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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Vaptitude

Created by: ErWenn

Pronunciation: /ˈvæptəˌtud/ /VAPP-tuh-Tood/

Sentence: Occasionally someone comes along who can do something something ordinary with extraordinary elegance and effectiveness, but most of the time, it's just vaptitude.

Etymology: From vapid + aptitude

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COMMENTS:

sad but true - Jabberwocky, 2008-01-25: 15:23:00

Good word! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-01-25: 15:32:00

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Perfiction

Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: per fik shun

Sentence: Persimmon tartly touted her computer skills even though she couldn't tell you the difference between an icon and an image, or hardware from software. Quite often, her coworkers burst into smogrins (smiles smothering grins and chuckles) over her computer perfictions!

Etymology: An interplay to combine perfection with fiction! What one does when they try to pretend to perfection, but do not succeed in such fiction.

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COMMENTS:

Great word - TJayzz, 2008-11-19: 07:49:00

metrohumanx Perfiction IS perfection! - metrohumanx, 2008-11-19: 20:24:00

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Blovomatic

Created by: HerOralHighness

Pronunciation: bloh-voh-matic

Sentence: Rowland was blovomatic about his spud-munching abilities, to say the least.

Etymology: bloviate (To discourse at length in a pompous or boastful manner) and Automatic ( Acting or done without volition or conscious control; involuntary)

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Toolfoolery

Created by: bananabender

Pronunciation: tool-foo-luh-ree

Sentence: When Dirk returned from his handyhelp expedition at their elderly neighbour's house beating his chest about changing a light bulb for them, Marla raced for one of her sedatives so she could calmly endure his latest bout of toolfoolery.

Etymology: TOMFOOLERY: something trivial or foolish. TOOL: any instrument of manual operation.

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Chompitence

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: chomp/i/tenss

Sentence: Chris' chompitence was to chew food in perfect time to the music being played in the restaurant.

Etymology: chomp + competence

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Haha, awesome! - Banky, 2008-01-25: 11:07:00

terrific! - gundlefinger, 2008-01-25: 19:47:00

Absolutely brilliant! Sounds like Chris is a "glutton for nourishment". Wonder if there's a lingering malady somewhere in his chonkey head!? - OZZIEBOB, 2008-01-25: 15:22:00

Another great creation by changing just one letter ... very clever again! - silveryaspen, 2008-01-25: 21:58:00

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

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

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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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Ordinerdy

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Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: or-di-ner-dy

Sentence: Jack's mom thought he was a genius because he passed Math, but in fact, he was quite ordinerdy.

Etymology: ordinary: mundane = nerd: a person accomplished in scientific or technical pursuits, but socially inept

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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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Pridarded

lebeast

Created by: lebeast

Pronunciation: pry-darded

Sentence: 'That woman was outwardly pridarded, did you see how she tied her shoe like she invented it? Like come onnnnnnnn!'

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