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

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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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Caseyatthebatitude

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.

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

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Aucuporence

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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Lassistence

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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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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Inordealsty

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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Infinacity

erasmus

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

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Cialusmoment

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

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

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Waitforitude

mrskellyscl

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

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

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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