Verboticism: Demerritized

'When am I going to get a real holiday?'

DEFINITION: v., To run out of batteries during the holidays, especially on Christmas morning when all the kids and half the adults are screaming for their new toys. n., A battery or personal energy shortage created by over-consumption.

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Dudevorce

Created by: hanu73

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Holidaze

Created by: rebelvin

Pronunciation: hol-i-daze

Sentence: The Turkey got done, but I was in a holidaze the rest of the day.

Etymology: holiday+daze

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Festigue

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: fest/teeg

Sentence: Festigue usually sets in about noon on Christmas Eve because of all the shopping and partying the last two weeks. We are all just too tired to enjoy the holiday. We're totally festigued.

Etymology: FESTIGUE - noun - from FESTIVE (something joyous, or merry) + FATIGUE (physical, or mental weariness)

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Glutterize

Created by: ghhshirley

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Stamino

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: stam-uh-noh

Sentence: She thought she had more stamina this year, but it quickly became clear to her that this was a case of stamino. She sat there envying all the new gadgets charging up their batteries and wished that someone would soon invent a battery charger for humans - nevermind that's what spas are for, and alcohol.

Etymology: stamina (the power to endure fatigue, having great strength) + no (negative, not)

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Notivation

Created by: xirtam

Pronunciation: noh-tuh-vey-shuhn

Sentence: After a full day of wrapping presents and cooking the ham, Wendy had notivation to participate in the festivities.

Etymology: No: not a (used before a noun to convey the opposite of the noun's meaning) + Motivation: the state or condition of being motivated.

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COMMENTS:

noun.... - KelleyToohey, 2007-12-23: 19:57:00

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Terminalack

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: ter min al lak

Sentence: Anode to Christmas, brings a lump to one's throat, especially when you can raise nary a volt. With North Polarity, comes watt hilarity until there is a disparity of ampage for all. So buy lots of cells, be they double or triple A's, to avoid the hassle of this particular malaise. Erelong your terminalack will pile on assault to go with your battery! Merry Christmas to all and to all a Good Night!

Etymology: Terminal (a contact on an electrical device (such as a battery) at which electric current enters or leaves;being or situated at an end) & Lack (the state of needing something that is absent or unavailable)

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Demerritized

Created by: Niktionary

Pronunciation: dee-mare-ih-tized

Sentence: When dad threw the tree out on the lawn, we knew he was clearly demerritized.

Etymology: demerrit+merry+desensitized

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Shortcelled

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: short - selled

Sentence: Connie felt really shortcelled on Christmas Day. She had stayed up half the night putting together toys, cooked a banquet for the next day, baked cookies, decorated and cleaned the house. To top it all off, she ran out of batteries for all of the toys and electonic gadgets she had bought and was too tired to go to the store.

Etymology: Short (less than, not having enough) + Cell (microprocessor architecture, In electronics, a battery is two or more electrochemical cells which store chemical energy and make it available as electrical energy)

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Your inventive pronunciation gives an an added commercial dimension. Shortcelled also conjured up visions of spent brain cells, too. Short and cell can have so many meanings and applications. Kudos for creating a word that can take on more than one meaning and have many dimensions, for that's not easy to do! - silveryaspen, 2008-12-24: 11:34:00

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Imbattered

Created by: Bullwinkle

Pronunciation: im'bat-erd

Sentence: I couldn't show the kids how their new toys worked, I was imbattered

Etymology: embittered/battery

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