Verboticism: Embullish

'Why are you still working on your resume?'

DEFINITION: v. To obsessively work on, shine and polish something which has no intrinsic value. n. A item which has lots of imagined shine in the eyes of the owner, but no real value for anyone else.

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Rubburnish

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: RUB-urn-ish

Sentence: Not only was Accretia a terrible hoarder, she even employed a poor student to come in on the weekends to help rubburnish her collection of tinsel.

Etymology: rubbish (low value) + burnish (polish)

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx A perfectly hilarious sentence. Accretia cracks me up! - metrohumanx, 2009-03-10: 12:22:00

super petaj - Jabberwocky, 2009-03-10: 12:22:00

rubs right into the definition, too! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-10: 14:44:00

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Pentous

Created by: elenalombardi

Pronunciation: [pu-n-ch-us]

Sentence: I must make my paper pentous or I will get a low grade and my parents will not be happy about that.

Etymology: Pent- to fill/full

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Turdlewax

Created by: QuantumMechanic

Pronunciation: tur del wax

Sentence: He keeps turdlewaxing that revenue chart, but someone should tell him the product line has been discontinued.

Etymology: turd + turtle wax

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Embullish

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: em buhl ish

Sentence: There was no getting away from it. although sasha had a glorious body, her resume, despite all the embullishment, was still bull.

Etymology: embellishment, bullsh*t

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RightOnTheWin Haha, nice. - RightOnTheWin, 2010-09-21: 09:20:00

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Doitdad

Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: doot dad

Sentence: Mom fiddled around with dad constantly. She especially loved his bald head. It was her favorite trifle. Every morning she would do it up right, and give it a real 'do'. Man, oh man! Could she really do it to it! She sprayed it with water, shampooed it, rinsed it, pumiced it, rinsed it, brushed it dry, waxed it spotless, then polished it to a bright snow white glaze, and topped it off with a kiss. It was mom's favorite doitdad!

Etymology: DO IT - as in "do it to it" ... DOODAD - a trifling!

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COMMENTS:

Pretty heady stuff! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-10: 01:11:00

!!!!!! - kateinkorea, 2009-03-10: 08:40:00

pumice? - ouch - Jabberwocky, 2009-03-10: 12:19:00

metrohumanx ...So THATS why she was SKULLKING around. - metrohumanx, 2009-03-10: 12:24:00

Go to the HEAD of the class, metro...that's why dad is the Pate-r! - Nosila, 2009-03-10: 21:57:00

Yes, and it sounds like cajouling to dad to "do it"! (All the things many dads are made to do)! - splendiction, 2009-03-10: 22:31:00

Enjoyed all the comments :-) - silveryaspen, 2009-03-11: 01:10:00

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Drekenrich

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: drekenrich

Sentence: Marcie's friends wish she had never seen the TV show, Trash to Treasures where they show techniques for transforming refuse into decorative items. She will now drekenrich just about anything she finds. They are each the not-so-proud owners of some of her creations. John has a wreath constructed out of used twist ties and pull tabs from soda cans. Eunice has a broach made from an old belt buckle with shards of broken glass glued to it. But it is Betty who has the greatest "prize" of all, the sculpture of a duck (we think it's a duck) made of clumping cat litter. Every time the weather is humid it gets a little larger.

Etymology: drek (rubbish; trash) + enrich (improve or enhance the quality or value of)

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COMMENTS:

Always loved the word drek! - wayoffcenter, 2009-03-10: 06:03:00

metrohumanx Disturbingly beautiful sentence, and a top-notch word, too! - metrohumanx, 2009-03-10: 12:13:00

metrohumanx ...Sounds like a little hamlet in Bavaria! - metrohumanx, 2009-03-10: 12:14:00

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Obessrance

Created by: caitmcnicholl

Pronunciation: Ob-ses-ranche

Sentence: Although Mr.Bohn's essay asignment was ungraded and unmandtory, carlie still worked 16 hours on it in hopes of overachiving but ended up just wasting away her weekemnd.

Etymology: Obbessed: overly focusing on an object,person,place,thing or aspect in life. Igorance: assumed information by a person who really knows nothing to little.

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Misapprehenshine

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: miss ap ree hench eye nn

Sentence: The ornamental 300 pound cast iron weathervane which Jane's late demented husband had sculpted into a very rough image of Mount Rushmore and bolted to the chimney, gave way under the force of her polishing and fell into the Jones' garden, killing Mr Jones as he lovingly tended his asparagus. How upset she was to see her neighbour under a misapprehenshine.

Etymology: misapprehension, shine

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COMMENTS:

very funny - Jabberwocky, 2009-03-10: 12:20:00

metrohumanx I love this sentence- it has drama, tragedy, and guffaws, too! - metrohumanx, 2009-03-10: 12:29:00

great word, too! - splendiction, 2009-03-10: 16:52:00

I laughed, I cried... - Nosila, 2009-03-10: 22:00:00

hahahaha....fun - mweinmann, 2009-03-11: 07:59:00

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Excremint

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: ekskrəmint

Sentence: When Tom signed up to take something to the Antiques Roadshow he was convinced that he had one of those unique items that would cause a sensation. The only sensation he experienced was disappointment when the appraiser declared his prize to be in excermint condition. No instant retirement here!

Etymology: excrement (feces) + mint (an aromatic plant native to temperate regions of the Old World, several kinds of which are used as culinary herbs)

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RightOnTheWin Very interesting. I like your sentence, hah. - RightOnTheWin, 2010-09-21: 09:16:00

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Trivialapidotiose

metrohumanx

Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: trih-vee-uhl-LAP-ih-DOE-tee-OSE (trivialapidotiosis)

Sentence: Obsesssion is scary-just ask Cross-Eyed Mary...she burnished her doodads each night. By making them cleaner, they lost their patina- she polished them right out of sight................Mary was TRIVIALAPIDOTIOSE- She had an obsession with cleaning everything in her trinketarium, no matter how worthless they seemed to her boyfriend, Bob The Appraiser.

Etymology: TRIVIAl+LAPIdary+DOTe+otIOSE= TRIVIALAPIDOTIOSE.....TRIVIAL: commonplace, ordinary, of little worth or importance; Latin trivialis found everywhere, commonplace, from trivium crossroads, from tri- + via way 1589.....LAPIDARY: a cutter, polisher, or engraver of precious stones usually other than diamonds; 14th century.....DOTE: to exhibit mental decline like that of old age, to be lavish or excessive in one's attention, fondness, or affection; Middle English; akin to Middle Low German dotten to be foolish 13th century.....OTIOSE: producing no useful result, futile, lacking use or effect; Latin otiosus, from otium leisure 1794.

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx Methinks my word is too long. - metrohumanx, 2009-03-10: 12:08:00

good one metro - Jabberwocky, 2009-03-10: 12:24:00

WOW that's a LONG word and GOOD too :) - abrakadeborah, 2009-03-25: 14:04:00

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