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'It reminds me of when our kids were babies.'

DEFINITION: n. A wayward scent or aroma which invokes distant memories of one's childhood or younger days. v. To be suddenly catapulted into the past by a very strong odor.

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Yesterwhiff

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: yess-ter-wiff

Sentence: Whenever she ate at the local diner the yesterwhiff of bacon & eggs aroma made her smile.

Etymology: yesterday + whiff

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Mnaromonic

Created by: kateinkorea

Pronunciation: NARE oh MON ic

Sentence: When Sally was a child she was locked in a room and nobody could find the key. She had knocked over a bottle of ammonia and the smell took over the room. She cried for hours until finally they were able to break down the door. To this day ammonia causes a mnaromonic reaction in her.

Etymology: MNEMONIC + AROMA MNEMONIC: a word, sentence, poem, etc. that helps you to remember something AROMA: a smell

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COMMENTS:

using mnemonic to show that smells, like letters, can trigger memory was very clever! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-23: 13:34:00

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Rememaroma

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: re-MEM-uh-rome-uh

Sentence: Gilberts wife, Natasha, could tell by the sly smile that crossed Gilberts face when she entered the room where he was just awakening that her fragrance gave him a pleasurable rememaroma, and she blushed at the thoughts that crossed her own mind.

Etymology: Blend of remember and aroma.

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Mustang I like your sentence and word :)So sweet~ I gotta give ya some points! - abrakadeborah, 2009-03-23: 06:15:00

You filled us all with wonder about the diorama of blushing Natasha's rememaroma! Great Intrigue! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-23: 14:27:00

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Existenchialist

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: eggs iss ten sha lizt

Sentence: In an absurd world the base existenchialist instincts always lead one towards home, or fish.

Etymology: existencialist, stench

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hysterical - Jabberwocky, 2009-03-23: 12:23:00

:-) great word for unforgettably bad smells! Great create! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-23: 13:39:00

hehehe - bookowl, 2009-03-24: 13:36:00

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Reministench

Created by: splendiction

Pronunciation: re min i stench

Sentence: The acrid air wafting from the recycling bin reministenched Tony of the time the offensive odor of his brother's...Tony fled the funky room to awaken his parents. Presently Tony, clutching his stomach, reconsidered that his class recycle empty food containers. Suddenly one of Tony’s students announced: “Mr. N., Kitana left something in the recycling bin during art class. She ate some of the wall paper paste.”

Etymology: Reminisce (recall and think about a memory) and stench (bad or pungent odor): to smell a familiar odor and be reminded of the events surrounding the odor.

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Historeek

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: hisss tor eeeek

Sentence: the historeek led to hystereeks

Etymology: historic reek

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Scentimental

Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: scent eh meant all

Sentence: It does not matter from what corner of his mind, the now elderly Jack Horner, could always find, through out all time, be it from adolescent to his old-age prescent, the fragrance of cinnamon in bread pudding or plum pie, was indelibly etched, from his memory fetched, making his thumb twitch, and with a scentimental sigh, recapture the feeling of "What a good boy am I!"

Etymology: SCENT - a nice smell. SENTIMENTAL - tender feelings of nostalgia, tender feelings when thinking of the past. ///// For people whose first langauge is not English, or those so young they may not have heard of Jack Horner, here's his original nursery rhyme: Little Jack Horner sat in the corner, eating his pudding and pie. He stuck in his thumb, and pulled out a plum and said "What a good boy am I!"

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COMMENTS:

Song of the day: Scentimental Journey! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-23: 01:26:00

You're making me want some bread pudding!!! Mmmm Good word there Silveryaspen! :) - abrakadeborah, 2009-03-23: 06:18:00

Awesome word. - kateinkorea, 2009-03-23: 11:06:00

exsmellent! - galwaywegian, 2009-03-23: 11:06:00

yummy - Jabberwocky, 2009-03-23: 12:26:00

clever story corner... - mweinmann, 2009-03-23: 15:22:00

Now I want some bread pudding just like grandma used to make. - Mustang, 2009-03-23: 23:10:00

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Smelementary

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: smel-uh-men-tree

Sentence: When Larry watched his grandchildren for the weekend they had a great time doing an art project together. As he caught a whiff of crayons and white paste he had a true smelementary moment.

Etymology: smell (to perceive something by its odor or scent) + elementary (of or pertaining to an elementary school)

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Odorday

RightOnTheWin

Created by: RightOnTheWin

Pronunciation: \ˈō-dər-ˈdā\

Sentence: Lucy was thrown into a flashback of an odorday when she sensed the salty water. She began to recall her childhood home near the ocean. Warm tears streamed down her cheek as she realized how much she missed her hometown. Lucy decided that she would visit there on her next vacation.

Etymology: Odor (A stimulating smell) + day (A particular point in time)

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Remimisscents

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Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: rem-i-miss-scents

Sentence: The sweet fragrance of sticky buns and coffee propelled Sue into remimisscents of a childhood spent with her grandmother, whose baking prowess was legendary. She yearned for those happy, carefree days when she could eat as many sweet treats as she wanted to without gaining an ounce. She missed Grandma, too.

Etymology: reminiscence: an experience or event recollected; an event that brings to mind a similar, former event + miss: to long for + scents: aroma; fragrance

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-03-23: 00:01:01
Today's definition was suggested by metrohumanx. Thank you metrohumanx. ~ James

silveryaspen - 2009-03-23: 14:34:00
The score details are a great enhancement and have helped me understand them. Thank you!

metrohumanx metrohumanx - 2009-03-24: 09:28:00
Wow! This phenomenon seems to be more widespread than i thought! Apparently it's one of our more primal instincts.

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-03-24: 11:59:00
RE: Score Details. I am still looking for a bug where it fails to add some votes to our weekly totals. Hopefully the score details page will help us find it. ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-10-05: 00:16:00
Today's definition was suggested by metrohumanx. Thank you metrohumanx. ~ James