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DEFINITION: v. To insist on helping someone solve a problem only to make it worse... much worse. n. The satisfaction that comes from knowing you have done your best to help someone, even if it did not turn out as well as expected.

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Wrecktify

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: rektəfī

Sentence: Wesley can wrecktify almost any situation. He is all-too-ready to jump in where he should never tread. Fix your computer? Sure! The fact that he can't figure out how to reply to an e-mail should be a clue but his eager willingness often fools his victims. Got something that's working poorly? Better start saving for a new one.

Etymology: Wreck (something, esp. a vehicle or building, that has been badly damaged or destroyed) + rectify (put something right; correct)

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COMMENTS:

nice! - galwaywegian, 2009-02-02: 05:04:00

nice blend! - wayoffcenter, 2009-02-02: 06:32:00

sounds familiar - silveryaspen, 2009-02-02: 16:03:00

wonderful word...captures it exactly. - mweinmann, 2009-02-02: 17:14:00

We have a wrecktile dysfunction theme here today! - Nosila, 2009-02-02: 20:05:00

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Bullaa

Created by: scorp12871

Pronunciation: fuck

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Smugklutz

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: smuhg-kluhtz

Sentence: As usual, Willie was a smugklutz, seemingly unaware of the huge mess he'd again created in trying to help Amy format her PC and was quite self satisfied with his efforts.

Etymology: Blend of 'smug' (contentedly confident of one's ability, superiority) and 'klutz' (a stupid or foolish person; blockhead)

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Bozofix

metrohumanx

Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: BOW-zoe-ficks

Sentence: Rosco could BOZOFIX anything- or so he firmly believed. After Wanda had trapped a mouse, Rosco insisted that the humane thing to do was to put it "out of it's misery". While trying to deliver the Coup De Grace with a 12 pound sledgehammer, Rosco demolished Wanda's new plasmoid HDTV. The mouse struggled free and bred successfully for many years, while Rosco continued to inflict his campaign of assertive helpfulness on unsuspecting friends until he had no more. After a few flagons of cheap suds, Rosco noticed that the water was running constantly in Dave's bathroom. Lifting the heavy lid from the tank, Rosco dropped it on the bowl, cracking it in half and unleashing a torrent of water and insults. Thanks to Rosco's BOZOFIX, Dave had to run a gauntlet of condemnation from his aged parents every time he went downstairs to use "the facilities".

Etymology: BOZO+FIX=BOZOFIX.....BOZO:a foolish or incompetent person,a modernistic clown-plural bozos; origin unknown, probably derived from Spanish "bozotros" to err or amuse.....FIX:to make firm, stable, or stationary, to repair, mend or cure,to give a permanent or final form to, to get even with, to influence the actions, outcome, or effect of by improper methods; Middle English, from Latin fixus, past participle of figere to fasten; akin to Lithuanian dygti to sprout, break through.

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COMMENTS:

Fun to say, right on the definition, and easy to remember. Great create. - silveryaspen, 2009-02-02: 16:14:00

Sadly, Roscoe is not alone...great word and why do I hear clown music playing? I hate clowns! - Nosila, 2009-02-02: 20:02:00

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Nosistance

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: no sis tants

Sentence: When Harry took the hammer to Sally's computer screen to eradicate a bug, she knew he'd be a nosistance. She was afraid to tell him that there was a fly in his jeans.

Etymology: No (negative, not at all) & Assistance (aid, help, allowing something to happen)

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Satisfriction

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: sat - ess - frik - shun

Sentence: Justin felt extreme satisfriction after his attempts to repair Joan's computer, Washing Machine and Air Conditioner literally blew up in his face. While he knew he had good intentions, he did not think she would let him inside her house again.

Etymology: Satisfaction + Friction >>Satisfaction (contentment one feels when one has fulfilled a desire, need, or expectation) Friction (clash, a state of conflict)

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Good word - Nosila, 2009-02-02: 20:09:00

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Zealiadous

Created by: JamesDonovan

Pronunciation: Zeal ade i us

Sentence: Ja' Crispy was a little too zealaidious when attempting to fix my gutter.

Etymology: Zealous+Aid

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Satassistfaction

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: sat ass ist fak shun

Sentence: I can't get no Satassistfaction, I can't get no Satassistfaction 'Cause I try and I'm shy and I'm a guy and I cry I can't get no, I can't get no, no,no no,no ay hay hay hay! That's what I say.... When I'm drivin' in your car And a man comes on the radio He's telling me more and more About some useless information Supposed to fire my imagination I can't get no, oh no no no Hey hey hey, that's what I say I can't get no Satassistfaction ... (With Apologies to Mick & the Boys...maybe it should be Sadassistfaction...)

