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'Why are you still working on your resume?'

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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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!

Etymology:

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Obuffsess

Created by: splendiction

Pronunciation: o buff sess

Sentence: Sham first obuffsessed with her car being shinysmooth and clean. Her obsession with well-buffed appearances crept into her home as she obuffsessed about the lustrous glossyness of her leather and wood furniture. Her hands perpetually ached, but there was no end to her obuffsession: woodwork, tile, sinks, lightswitch covers, doorlatches, her dog's collar, the electicity box outside her home...

Etymology: From the words buff (shine a surface) and obsess (have a preoccupation with something - in this case buffing anything, especially commonly-touched surfaces, to a shine).

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Excellent! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-10: 21:43:00

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Glitturd

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: glitɜrd

Sentence: Despite all the hype and awesome advertising campaign, Ralph discovered the "as seen on TV" product he had just spent far too much money on was, in fact, a glitturd.

Etymology: glitter (sparkle) + turd (excrement)

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Flunktionality

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: flunk shun al itee

Sentence: Nick Zogute lived in a lively neighbourhood. His neighbours celebrated every known holiday with lots of lights, decorations and often fell into a competitve rivalry to out-do each other and provide the best display on the street. Nick was no different and applied the scientific skills he used at work as an aerospace designer to improve the displays and add pizzazz to the neighborhood. His kids thought his displays were all flunktionality when his Halloween Display played "Do you hear what I hear?" and his Christmas displays played "We wish you a scary Christmas and a Hapless New Year!"

Etymology: Functionality (capable of serving a purpose well) & flunk (fail to get a passing grade; not work out; not pass standards)

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flunktastic! - galwaywegian, 2009-03-10: 06:57:00

metrohumanx You never FLAIL to amuse us, Nosila! - metrohumanx, 2009-03-10: 12:15:00

great last line! great word! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-10: 14:40:00

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Nugatoil

Created by: kateinkorea

Pronunciation: NUG a TOIL

Sentence: "Are you going to nugatoil all evening?" he teased her. He knew that probably only about three people would show up to see her display in spite of her endless hours of fixing, changing, rewriting, redrawing and painting things that were fine the way they were six hours ago.

Etymology: NUGATORY: having no purpose or value; worthless TOIL: to work very hard and for a long time

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metrohumanx Love the word, kate...At first glance,I thought it was "oil derived from a nugget". - metrohumanx, 2009-03-10: 12:12:00

great combo - Jabberwocky, 2009-03-10: 12:21:00

fun to say, too - silveryaspen, 2009-03-10: 14:32:00

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

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Op

Udrihel

Created by: Udrihel

Pronunciation: Op

Sentence: Nakk' ngub Gurk op nah! = She is beautiful like her! Op = Means = Like[noun]

Etymology: op

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Drekenrich

artr

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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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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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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Endeadvor

karenanne

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

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Quartshite

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: kwart shy t

Sentence: She spent cleaning and polishing the quartshite ring he gave her, not knowing it was as worthless and trashy as he

Etymology: quartzite, shite

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Glosstentatious

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: gloss/ten/tay/shsh

Sentence: Most people were repulsed by his necklace of his own baby teeth and felt it was glosstentacious when he polished it during meetings.

Etymology: gloss + ostentacious

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metrohumanx VERY crafty combo,Steverino! - metrohumanx, 2009-03-10: 12:17:00

love it - galwaywegian, 2009-03-10: 17:20:00

Good word. - kateinkorea, 2009-03-10: 21:01:00

Very clever! - Mustang, 2009-03-10: 23:59:00

A big thumbs up on this word! very good :) - abrakadeborah, 2009-03-14: 22:59:00

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Poindify

Created by: toy4769

Pronunciation: Poyn-dif-eye

Sentence: Larry's OCD neighbor, in his usual fashion, trimmed his hedges along the fenceline to nearly a stump to fill his need to poindify something he can control.

Etymology: Poindexter: a pocket-protector wearing over-analyizing nerd. + Modify: to change to suit one's taste.

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RightOnTheWin Creative way to combine words, great job. - RightOnTheWin, 2010-09-21: 12:48:00

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Obessrance

Created by: caitmcnicholl

Pronunciation: Ob-ses-ranche

Sentence: Although Mr.Bohn's essay asignment was ungraded and unmandtory, carlie still worked 16 hours on it in hopes of overachiving but ended up just wasting away her weekemnd.

Etymology: Obbessed: overly focusing on an object,person,place,thing or aspect in life. Igorance: assumed information by a person who really knows nothing to little.

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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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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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Vanitize

Created by: BookWorm579

Pronunciation: VAN-i-ties

Sentence: Mr. Jones vanitized over his green lawn, keeping it carefully manicured and watered, even during droughts.

Etymology: Derived from "vanity".

