Verboticism: Demnemon

'I wish I knew what I'm thinking?'

DEFINITION: n. A lost thought; v. To become distracted and lose track of what you were thinking.

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Created by: Scattercat

Pronunciation: de-NEH-mon. Similar to denouement, with which it shares some aspects of connotation as well.

Sentence: He opened his mouth to begin the presentation, and his mind went blank; if he hadn't had his notecards ready, it would have been a total demnemonstration.

Etymology: The word has roots in 'demon', such as might be responsible for the phenomenon, and 'mnemonic', which in this experience is conspicuous in its absence. The prefix 'de-' and the root 'mnem' also combined to play a certain role here.

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