Etymology: Satisfaction (the contentment you feel when you have done something right) & Assist ( the activity of contributing to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose)

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Oh how this song fits the the definition! I like sadassistfaction as much as satassistfaction! Cheers, you gave us two for the road! - silveryaspen, 2009-02-02: 16:12:00

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Auxeddamn

Created by: Artomun

Pronunciation: AHKS-eh-dam

Sentence: n. The aid provided by Robert turned out, in the end, to be an auxeddamnation. v. In the end, Robert's auxeddamning resulted in the demise of my laptop.

Etymology: Auxilium- aid (Latin); sed- but (Latin); damnum- damage (Latin).

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Nothanuckorse

Created by: leeannhamers

Pronunciation: Ne-oh-thh-A-ing-uh-kah- or- c-

Sentence: omigod my boyfriend has sweet intentions but he is very Nothanuckorse

Etymology: No thank you, luck, worse

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Goodindentions

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: good in dent shuns

Sentence: Debugging Georgia's computer seemed easy enough until Roger whacked it with a sledge hammer. He had goodindentions, he just should have used the Raid.

Etymology: Good intentions (well meaning actions/thoughts) & Dent (an impression in a surface (as made by a blow)

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Smugklutz

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: smuhg-kluhtz

Sentence: As usual, Hubert was a smugklutz, seemingly unaware of the disaster he'd again created in trying to help Amy format her PC and was quite self satisfied with his efforts.

Etymology: Blend of 'smug' (contentedly confident of one's ability, superiority) and 'klutz' (a stupid or foolish person; blockhead)

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Helperskelpering

Created by: splendiction

Pronunciation: help er skel per ing

Sentence: The cousins thought they were helping the fun begin! To their surprise, all their helperskelpering was met with shrieks when the parents got home to a house turned upside down...

Etymology: From two words: to HELP and HELTERSKELTER or to leave in complete disarray

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Excellent creation! Wish you had done a sentence for us to enjoy, too. - silveryaspen, 2009-02-02: 16:24:00

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Helpfool

Created by: lizard

Pronunciation:

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artr Nice word. Give us a sentence. Earn more points. - artr, 2012-01-22: 09:22:00

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Windfail

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: winfāl

Sentence: Having a friend help with her homework turned out to be a major winfail. He knew less about the subject than she did. He was apparently interested in a wholly different form of chemistry.

Etymology: windfall (an unexpected, unearned, or sudden gain or advantage) + fail (to fall short)

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Dumbassistance

Created by: milorush

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Muckerupper

Created by: abrakadeborah

Pronunciation: muk-er-up-er

Sentence: Marvin was the biggest muckerupper when it came to repairing anything electronic.

Etymology: Mucker- One who mucks up: Informal To bungle, damage, or ruin. Upper- To think you have the upper hand and are on top of things.

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Contemptment

Created by: scrabbelicious

Pronunciation: kənˈtɛm(p)tm(ə)nt

Sentence: George was so full of contemptment for his neighbours he just loved giving them a dig out, a generous helping of klutz pie was always on hand when George was around. Alas, by the time he was finished he needed an alias.

Etymology: A fusing of 1-contempt: a feeling of disrespect or scorn 2-contentment a feeling of inner peace and satisfaction

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Kobculster

Created by: kobeprewitt

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Aggravarian

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: ag/ra/var/i/an

Sentence: Joey's helpful nature combined with his klutziness makes him more of an aggravarian than a Good Samaritan when he helps his friends.

Etymology: AGGRAVARIAN - noun - from AGGRAVATE (to make worse, or more severe) + GOOD SAMARITAN (one who is compassionate and helpful to a person in distress)

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Very nice word play - silveryaspen, 2009-02-02: 16:09:00

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Worstaid

Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: wir-st-ayd

Sentence: George could see Miranda was struggling to put a picture up on the wall so he felt he just had to offer his assistance. He rushed over and told her to stand back and he would get the job done in no time. Unfortunately it ended in a case of worstaid when he swung the hammer back and it flew right out of his hand and not only smashed her antique vase but rebounded and landed on Miranda's big toe. He did offer to run her to A&E but she insisted on driving there herself.

Etymology: Worst(an outcome ending in as much damage as possible) + Aid(assistance,help) = Worstaid

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Lamenaid

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: lāmənād

Sentence: Ralph’s favorite quote is ”When life gives you lemons, make lemonade” Unfortunately, his assistance turns out to be lamenaid. As a youngster, he was asked to resign from the scouts when the little-old-lady he was helping cross the street ended up face down in a mud puddle.

Etymology: lame (unconvincingly feeble) + aid (help, assist, or support) A play on lemonade

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Determinedator

Created by: kateinkorea

Pronunciation: de TER minned AE ter

Sentence: My determinedator boyfried lost the files off my computer, wiped clean my back-up drive when he tried to install it and then in a last ditch attempt he took my computer to a nearby repair service to retrieve what he had lost. That was when he had a car accident and pretty much finished off my computer so that nothing could be salvaged.

