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DEFINITION: v. To obsessively work on, shine and polish something which has no intrinsic value. n. A item which has lots of imagined shine in the eyes of the owner, but no real value for anyone else.

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Misapprehenshine

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: miss ap ree hench eye nn

Sentence: The ornamental 300 pound cast iron weathervane which Jane's late demented husband had sculpted into a very rough image of Mount Rushmore and bolted to the chimney, gave way under the force of her polishing and fell into the Jones' garden, killing Mr Jones as he lovingly tended his asparagus. How upset she was to see her neighbour under a misapprehenshine.

Etymology: misapprehension, shine

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COMMENTS:

very funny - Jabberwocky, 2009-03-10: 12:20:00

metrohumanx I love this sentence- it has drama, tragedy, and guffaws, too! - metrohumanx, 2009-03-10: 12:29:00

great word, too! - splendiction, 2009-03-10: 16:52:00

I laughed, I cried... - Nosila, 2009-03-10: 22:00:00

hahahaha....fun - mweinmann, 2009-03-11: 07:59:00

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Drekenrich

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: drekenrich

Sentence: Marcie's friends wish she had never seen the TV show, Trash to Treasures where they show techniques for transforming refuse into decorative items. She will now drekenrich just about anything she finds. They are each the not-so-proud owners of some of her creations. John has a wreath constructed out of used twist ties and pull tabs from soda cans. Eunice has a broach made from an old belt buckle with shards of broken glass glued to it. But it is Betty who has the greatest "prize" of all, the sculpture of a duck (we think it's a duck) made of clumping cat litter. Every time the weather is humid it gets a little larger.

Etymology: drek (rubbish; trash) + enrich (improve or enhance the quality or value of)

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COMMENTS:

Always loved the word drek! - wayoffcenter, 2009-03-10: 06:03:00

metrohumanx Disturbingly beautiful sentence, and a top-notch word, too! - metrohumanx, 2009-03-10: 12:13:00

metrohumanx ...Sounds like a little hamlet in Bavaria! - metrohumanx, 2009-03-10: 12:14:00

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Shingrossed

Created by: andrewmcshea

Pronunciation: shine grossed

Sentence: This crazy lady named Caitlin is comletely shingrossed with her iPhone screen and jealous of Maddy's glimmering one.

Etymology: Shine (shiny or bright), Engrossed (to be obsessed or consumed by)

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COMMENTS:

another winner right here boi - andrewmcshea, 2012-02-17: 15:07:00

tyrone jacksin would b proud - andrewmcshea, 2012-02-17: 15:08:00

DIS WORD IS BUMPIN - jessicadobies, 2012-02-17: 15:17:00

DIS WORD IS BUMPIN - jessicadobies, 2012-02-17: 15:18:00

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Blindstone

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: blynde stone

Sentence: Marilyn was engaged to Rocky. He was a handsome cad, only after her money but she was besotted by his charm. He gave her a shiny ring, which she thought was a large, diamond symbol of his love. Unfortunately it was actually a blindstone... for once he got his claws into her fortune, she never saw him again.

Etymology: Blind (cannot see;oblivious to something) & Rhinestone (pretend diamond,used in jewellery, shiny but of little comparative value)

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COMMENTS:

u spell weekemnd wrong - andrewmcshea, 2012-02-17: 15:18:00

whoops! so did i - andrewmcshea, 2012-02-17: 15:19:00

i did that on purpose - andrewmcshea, 2012-02-17: 15:19:00

tyrone jacksin would be proud yo - andrewmcshea, 2012-02-17: 15:19:00

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Endeadvor

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Created by: karenanne

Pronunciation: en DED ver

Sentence: Inna Fectiv is always working on some futile endeadvor. None of her ideas ever go anywhere, because no one ever wants any of her inventions. Her latest creation is a multi-story cage system for cats, which she calls her "Pet Projects." She keeps forgetting that cats don't like to be in cages, and usually protest it vigorously, so if you have a number of them together, the yowling is almost ear-splitting.

Etymology: endeavor + dead

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COMMENTS:

Pet Projects...cute! - Nosila, 2010-09-22: 00:07:00

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Gempty

Created by: rombus

Pronunciation: jem - tee

Sentence: Clarise treasured her mom's jewelry and gemstones. She liked to take them out, admire them and polish them. They really had sentimental value but they were largely gempty from the standpoint of appraised value.

Etymology: Gem and Empty

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COMMENTS:

great create for costume jewelry - silveryaspen, 2009-03-10: 21:40:00

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Turdlewax

Created by: QuantumMechanic

Pronunciation: tur del wax

Sentence: He keeps turdlewaxing that revenue chart, but someone should tell him the product line has been discontinued.

Etymology: turd + turtle wax

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Eezamine

Created by: kalex

Pronunciation: Ee-ez-a-mi(eye)ne, as in it's-a-mine!

Sentence: Would you stop with your eezamine? nobody cares!

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Preciouscosious

Created by: bookowl

Pronunciation: pre/shush/coe/shush

Sentence: Gollum would be considered preciouscosious in his obsession with the ring.

Etymology: precious + precosious

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx Wow.Looks intimidating, but once you pronounce it, you can get into the hobbit of using it. - metrohumanx, 2009-03-10: 12:26:00

Great word! - Mustang, 2009-03-11: 00:00:00

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Treasuristic

Created by: abrakadeborah

Pronunciation: Tre-sure-ist-ic

Sentence: Just look a little bit closer and you will see the treasuristic value of this rock.

Etymology: From the word treasure, "valuable to some owners...a rare find" and added "istic"< put ist and ic together to show it is most valuable to that person in particular,even if nobody else sees it's value...the owner of that treasure sees it as worthy and very valuable to them no matter what it is seen to be by others.

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metrohumanx I love your use of the imperative. Even your name is clever! - metrohumanx, 2009-03-10: 12:19:00

perhaps this is a diamond in the rough! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-10: 14:46:00

Thank you very much! I found this site along time ago and had forgotten about it...I googled MYSELF, Oh YEAH and UP it came ~ I LOVE words! I have lots I've made up for people...This is fun! - abrakadeborah, 2009-03-11: 00:52:00

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-03-10: 00:01:01
Today's definition was suggested by metrohumanx. Thank you metrohumanx. ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-09-21: 00:12:00
Today's definition was suggested by metrohumanx. Thank you metrohumanx. ~ James