Verboticism: Ponce

'It's about my husband's new prescription '

DEFINITION: n. An unintended consequence of medical or psychological therapy, especially if the therapy is supposed to make you feel "young again". v. To feel young and stupid again.

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Geripediomophism

Created by: marinus

Pronunciation: geri-pee-di-o-morph-ism

Sentence: Grandpa said the pills made him feel twenty years younger, but after he broke his hip mountain biking we began to suspect that it was that geripediomophism the new commercials warned about.

Etymology: geriatric (old). pediatric (young). ideo- greek prefix "image" morph- form

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Backlapse

Created by: ErWenn

Pronunciation: /ˈbækˌlæps/

Sentence: Since I no longer owned any Quicksilver t-shirts or jams, the effects of the backlapse were mild, and I merely spent the day playing Prince of Persia.

Etymology: From backlash + relapse

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Rejuveneighties

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Created by: karenanne

Pronunciation: ree JOO ven ay teez

Sentence: Randy has entered his rejuveneighties - that time of life with renewed vigor and the feeling that he should finish all those items on his "Bucket List" before it's too late. He also notices that many women eye him, and therefore says magnanimously that he should "make the rounds" and "give them what they want." But the main reason they pay attention to him is that he's one of the few available men remaining.

Etymology: rejuvenate + eighties (age)

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Youthagra

Created by: Jeaneai

Pronunciation:

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Etymology:

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Rejuveninny

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: rijoōvəninē

Sentence: Walter was having issues with his circulation. A side effect of his new prescription is increased blood flow to certain underused parts of his anatomy. His wife amused and bemused by his rejuveninny behavior.

Etymology: rejuvenate (make someone or something look or feel younger) + ninny (a foolish person)

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Retrocussion

Created by: mplsbohemian

Pronunciation: reh-troh-KUHSH-uhn

Sentence: When Alex's father purchased a Maserati for his fiftieth birthday, the retrocussions were embarrassing, especially when Alex would introduce girlfriends to his gold-laden, shades-wearing, slang-misusing dad.

Etymology: retro- + repercussion

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COMMENTS:

Came alive when read in the sentence -- nice! - rephil, 2007-06-18: 10:15:00

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Friskifize

Created by: Rhyme79

Pronunciation: frisk-ee-fighs

Sentence: Dr., I want to friskifize myself. Can I get something over the counter, or should I try a shady, grey-market website?

Etymology: Frisky- energetic, horny. Suffix 'ize' to infer the subject becoming the nature of the verb.

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Viatrogenesis

Created by: Pythias

Pronunciation: vi-a-tro-gen-e-sis

Sentence: Your husband's behaviour may result from a rare side effect sometimes referred to as clinical viatrogenesis. This is not necessarily a bad thing.

Etymology: Viagra + iatrogenesis ( means "brought forth by a healer" )

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Medidating

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: medidātng

Sentence: Since Edith passed Richard has had little interest in re-kindling his love life but his doctor has introduced him to a new sport; medidating. A couple of little pills give him the redumb to seek out the company of women with confidunce.

Etymology: medicate (administer medicine or a drug to someone) + dating (a social or romantic appointment or engagement)

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COMMENTS:

clever... - mweinmann, 2010-01-12: 07:41:00

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Amoroops

Created by: guesser

Pronunciation: Amor + oops

Sentence: Jenny, bothered by her husbands new "condition", called his Doctor to ask, "How many more mornings am I going to have to put up with his desire for Fruit Loops and Amoroops for Breakfast"?

Etymology: Amorous ( passionate ) + oops ( mistake )

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