Verboticism: Effetenacity

'This bank machine is so stupid.'

DEFINITION: v., To have the strength of character, persistence of heart, and dimness of wit to follow an unchanging course of action even when it is completely ineffective. n., A person who unhappily does the same thing over and over again.

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Thinkthunk

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: thingk-thuhngk

Sentence: Some of Marsha's friends call her bone-headed. She prefers to think of herself as persistent. In any case she will thinkthunk her way through most any situation, rushing in and trying the first solution that occurs to her, banging her head against failure, backing up and trying it again until she breaks something or someone steps in to do it for her.

Etymology: think (to consider something as a possible action, choice, etc) + thunk (an abrupt, dull sound)

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Tenasilly

Created by: FreakyDeak

Pronunciation: teh-nah-sill-ee

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Etymology: Tenacity + Silly

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Dittolooper

Created by: Lidipop

Pronunciation: Dee-toe-lou-per

Sentence: what a dittolooper, doesn't she notice the line up behind her!!!

Etymology: ditto(same) + looper(tool that forms a loop) =dittolooper.

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Dimtermination

Created by: zavijava

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Sentence: She was sure that the door opened to the outside, that she kept pulling on it, even after her dimtermination gave her a broken nail.

Etymology: dim+determination

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Insandant

Created by: MithrilShadow

Pronunciation: Pronounced phonetically

Sentence: The lady was insandant, she swiped her credit card through the machine for minutes even though it wasn't on.

Etymology: From the words "Insanity: something utterly foolish or unreasonable", "Insistence: continuing or inclined to persist in a course", and "Redundant: characterized by similarity or repetition"

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Bonebrain

Created by: leechdude

Pronunciation: bon-brane

Sentence: Shauna went ballistic bonebraining thousands of times to get the lead out of her pencil.

Etymology: bone-head (common term used meant to mean "idiot") insead of head, brain.

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Blindacity

Created by: libwen

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Dingbatish

Created by: aholden2021

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Redumbdant

Created by: badsnudge

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Morassiduate

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: muh-RASS-sij-oo-ate

Sentence: Despite his best intentions, Bob morassiduated with morotony. His failure was not his " falling in the mud" but that he remained stuck there!

Etymology: Blend of MORON: a person who is notably stupid or lacking in good judgment; or dim of wit; MORASS: any confusing or troublesome situation, esp. one from which it is difficult to free oneself; entanglement- "stuck in the mud" & ASSIDUATE: to be constant in application or effort; diligent in working at a task; to be persevering;

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COMMENTS:

so many good words - Jabberwocky, 2008-09-22: 11:46:00

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