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'I wish this tree was dead.'

DEFINITION: v. To ignore anything positive and focus your energy on problems, disasters, and whatever bad news you find. n. A person who searches for, and feeds on, other people's weaknesses, failures and mistakes.

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Optimissed

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: ohp tim issst

Sentence: the moodpecker is one of the lesser spotted species of optimissed

Etymology: optimist, missed

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COMMENTS:

clever - mweinmann, 2009-04-21: 09:33:00

Short, right to the point ... both the sentence and your word ... Outstanding! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-21: 09:49:00

Cute and clever. - Mustang, 2009-04-21: 17:22:00

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Negpeck

DrWebsterIII

Created by: DrWebsterIII

Pronunciation: neg - pek

Sentence: Everytime I try to suggest something positive, Elaine always tries to negpeck it down.

Etymology: New Eng. (UWS)

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COMMENTS:

cute, drw. - Nosila, 2009-04-21: 22:26:00

I know an Negpeck Elaine just like this! :)lol! - abrakadeborah, 2009-04-22: 06:27:00

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Flawyer

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: flôyər

Sentence: Tony entered the field of law with high hopes of making the world a better place. What he soon discovered was that he was really in a world of flaw enforcement. When somebody messes up he makes money. Once he got all of that Don Quixote nonsense out of system he became a real flawyer.

Etymology: flaw (imperfection) + lawyer (a person who practices or studies law)

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Indoomnify

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: in - doom - nef - i

Sentence: Gloomy Grant sought to indoomnify the world against happiness by spreading gloom, doom and negativity. It was almost guaranteed that a few hours in his presence would depress even the most cheerful among us.

Etymology: indemnify (to secure or compensate for), doom (pronounce a sentence on; make certain of the failure or destruction of)

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COMMENTS:

nice - galwaywegian, 2009-04-21: 09:25:00

Meaning so readily apparent, easy to remember, and right on the definition. Another of today's Super Duper Creates! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-21: 09:43:00

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Fixhate

Created by: Biscotti

Pronunciation: f-icks-h-ayt

Sentence: Joey was such a fixhate, always making those around him feel miserable. Even in public, he would be told "Have a nice day" and promptly responded, "Why should I?". He went so far as to paint his cubicle at work all black, just so his co-workers would feel gloomy too.

Etymology: Fixate (focus or obsess on something) + hate (anger or disdain for something)

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COMMENTS:

Very Strong and Powerful Word! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-21: 09:40:00

Biscotti,what a great word! I'm visualizing that black cublicle...lol :) - abrakadeborah, 2009-04-22: 05:55:00

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Bleakbeaker

Created by: abrakadeborah

Pronunciation: bleak-beak-er

Sentence: Cardinella was such a sad old fella he would bleak around to bring everybody down. To him there was never a sunny or happy day...he managed to find always a spot of gray...as he would "bleakbeaker" to make everyone weaker! Draining out any happiness... trying to make others feel like a mell of a hess.

Etymology: Bleak:Providing no encouragement; depressing,gloomy and somber. Beak:Slang a person's nose or the projecting structure forming the mandibles of a bird, especially one that is strong, sharp, and useful in striking and tearing. Bleaker:Slang for a negative person that noses into peoples lives with a striking negativity to tear down their happy moods.

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luv your spoonerism! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-22: 22:26:00

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Negactivity

Created by: EpicButCrazy

Pronunciation: Neg-ack-tiv-it-ee

Sentence: He's so full of negactivity, even when he won the huge competition all he could think about was that they misspelled his name on the trophy!

Etymology: negativity + activity = to be quite actively negative

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Negaferret

fabdiva

Created by: fabdiva

Pronunciation: neg-ah-fair-et

Sentence: It did not go unnoticed that Cindy spent an inordinate amount of time at the emergency desk. Only a negaferret would volunteer on their rostered day off.

Etymology: negative - not optimistic. Harmful. ferret - to look around in search of something

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Negathlete

Created by: Direwuff

Pronunciation:

Sentence: " Trying to increase their negaptitude and kenophobia, the negathletes of all persuasion seem intent on proving their ignorance this final week of the election." excerpt from a conversation I overheard while eavesdropping on myself...

Etymology: Combination of negative and athlete to create a noun for an an active negative participant.

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Raptsully

metrohumanx

Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: RAPt-suhl-LEE (RAPTSULLIER) [ rhymes with "musketeer"]

Sentence: Berserker psychos stomp on joy, With dark foreboding they deploy... Poisoned tricks and creeping doubt- If it be bad, they’ll drag it out! Besmirching that which some hold dear- Beware the toxic RAPTSULLIER!

Etymology: RAPT+SULLY= RAPTSULLIER.....RAPT: lifted up and carried away, transported with emotion; Middle English, from Latin raptus, past participle of rapere to seize.....SULLY: to make soiled or tarnished; Middle English *sullien, probably alteration (influenced by Anglo-French suillier, soiller to soil) of sulen to soil, from Old English sylian.....-IER: suffix denoting one who wields or participates in...

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Great word for a lot of the rappers who spewings fit this definition. Super Terrific Verbotomy! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-21: 09:20:00

metrohumanx Aww- thanx, Lady! - metrohumanx, 2009-04-22: 01:21:00

I'm fully entertained! Love this part "If it be bad, they’ll drag it out!" :) - abrakadeborah, 2009-04-22: 05:48:00

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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-04-21: 00:01:01
Today's definition was inspired by one of my favorite university professors who would respond to complainers with what he said was an old Japanese proverb -- "In among the cherry blossoms, the woodpecker hunts for a dead tree." ~ James

silveryaspen - 2009-04-21: 01:43:00
Like today's definition and cartoon, that Japanese proverb, provides plenty of food for thought .... naughty knotty thoughts ... until I want to thought naught about it any more!

silveryaspen - 2009-04-21: 09:56:00
This thought provoking definition and cartoon certainly inspired every one today! Kudos to the professor and James and all the verbotomists who played today. All are terrific sentences and verbotomies, today.

readerwriter - 2009-04-21: 10:33:00
Do I live in the wrong hemisphere or does my day begin too late???? Either that, or you all are up past midnight EST! Fun word today to play with. How you do it, James, I will never know...you are an artiste!

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-04-21: 13:27:00
Thank you silvery and readerwriter. Fortunately, there not a lot of woodpeckers among us, but apparently there are a lot of night owls. ~ James

abrakadeborah - 2009-04-22: 06:03:00
This word and cartoon today was very descriptive! I LOVE the old Japanese proverb you added "In among the cherry blossoms, the woodpecker hunts for a dead tree." :) I have known a FEW toxic people like this in my life~