Verboticism: Waitcient

'Wait for the perfect pitch...'

DEFINITION: n. A willingness to wait, forever if necessary, for the perfect opportunity. v. To be excessively patient.

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Pertunitous

Created by: Koekbroer

Pronunciation: per-tune-it-is

Sentence: Rachel was very pertunitous. She could wait forever for the perfect moment and opportunity.

Etymology: contraction of perfect and opportune

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Zensistence

Created by: Alchemist

Pronunciation: zen-SIS-tense

Sentence: Ever since Rupert got back from Esalon, he has been annoyingly zensistent. Yesterday, we must have burned 3 gallons of gas while cruising Wal-Mart for the "perfect" parking spot.

Etymology: zen + insistence

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Aucuporence

Created by: scottman

Pronunciation: AH kyoo POHR ens

Sentence: She remained a maid into the autumn of her life, possessed as she was of an unyielding aucuporence.

Etymology: from the latin aucupor, to lie in wait for.

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Opportimistic

karenanne

Created by: karenanne

Pronunciation: op ur ti MIS tik

Sentence: Alan was opportimistic that this time he would find just the right work-from-home scheme. He considered it "job-hunting" when he was surfing the Web for ways to earn cash in his free time. And he had a LOT of free time now, since losing his job due to excessive time spent surfing the Web.

Etymology: opportunity + optimistic

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Waitforitude

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: wait-for-it-tude

Sentence: Bo had the right waitforitude to be successful in the major leagues, but he couldn't hit the fastball, so he became the oldest player in the minor leagues, staying there until he was finally let go. His waitforitude came in handy when he had to stand in the unemployment line.

Etymology: "Wait for it," said over and over by coaches to encourage batters to exercise patience at the plate was also a line from the Mel Brooks'movie "Robin Hood, Men in Tights." + fortitude: strength of mind to allow endurance in spite of obstacles

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COMMENTS:

hey hey, good word! - splendiction, 2009-10-05: 22:54:00

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Waitcient

Created by: splendiction

Pronunciation: WAIT shient

Sentence: "OUT"! Verbotsoxz players sought the perfect plays; ever waitcient over the unskilled pitches, their strikes and losses made them the undefeated defeated.

Etymology: WAIT with a hit of PATIENT.

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COMMENTS:

waitcients...the people in the doctors waiting room... - Nosila, 2009-10-06: 01:16:00

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Expectwaitions

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: expeck - wayt - shuns

Sentence: Jimmy was ever so patient, he had high expectwaitions that if he stood there long enough, the right pitch would eventually be his.

Etymology: expectations, wait

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COMMENTS:

very well crafted. - splendiction, 2009-10-05: 22:57:00

good one - Nosila, 2009-10-06: 01:17:00

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Fourbearance

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: for ber ans

Sentence: When Casey played baseball, his teammates called him Strike Four. He waited until the perfect pitch came his way, waiting for the fourth strike to be his lucky one. His fourbearance usually cost the team its game.

Etymology: Four (number) & Forbearance (good-natured tolerance of delay or incompetence)

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Exatience

Created by: ziggy41

Pronunciation: (ecks-ay-shense)

Sentence: She stood waiting there with exatience not realizing she had been stood up.

Etymology: "Excessive" (unrestrained) and "patience" (intolerance).

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Godotancy

Created by: ErWenn

Pronunciation: /ɡəˈdoʊ.ənˌsi/ Silent "t"!

Sentence: A godotant individual rarely feels the negative effects of their unrealistic optimism, but their godotancy often becomes quite frustrating for others.

Etymology: As in Sam Beckett's play, _Waiting for Godot_.

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COMMENTS:

i think Beckett wrote that... - rikboyee, 2007-03-19: 02:27:00

yes. it was definitely beckett. though stoppard is quite good also. - scottman, 2007-03-19: 04:15:00

Literary and clever ... I like it! - jedijawa, 2007-03-19: 14:51:00

Whoops! I should know better than to write these things at 4am. - ErWenn, 2007-03-19: 23:51:00

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