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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: 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.


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


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Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: I-dee-LAY

Sentence: I have no hope of achieving idealay - I just cannot wait until I have developed the acme of verbotocisms to play the game. I delay no longer - here is my humble attempt.

Etymology: I (me) + ideal (perfect) + delay (postponement forcing a wait)

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Created by: Mobelia

Pronunciation: four-ti-spud

Sentence: He's fortispuding the opportunity to advance his career.

Etymology: from Fortitude meaning patience from Spud as in couch potato

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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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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: mplsbohemian

Pronunciation: high-PURR-seh-VEER-uhns

Sentence: The two cars waited at the intersection, each waving the other on, resulting in a collision of hyperseverance rather than of cars.

Etymology: hyper- + perseverance

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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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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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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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Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: expeck - wayt - shuns

Sentence: Jimmy was ever so patient, he had high expectwaitions that if he stood there long enough, the right pitch would eventually be his.

Etymology: expectations, wait


very well crafted. - splendiction, 2009-10-05: 22:57:00

good one - Nosila, 2009-10-06: 01:17:00


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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: 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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Created by: ErWenn

Pronunciation: /ɡəˈdoʊ.ənˌsi/ Silent "t"!

Sentence: A godotant individual rarely feels the negative effects of their unrealistic optimism, but their godotancy often becomes quite frustrating for others.

Etymology: As in Sam Beckett's play, _Waiting for Godot_.


i think Beckett wrote that... - rikboyee, 2007-03-19: 02:27:00

yes. it was definitely beckett. though stoppard is quite good also. - scottman, 2007-03-19: 04:15:00

Literary and clever ... I like it! - jedijawa, 2007-03-19: 14:51:00

Whoops! I should know better than to write these things at 4am. - ErWenn, 2007-03-19: 23:51:00


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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: 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: Nosila

Pronunciation: for ber ans

Sentence: When Casey played baseball, his teammates called him Strike Four. He waited until the perfect pitch came his way, waiting for the fourth strike to be his lucky one. His fourbearance usually cost the team its game.

Etymology: Four (number) & Forbearance (good-natured tolerance of delay or incompetence)

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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: 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: Mustang

Pronunciation: ob-SESS-yent

Sentence: No matter how dire a situation may be or how quickly a remedy should be applied, Martin was absolutely obsessient in waiting for just the right remedy to present itself for fear of not finding the very best remedy available.

Etymology: Blend of obsessive and patient

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Created by: Ahmad

Pronunciation: altra-prau-krsti-nation

Sentence: people with ultraprocrastination have never been men of action.

Etymology: ultra means very hight or excessive one. procrastination means to delay or not taking action.

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Created by: Osomatic

Pronunciation: pre + pair + al + ih + sis

Sentence: I'm going to sell that screen play some day, if only I can get over my preparalysis and stop waiting for the "right moment."

Etymology: prepare + paralysis

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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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Created by: buck180

Pronunciation: leth-ahr-JEC-tiv-iz-um

Sentence: The coach, while watching Billy during practice, realized the boy suffered from letharjectivism which caused him to hold his swing unless the pitch was absolutely perfect, and as a result he would need to cut Billy from the team.

Etymology: A pairing of lethargic (a severe lack of motivation) and perfectionism (striving for the paradigm).

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Created by: splendiction

Pronunciation: WAIT shient

Sentence: "OUT"! Verbotsoxz players sought the perfect plays; ever waitcient over the unskilled pitches, their strikes and losses made them the undefeated defeated.

Etymology: WAIT with a hit of PATIENT.


waitcients...the people in the doctors waiting room... - Nosila, 2009-10-06: 01:16:00


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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: catgrin

Pronunciation: in-awr-deel-stee; in-awr-deel-stey

Sentence: In her inordealsty, Candy had failed to dance all night while waiting for Joe to ask her.

Etymology: inordinate (not within proper or reasonable limits; immoderate; excessive) + ideal (a standard of perfection or excellence) + stay (to remain through or during)

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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: for ever ber ans

Sentence: Baseball had not been very, very good to Joe. He waited patiently for the perfect pitch. He should switch, he'd never get rich, he made others twitch, he'd get jock-itch, there was always a glitch and many thought that the hitch was because he was under the spell of a witch. But Joe had foreverbearance. Most people thought he should play hockey and be satisfied being a Toronto Maple Leaf instead. Afterall he'd be in good company waiting for a Stanley Cup win since 1967!

Etymology: Forever (for a limitless time) & Forbearance (good-natured tolerance of delay)

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Created by: PythianHabenero

Pronunciation: lass-iss-tense

Sentence: Joe knew that his lassistence would eventually win him the perfect snowflake, if he just stood there catching them long enough.

Etymology: "lassitude" + "persistence"

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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: scottman

Pronunciation: AH kyoo POHR ens

Sentence: She remained a maid into the autumn of her life, possessed as she was of an unyielding aucuporence.

Etymology: from the latin aucupor, to lie in wait for.

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Created by: Alchemist

Pronunciation: zen-SIS-tense

Sentence: Ever since Rupert got back from Esalon, he has been annoyingly zensistent. Yesterday, we must have burned 3 gallons of gas while cruising Wal-Mart for the "perfect" parking spot.

Etymology: zen + insistence

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Created by: paintergrl1313

Pronunciation: Per-fect-opp

Sentence: I will perfectopp for the perfect pitch.

Etymology: Perfect oppertunity

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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: 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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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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Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: see-AL-us-mo-ment

Sentence: He knew he should have turned left at Poughkeepsie, but it didn't feel right, so he waited for that Cialusmoment and ultimately ended his journey in Tucson.

Etymology: Cialus - an erectile dysfunction medication whose commercial asks the question "When the time is right, will you be ready?"; moment


I LOVE this one! Very funny! - jedijawa, 2007-03-19: 14:49:00


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Created by: erasmus

Pronunciation: in fin ass it ee

Sentence: the infinacity of Kevin was so renowned nobody dared challenge him to a staring match.

Etymology: from infinity and tenacity making it infinitely tenacious.

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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


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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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