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'So what do you think of my snake?'

DEFINITION: v. To pretend that you adore someone's pet even though it is annoyingly stupid, bizarrely threatening, or just plain stinky. n. A alarming pet or companion, which nevertheless requires fawning.

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Ingrossiate

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: in/gross/ee/ate

Sentence: Amy was so smitten with Jim that she ingrossiated herself with his pet snake to save the relationship.

Etymology: ingratiate (to establish oneself in the favour, or good graces of others) + grossed out

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sssssmitten was she? - galwaywegian, 2008-03-07: 06:55:00

Was it the human snake he had hidden in his pants! Your sentence is so sly and clever! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-07: 09:33:00

Good word. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-03-08: 21:06:00

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Crittersighs

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: kri/tur/size

Sentence: Anxious not to openly criticize her friends new pet rat, Sally cleverly masked her abhorence by uttering crittersighs instead.

Etymology: criticize + critter

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Very nice! - silveryaspen, 2009-01-01: 21:04:00

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Pseudopetadoritis

Created by: CanadianAndyCapp

Pronunciation:

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Meaning full! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-07: 22:27:00

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Petrifellatio

Created by: Banky

Pronunciation: pet-rih-fell-a-shee-oh

Sentence: James extracted the serpentine beast from the opening and it squirmed from his hands and onto the floor, landing on the carpet with a muffled thump. It was thick and had rolls like a baby's arm, ending in a blunt head crowned with a single eye, narrowed to a slit. It writhed gently on the floor, trying to right itself and investigate the new visitor. Darlene was petrified when it stared at her, managing only a awed gasp, frozen its basilisk-like transfixture. "As my secretary, one of your tasks will be to take care of this guy. His name is Milton. He loves to be stroked gently from the head back, but has the most peculiar tendency to go rigid and play dead when excited." He crouched and demonstrated "If you continue to harass him, he will regurgitate in an attempt to get you to leave him alone." Still motionless at the sight of the cyclopic scaly herpetic terror, Darlene's mind raced. There was no way she could do this, but she needed this job. Maybe she could just give her boss lip-service until she could find someone around the office who would give her a hand, or even several hands with the task. "He's gorgeous!" she gushed, giving her best Cheshire smile, as she turned so pale she pratically transluced, "What does it eat?" James glanced up from beaming at his companion. "His natural habitat is a combination of forest and swamp, and he prefers freshwater bivalves. His favorite treat is juvenile bald clams." Darlene could barely constrain her disgust. He stood again, cradling the thing in his arms, and began to feed it back through the opening into its dark enclosure. "I'd better put him away now. No need to clean up the mess if he's going to get too excited again like when I showed him to Angela last week."

Etymology: pet + petrified + fellatio

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COMMENTS:

HA! Wickedly good double entendre! - purpleartichokes, 2008-03-07: 13:33:00

WOW! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-07: 22:06:00

Hellatio! Sheeze right mate! No rip-off:just a variation on a theme. Another great sentence and word. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-03-08: 17:07:00

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Mindovercritter

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Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: mind-over-critter

Sentence: Coral had to exercise her mindovercritter whenever her mother-in-law came to visit bringing her mangy cat and farting dog. Not only could she fool the woman that she loved the animals, she also suppressed her gag reflex to strong odours and eczema allergy to cat fur.

Etymology: mind over matter (mind is more powerful than the body) + critter (animal)

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Cringingly good sentence! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-07: 09:29:00

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Herpevaricate

Created by: Jamagra

Pronunciation: hur/pi/var'/i/kate

Sentence: The proximity of Steve's 13 foot, 60 pound "pet" boa constrictor caused Sarah to simultaneously hyperventilate and herpevaricate. "Does this make me a herpocrite?" she wondered.

Etymology: herpetology (dealing with reptiles and amphibians) + prevaricate (to lie); also "herpe" + hypocrite (a person whose actions or words belie their beliefs)

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Ingenious sentence, etymology and word. Triple Kudos! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-07: 09:52:00

Another great word; luv the sentence too. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-03-08: 20:58:00

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Critterfauxbia

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: critr-FOE-bya

Sentence: Ellie Mae was deeply attracted to Billy Joe, but was terribly afraid of the snakes and other wild animals he kept around the house and property and putting on her best face she relied on her severe critterfauxbia to keep from letting Billy Joe know she abhorred his 'pets'.

Etymology: Blend of 'critter' (variant of creature), 'faux' (false) and 'phobia' (irrational fear)

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Petrend

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: pet - trend

Sentence: Milo would petrend that he liked Joey's Gila Monster, even though the creepy critter barred his teeth and ran after him every time he visited.

Etymology: This is a combination of the word Pet and Pretend, flpped around. Pet (a domesticated animal kept for companionship or amusement) + Pretend (make-believe: the enactment of a pretense; "it was just pretend")

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Petriflect

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: PET-ra-flekt

Sentence: When Bob described his pet "Phido" as a sanguined-eyed, silky-skinned sweetie, craving to be cuddled, Roxie couldn't wait to meet him. But to her horror, when Phido slithered silently from under a cushion on the sofa she was sitting, she almost apsed into unconsciousness. Not wishing to offend Bob she smiled and petriflected, as if nothing was a hiss. However when Phido sidled up to her and slipped inside her blouse, she feared she was about to be cleopatronized. Bob told her not to worry, saying: "That's his way of showing you that he likes you."

Etymology: Blend of PET, tamed or domesticated animal; PETRIFY, metaphorically to paralyse with fear, shock; FLECT, to bend as in GENFLECTION, to bend knee or touch ground in adoration; obeisance, dote. Nouns: petriflection; a petriflect. "Phido" Gk:ophidia-snake

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Your sentence is so full of great plays on words! Cunning sentence and word! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-07: 09:45:00

what a word week - Jabberwocky, 2008-03-07: 09:50:00

Uh, wow, I guess I've learned the value of pressing "show all" instead of "more", because I almost completely ripped yours off in mine. I totally didn't mean to, sorry Oz! :( - Banky, 2008-03-08: 09:06:00

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Cowtow

Created by: zabxuq

Pronunciation: kou-tou

Sentence: When her boss asked how she liked the new mud-guppies in the office aquarium, despite her revulsion, Laura began to cowtow. "They're so adorable..."

Etymology: Play on Kowtow; to specifically kowtow about an animal (bovine or otherwise).

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Good one. - Mustang, 2009-01-01: 22:21:00

nice - Jabberwocky, 2009-01-01: 22:28:00

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-03-07: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by yellowbird. Thank you yellowbird. ~ James

Tigger - 2008-03-07: 02:48:00
If I can post a YouTube link here, this one's pretty amusing, and relevant to this definition: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pq6NJ7kKEag

silveryaspen - 2009-01-01: 01:30:00
Song of the day is "Oh Deer, What can the matter be?"

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-05-18: 10:43:00
Today's definition was suggested by yellowbird. Thank you yellowbird. ~ James