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'I don't think that I can take it!'

DEFINITION: n., The deep feeling of despair, pain, and swelling need for revenge, which occurs when someone thoughtlessly trashes one of your pet projects. v., To cry out at the injustice of it all, especially if it is someone else's fault.

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Recipatrocity

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: reh/si/pa/traw/sitee

Sentence: "All the sweet green icing flowing down" she wailed. "no matter that you look like Harry Potter, I demand recipatrocity" " "Also you'll have to pay for drycleaning because the green icing turned my yellow cotton dress blue."

Etymology: recipe + atrocity + reciprocity

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COMMENTS:

petaj Is that her father? She might go for recipatricidity - petaj, 2008-11-25: 06:44:00

great suggestion petaj - Jabberwocky, 2008-11-25: 11:09:00

Kitchen chemistry to cook up a neat word that very much captures the definition! - silveryaspen, 2008-11-25: 11:45:00

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Anorakattack

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: anno rak at ak

Sentence: The anorakattack provoked by the inadvertant dumping of the blanket she had made by painstakingly knitting over three decades of her bellybutton fluff was indeed excellint.

Etymology: anorak as in trainspotter type, attack.

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COMMENTS:

Unique creation! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-06: 07:20:00

nice combo i like it!! - purpleman, 2008-02-06: 07:25:00

she must have felt like lintching him - Jabberwocky, 2008-02-06: 11:48:00

What a blankard! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-02-06: 16:12:00

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Recipatrocity

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: reh/si/pa/traw/sitee

Sentence: "All the sweet green icing flowing down" she wailed. "no matter that you look like Harry Potter, I demand recipatrocity" " "Also you'll have to pay for drycleaning because the green icing turned my yellow cotton dress blue."

Etymology: recipe + atrocity + reciprocity

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COMMENTS:

Excellent choice of three words then so cleverly blended! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-06: 07:15:00

great word and I don't even know Pat - galwaywegian, 2008-02-06: 07:43:00

Love the sentence; great word blend. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-02-06: 16:42:00

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Asceticlysm

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Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: uh-SET-uh-clizzum

Sentence: Waldo worked for a college and took a free course on "creating your own web page". In a spirit of altruism and public service, he spent three months creating the BEST eye-popping website this side of the Mississippi, with useful links to all the academic disciplines. When he submitted his labor of love to the academic dean, he was informed that "Staff don't get websites. only Faculty get websites". After a brief primal scream, an ASCETICLYSM descended upon Waldo's heart like a ton of dross. He gradually came to realize that his website made others look pallid in comparison, and after terminating his bitter employment with Bogus Community College, Waldo now sends his links one at a time - to people who can appreciate them. Attachment, loss, frustration and desire are all facets of the same glittery jewel which only result in sorrow. He's now building a scale model of the Eiffel tower - if only he can obtain enough toothpicks.

Etymology: ASCETIC+cataCLYSM=ASCETICLYSM..........ASCETIC:practicing strict self-denial as a measure of personal discipline,austere in appearance, manner, or attitude;Greek askētikos, literally, laborious, from askētēs one that exercises, hermit, from askein to work, exercise.....CATACLYSM:catastrophe,a momentous and violent event marked by overwhelming upheaval and demolition ; broadly : an event that brings great changes.French cataclysme, from Latin cataclysmos, from Greek kataklysmos, from kataklyzein to inundate, from kata- + klyzein to wash.

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx WOW! Copy and paste this into your address bar: http://www1.pacific.edu/eng/faculty/jking/toothpicks.html - metrohumanx, 2008-11-25: 10:45:00

metrohumanx ...then "GO" - metrohumanx, 2008-11-25: 10:52:00

Hey I still have one more vote left! Guess who am I voting for? ;-) - logarithm, 2008-11-25: 20:47:00

Very impressive verboticism and etymology! - silveryaspen, 2008-11-26: 03:57:00

Terrific - OZZIEBOB, 2008-11-27: 02:09:00

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Naggerpression

Created by: purpleman

Pronunciation: nag/er/press/tion

Sentence: i lost the air bags to my car because last night someone stole them, now im in a great naggerpression

Etymology: nagging/depression

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COMMENTS:

Strongly emotional verboticism! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-06: 07:28:00

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Swengicry

Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: swenj-i-cry

Sentence: With hard-hearted jealousy, he fashed (found fault and trashed) every suggestion she had carefully prepared to present at the staff meeting. Eventually, she rose, stood facing him in deapiranguish, and with a great swengicry, "you spoilhater" she beat her fists upon his chest.

