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'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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Uncelleration

Created by: mezebra

Pronunciation:

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Holidrained

Created by: rombus

Pronunciation: hol - i - draned

Sentence: Carol was completely holidrained this year. By Christmas morning, it seemed that she had not rested since December 1st. There had been so many things to do to get ready for the holidays and now her batteries felt run down.....she needed badly to recharge.

Etymology: Holiday + Drained (spent, having no energy)

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Asaltonbattery

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: a salt on batt er ee

Sentence: When Mimi forgot to pack fresh double AA's with the Christmas toys,she went ballistic and she was charged with asaltonbattery.

Etymology: assault & battery

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Batteruined

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: bat-uh-roo-ind

Sentence: "BATTERIES NOT INCLUDED" It says it right on the box. Does Dad take the time to read it? No! He has a drawer chocked full of old, power-drained batteries that he wasn't sure were really dead. Now it's Christmas morning and what should be a joyful time with the children playing with their new toys, leaving the adults at peace is again batteruined.

Etymology: battery (a combination of two or more cells electrically connected to work together to produce electric energy) + ruined (to injure something irretrievably)

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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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Cricerage

Created by: crystallex

Pronunciation:

Sentence:

Etymology: crisis + shortage

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Lithargic

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: lith-ar-jick

Sentence: Mum was so lithargic after consuming too many Christmas treats that she couldn't even reach the top shelf to get the spare batteries.

Etymology: lithium + lethargic

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COMMENTS:

excellent! - galwaywegian, 2007-12-21: 04:42:00

Good one! - toadstool57, 2007-12-21: 07:12:00

very nice petaj - Jabberwocky, 2007-12-21: 08:49:00

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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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Alkalight

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: al ka liet

Sentence: he found himself alkalight again, much to the children's chagrin. no AAA meant no Hohoho.

Etymology: alkaline light

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COMMENTS:

Happy Festive Cellebrations, galwaywegian! - Nosila, 2008-12-24: 09:35:00

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Xcessmas

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: eksesməs

Sentence: Kris finally had enough of Xcessmas and collapsed into his Lazyboy to sleep for a week.

Etymology: excess (an amount of something that is more than necessary, permitted, or desirable) + Xmas (shortened version of Christmas)

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Sounds like a good idea! - Nosila, 2009-12-25: 10:07:00

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