Etymology: DETERMINED:someone who has made a firm decision to do something TERMINATOR: the name of a movie which was associated with destruction; also someone who terminates TERMINATE: to end something or end the life of something

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COMMENTS:

De Terminator sure is a popular word in the etymologies so far this year - silveryaspen, 2009-02-02: 16:19:00

You'll be Bock! - Nosila, 2009-02-02: 20:07:00

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Deterioraid

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: dee-teer-ee-or-aid

Sentence: Things went from sublime to ridiculous when Jack showed up insisting on deterioraiding the party. Although his cooking was excellent, he had a grating personality which dampened any zest for celebrations.

Etymology: deteriorate (worsen) + aid (help)

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hehehe. knew his sister! - galwaywegian, 2009-02-02: 05:02:00

Good word...Jack's definitely a partly pooper! - Nosila, 2009-02-02: 20:00:00

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Shrivelous

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: sshhhhh riv yul us

Sentence: Her attempts to make him feel comfortable about his non-performance by means of a powerpoint presentation may have been chivalrous in her mind, but it was shrivelous in his

Etymology: chivalrous shrivel

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"Like a frightened turtle," as Jerry (Seinfeld) says - Jabberwocky, 2009-02-02: 10:39:00

Very creative combo! Great sentence and verbotomy! - silveryaspen, 2009-02-02: 16:21:00

Hilarious! She needs to take him to Viagra Falls! - Nosila, 2009-02-02: 20:04:00

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Exasserbate

Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: ex ass er bait (verb part of definition). ex ass per a shun (noun part of definition).

Sentence: Sebasstion did try as hard ass anyone to help, but mostly his efforts exasserbate any situation. Everyone, including Sebasstion, was always left in a state of complete exassperation.

Etymology: ASS, EXACERBATE, EXASPERATE. ///Ass - offensive term for any upsetting and irritating person. Exacerbate - to make any a bad situation worse. Exasperation - feeling frustrated and angry, because an unpleasant condition or feeling, was made even worse.

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Good combination of words. - kateinkorea, 2009-02-02: 10:54:00

excellent - Jabberwocky, 2009-02-02: 16:25:00

right on - mweinmann, 2009-02-02: 17:16:00

Sassy word! - Nosila, 2009-02-02: 20:06:00

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Indestructive

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: in-de-struc-tive

Sentence: Jim was indestructive whenever he decided to help his kids with their homework. Eventually, his wife forbade him to speak to them until they were finished.

Etymology: instructive: conveying knowledge, enlightening + destructive: detrimental, causing harm

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Hindrancercize

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: hin/dran/sur/size

Sentence: Sally held her breath as she opened the door to Stu. She was dressed in her latest lululemon gear anticipating a rigorous workout. Stu was always willing to help but his awkward attempts always turned into hindrancersize which kept her hopping clearing up the wake of destruction left in his path.

Etymology: hindrance + dancercize

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burst out laughing when I hit lululemon gear and was engulfed in side-splitting laughter by the end, trhying to picture it! Guess Sally won't be on Dancing With The Stars! Dance has gained such popularity, this just might become a popular new word! - silveryaspen, 2009-02-02: 16:08:00

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Wreckignition

GlobalGallery

Created by: GlobalGallery

Pronunciation: reck-ig-nish-un

Sentence: Erwin thought that he deserved a little wreckignition for trying to be helpful. Dan thought otherwise. Dan was absolutely furious after Erwin had washed his brand new Porsche with a kitchen scourer, cleaned a spilt chocolate shake off the leather upholstery with turpentine, and filled up the gas tank, with diesel.

Etymology: 1.wreck - to cause the ruin or destruction of. - a vehicle in a state of ruin. 2.recognition - the acknowledgement of kindness or of something valid.

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Great word...wreckless imagination! - Nosila, 2009-02-02: 20:08:00

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Sanctifizzle

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: SANGK-tuh-FIZ-uhl

Sentence: Despite his best intentions Bob often stultifyingly sanctifizzled, turning mundane moments into sempiternal sagas of stress for others.

Etymology: Blend of SANCT, saint: informal, a person who always acts with great kindness towards others. < L sānctus sacred, adj; sancīre to consecrate, equiv. to sanc- (akin to sacer sacred. OE sanct. & FIZZLE: Informal, to fail ignominiously after a good start; a failure, fiasco;

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Badsist

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: bad sist

Sentence: No one ever asked Eddy for help, but he always popped up when something needed done and usually made it worse. His killing flies with a sledgehammer was just another way he could badsist his friends...

Etymology: Bad (not good,having undesirable or negative qualities) & Assist (help)

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-02-02: 00:01:01
Today's definition was suggested by metrohumanx. Thank you metrohumanx. ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-08-17: 00:05:00
Today's definition was suggested by metrohumanx. Thank you metrohumanx. ~ James