Verboticism: Vanitize

'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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Drekenrich

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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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Bufflooniery

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: buff/luny/ary

Sentence: Sceptics called it bufflooniery but Sally was convinced that her collection of Canadian loonies would one day be the one true global currency and religiously buffed and polished them.

Etymology: buff + loonie + buffoonery

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COMMENTS:

Funny! (Poor Sally) - kateinkorea, 2009-03-10: 08:35:00

metrohumanx I really took a shine to this word! - metrohumanx, 2009-03-10: 12:21:00

Rich! luv it! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-10: 14:37:00

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Eezamine

Created by: kalex

Pronunciation: Ee-ez-a-mi(eye)ne, as in it's-a-mine!

Sentence: Would you stop with your eezamine? nobody cares!

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Glosstentatious

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: gloss/ten/tay/shsh

Sentence: Most people were repulsed by his necklace of his own baby teeth and felt it was glosstentacious when he polished it during meetings.

Etymology: gloss + ostentacious

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx VERY crafty combo,Steverino! - metrohumanx, 2009-03-10: 12:17:00

love it - galwaywegian, 2009-03-10: 17:20:00

Good word. - kateinkorea, 2009-03-10: 21:01:00

Very clever! - Mustang, 2009-03-10: 23:59:00

A big thumbs up on this word! very good :) - abrakadeborah, 2009-03-14: 22:59:00

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Treasuristic

Created by: abrakadeborah

Pronunciation: Tre-sure-ist-ic

Sentence: Just look a little bit closer and you will see the treasuristic value of this rock.

Etymology: From the word treasure, "valuable to some owners...a rare find" and added "istic"< put ist and ic together to show it is most valuable to that person in particular,even if nobody else sees it's value...the owner of that treasure sees it as worthy and very valuable to them no matter what it is seen to be by others.

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metrohumanx I love your use of the imperative. Even your name is clever! - metrohumanx, 2009-03-10: 12:19:00

perhaps this is a diamond in the rough! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-10: 14:46:00

Thank you very much! I found this site along time ago and had forgotten about it...I googled MYSELF, Oh YEAH and UP it came ~ I LOVE words! I have lots I've made up for people...This is fun! - abrakadeborah, 2009-03-11: 00:52:00

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Vanitize

Created by: BookWorm579

Pronunciation: VAN-i-ties

Sentence: Mr. Jones vanitized over his green lawn, keeping it carefully manicured and watered, even during droughts.

Etymology: Derived from "vanity".

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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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Obuffsess

Created by: splendiction

Pronunciation: o buff sess

Sentence: Sham first obuffsessed with her car being shinysmooth and clean. Her obsession with well-buffed appearances crept into her home as she obuffsessed about the lustrous glossyness of her leather and wood furniture. Her hands perpetually ached, but there was no end to her obuffsession: woodwork, tile, sinks, lightswitch covers, doorlatches, her dog's collar, the electicity box outside her home...

Etymology: From the words buff (shine a surface) and obsess (have a preoccupation with something - in this case buffing anything, especially commonly-touched surfaces, to a shine).

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COMMENTS:

Excellent! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-10: 21:43:00

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Perfectioneering

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: per-fek-shun-EER-ing

Sentence: Something of a drama queen and one with a notable lack of self esteem Miranda would work incessantly to improve any and all manner of things from her written essays to her doll collection to her flatware, believing that her perfectioneering would somehow transform mundane things into works of art.

Etymology: Blend of perfection and engineering (engineer - To plan, manage, and put through by skillful acts or contrivance; maneuver)

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COMMENTS:

Well done. Good sentence. Good word. - kateinkorea, 2009-03-10: 08:42:00

metrohumanx A true classic! A real keeper! - metrohumanx, 2009-03-10: 12:18:00

very nice - Jabberwocky, 2009-03-10: 12:22:00

Great word and sentence, mustang,I may well borrow that word to pepper in conversations! - Nosila, 2009-03-10: 21:59:00

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Bufferduff

Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Buff-er-duff

Sentence: Ever since Great Aunt Maud had left Sue the vase in her will five years ago she was convinced it was worth thousands. Every evening she rushed home from work and would bufferduff it until it shone. Little did she know it was a fake and was worth no more than a few pounds.

Etymology: Buff(to polish) + Duff(worthless) = Bufferduff

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COMMENTS:

it would also work as buffherduff - nice - Jabberwocky, 2009-03-10: 12:18:00

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