Verboticism: Revulscent

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Scentipede

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: sent a peed

Sentence: Flora was from Cologne and she was the office scentipede. You knew you were in her presence before you even saw her. She wore a strong haze of perfume around her daily and especially so when she returned from overseas trips with duty free shops. She was truly a scentsational worker.

Etymology: Scent (odor, aroma) & Impede (block one's ability (in this case, to breathe properly) & Wordplay on "Centipede" (bug with 100 legs)

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Youreeka

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: u reek a

Sentence: Her name was Youreeka, she came from Eureka and she doused herself daily in perfume and havoc did wreak-a!

Etymology: WordPlay on "Eureka" ("Eureka" comes from the Ancient Greek word εὕρηκα heúrēka, meaning "I have found (it)") -used by Archimedes to denote discovery of a discovery or invention) & Reek (stink)

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Revulscent

Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: re vull sent

Sentence: Smelvin believed variety was the spice of life. None of his grooming products were the same brand or scent. Stepping from the shower, drying himself off, Smelvin enjoyed the clingering scent of Irish Spring soap on his skin. After shaving his face and chest, to both, Smelvin liberally applied Brut ever-blasting after-shave. Before putting on his shirt, Smelvin thickly slathered Speedstick 24/7 under his arms. Smelvin combed his hair, then set and scented it, with stupor-strong Suave hairspray. He liberally doused himself with Aramis men's fragrance. As he wafted into work, his co-workers suffered ad nose-eam (ad nauseam), and sped off to their cubicles and offices, for Smelvin was totally revulscent.

Etymology: REVULSION, SCENTS. // Revulsion - feeling such a strong disgust one withdraws. Scents - smells and odors.

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COMMENTS:

potent sentence - Jabberwocky, 2009-01-23: 13:44:00

Great word! - Mustang, 2009-01-23: 17:14:00

Good word - TJayzz, 2009-01-24: 10:29:00

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Odorpowering

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: ooo - dore - pou - ering

Sentence: Jack's Cologne was always so odorpowering that instead of turning him into the female "HiJack" machine that he believed himself to be, he often found himself alone.

Etymology: Odor + Overpowering >> Odor (Any smell, whether fragrant or offensive; scent; perfume; A strong, pervasive quality) Overpowering (overcoming or overwhelming; affect or impress excessively)

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COMMENTS:

terrific - Jabberwocky, 2009-01-23: 13:46:00

wonderfully witty - silveryaspen, 2009-01-23: 16:36:00

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Perfumiogate

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: pərfyoōməgāt

Sentence: Trudy was once told by a less-than-discreet boss that she might want to use a stronger deodorant. Her response was to perfumigate her body. If you were to visit her workplace you'd think that most of her coworkers were ill with all of the coughing and runny, red eyes. Strangely none of this occurs when she is absent.

Etymology: perfume (a fragrant liquid typically made from essential oils extracted from flowers and spices, used to impart a pleasant smell to one's body or clothes) + fumigate (apply the fumes of certain chemicals to (an area) to disinfect it or to rid it of vermin)

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Disscentfect

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: dis sent fekt

Sentence: When JOY slept in, she would douse herself in perfume and not bother having a shower. Of course this was producing DIOR consequences for her colleagues. Her BOSS had decided that wearing scent was TABU, but TRUTH was, JOY was as addicted to perfume as if it was OPIUM. In fact, it was her OBSESSION. Because she was BEAUTIFUL, with lovely WHITE SHOULDERS, she felt the ENVY of some of her co-workers. If she had to GUESS, she'd say that it was either GIORGIO or NINA who had been her descenters. It was okay for him to light smelly cigars all day and for her to reheat stinky fish and cabbage dishes in the staff microwave. But if SHE was wearing a little perfume it caused a FRACAS, because it might disscentfect her fellows in the cube farm. Oh well, thought JOY, I don't plan to be here for ETERNITY, because I'm off soon to the RIVE GAUCHE in PARIS; COLOGNE in Germany and MY VOYAGE to the MEDITERRANEAN, thanks to winning the LOTTO!

Etymology: Disinfect - to kill pathogens, even good ones; Scent - smell, perfume or aroma; Infect - Contaminate with a disease or organism

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Deodoraddict

GlobalGallery

Created by: GlobalGallery

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Marinauseate

Created by: kateinkorea

Pronunciation: MAR i NAW zee ATE

Sentence: These people who marinate in their perfume, especially those who think they are cleverly covering up a bad smell, marinauseate me. My co-workers think that when they have a cigarette break and then super spray themselves with perfume that they now smell all sweet and lovely. It makes me feel sick. I can barely breath.

Etymology: MARINATE: to soak something in a liquid concoction presumably to prepare it for cooking NAUSEATE: to make somebody feel like they want to vomit

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COMMENTS:

good sentence and word - silveryaspen, 2009-01-23: 16:41:00

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Perfumigate

Created by: Nuwanda

Pronunciation: per-fume-i-gate

Sentence: I didn't have time to shower. I could mitigate the bed head with enough product--the wet look is in again, right?--but what to do about my gameyness? I decided to perfumigate, but didn't have any of my signature scents available. I ducked into a convenience store, grabbed the latest issue of Vogue and rubbed all the perfume samples all over my dirty jeans and shirt. On the upside, I got a whole section to myself in the movie theater!

Etymology: Perfume combined with fumigate

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COMMENTS:

artr I hate it when someone steals my word before I thought of it. PERFECT! :-) - artr, 2009-01-23: 05:55:00

very good - galwaywegian, 2009-01-23: 08:06:00

Excellent! - Mustang, 2009-01-23: 17:13:00

A witigate no one could litigate! - Nosila, 2009-01-23: 23:35:00

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Perfumigate

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: pərfyoōməgāt

Sentence: When Marcy overslept and didn’t have time to shower for fear of missing her bus she would perfumigate. She never understood why she could not keep a cat for very long. They all seemed to want to run away with tears in their eyes.

Etymology: perfume (a fragrant liquid typically made from essential oils extracted from flowers and spices, used to impart a pleasant smell to one’s body or clothes) + fumigate (apply the fumes of certain chemicals to (an area) to disinfect it or to rid it of vermin)

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COMMENTS:

Nice one - galwaywegian, 2010-08-09: 09:28:00

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