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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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Mindloss

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: myned loss

Sentence: Trying to ace her finals, Becky found herself in a mindloss state. That little train of thought that normally put-puts around inside her noggin had become derailed and might not reach its station in time...I wish I could, I wish I could, she chanted.

Etymology: Mind (brain, intellect,reasoning powers) & Loss (decline in amount or activity)

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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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Lapsody

fabdiva

Created by: fabdiva

Pronunciation: lap-so-dee

Sentence: Jake was bemused by the fact he had forgotten a whole page of his clarinet solo previously committed to memory - a lapsody in blue, as it were.

Etymology: lapse - a temporary failure of concentration, memory or judgement. rhapsody - an effusively enthusiastic or ecstatic expression of feeling.

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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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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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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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COMMENTS:

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

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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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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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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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Acumeander

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: ack-you-mee-anda

Sentence: Cinnamon's special topic on mastermind was "spices in Asian cuisine". Once the timer started and the host began asking questions, she began to acumeander. She could no longer think straight and mixed her cardamon with her cumin and the galangal with the ginger.

Etymology: acumen (keenness of mind) + meander (wander around, get sidetracked)

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Spicy! - Nosila, 2009-04-16: 02:12:00

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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