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Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: RAPt-suhl-LEE (RAPTSULLIER) [ rhymes with "musketeer"]

Sentence: Berserker psychos stomp on joy, With dark foreboding they deploy... Poisoned tricks and creeping doubt- If it be bad, they’ll drag it out! Besmirching that which some hold dear- Beware the toxic RAPTSULLIER!

Etymology: RAPT+SULLY= RAPTSULLIER.....RAPT: lifted up and carried away, transported with emotion; Middle English, from Latin raptus, past participle of rapere to seize.....SULLY: to make soiled or tarnished; Middle English *sullien, probably alteration (influenced by Anglo-French suillier, soiller to soil) of sulen to soil, from Old English sylian.....-IER: suffix denoting one who wields or participates in...


Great word for a lot of the rappers who spewings fit this definition. Super Terrific Verbotomy! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-21: 09:20:00

metrohumanx Aww- thanx, Lady! - metrohumanx, 2009-04-22: 01:21:00

I'm fully entertained! Love this part "If it be bad, they’ll drag it out!" :) - abrakadeborah, 2009-04-22: 05:48:00


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Created by: DrWebsterIII

Pronunciation: neg - pek

Sentence: Everytime I try to suggest something positive, Elaine always tries to negpeck it down.

Etymology: New Eng. (UWS)


cute, drw. - Nosila, 2009-04-21: 22:26:00

I know an Negpeck Elaine just like this! :)lol! - abrakadeborah, 2009-04-22: 06:27:00


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Created by: idavecook

Pronunciation: Shade-E FROD

Sentence: Steven is scuh a shadyfraud he always laughs at me when I spill scalding coffee all over my keyboard.

Etymology: Schadenfreude. God love the Germans

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: wōwälō

Sentence: Willy watches the news with great interest. He loves to woewallow. If there is bad news he wants to share it. Disasters, tragedies, agony? A new study that finds your favorite food as a possible cancer cause. He's there! He firmly believes that every silver lining is wrapped in a big beautiful grey cloud.

Etymology: woe (great sorrow or distress) + wallow ( indulge in an unrestrained way)


You met my dad? - wayoffcenter, 2009-04-21: 07:35:00


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Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: schad en frawd stur

Sentence: She was a total schadenfraudster. the onlt time she use the word "good", was to precede "grief"

Etymology: schadenfreude, fraudster

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Created by: Direwuff


Sentence: " Trying to increase their negaptitude and kenophobia, the negathletes of all persuasion seem intent on proving their ignorance this final week of the election." excerpt from a conversation I overheard while eavesdropping on myself...

Etymology: Combination of negative and athlete to create a noun for an an active negative participant.

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: pes-uh-muhng-ger

Sentence: Elliot is such a pessimonger that if you were to give him a winning lottery ticket, he would complain that too much paper is wasted producing the tickets.

Etymology: pessimist (person who expects bad outcome) + monger (dealer in goods)

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Created by: fabdiva

Pronunciation: neg-ah-fair-et

Sentence: It did not go unnoticed that Cindy spent an inordinate amount of time at the emergency desk. Only a negaferret would volunteer on their rostered day off.

Etymology: negative - not optimistic. Harmful. ferret - to look around in search of something

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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: at tak on ist

Sentence: She just could not help herself. Dee Strucktiff was an attackonist. Nothing pleased her and she was not shy in expressing her negative viewpoint to anyone. The staff in shops and restaurants dreaded her patronage. She was not shy about expressing her dismay at the high prices, inferior quality of goods and poor, careless service. Things were always better in the old days. She was so beligerent, she even drove away her only daughter, Joy, into the arms of a man she thought unworthy of her, just to escape her ranting mother. Joy's husband, Howie Hertz, was a gentle, kindly man who took pity on poor Joy. Dee did not even realize there was no Joy in her life anymore until it was too late and the pair had eloped. Dee fed off bad news like a vulture on carrion. Her family motto was: "She who thinks the worst is never disappointed!"

Etymology: Attack (an offensive move in a sport or game ;strong criticism; attack someone physically or emotionally) & Antagonist (indicating opposition or resistance;incapable of harmonious association;arousing animosity or hostility;opposing or neutralizing or mitigating an effect by contrary action)


Attackonists are people we avoid like the plague. How well you portrayed them in your sentence and last line! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-21: 09:31:00

Nosila, Howie Hertz was powerless to help Joy from Dee Strucktiff's Attackonist attitude~ You are so very creative :) I ALWAYS enjoy reading your sentences!!!! Great job! - abrakadeborah, 2009-04-22: 05:43:00

Cheers, silvery & your contributions as well...may the creative force always be with you both! - Nosila, 2009-04-25: 22:07:00


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Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: eu-for-rap-tor

Sentence: Janet walked out into the beautiful spring air, taking in the delicate scent of cherry blossoms and feeling the warm sunshine. She stood there smiling, forgetting her winter depression and feeling hopeful for the first time in months. Suddenly Andrew, the euphoraptor, began to shout, "Where's my damn allergy pills?" "Where's my socks?" "Where's my damn chain saw?" "I've decided to cut that cherry tree down so I can put my bacci court there." Janet looked at the picked carcass of her happy mood and sighed, "Your pills are in the cabinet, your socks are in the drawer, and I sold your chain saw last week at the yard sale for 15 bucks."

Etymology: Euphoria: state of well-being and happiness + Raptor: one who seizes by force, rape; a bird of prey


Your verbotomy euphoraptor, and your sentence, especially the words 'leaves behind the picked carcass of her happy mood' is SUPERB descriptive and metaphorical writing! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-21: 09:38:00


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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-04-21: 00:01:01
Today's definition was inspired by one of my favorite university professors who would respond to complainers with what he said was an old Japanese proverb -- "In among the cherry blossoms, the woodpecker hunts for a dead tree." ~ James

silveryaspen - 2009-04-21: 01:43:00
Like today's definition and cartoon, that Japanese proverb, provides plenty of food for thought .... naughty knotty thoughts ... until I want to thought naught about it any more!

silveryaspen - 2009-04-21: 09:56:00
This thought provoking definition and cartoon certainly inspired every one today! Kudos to the professor and James and all the verbotomists who played today. All are terrific sentences and verbotomies, today.

readerwriter - 2009-04-21: 10:33:00
Do I live in the wrong hemisphere or does my day begin too late???? Either that, or you all are up past midnight EST! Fun word today to play with. How you do it, James, I will never are an artiste!

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-04-21: 13:27:00
Thank you silvery and readerwriter. Fortunately, there not a lot of woodpeckers among us, but apparently there are a lot of night owls. ~ James

abrakadeborah - 2009-04-22: 06:03:00
This word and cartoon today was very descriptive! I LOVE the old Japanese proverb you added "In among the cherry blossoms, the woodpecker hunts for a dead tree." :) I have known a FEW toxic people like this in my life~

'I wish this tree was dead.'

DEFINITION: v. To ignore anything positive and focus your energy on problems, disasters, and whatever bad news you find. n. A person who searches for, and feeds on, other people's weaknesses, failures and mistakes.

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