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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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Created by: Karuma

Pronunciation: slak-oo-shun

Sentence: he was way too slackution to even notice he passed the place.


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Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: jobe/ness

Sentence: He felt that exercising extreme jobeness by waiting for the perfect pitch would result in fame and prosperity

Etymology: Job (as in the patience of Job) + ness (a character with special powers from the video game Earthbound)

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Created by: karenanne

Pronunciation: op ur ti MIS tik

Sentence: Alan was opportimistic that this time he would find just the right work-from-home scheme. He considered it "job-hunting" when he was surfing the Web for ways to earn cash in his free time. And he had a LOT of free time now, since losing his job due to excessive time spent surfing the Web.

Etymology: opportunity + optimistic

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Created by: yogiword

Pronunciation: in fin A shince

Sentence: The young mother, despite having the urge to hurry, developed the infinatience to wait for her toddler to discover every dandelion in the park as they enjoyed their daily outing.

Etymology: Congruence of "infinity" and "patience."

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Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: transe payt iens

Sentence: his trancepatience was so effective, he had his own cpr team.

Etymology: trance patience

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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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Created by: toadstool57

Pronunciation: men-tal-pay-shense

Sentence: Jill became a patient the mental hospital because of her mentalpatience in sitting at home waiting for Mr. Right to come along.

Etymology: mental patient/ patience

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Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: wait-for-it-tude

Sentence: Bo had the right waitforitude to be successful in the major leagues, but he couldn't hit the fastball, so he became the oldest player in the minor leagues, staying there until he was finally let go. His waitforitude came in handy when he had to stand in the unemployment line.

Etymology: "Wait for it," said over and over by coaches to encourage batters to exercise patience at the plate was also a line from the Mel Brooks'movie "Robin Hood, Men in Tights." + fortitude: strength of mind to allow endurance in spite of obstacles


hey hey, good word! - splendiction, 2009-10-05: 22:54:00


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Created by: jedijawa

Pronunciation: kay-see-at-the-bat-i-tood

Sentence: Bill's caseyatthebatitude casued him to never place any bets at the roulette wheel as he kept waiting for the right moment that never came.

Etymology: From the poem "Casey at the Bat" where Casey kept waiting and eventually struck out when he was meant to be the hero of the day.


very funny - good one - Jabberwocky, 2007-03-19: 16:14:00


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Created by: Bulletchewer

Pronunciation: soo-per-ver-chew-ay-shun

Sentence: The grandmasters' supervirtuation meant their pieces moving at no more than three squares per hour.

Etymology: Based on the proverb "patience is a virtue".

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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