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DEFINITION: To be so afraid of failure that you become paralyzed -- unable to move, respond or even say a word.

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Rigorated

moltentim

Created by: moltentim

Pronunciation: rig-or-ate-ed

Sentence: Sam became rigorated at the sight of Jane.

Etymology: rigor+intimidated

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Fauxpause

Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: fo-pawz

Sentence: During the job interview, when Bob was asked his name, he suddenly became striken with a severe case of fauxpause, and was only able to produce an unintelligible high-pitched squeak.

Etymology: faux pas, pause

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Startalized

erasmus

Created by: erasmus

Pronunciation: star ta lye sd

Sentence: colin was startalized to the point of hardly even breathing when tracy walked in to the room.

Etymology: from startled and paralyzed.

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Rigormortified

Created by: alphabetapolothology

Pronunciation:

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Skierdycatatonic

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: skēərdēkatətänik

Sentence: Tim took his first-ever trip to a ski resort. He was told it would be a great place to meet young women. He was only one step beyond the lift when the pretty instructor smiled at him. He immediately went skierdycatatonic. It took 4 instructors to get him out of his skis and into the lodge.

Etymology: ski (travel over snow on skis) + scaredy-cat (a timid person) + catatonic (in an immobile or unresponsive stupor)

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brilliant! - galwaywegian, 2011-01-25: 10:21:00

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Thicktongue

Created by: josje

Pronunciation: thiktonque

Sentence: hecould not speak he had a thicktonque

Etymology: thik as in fat en tongue as in your mouth

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COMMENTS:

And maybe his head was thick too! - wordmeister, 2007-02-08: 17:38:00

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Discoblobulated

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: disk oh blob ewe lay ted

Sentence: He was so discoblobulated when the woman of his dreams asked him to dance that he went totally rigid. Well, 98% rigid.

Etymology: discombobulated, disco, blob

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Partylysis

CharlieB

Created by: CharlieB

Pronunciation: part-ill-is-is

Sentence: Faced with social situations, Kevin was a nervous wreck. As soon as crossed the front door of his mate's birthday bash, he went into a rigid state of partylysis.

Etymology: party (social celebration, festivities) + paralysis (unmoving state)

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Verbrozen

Created by: wordmeister

Pronunciation: ver-brO-zen

Sentence: After playing verbotomy so much, his exotic vocabulary became a crutch. And when his co-workers demanded that he speak in plain English, he was simply verbrozen.

Etymology: verb+frozen

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Starelized

Created by: sodium

Pronunciation: stair-uh-lyzd

Sentence: Jimmy was certainly not sterile, but with the way he starelized every time an attractive woman was around, he might as well have been.

Etymology: (stare + paralyzed) = a homophone to sterilized

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COMMENTS:

I think this is very funny - Jabberwocky, 2007-02-08: 14:21:00

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-02-08: 08:18:45
Today's definition was suggested by mana1066. If you have an idea that you'd like verbotomized, send it to us! Go to: http://www.verbotomy.com/verbinition.php.
Thanks! ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-02-08: 08:18:45
Today's definition was suggested by mana1066. If you have an idea that you'd like verbotomized, send it to us! Go to: http://www.verbotomy.com/verbinition.php.
Thanks! ~ James

wordmeister - 2007-02-08: 14:08:00
Hey this room is nice.... Not too big