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'They're so cute! What kind of kittens are they? Porcupines.'

DEFINITION: Something, or someone, that appears to be warm and fuzzy but is, when you get close, sharp and prickly.

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Retrospinous

Created by: Discoveria

Pronunciation: ret-tro-spyn-nuss

Sentence: Miss Binns is retrospinous - she seems warm and generous at first, but this only hides her spiteful coldheartedness.

Etymology: Retro+spinous, from Latin 'retro' (back, behind - i.e. retrospective) and spinous (covered in or like thorns/spines)

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Indistofuzzitravile

Created by: TrJoshB

Pronunciation: in-di-stow-fuzz-it-ra-vile

Sentence: Although She became very attractive over the last couple of beers; I had to remind myself that she was indistofuzzitravile.

Etymology: in + distance + fuzzy + travel + vile

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COMMENTS:

wow that's alot of letters. - TrJoshB, 2007-01-24: 17:08:00

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Oprahclone

Created by: rikboyee

Pronunciation: oh-prah-clohn

Sentence: i used to think she was warm and understanding..in touch with the common folk....i was wrong...damned oprahclone

Etymology: clone, oprah

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Koalalusion

Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: co-ALL-ah-loo-zhun

Sentence: His online profile described him as someone who "likes to cuddle by the fire", but when he showed up at her door clad in black leather with a tatoo proclaiming that he slept with her mother, Sue quickly realized she had just hooked-up with yet another koalalusion.

Etymology: koala, illusion

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COMMENTS:

poor sue, seems like she has a bad habit... - wordmeister, 2007-01-23: 15:39:00

She shouldn't have had such high expectations when she signed up at the dating service Letch.com - purpleartichokes, 2007-01-23: 16:58:00

petaj Another aussie creature in the list! - petaj, 2007-01-24: 02:11:00

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Adowable

Created by: bondfool

Pronunciation: Ah-dOW!-a-bull

Sentence: Those kitten paws are just adowable.

Etymology: Adorable+OW!

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Kittytankerous

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: kit/ee/tang/ker/uhs

Sentence: Bosses have to be kittytankerous individuals to get their job done.

Etymology: kitty + cantankerous

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What about teachers? - wordmeister, 2007-01-23: 12:58:00

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Bristleflage

Created by: ErWenn

Pronunciation: /'bri-s&l-"fläzh/

Sentence: Some cacti use spines as a deterrent against predators, but the teddy-bear cholla's bristleflage is just mean.

Etymology: From bristle + camouflage

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Angoratack

Created by: egonschiela

Pronunciation: ang-gora-tak

Sentence: Hermione was being a complete angoratack again, despite Hugh having gone to the trouble of buying wine and flowers on his way home.

Etymology: from angora (the softest, most beautiful fluffy wabbit fur) and tack (a small sharp nail with flat head). Most applicable in Hermione's case.

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Fuzzaphony

Created by: lauramy

Pronunciation: fuhz-uh-fone-ee

Sentence: All her sweetness is baloney. She's nothing but a fuzzaphony.

Etymology: fuzz + phony

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Devangel

Created by: allwise

Pronunciation: dev-ang-el

Sentence: Joey was a real devangel. In public he wore suits and smiled a lot, but in private he preferred leather and chains.

Etymology: devil = the new angel + angel = the new devil

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Comments:

allwise - 2007-01-23: 02:28:00
he he, nice sentence =)