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DEFINITION: v. To get what you wished for, but not exactly what you wanted. n. A wish come true that's a total let down.

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Disalopine

Created by: currentlyinsolitude

Pronunciation: dis-a-lope-pine

Sentence: When he asked for a car, he was disalopined when he got an old clunker.

Etymology: Latin

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Xenonym

Created by: Xenonym

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Dayscreaming

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: dāskrēming

Sentence: His mother always told him, \"be careful what you wish for\" and now he knew why. Ever since he had taken up boxing to get in shape Sidney would daydream about being good enough to go pro. Now, sitting in the ring across from the champ, his daydreaming had turned into dayscreaming. It was a full-fledged daymare. Sure, it was just a charity exhibition match but the look in the champ\'s eyes when Sidney teased him about his pink trunks left him hoping that his teeth were well anchored.

Etymology: daydreaming (a series of pleasant thoughts that distract one\'s attention from the present) + screaming (give a long, loud, piercing cry or cries expressing excitement, great emotion, or pain)

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- good word! - splendiction, 2009-07-28: 20:26:00

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Karmupance

Created by: dkrider

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Etymology: karma + comeupance

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Suckseed

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: suk seeeeeed

Sentence: Finally he suckseeded in getting her attention. Unfortunately, he also got the attention of her rottweiler

Etymology: succeed, suck

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Stubsidy

Created by: deadpanwalking

Pronunciation: STUB-sid-ee

Sentence: When I saw that my raise just barely qualified me for a higher tax bracket, I thanked my boss for the stubsidy.

Etymology: Stub + Subsidy

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Diswishillia

Created by: danboaz

Pronunciation: dis-wish-illia

Sentence: Carl was plagued with his curse of diswishillia, a disease you would not want to wish on your wordt enemy

Etymology: dis: away, wish + illia: disease

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Rainblow

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Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: rain-blow

Sentence: Jim was always chasing rainblows. Everytime he thought his dreams would come true, something always managed to blow it.

Etymology: rainbow: "I'm always Chasing Rainbows" was a song by Harry Carroll in 1918 about an optimistic person who was constantly pushed back by the events of life, and was a popular song of the time. It was featured in a 1941 movie sung by Judy Garland. It was also recorded by Bing Crosby, Perry Como and other crooners of the era. It was also one of my grandmother's favorite songs. + Blow: 1) a sudden unexpected event 2) slang - "that blows" -- something that sucks or is a bummer

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Pefect! I love it. - mweinmann, 2009-07-28: 08:00:00

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Semanticism

Created by: iceburgamy

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Disdreamay

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: diss-dreem-may

Sentence: She couldn't wait to get her new Ken doll for Christmas but suffered much disdreamay when she discovered that he had plastic hair and not flowing real hair like Barbie.

Etymology: dismay (thwarted, disappointed) + dream (wish, hope)

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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2006-11-24: 10:21:00
ATTENTION ALL PLAYERS: Round One is ending today and we will be declaring the first official Verbotomy winner!

We will start Round Two on Monday with fresh scores -- i.e. everyone starts with zero!

So please cast your final votes for this round's verboticisms today. Good luck!

wordmeister - 2006-11-24: 11:16:00
Good word chris. I have been giftmiffed a few times. Hey, does anyone know what the official title will be for the game winner? They should be able to come up with a good title. How about adding "VbD" to the playername since the winner should be awarded a "Doctorate in Verbotomy".

- 2006-11-24: 11:40:00
The winner (mother?) will be drunk with the power, so how about "Verbloto"?

- 2006-11-24: 11:48:00
Mother drunk?? Never!!! (heavy sarcasm)

- 2006-11-24: 11:50:00
the two styles of drawings seem blended now - very cool

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2006-11-24: 13:49:00
Thanks!

deadpanwalking - 2006-12-05: 11:09:00
My vote's for Mother. Consistently clever. Having said that ... watch your back in round 2!