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Doitdad

Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: doot dad

Sentence: Mom fiddled around with dad constantly. She especially loved his bald head. It was her favorite trifle. Every morning she would do it up right, and give it a real 'do'. Man, oh man! Could she really do it to it! She sprayed it with water, shampooed it, rinsed it, pumiced it, rinsed it, brushed it dry, waxed it spotless, then polished it to a bright snow white glaze, and topped it off with a kiss. It was mom's favorite doitdad!

Etymology: DO IT - as in "do it to it" ... DOODAD - a trifling!

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Pretty heady stuff! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-10: 01:11:00

!!!!!! - kateinkorea, 2009-03-10: 08:40:00

pumice? - ouch - Jabberwocky, 2009-03-10: 12:19:00

metrohumanx ...So THATS why she was SKULLKING around. - metrohumanx, 2009-03-10: 12:24:00

Go to the HEAD of the class, metro...that's why dad is the Pate-r! - Nosila, 2009-03-10: 21:57:00

Yes, and it sounds like cajouling to dad to "do it"! (All the things many dads are made to do)! - splendiction, 2009-03-10: 22:31:00

Enjoyed all the comments :-) - silveryaspen, 2009-03-11: 01:10:00

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Perfectioneering

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: per-fek-shun-EER-ing

Sentence: Something of a drama queen and one with a notable lack of self esteem Miranda would work incessantly to improve any and all manner of things from her written essays to her doll collection to her flatware, believing that her perfectioneering would somehow transform mundane things into works of art.

Etymology: Blend of perfection and engineering (engineer - To plan, manage, and put through by skillful acts or contrivance; maneuver)

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Well done. Good sentence. Good word. - kateinkorea, 2009-03-10: 08:42:00

metrohumanx A true classic! A real keeper! - metrohumanx, 2009-03-10: 12:18:00

very nice - Jabberwocky, 2009-03-10: 12:22:00

Great word and sentence, mustang,I may well borrow that word to pepper in conversations! - Nosila, 2009-03-10: 21:59:00

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Curriculumwitty

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: kuri kyulum wittee

Sentence: Una M. Ploid was working on her resume for the nine hundredth time, to the consternation of her hubby Phil Lee M. Ploid. She had never worked a day in her life, so finding things to fill in the gaps in her work history was a challenge. She decided to list hobbies and achievements instead. She called this work her curriculumwitty, because among her hobbies she knits hats for bald eagles and feeds the squirrels (to larger carnivores). She still cannot figure out why no one ever calls her back...

Etymology: Currculum Vitae (resume;a summary of your academic and work history) & Witty (combining clever conception and facetious expression)

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RightOnTheWin Great idea c= - RightOnTheWin, 2010-09-21: 09:21:00

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Embullish

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: em buhl ish

Sentence: There was no getting away from it. although sasha had a glorious body, her resume, despite all the embullishment, was still bull.

Etymology: embellishment, bullsh*t

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RightOnTheWin Haha, nice. - RightOnTheWin, 2010-09-21: 09:20:00

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Excremint

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: ekskrəmint

Sentence: When Tom signed up to take something to the Antiques Roadshow he was convinced that he had one of those unique items that would cause a sensation. The only sensation he experienced was disappointment when the appraiser declared his prize to be in excermint condition. No instant retirement here!

Etymology: excrement (feces) + mint (an aromatic plant native to temperate regions of the Old World, several kinds of which are used as culinary herbs)

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RightOnTheWin Very interesting. I like your sentence, hah. - RightOnTheWin, 2010-09-21: 09:16:00

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Rubburnish

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: RUB-urn-ish

Sentence: Not only was Accretia a terrible hoarder, she even employed a poor student to come in on the weekends to help rubburnish her collection of tinsel.

Etymology: rubbish (low value) + burnish (polish)

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metrohumanx A perfectly hilarious sentence. Accretia cracks me up! - metrohumanx, 2009-03-10: 12:22:00

super petaj - Jabberwocky, 2009-03-10: 12:22:00

rubs right into the definition, too! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-10: 14:44:00

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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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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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Nullevation

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: nuhl + eev + ashun

Sentence: Although Zachery polished his prized statue, retrieved from the fire in the local threatre, there was nullevation in the effect of its value.

Etymology: Null + Elevation = Null (In mathematics, the word null (from German null, which is from Latin nullus, both meaning "zero", or "none Elevation (the act of increasing the wealth or prestige or power or scope of something)

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Perfectioneering

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: per-fek-shun-EER-ing

Sentence: Something of a drama queen and one with a notable lack of self esteem, Brandy would work incessantly to improve any and all manner of things from her written essays to her doll collection to her flatware, believing that her perfectioneering would somehow transform mundane things into works of art.

Etymology: Blend of 'perfection' state of being perfect and 'engineering' (engineer - To plan, manage, and put through by skillful acts or contrivance; maneuver)

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Trasure

Created by: jessicadobies

Pronunciation: traa-sheur

Sentence: The peice of junk metal was pure trasure to the artist.

