Verboticism: Madrigrail

'You're perfect, but you just don't listen!'

DEFINITION: v. To be offered regular encouragement, unwavering support and subtle but unrelenting criticism based on the worry that you may not be realizing your "full potential". n. The helpful but sometimes annoying advice given by a mother to a child.

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Mamaleficent

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: mäməlɛfəsənt

Sentence: She had a quick wit only to be matched by her sharp tongue. She knew just how to cut her only child to the quick with the turn of a phrase. In her mamaleficent way she knew every insecurity, every self-doubt to play on to get what she wanted. Afterall, she had hand-crafted most of them. Thanks, Mom!

Etymology: Mama (one's mother) + maleficent (causing or capable of causing harm or destruction, esp. by supernatural means)

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COMMENTS:

nasty - but good word - Jabberwocky, 2009-06-23: 13:42:00

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Mominate

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: mahmm innn ayt

Sentence: She always tried to mominate proceedings, never leaving any womb for condradicktory positions. She would womaneuver any situation, using well timed uterusences, designed to castigate her often bitter litter. She was an amomination!

Etymology: dominate, mom

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COMMENTS:

didsbury The sentence deserves a prize on its own! - didsbury, 2008-05-09: 16:17:00

Maternally yours...good word, I mominate it! - Nosila, 2008-05-09: 21:37:00

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Maambigucite

Created by: rebelvin

Pronunciation: maam+AMbiguOUS+INcite

Sentence: Relentless maambigucitation left the man with unclear self-esteem, incapable of making a decision without consulting his mother, even down to choosing a tie to wear with his green suit, which she bought for him.

Etymology: maam+AMbiguOUS+INcite

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COMMENTS:

touche. - stache, 2008-05-09: 03:21:00

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Ventcouragement

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: vent koor adj ment

Sentence: Irving's mother, Sadie, was always comparing him to the Lipowitz boy wonder next door, Julius. Although she loved Irving, she only wanted the best for him and her pep talks soon turned into ventcouragement sessions about his shortfalls. She wanted him to go into medicine, like Julius did, but no, he became an accountant instead. She continued to rant about Dr.Julius next door, until he was indicted for income tax evasion by the Feds and arrested at home. Irving thought this would level the playing field a bit, but no she told him he was just too honest for his own good! Oy!

Etymology: Vent (give expression or utterance to;activity that releases or expresses creative energy or emotion) & Encouragement (the expression of approval and support;the feeling of being encouraged; the act of giving hope or support to someone)

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COMMENTS:

nice combo - Jabberwocky, 2009-06-23: 13:41:00

Sadie was no doubt seeking a standing oy vay-shun. - Mustang, 2009-06-23: 21:32:00

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Constructical

Created by: Rutilus

Pronunciation: con-strukt-i-kal

Sentence: Jeremy's mother wanted the best for him. She knew he was gifted but felt he lacked drive and direction. She had always been constructical with him and hoped one day soon it would lead him to seize more of the opportunities around him.

Etymology: Constructive - build up (confidence); critical - finding fault with (someone/something)

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Mombeseech

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: MOM-bi-seech

Sentence: What Penelope intended as gentle motherly advice for her son, Larry, came out as shrieking mombeseech, small compliments followed by harsh and almost demanding insistence on following certain life choices that she thought best for him.

Etymology: Blend of 'mom' and 'beseech' (to implore urgently)

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Madrigrail

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: maa/dri/grail

Sentence: My mother is famous for her madrigrails. Here is an example - Now is the month of maying, When merry lads (like you) are playing, Fa la la la la. Each with his bonny lass, upon the greeny grass, Fa la la la la. Now if you could just do a better job cutting the lawn Fa la la la la Then you would be a better son Fa la la la la

Etymology: Ma + madrigal (song) + rail (rant)

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Nice word. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-05-11: 18:32:00

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Wisdumb

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Created by: youmustvotenato

Pronunciation: wizz-dumb

Sentence: Bringing his report card home, Johnny knew his mom would have plenty of wisdumb to offer to make that A- an A+.

Etymology: wisdom+dumb

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Irritribeating

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Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: EAR-it-TRY-beating

Sentence: Artie's old mom was a nasty control freak. Inside he raged, outside he was too meek He wanted to do something manly like logging, But ended up chained to a desk merely blogging. Driven to madness by matronly bleating, Artie succumbed to Mom's IRRITRIBEATING.

Etymology: IRRItate+diaTRIBE+beATING= IRRITRIBEATING.....IRRITATE: transitive verb 1 : to provoke impatience, anger, or displeasure in; Latin irritatus, past participle of irritare.....DIATRIBE: a prolonged discourse, a bitter and abusive speech or coercive harangue; Latin diatriba, from Greek diatribē pastime, discourse, from diatribein to spend (time), wear away, from dia- + tribein to rub.....BEATING: to hit repeatedly so as to inflict pain, to lodge securely by repeated striking; Middle English beten, from Old English bēatan; akin to Old High German bōzan to beat.....

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metrohumanx Dig deep. Store rice. Verbotomize daily. Never seek hegemony! - metrohumanx, 2009-06-23: 00:44:00

Irritribeally good. - Nosila, 2009-06-23: 16:26:00

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Chidance

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: ch - i - dans

Sentence: Agnes bestowed large amounts of chidance on all of her children; thinking that she was being helpful. She was afraid that if someone did not give them regular support, encouragement and loud lectures, they might not realize that they were not quite living out her dreams for them.

Etymology: chide (rebuke a person harshly), guidance (advice, help)

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