Etymology: Swelling with vengence as you cry out for justice ... swengicry

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COMMENTS:

Yikes - I think she's really upset - Jabberwocky, 2008-02-06: 13:16:00

Thanks Jabberwocky! My attempt at being overly dramatic worked! The expression and the fists in the cartoon were the inspiration for it! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-06: 15:57:00

nice hi five lol - purpleman, 2008-02-06: 19:58:00

You got It right! luv fashed & spoilhater too. Bravozulu! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-02-06: 21:13:00

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Despervengeance

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: des/per/ven/juhs/ns

Sentence: When Molly found out that her brother destroyed her science project, she went into a fit of despervengeance, blinding trashing everything in his room.

Etymology: desperation (despair) + vengeance

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COMMENTS:

nice very nice!!!!!!!!! - purpleman, 2008-02-06: 19:58:00

your welcome i made thee in first and if u see this tonight me getting desperst ti your class tomarow - purpleman, 2008-02-06: 19:59:00

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Pursurity

Created by: ElCappa

Pronunciation: Purse-urity.

Sentence: A sense of pursurity came over me as I watched the construction worker tear down my treehouse. I was pursurious at the thought that a human could dash another man's labours into the ground.

Etymology: Pursuit - A quest or undertaking. Pursue - Chase (for vengeance) Furiosity - Vengeful rage

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Vexasperation

Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: /vek-zas-puh-rey-shun/

Sentence: Charlie had been painstakingly working on his replica F-14 Tomcat model airplane for months, but while he was away at school today, his little brother must have found it and tried to fly it. The model was now utterly ruined, and Charlie roared in vexasperation.

Etymology: vex - to torment or distress (from Latin, vexus "agitation") + exasperation - the state of being agitated or annoyed (from Latin, exasperatus "thoroughly irritated")

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COMMENTS:

Your add a letter to blend two words that are so appropriate to the definition almost made me give up before I started. Great create! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-06: 07:22:00

Good word! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-02-06: 16:51:00

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Mccarthuryism

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: mik karth uree izm

Sentence: Susan's despair at having her cake left out in the rain enflamed her animosity towards Jimmy and in a spurt of mcarthuryism, she vowed never to make a cake for him again. From now on, all he would get would be cow pies.

Etymology: MacArthur (Park, as in the lyrics to this song...a park in Los Angeles named after Douglas MacArthur) & McCarthyism (unscrupulously accusing people of disloyalty, named after Joseph McCarthy,United States politician who unscrupulously accused many citizens of being Communists (1908-1957))

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-02-06: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by Dougalistic. Thank you Dougalistic. ~ James

libertybelle libertybelle - 2008-02-06: 12:36:00
perfect visual with the drawing for today!!And i understand that old song a little better, too!

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-02-06: 13:12:00
Yes, the sweet green icing is flowing down... Oh no!!!!!! ~ James

silveryaspen - 2008-02-06: 16:05:00
The face and fists were an excellent portrayal of her anger and frustration! I tried to match that drama in your caricature with the words in my sentence. Very inspiring!

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-02-07: 03:25:00
And I will never have that recipe again! Thank you silveryaspen! ~ James

silveryaspen - 2008-11-25: 11:53:00
So many great creates every day by such excellent wordsmiths, that I have trouble voting because it's hard to limit my choice for best to just two! I'm also amazed at all the new creations for the temporary re-run of old definitions! Almost proves everything is better the second time around!

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-04-26: 00:06:00
Today's definition was suggested by Dougalistic. Thank you Dougalistic. ~ James