Verboticism: Eezamine

'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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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


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


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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: fyne toon

Sentence: No matter what Naomi did to her resume, it always looked like someone had had to finetoon it. How else would her work history look like such a piece of fiction?

Etymology: Fine-tune (polish and perfect) & Toon (cartoon;imaginery, humourous drawing;caricature)

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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: flunk shun al itee

Sentence: Nick Zogute lived in a lively neighbourhood. His neighbours celebrated every known holiday with lots of lights, decorations and often fell into a competitve rivalry to out-do each other and provide the best display on the street. Nick was no different and applied the scientific skills he used at work as an aerospace designer to improve the displays and add pizzazz to the neighborhood. His kids thought his displays were all flunktionality when his Halloween Display played "Do you hear what I hear?" and his Christmas displays played "We wish you a scary Christmas and a Hapless New Year!"

Etymology: Functionality (capable of serving a purpose well) & flunk (fail to get a passing grade; not work out; not pass standards)


flunktastic! - galwaywegian, 2009-03-10: 06:57:00

metrohumanx You never FLAIL to amuse us, Nosila! - metrohumanx, 2009-03-10: 12:15:00

great last line! great word! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-10: 14:40:00


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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


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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Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: per-fek-shun-EER-ing

Sentence: Something of a drama queen and one with a notable lack of self esteem, Brandy 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' state of being perfect and 'engineering' (engineer - To plan, manage, and put through by skillful acts or contrivance; maneuver)

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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


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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Created by: rombus

Pronunciation: jem - tee

Sentence: Clarise treasured her mom's jewelry and gemstones. She liked to take them out, admire them and polish them. They really had sentimental value but they were largely gempty from the standpoint of appraised value.

Etymology: Gem and Empty


great create for costume jewelry - silveryaspen, 2009-03-10: 21:40:00


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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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Created by: Udrihel

Pronunciation: Op

Sentence: Nakk' ngub Gurk op nah! = She is beautiful like her! Op = Means = Like[noun]

Etymology: op

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: glit…úrd

Sentence: Despite all the hype and awesome advertising campaign, Ralph discovered the "as seen on TV" product he had just spent far too much money on was, in fact, a glitturd.

Etymology: glitter (sparkle) + turd (excrement)

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