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'Hope that's not my brain up there...'

DEFINITION: n. An out-of-body, or out-of-brain, experience which occurs when faced with a demanding intellectual challenge. v. To lose your train of thought while trying to demonstrate your intellectual prowess.

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Inspelligence

Created by: splendiction

Pronunciation: in SPELL i gence

Sentence: Brian’s last question from the audience stupefied him. “Well, the truthh izz....” He lost his train of thought mid-sentence, hesitated, then launched into a full inspelligence of senseless blubbering. “Andi oeej f iaoe uck sjdi...” This got worse! Was he speaking meaningless drivellence or an obscure language? Moments later, he snapped to alertness to ask: who he was, where he was and why him? It was a stroke of ingenious speculation.

Etymology: From intelligent and spell: to fall into a trance-like state while exercising one's intelligence.

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Inspellbinding - Nosila, 2009-04-16: 02:14:00

“Andi oeej f iaoe uck sjdi...” - abrakadeborah, 2009-04-17: 03:36:00

My whole comment didn't show... What the “Andi oeej f iaoe uck sjdi...?” Good one! :) - abrakadeborah, 2009-04-17: 03:38:00

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Cerabrasion

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: sera bray zhun

Sentence: Sarah Bellam was normally an intelligent girl, who aced exams and got high marks without even studying. That was until today. She sat at the exam desk and suffered a serious bout of cerebrasion. She could not even concentrate on the questions, nevermind supply lucid answers. She was out of her gourd and feeling melon-choly. This was because last night, the man of her dreams, Harry Honeydew, had asked her to run away with him and get married. Sure, she was tempted, but at 18, she knew she did not have the courgette to defy her parents and give up her education or her Mellon scholarship. She squashed his romantic overtures and played back in her mind the words she worried she may later come to regret,"No, I cantaloupe with you Harry!"

Etymology: Cerebrate (use or exercise the mind or one's power of reason in order to make inferences, decisions, or arrive at a solution or judgments) & Abrasion (erosion by friction, being worn down)

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COMMENTS:

This is clever, funny and perfect! - mweinmann, 2009-04-15: 08:47:00

Super names and super verbotomies! Very Brainy! :-) - silveryaspen, 2009-04-15: 11:58:00

Excellent! - splendiction, 2009-04-15: 21:44:00

Definitely something to cerebrate. - Mustang, 2009-04-16: 00:22:00

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Knowpiate

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: no - pee - et

Sentence: Sigmund sat for his bar exams on Wednesday but for some reason, he felt like he had taken a knowpiate....everything he thought he knew was suppressed somehow and his brain felt foggy.

Etymology: knowledge, know, opiate (opiates dull the senses, suppress the activity of the central nervous system)

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Excellent blending of words! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-15: 11:56:00

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Einstymied

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: īnstīmēd

Sentence: Randall is the youngest ever in his school to take Master's-level physics. Some call him a prodigy. Today he feels more like a brick of prodicheese. He is completely Einstymied by the test in front of him. Apparently his brain has gone back to bed without him.

Etymology: Einstein (a genius) + stymied (prevent or hinder the progress of)

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ha ha! well done! - splendiction, 2009-04-15: 21:36:00

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Knowitnot

Created by: peenookie

Pronunciation: Like know it all...

Sentence: My boss is trying to tell me how this works?! He is such a knowitnot, he wouldn't know the how to handle this even if he had the policy and procedure book in front of him.

Etymology: know it all and not knowing it = knowitnot

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Cranidumb

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: kray nee dum

Sentence: Marcia was experiencing an episode of cranidumb while she was writing her finals. She could not even complete the multiple choice questions because she temporarily had forgotten enything she ever knew. Forget about joining MENSA, she needed to find an Alzheimer's specialist quickly...

Etymology: Cranium (part of the skull that encloses the brain) & Dumb (not smart)

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Intellectrance

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: inn-tell-eck-trance

Sentence: When she entellectranced during her exam and left most of the answers blank, she realised later that all was not lost. That night while she slept she rattled off the answers perfectly in sequence while she talked in her sleep. Her husband, oblivious and never waking up to her droning voice, suddenly became highly educated on women's studies and gender analysis, constructions and intersections of race, class, age, ability and sexuality in popular culture, everyday life, the arts, the sciences, politics, societies, and the economy.

Etymology: intellect + trance (as in dazed)

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Epiphanot

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: ih-pif-uh-not

Sentence: Sarah studied diligently for the test but when time came to show what she knew, she was struck with an epiphanot. As Curly of Three Stooges fame said, "I'm trying to think but nothing happens".

Etymology: epiphany (a sudden, intuitive perception of or insight into the reality or essential meaning of something) + not (negative result)

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Conundumb

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: ko nun dum

Sentence: It was her worst nightmare. Mary Jane had studied hard for her finals. In fact, she'd spent hours cramming in knowledge for the big day. She'd answered every multiple choice question and felt confident that her answer was the right one in each case. All finished, she just had to complete the top portion with her personal information. She froze when it asked for her address and phone number. Having just moved, she could not for the life of her remember them. AAAgh! What a conundumb and her not allowed to open her purse. She obviously had crammed too much intense trivia in her brain cells and bumped out a simple sequence of numbers. Time's up, Mary Jane!

Etymology: Conundrum (a difficult problem;enigma;something that baffles understanding and cannot be explained;riddle) & Dumb (slow to learn or understand; lacking intellectual acuity;stupid)

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Disconnectedcerebralblankout

Created by: abrakadeborah

Pronunciation: dis-con-nect-ed-ce-re-bral-blank-out

Sentence: Sable was taking her medical board exam as she suddenly had a "disconnectedcerebralblankout" Not one word or idea or answer would enter her thoughts...as she was so disconnected her mind went completely blank.

Etymology: Disconnected:Not connected,separate; also:incoherent. Cerebral:Of or relating to the brain or the intellect. Blank:Appearing or causing to appear dazed,confounded. Out:So as to be missing or displaced from the usual or proper place.

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-04-15: 00:01:01
Today's definition was suggested by metrohumanx. Thank you metrohumanx. ~ James

abrakadeborah - 2009-04-16: 20:11:00
Metro,YOU ROCK! :)

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-10-28: 00:15:00
Today's definition was suggested by metrohumanx. Thank you metrohumanx. ~ James