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Pentous

Top verboticism of the day created by elenalombardi

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.

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

Created by: elenalombardi.

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Nugatoil: /NUG a TOIL/ "Are you going to nugatoil all evening?" he teased her. He knew that probably only about three people would show up to see her display in spite of her endless hours of fixing, changing, rewriting, redrawing and painting things that were fine the way they were six hours ago. Etymology: NUGATORY: having no purpose or value; worthless TOIL: to work very hard and for a long time Created by: kateinkorea.
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Love the word, kate...At first glance,I thought it was "oil derived from a nugget". - metrohumanx, 2009-03-10: 12:12:00

great combo - Jabberwocky, 2009-03-10: 12:21:00

fun to say, too - silveryaspen, 2009-03-10: 14:32:00

Bufferduff: /Buff-er-duff/ 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 Created by: TJayzz.
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it would also work as buffherduff - nice - Jabberwocky, 2009-03-10: 12:18:00

petaj Rubburnish: /RUB-urn-ish/ 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) Created by: petaj.
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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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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-03-10: 00:01:01
Today's definition was suggested by metrohumanx. Thank you metrohumanx. ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-09-21: 00:12:00
Today's definition was suggested by metrohumanx. Thank you metrohumanx. ~ James

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