Verboticism: Refail

'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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Dimtermination

Created by: zavijava

Pronunciation:

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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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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Doptimist

Created by: svnfsvn

Pronunciation: dop timist

Sentence: phil felt like an doptimist while looking at his paycheck

Etymology: dope +optimist

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Repeateadly

Created by: greenbree

Pronunciation: ri/pi/te/a/dli

Sentence: my mom repeteadly wash the floor of the house, she can't stop is like an obsession.

Etymology: Repeat+adly

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Redodo

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: re doo do

Sentence: Renate kept blindly trying to get blood out of a stone...or in her case, money out of an empty account. She was a perfect speciman of a redodo. Keewp doing it over and over until you got what you wanted. Sure she had put money in there and sure she had debited her account at every store in town, but she seemed to think that it would automatically replace itself. This is how the redodo's became extinct!

Etymology: Redo (do over) & Dodo (extinct heavy flightless bird;dumb as a dodo bird)

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Bliond

Entombor2

Created by: Entombor2

Pronunciation: bly ond

Sentence: that girl is so bliond she deserves to lose her money.

Etymology:

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COMMENTS:

Entombor2 like blond and lion - Entombor2, 2007-10-28: 17:09:00

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Refail

Created by: ErWenn

Pronunciation: /ˈɹiˌfe(ɪ)l/ /ˈrē-ˌfāl/

Sentence: In contrast to general persistence, which may be caused by a rational belief that things may be different next time, refailure is usually the result of obsessiveness, denial, or distraction.

Etymology: re- + fail

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Morontonous

Created by: yellowbird

Pronunciation: more-on-toe-nus

Sentence: Jill was still morontonously swiping the stolen bank card and trying pin numbers when the police finally arrived.

Etymology: moron + monotonous

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COMMENTS:

perfect for the cartoon - Jabberwocky, 2008-09-22: 11:46:00

Are moronobots always in a morontonous morutony? Great word. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-09-23: 06:06:00

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Repeatinoffender

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: re/peet/in/offen/dur

Sentence: Sally was a repeatinoffender happily waiting for the bus for 15 minutes everyday before deciding to walk to the subway instead. The bus route was cancelled years ago.

Etymology: repeat offender + inoffensive

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Blissnorance

thegoatisbad

Created by: thegoatisbad

Pronunciation: 'blis-nor-ence

Sentence: Kimberly's blissnorence of what happened to discarded sweaters behind the tool shed was well-deserved.

Etymology: bliss (happiness) + ignorance (lack of comprehension)

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COMMENTS:

were they purl-loined? - Nosila, 2010-02-20: 02:15:00

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