Verboticism: Oooptions

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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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Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: ak tag oh naiiiiiz

Sentence: The realization that he should have thought the thing through before entering the ultimate fighting challenge came after a lot of actagonizing and before a lot of octagony!

Etymology: act agonise


I wonder if octomom feels any octagony? Or is she is capably of any actagony! Intriguing verbotomies! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-31: 14:44:00

great word - Jabberwocky, 2009-03-31: 16:00:00

perfect word. - mweinmann, 2009-03-31: 19:05:00

Really good word and story. Suits the definition perfectly. - kateinkorea, 2009-03-31: 23:47:00


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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")


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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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: ri-fret

Sentence: Joan is not one to make big decisions easily. She takes her time collecting data and sorting through options. Her biggest problem is that when she does something definitive she immediately begins to refret her action.

Etymology: regret (to feel sorrow or remorse for an act, fault, disappointment, etc. + fret (to feel or express worry, annoyance, discontent)

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Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: ree/more/sell/full

Sentence: After being a vegetarian for many years Sally took a bite of filet mignon only to be immediately remorselfull.

Etymology: remorse + morsel + full + remorseful


With apologies to Omar Khayyam, but I just couldn't resist this parody: "The fickle finger of 'ate' having 'et', and we cannot remove a bit of it!" Funtastic! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-31: 14:31:00

funny.... - mweinmann, 2009-03-31: 19:04:00

Clever etymology. - kateinkorea, 2009-03-31: 23:45:00


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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


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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Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: deh-FERD-leh-ment

Sentence: Sally Ann had hastily decided to call off her engagement with Mevyn on the grounds of incompatibility when she experienced a major bout of deferredlament, realizing she had been hasty in her assessments, forgetting that life is always a matter of making adjustments.

Etymology: Blend of 'deferred' (postponed or delayed) and 'lament' (to feel, show, or express grief, sorrow, or regret)

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Created by: contradictionary




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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:


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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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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