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Caloregret

Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: cal-oar-ee-gret

Sentence: Sue blamed her failure to lose the weight she'd gained over the holidays and resultant caloregret on those pint-sized purveyors of post-Christmas confections, the Girl Scouts.

Etymology: calorie, regret

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COMMENTS:

you do have a knack for the simple, straightforward combination of meanings. I like it! Here's my vote. - w5lf9s, 2007-02-28: 04:53:00

Girl Scouts using " the look" to pedal their cookies. You just can't say no. I'll go as far as to say "the look" earns them a merit badge, and I blame them for my spare tire. Just Kiddin ;) - toadstool57, 2007-02-28: 07:43:00

Ok, everyone pile on the girl scouts :) Who are you, MeMe Roth? (google it). hehe, j/k. nice word! - Alchemist, 2007-02-28: 08:53:00

Oh my, MeMe is quite blobsessed! I wonder if she's ever been pummeled by by a Brownie. - purpleartichokes, 2007-02-28: 10:28:00

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Blubberization

Created by: bettyann9

Pronunciation:

Sentence: The blubberization he was feeling when he saw that extra 200 lbs was overwhelming. Maybe cut out the side of a cow every other day?

Etymology:

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Speedophobic

Created by: toadstool57

Pronunciation: spEED-O-fhO-bic

Sentence: Jill is speedophobic, getting concerned that David is pigging out at the buffet, knowing there is only 20 days to the pool party. She did all she could to keep her food down just picturing David in his tiny polkadotted speedo.

Etymology: speedo,type of swim suit/phobic, fear of

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Flabberession

Created by: wordmeister

Pronunciation: flab-ber-er-shun

Sentence: After flabbernating all winter long, William was so flabbergasted went he stepped on the scale, that he immediately fell into a state of deep flabberession.

Etymology: flab + flabbergast + depression

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COMMENTS:

Erm, your pronunciation and sentence use don't match your word...flabulous idea though... - Discoveria, 2007-02-28: 13:37:00

I keep changing the spelling. I think this is it... - wordmeister, 2007-02-28: 13:43:00

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Sheddread

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: 'shed-dred

Sentence: Once again facing the awful prospect of having to lose the winter fat she had stored up, Carmen had an almost overwhelming case of sheddread, not sure she could drum up the discipline needed to pull it off.

Etymology: Blend of 'shed' (v. to cast off or let fall - leaves, hair, feathers, skin, shell, etc - by natural process) and 'dread' (n. terror or apprehension as to something in the future; great fear)

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Fatblues

Created by: toralora

Pronunciation: Fatt/bloos

Sentence: I don't feel like going out tonight, I have the fatblues going on.

Etymology: fat + blues (depression)

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Springdumb

Created by: BMott

Pronunciation: spring-dumb

Sentence: She realized she had suffered a case of springdumb all winter as she munched on twinkies to keep the winter blues at bay, forgetting that spring bikinis would soon be in fashion.

Etymology: Spring: That lovely time of year when everything blooms, but your body isn't supposed to. -- Dumb: The ability to ignore the obvious.

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Springleaning

thegoatisbad

Created by: thegoatisbad

Pronunciation: spring-lem-ing

Sentence: Kimberly yawned and began to excavate her way out of her bedding. When she looked out of the window in her Den and saw the daffodils poking through layers of dead leaves and sticks; she knew it was time for springleaning. She began by dusting off and climbing onto the scale. The number was no more grisly than it had been in previous years and she glanced at the number, at herself in the mirror and then began searching her pantry for rice cakes.

Etymology: spring ("time of growth") + gleaning (gather bit by bit) Play on "Spring Cleaning"

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Fatxiety

Created by: aj3131

Pronunciation: Fat-Zi-Ity

Sentence: faxiety is the leading cause of depression in the spring months.

Etymology: Fat+ (an)xiety

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This is good, in fact I am a bit fatxious right now.. - wordmeister, 2007-02-28: 09:06:00

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Blimpblight

Created by: quippingqueen

Pronunciation: blimp/blite

Sentence: As she ambled across the room like an elephant, she realized that her nightly forays into the refrigerator foraging for leftovers was the cause of a bothersome state her husband often referred to as blimpblight.

Etymology: blimp + blight

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