Verboticism: Invanity

'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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Actover

Created by: looseball

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Sentence: her persestant actover is spell-binding

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Repdumity

Created by: alanahnichole

Pronunciation: {rep-dumb-it.ee}

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Sisyphutile

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Created by: zxvasdf

Pronunciation: Sis-y-phu-tile

Sentence: Her chronic bankruptcy and sisyphutile efforts earned her glances of repulsed horror from the clerks at the Shopmart. It was task of sisyphutilean magnitude, and despite this he assumed responsibility. The hunt for weeds and insects became so inexorably sisyphutiling that gardening was no longer a pleasure. To sisyphutile or not to sisyphutile?

Etymology: Sisyphus (mythological figure sentenced to an eternity of rolling a stone to the top of a hill only to have it roll back down) & futile (ineffective)

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COMMENTS:

wonderful etymology - Jabberwocky, 2008-09-22: 11:47:00

A classical beauty. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-09-23: 06:09:00

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Gallantard

Created by: xirtam

Pronunciation: gal·lan· tard

Sentence: The gallantard knight returned every day for years trying to pull the sword from the stone.

Etymology: Old French galant + Latin retardāre

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Reapalition

Created by: Katie

Pronunciation: Re-app-alate-shun

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Perditztence

Created by: mplsbohemian

Pronunciation: pur-DIHTS-tehns

Sentence: Alex proceeded to call the girl who dumped him with noble perditztence.

Etymology: persistence + ditz

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Redoofus

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: rēdoō-fəs

Sentence: Victor was such a redoofus that he spent 20 minutes punching the auto-opening key fob aimed at the wrong car. He did wonder who had put a bumper sticker for some random cause on his car and why he suddenly had a child's car seat in his car but still he persisted, moving to different angles and pushing the button harder. The only thing that broke his trance was the car owner getting in the car and driving away. That was the point at which he remembered that he was driving his wife's car because his was in the shop.

Etymology: redo (do (something) again or differently)+ doofus (do (something) again or differently)

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funny and probably true - Jabberwocky, 2008-09-22: 11:47:00

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Halfwitual

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: haf/wit/u/al

Sentence: Sally was a halfwitual bargain shopper who repeatedly bought the giant size box of cereal at Costco to save money and then always threw out half of it when it went stale.

Etymology: half wit + habitual

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Excellent combination - OZZIEBOB, 2008-09-23: 05:56:00

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Homerer

Created by: idavecook

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Repodrone

Created by: thebaron

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Sentence: You've got to be a real repodrone to work at that shoe factory!

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