Verboticism: Deerheadlighted

'Don't just stare at her, say

DEFINITION: To be so afraid of failure that you become paralyzed -- unable to move, respond or even say a word.

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Riskfreeze

Created by: ErWenn

Pronunciation: /'risk-frEz/

Sentence: She was so timid that even at Baskin Robbins, the possibility of picking a flavor she might not enjoy would cause her to riskfreeze.

Etymology: From risk + freeze

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Errimmobilis

Created by: cryptc

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Etymology: Error, and Immobilis from latin.

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Stiffabled

Created by: Antimus

Pronunciation: stiff-abled

Sentence: She looked at him in such a way, he became so stiffabled that he fell off his chair

Etymology: stiff (as in can't move) and unable, in past tense.

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Catastronic

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Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: cat-a-stron-ic

Sentence: For a moment, Kelly was catastronic, when he realised the potential catastrophe he had narrowly avoided.

Etymology: catatonic (muscular rigidity and mental stupor) + catastrophic (failure - big time)

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Nice one! - BMott, 2007-02-08: 03:28:00

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Whitbatter

Created by: adbern

Pronunciation: with-bather

Sentence: its seems to me , he's withbatter

Etymology: WITHout BATTerys

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ha! ha! - wordmeister, 2007-02-08: 15:11:00

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Catafear

Created by: BMott

Pronunciation: Kat - u - feer

Sentence: Bob headed for the stage and then froze with catafear, he knew he could never give the speech without stuttering.

Etymology: Cata - From Catatonic- An abnormal condition characterized by stupor, and either rigidity or extreme flexibility of the limbs. Fear - A reason for dread or apprehension.

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Numbskulled

Created by: quippingqueen

Pronunciation: num/sculd

Sentence: He was so numbskulled that his friends didn't know whether he was a nerd, a nimrod, or just a nincompoop.

Etymology: variation of numskull, circa 1724, a higgledy-piggledy muddleheaded person

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Freezeframed

Created by: toadstool57

Pronunciation: frEEze-frAmed

Sentence: The professor of David's Physics class got an inside tip that David has stolen the upcoming exam. When the professor confronted him, David just sat freezeframed, not being able to speak in his defense.

Etymology: freeze, as in motionless/ frame, as in catching one moment of time./ framed, being set up using false evidence.

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Freezetried

Created by: Osomatic

Pronunciation: freeze + tried

Sentence: I was going to attempt the high jump, but I got so scared that I freezetried.

Etymology: Like freeze-dried, but with "tried."

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Stunblock

Created by: Alchemist

Pronunciation: STUHN-blok

Sentence: The moment Chrissy walked into the room, Jeremy developed a bad case of stunblock. He's been like that since noon.

Etymology: stun+block

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Good! - wordmeister, 2007-02-08: 09:26:00

great! I like this one. - w5lf9s, 2007-02-11: 02:49:00

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