Etymology: tra- coming from the word trash -sure coming from the word treasure

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so clever! - jessicadobies, 2012-02-17: 15:15:00

dayum gurl gud 1 - andrewmcshea, 2012-02-17: 15:16:00

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Bufflooniery

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: buff/luny/ary

Sentence: Sceptics called it bufflooniery but Sally was convinced that her collection of Canadian loonies would one day be the one true global currency and religiously buffed and polished them.

Etymology: buff + loonie + buffoonery

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Funny! (Poor Sally) - kateinkorea, 2009-03-10: 08:35:00

metrohumanx I really took a shine to this word! - metrohumanx, 2009-03-10: 12:21:00

Rich! luv it! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-10: 14:37:00

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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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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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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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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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Trivialapidotiose

metrohumanx

Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: trih-vee-uhl-LAP-ih-DOE-tee-OSE (trivialapidotiosis)

Sentence: Obsesssion is scary-just ask Cross-Eyed Mary...she burnished her doodads each night. By making them cleaner, they lost their patina- she polished them right out of sight................Mary was TRIVIALAPIDOTIOSE- She had an obsession with cleaning everything in her trinketarium, no matter how worthless they seemed to her boyfriend, Bob The Appraiser.

Etymology: TRIVIAl+LAPIdary+DOTe+otIOSE= TRIVIALAPIDOTIOSE.....TRIVIAL: commonplace, ordinary, of little worth or importance; Latin trivialis found everywhere, commonplace, from trivium crossroads, from tri- + via way 1589.....LAPIDARY: a cutter, polisher, or engraver of precious stones usually other than diamonds; 14th century.....DOTE: to exhibit mental decline like that of old age, to be lavish or excessive in one's attention, fondness, or affection; Middle English; akin to Middle Low German dotten to be foolish 13th century.....OTIOSE: producing no useful result, futile, lacking use or effect; Latin otiosus, from otium leisure 1794.

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metrohumanx Methinks my word is too long. - metrohumanx, 2009-03-10: 12:08:00

good one metro - Jabberwocky, 2009-03-10: 12:24:00

WOW that's a LONG word and GOOD too :) - abrakadeborah, 2009-03-25: 14:04:00

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Bufferduff

Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Buff-er-duff

Sentence: Ever since Great Aunt Maud had left Sue the vase in her will five years ago she was convinced it was worth thousands. Every evening she rushed home from work and would bufferduff it until it shone. Little did she know it was a fake and was worth no more than a few pounds.

Etymology: Buff(to polish) + Duff(worthless) = Bufferduff

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it would also work as buffherduff - nice - Jabberwocky, 2009-03-10: 12:18:00

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Pentous

Created by: elenalombardi

Pronunciation: [pu-n-ch-us]

Sentence: I must make my paper pentous or I will get a low grade and my parents will not be happy about that.

Etymology: Pent- to fill/full

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Micomanically

RightOnTheWin

Created by: RightOnTheWin

Pronunciation: {mik.ah\man.nic.lee}

Sentence: Mr. Deadness Debarker resigned from the police force to finally pursue his dream of becoming a famous detective. From this moment forward, he would become Mr.Debarker the mysterious investigator of justice. Today he would make his first appearance to the busy world of crime, and scope out any injustice that lurked the streets. Everything was going well…. UNTIL… THE STAIN !!! Debarker found a small smudge of ink on his tuxedo; he immediately entered into a fit of rage. He micomanically scrubbed the stain, but in the end all was in vain. There was no way he could operate with a smudge on his tuxedo, it would be unforgiveable. So, Mr. Deadness Debarker decided to abandon that dream, and pursue the life of a giant lemon; he lived the rest of his days in a sour manner.

Etymology: Mico (Latin verb)-to shine. Manically (adverb)-characterized by excessive or unreasonable enthusiasm.

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Orange you glad he hasn't become a citrus investigator, like Harry Lime or Emma Peel. Hope he's happy, kumquat may... - Nosila, 2010-09-22: 00:13:00

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Finetoon

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: fyne toon

Sentence: No matter what Naomi did to her resume, it always looked like someone had had to finetoon it. How else would her work history look like such a piece of fiction?

Etymology: Fine-tune (polish and perfect) & Toon (cartoon;imaginery, humourous drawing;caricature)

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Possessivecompulsive

GlobalGallery

Created by: GlobalGallery

Pronunciation: pozessiv-kom-pul-siv

Sentence: Andrea was possesivecompulsive. She spent nine hours cleaning the motel room. The fridge, oven, carpets, windows, bathroom, walls and ceiling were gleaming. Every piece of cutlery was hand polished. "I don't know why you bother" said Mitchell her fiance. "We have to live here, so why can't it be nice?" was her reply. "Live here? We're staying here for one night and we're outta here before breakfast" he said with some concern.

Etymology: 1.Possessive - the case expressing ownership 2.Obsessive-compulsive - a state of neurosis

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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