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Pseudobeastiamity

Created by: stache

Pronunciation: sōō'-dō-běs'chē-ām'ĭ-tē

Sentence: "Like to pet my ferret?" Gill offerred. With a tight grin, Flora beastiamitously reached out and gave the musky polecat a stroke.

Etymology: pseudo, a combining form meaning “false,” “pretended,” “unreal,”; beast, nonhuman animal; amity, peaceful harmony; play on bestiality.

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COMMENTS:

Nice! - purpleartichokes, 2008-03-07: 07:23:00

Meaning full! Fits the definition superbly! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-07: 09:24:00

hmmm...maybe we have a mutual friend - Jabberwocky, 2008-03-07: 13:10:00

Good one, stache! - Jamagra, 2008-03-09: 11:14:00

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Peturbed

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: petərbd

Sentence: Jill is often peturbed by her roommate’s little darling. She finds it upetsetting to have to double-check every time she wants to sit in a chair, slip on a pair of shoes or take a bath. Worst yet is that she feels it obligatory to feign joy to pet her roomie’s serpent.

Etymology: pet (a domestic or tamed animal or bird kept for companionship or pleasure) + perturbed (make someone anxious or unsettled)

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Herpevaricate

Created by: Jamagra

Pronunciation: hur/pi/var'/i/kate

Sentence: The proximity of Steve's 13 foot, 60 pound "pet" boa constrictor caused Sarah to simultaneously hyperventilate and herpevaricate. "Does this make me a herpocrite?" she wondered.

Etymology: herpetology (dealing with reptiles and amphibians) + prevaricate (to lie); also "herpe" + hypocrite (a person whose actions or words belie their beliefs)

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Ingenious sentence, etymology and word. Triple Kudos! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-07: 09:52:00

Another great word; luv the sentence too. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-03-08: 20:58:00

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Pethetic

Created by: DiPpO

Pronunciation:

Sentence:

Etymology:

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Great word. Would have enjoyed a sentence and etymology. Did you know they give you points, too! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-07: 22:29:00

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Pseudopetromancy

Created by: arrrteest

Pronunciation: soo-doh-peh-tro-man-see

Sentence: Aaron used pseudopetromancy to pretend to like his new girlfriend's poodle by talking to it.

Etymology: pseudo- false, feigned, + pet- tamed animal,+ mancy- divination,

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Petriflect

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: PET-ra-flekt

Sentence: When Bob described his pet "Phido" as a sanguined-eyed, silky-skinned sweetie, craving to be cuddled, Roxie couldn't wait to meet him. But to her horror, when Phido slithered silently from under a cushion on the sofa she was sitting, she almost apsed into unconsciousness. Not wishing to offend Bob she smiled and petriflected, as if nothing was a hiss. However when Phido sidled up to her and slipped inside her blouse, she feared she was about to be cleopatronized. Bob told her not to worry, saying: "That's his way of showing you that he likes you."

Etymology: Blend of PET, tamed or domesticated animal; PETRIFY, metaphorically to paralyse with fear, shock; FLECT, to bend as in GENFLECTION, to bend knee or touch ground in adoration; obeisance, dote. Nouns: petriflection; a petriflect. "Phido" Gk:ophidia-snake

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Your sentence is so full of great plays on words! Cunning sentence and word! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-07: 09:45:00

what a word week - Jabberwocky, 2008-03-07: 09:50:00

Uh, wow, I guess I've learned the value of pressing "show all" instead of "more", because I almost completely ripped yours off in mine. I totally didn't mean to, sorry Oz! :( - Banky, 2008-03-08: 09:06:00

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Arachnophonia

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: uh - rak - nuh - FONE - ee - ya

Sentence: Maribell was deeply attracted to Gilbert but was terribly afraid of the spiders he kept in an aquarium and putting on her best face she resorted to arachniphonia to keep from letting Gilbert know she abhorred his 'pets'.

Etymology: Blend of arachnophobia and phony.

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very reptilerehensible! - galwaywegian, 2008-03-07: 06:54:00

A word that creeps into the mind and stays there! Extraordinary! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-07: 09:21:00

Maribell must have met Gilbert on the Web! You've spun a good word. - Nosila, 2008-03-07: 23:07:00

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Adderation

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: ad der ay shun

Sentence: Monty Python was a mere civil serpent who had always admired his co-worker, Ana Conda from afar. One night he met her at the CobraCabana Club and they danced the Mamba and he ended up driving her back to his den in his Viper, which was an old rattler. Taking her boa and mocassins, he invited her to relax and have a Stinger. He then disappeared into the bedroom and brought out a huge krait and asked her to marry him. She tried to show her adderation, but felt constricted and ran out the door, shouting, "Fangs, but no fangs, you legless lizard and herpestologist!". He ran after her yelling, "Even though you have a nice asp, I want my Diamondback!"

Etymology: Adder (small terrestrial viper common) & Adoration (the act of admiring strongly;to feel profound love and admiration)

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Nice. (Suggested antonym: "aspaversion") :-) - XMbIPb, 2010-05-18: 12:56:00

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Petinopoint

Created by: katzg

Pronunciation: pet-ee-no-point

Sentence: That three-toed sloth does so little it has to be a petinopoint.

Etymology: From pet + no point as in one can't see any point in having it. Also a play on the term " petit point " used in sewing.

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Civilserpent

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: siv ill ser pent

Sentence: Ana Conda had always had a crush on Monty Python. When he had finally asked her out on a date, he picked her up in his Viper and took her out dancing the Mamba and the Fangdango, at the CobraCabana. They made a strange couple, as she was wearing her Boa and Garter and he his Mocassins and chewing Wrigglies gum. He asked for the bill and because he was a fast Adder, they left quickly in his old Rattler. When they got to his apartment,he slithered into the bedroom, came out with a ring and proposed. He then showed her his enormous asp, which was in a huge krait. Although it was a civilserpent, Ana became hissterical. Her breathing felt constricted and her heart was in the pit of her stomach. She ran out of hiss place and as she fled, he yelled after her, with venom, "I want my Diamondback!"

Etymology: civil (polite, showing regard for others in manners)& serpent (limbless scaly elongate reptile)

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I know it's a cop-out, I gave this response last year the first time it was asked...but I have to admit, it is one of my favourites! Slither & Yawn...Fangs for the memories! - Nosila, 2009-01-01: 02:43:00

petaj I'll roverindulge you and say "it's worth a vote the second time around too" - petaj, 2009-01-02: 00:47:00

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