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Adiposetraumaticstress

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: a dee po straw mat ick stress

Sentence: unfortunately her adiposetraumaticstress sent her straight back to the fridge for more icecream, it was going to be a long winter of discontent.

Etymology: adipose tissue, post traumatic stress

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COMMENTS:

petaj whew - good effort in the pronunciation - petaj, 2007-03-01: 05:06:00

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Heftalump

Created by: Koekbroer

Pronunciation: hef-tah-lump

Sentence: Rachel told her friend Sue that when she weighed herself at the end of winter she got a heftalump in her tummy.

Etymology: heft; heffalump; lump

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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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Bulgeblues

Created by: jedijawa

Pronunciation: bulje-blues

Sentence: Mary got the buldgeblues every time she got on the scales and saw the holiday turkey show up to haunt her.

Etymology: buldge + blues

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Frugrump

erasmus

Created by: erasmus

Pronunciation: fr ug rum p

Sentence: amy was so upset she was in a frugrump because she still weighed in 3 stone over the weight she was when she was pregnant.

Etymology: from grumpy and frumpy

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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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Poundxiety

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: pownd zuy etee

Sentence: When Betsey lived in Montana, she dreaded Spring, because her poundxiety would return. She knew she had gained some pounds over Christmas and winter and had a hard time losing it. At her doctor's office, the scale read 187 pounds...thirty more than normal for her. When her husband was transferred to Canada, she was delighted to find that at her new doctor's office, she only weighed in at 85...she figured all the effort and stress of the move had helped her slim down,until her doctor pointed out that her weight was measured here in kilograms. He told her that if she had transferred to England, she'd only weigh 13.35 (stone that is).

Etymology: Pounds (weight measurement, especially of the body) & Anxiety ( a vague unpleasant emotion that is experienced in anticipation of some (usually ill-defined) misfortune;a relatively permanent state of anxiety occurring in a variety of mental disorders)

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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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Equinoxious

Created by: Alchemist

Pronunciation: eh-kwuh-NOKS-shush

Sentence: As Barb peered over her belly to read the scale she felt so equinoxious she had to sit down. She began to sob, "Damn, I KNEW I should've thrown those last dozen fruitcakes away!"

Etymology: equinox (first day of spring) + anxious with a side of noxious.

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Snowrefrets

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: snōrēfret

Sentence: Gloria faces the upcoming Spring with snowrefrets. The fact that her resolution to go to the gym froze during the first snowfall and her diet since Thanksgiving has been much like a polar bear with an unlimited source of harp seals has left her dreading the work she will need to do if she was to avoid a summer of muumuus.

Etymology: snow (atmospheric water vapor frozen into ice crystals and falling in light white flakes or lying on the ground as a white layer) + regrets (feel sad, repentant, or disappointed over something that has happened or been done, esp. a loss or missed opportunity) + fret (be constantly or visibly worried or anxious)

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