Verboticism: Savanteur

'Wow, that kid sure can eat...'

DEFINITION: n., A "talent" for which an individual takes a great deal of personal pride, even though it is just a common, mundane skill that almost everyone can do. v., To take pride in a special talent which in fact is not special at all.

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Nilskill

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: nil skil

Sentence: Little Johnny's doting parents were so proud of his talents. His overeating was a particular nilskill that they had fed and nourished over the years. Being chubby and hungry themselves, they encouraged him to overeat at every opportunity. They did not realize that he had developed his nilskill so well that left alone for over an hour without food, he might even gnaw off his own foot!

Etymology: Nil (nothing, zero) & Skill (ability acquired by training, talent, aptitude)

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Vexpertise

Created by: bookowl

Pronunciation: vex/pur/tease

Sentence: Johnny's mom thought her son charmed his way into being promoted to higher levels but it was really only his vexpertise.

Etymology: vex + expertise

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COMMENTS:

Vexcellent word! - Nosila, 2008-11-18: 20:40:00

I like it - OZZIEBOB, 2008-11-19: 16:44:00

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Triviart

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: trivvy-art

Sentence: Morty's innocuous persona could not even be jazzed up by developing a triviart. He had not even one skill that was marginallly better than the next man's that could be talked up.

Etymology: trivial + art

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx Inspirational word. - metrohumanx, 2008-11-19: 20:16:00

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Spannerism

Created by: Dougalistic

Pronunciation: Span-ner-is-ummm

Sentence: "Gareth, everyone can just pick up a pencil and chuck it across a room, that is not 'unique' or clever at all. Your a tool, in fact that spannerism you just did proves my point. You buffoon.

Etymology: Spanner - Has 2 meanings. Main name refers to a tool mechanics use that is big and heavy. Can also be used as a derogative term to describe a stupid or retarded person. If you add ism to the end you are stating it is a condition or illness.

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COMMENTS:

I think it has three meanings! Brings to mind a limerick about a young "lady". Interesting word. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-01-25: 15:45:00

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Shabbility

Created by: rikboyee

Pronunciation: shab-ill-er-tee

Sentence: there is a whole website dedicated to people with the shabbility to make up cool words to funny definitions.

Etymology: shabby, ability

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COMMENTS:

low blow riki - but welcome back - you're at the top of my list for this shability - Jabberwocky, 2008-01-25: 10:08:00

My insanity only proves to me that I not mad! Welcome back. Good word. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-01-25: 15:42:00

Your shabbility has been missed at Verbotomy! Welcome back!! Not too shabby of a word either!!! - Stevenson0, 2008-01-25: 17:03:00

Great sentence! - silveryaspen, 2008-01-25: 21:54:00

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Exaggerflaunt

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: ecks-ADJ-er-flont

Sentence: Dexter is actually a very bland, nondescript sort, and lacking perception skills he will repeatedly exaggerflaunt his minimal capabilities in an effort to promote his own self worth.

Etymology: Blend of 'exaggerate' (to magnify beyond the limits of truth; overstate; represent disproportionately) and 'flaunt' (to parade or display oneself conspicuously, defiantly, or boldly)

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metrohumanx Coldly accurate and funny! - metrohumanx, 2008-11-19: 20:12:00

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Groast

Created by: andyktm

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Savaint

Created by: MsPettyAdams

Pronunciation: sav-aynt

Sentence: "Jeff can peel an orange in one whole strip! He's a genius!" "Yes, darling, lucky you, your husband is an absolute savain't."

Etymology: French term savant, meaning "learned person" combined with African American vernacular term ain't, meaning "is not"

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Tittot

Created by: logarithm

Pronunciation: tit-tot

Sentence: The judges had a good laugh at Willy's tittot attempt to impersonate Ricky Martin.

Etymology: tit - a foolish or ineffectual person. tot - a toddler - the pride of every parents no matter what.

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metrohumanx That was an inspired word. - metrohumanx, 2008-11-19: 20:23:00

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Exaggervaunt

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: egz - ADJ - er - vont

Sentence: Delbert never passed up an opportunety to exaggervaunt his minimal skills and talents.

Etymology: Exaggerate + vaunt (boast)

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