Verboticism: Pregret

'Poor thing, maybe I shouldn't have stepped on him.'

DEFINITION: v. To do something decisive and then immediately start to have doubts, wondering if you did the right thing. n. Second thoughts, or second guesses, about a decision or an action you have made but cannot change.

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Certaintease

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: ser tan teez

Sentence: Stepping on cockroaches was not one of the things that Marissa was hired for. But on the other hand, she was unsure if her actions caused an imbalance in life as we know it. Upon speaking with her guru, she decided that her doubts were due to certaintease and she would get over it, especially if she did not want those bugs laying a million eggs in her office!

Etymology: Certainties (somethings that are certai) & Tease (to arouse hope, desire, or curiosity without satisfying them)

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Vacillean

Created by: readerwriter

Pronunciation: va-sill-een

Sentence: Sometimes vacilleaning between Either/Or can only be cured by the unction of Both/And.

Etymology: Blending VACILLATE, meaning to waver, be hesitant + LEAN, meaning to bend, trust in, incline. Playing on VASELINE, an oil-based lubricant

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COMMENTS:

Slick creation! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-31: 14:45:00

love it - Jabberwocky, 2009-03-31: 16:05:00

enjoyed your word! - mweinmann, 2009-03-31: 19:05:00

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Timedoubt

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: timd + owt

Sentence: Lorraine always experienced timedoubt when she had to decide anything; whether it was a meaningless, simple decision or a life changing situation. After it was too late to change her mind, she wondered whether she should have made another choice.

Etymology: timed out(too late, its over) time (clock or measure duration) doubt (second thoughts)

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COMMENTS:

Captures all the nuances of the definition, and is so easy to remember. Perfect! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-31: 14:19:00

super - Jabberwocky, 2009-03-31: 16:05:00

Perfect word. - kateinkorea, 2009-03-31: 23:50:00

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Regrecision

Created by: BookWorm579

Pronunciation: REE-greh-ci-zhun

Sentence: Alice suffered so acutely from regrcision that she never left home for fear of making a choice she might later regret.

Etymology: Derived from "regret", "regress", and "decision".

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Insecticidekick

Created by: bookowl

Pronunciation: in/sek/ti/side/kik

Sentence: Insecticidekick occured when Bobby searched the house in vain for his pet cricket only to find him on the bottom of his shoe.

Etymology: insecticide + kick

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metrohumanx DAMNED clever! I wish it'd come in before i'd voted! - metrohumanx, 2009-04-02: 02:46:00

Ditto, metro...great word and sad story, bookowl! - Nosila, 2009-04-03: 23:31:00

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Grindecision

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: grin dee sis shun

Sentence: It was picture day at college and Wendy was posing in front of a mirror,in her cap and gown,trying to decide what angle was her most flattering. She was not sure whether to look serious, because she had earned her degree and hoped to get an impressive job. Or whether she should smile and show off her expensive dental work and happy nature. She opted for the smile and figured it would help open doors for her at prestigious companies. She thought her charisma would sell to employers and attract the big-money firms. The ceremony was not until after lunch on that extremely hot day and the photos were just before the commencement activities. She posed, but the photographer was too quick. When she got her proofs back the next week, she woefully regretted her grindecision. "OMG, who is going to hire me now??" she asked herself. Her photo was slightly out of focus, her eyes were closed, her hair frizzed, her mascara starting to slide down her face, her lipstick a bit smeared, one earring missing and her real gold pendant had left a nice green ring around her neck. Her front teeth (top & bottom) housed large pieces of the spinach in the salad she had for lunch. The goofy smile she offered just added to the affect that she had inherited traits that made her look like a cross between a sweaty mime, with clown hair and shiny make-up and a toothless bumpkin! She dearly hoped they offered re-takes...soon!

Etymology: Grin (to smile or show amusement) & Indecision (doubt concerning two or more possible alternatives or courses of action; the trait of irresolution; a lack of firmness of character or purpose)

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metrohumanx WHO couldn't love a toothless bumpkin? - metrohumanx, 2009-03-31: 02:21:00

You always bring us such fun, with your clever wit and fun pun! This one is Trans-send-dentally well done! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-31: 14:35:00

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Doubtbout

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: daowt baowt

Sentence: For a moment after Naomi squished the cockroach, she experienced a doubtbout. Would Karma be waiting to pay her back? Do these bugs do any good, like eat other bugs? Can she get the goo off her shoe? But her biggest doubt about the demise of the huge insect was even more worrying. How many of his friends and family would show up at her place for the funeral???

Etymology: Doubt (indecision; lack confidence in or have doubts about) & Bout (A period of time spent in a particular way; a spell)

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Aftermythoughts

Created by: kateinkorea

Pronunciation: AF ter myth OUGHTS

Sentence: “Growing up in a circus was exciting, but not so good for meeting the opposite sex. So I didn’t learn much about dating. I shouldn’t have listened to Ted and Bob. They insisted that if I took Molly, from school, on a first date for a little stroll on the tightrope, followed by a quick little shot out of the cannon, and finally a little socializing with the freaks and geeks, that she’d fall for me, see stars and fit right in. How could I know they were messing with me? Nothing but a disaster! What was I thinking? My aftermythoughts are that I should have gotten help with my date plans from someone else. I trusted those guys. But it’s too late now. Molly ran out of here so fast that she didn’t even get to meet my parents: the Tall Man and the Bearded Lady. I’ll never ask Ted and Bob for advice on dating again. What can you expect from a couple of clowns like that?”

Etymology: AFTER + MYTH + OUGHTS + or AFTER + MY + THOUGHTS (and AFTERMATH + AFTERTHOUGHTS) MYTH: something that is believed (usually by many) but that does not exist or is false OUGHTS: what should have been done AFTERMATH: the situation that exists as a result of an important (and usually unpleasant) event, an accident, etc., AFTERTHOUGHT: a thing that is thought of, said or added later, and is often not carefully planned MY:

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COMMENTS:

mrskellyscl I am impressed! - mrskellyscl, 2009-03-31: 08:07:00

Excellent word & story! - splendiction, 2009-03-31: 21:35:00

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Pregret

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: prēgret

Sentence: Tim’s mom is a guilt trip travel agent. If there is one emotion she taught him, it is shame. As an adult, Tim can not only feel bad after making a hard decision, he can experience pregret and premorse long before he takes action. The one thing he feels good about is putting mom’s favorite phrase on her headstone, ”Don’t mind me, I’m just your mother”.

Etymology: pre (before) + regret (a feeling of sadness, repentance, or disappointment over something that has happened or been done)

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Boldlygowobbly

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: bowled-lee-go-wobb-lee with particular relish on all the b and w and l sounds.

Sentence: Kenny donned his star trek outfit for the first time and headed off to the convention deliberately leaving behind his duffel bag with the spare set of civvies. However, once he got on the bus and the kid behind started jeering at him, he had a boldlygowobbly moment or two debating the merits of taking a detour to K-mart.

Etymology: boldly go (from the Star trek mission statement) + go wobbly (as in "don't go all wobbly on me now")

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COMMENTS:

Even sounds like an alien word! Out-of-this-world! Cute! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-31: 14:48:00

Kenny must have been bold to wear his star trek costume on the bus! - Nosila, 2009-03-31: 15:06:00

very funny - Jabberwocky, 2009-03-31: 16:02:00

metrohumanx Hee Hee Heee! Good word! - metrohumanx, 2009-04-02: 02:40:00

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