila was the top player, but since she won "The Eyre Affair", the prize "Lost in a Good Book" goes to mrskellyscl. This week we are giving away Jasper Fforde's "The Well of Lost Plots". Be creative, and good luck to all. ~ James