Verboticism: Offscentsive

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Stenchtorian

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: stench/tor/ee/an

Sentence: Sally was a stenchtorian who could bring people to their knees with tears in their eyes with only a raised arm - too bad she was a crossing guard.

Etymology: stentorian (loud and powerful) + stench

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COMMENTS:

a classic! - galwaywegian, 2009-01-23: 08:07:00

Another great word - TJayzz, 2009-01-23: 14:13:00

Super create - silveryaspen, 2009-01-23: 16:11:00

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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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Offscentsive

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: off sent siv

Sentence: Estee Louder did not do anything by half. Even her perfume was triple applied and you could smell her coming a block away. When she started in the new office, people's attendance started to drop and it was found that they were all allergic to her strong perfume. They found her offscentsive. When management investigated, they asked where she had transferred in from. Cologne, Germany was the reply.

Etymology: Offensive (causing or able to cause nausea) & Scent (odor, perfume, aroma, smell)

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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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Perfumigate

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

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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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Ecscentric

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: ek sent rik

Sentence: coco was very ecscentric, using chanel no5 to disguise the faxct that she smelt more like canal no5, directly after the fish kill.

Etymology: eccentric, scent

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COMMENTS:

your sentence is a bit fishy but funny - Jabberwocky, 2009-01-23: 13:45:00

Great word ... strong sentence, so strong i can smell coco from here. - silveryaspen, 2009-01-23: 16:27:00

Ah, she wore it just for the halibut... - Nosila, 2009-01-23: 23:28:00

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Odorium

Created by: readerwriter

Pronunciation:

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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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Fragransmog

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: frāgrənsmäg

Sentence: Nobody was fooled when Trudy showed up at work in a fragransmog. Yeah, she had a different outfit but they knew she had had an "overnighter". She never felt comfortable showering anywhere but at home so she would douse herself with far too much perfume.

Etymology: fragrance (a pleasant, sweet smell) + smog (fog or haze combined with smoke and other atmospheric pollutants)

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