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'Wow, you haven't changed since high school!'

DEFINITION: v., To seek out old acquaintances even though you never really knew them that well, or liked them very much, in the first place. n. An old and unwanted friend who has suddenly reappeared.

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Faceirk

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: fāsərk

Sentence: As a member of the class reunion planning committee Diane is fielding quite a few new requests to be ”friends”. She has had to block more people than a halfback as her irritating former classmates faceirk her with the details of their politics and/or boring lives.

Etymology: face (the front part of a person\'s head from the forehead to the chin) irk (irritate; annoy) a play on facebook

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Alumnerd

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: uh-luhm-nurd

Sentence: Jim was looking forward to his class reunion. He really wanted to catch up with his old friends. Instead he somehow found himself caught in a corner with the alumnerds.

Etymology: alumnus (a graduate or former student of a specific school, college, or university) + nerd (an intelligent but single-minded person obsessed with a nonsocial hobby or pursuit)

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Reminoogie

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: rem - uh - new - gee

Sentence: Farleigh loved to go to reunions and other kinds of gatherings of old friends just to reminoogie former antagonists, and he delighted in delivering verbal jibes, or 'noogies', with sarcastic remarks disguised as compliments.

Etymology: Blend of 'reminisce' (to recall past experiences, events, etc.; indulge in reminiscence) and 'noogie' (an aggressive poke or rub with the knuckles on another's head (etc.) as a gesture of affection or annoyance)

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx Hah hah hah! Good fusion, M! - metrohumanx, 2008-09-01: 08:42:00

Funny! - TJayzz, 2008-09-01: 10:15:00

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Trigangulate

Created by: ScrabbledEgg

Pronunciation: try-gang-yoo-layt

Sentence: He googled every name he could remember, in an effort to trigangulate the whereabouts of his old classmates.

Etymology: triangulate + gang

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This is a fantastic word for a slightly different definition. - ErWenn, 2007-10-01: 09:54:00

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Sighschoolreunion

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: sye skool ree ewe nyun

Sentence: His sighschoolreunion only proved to him how right he was to get out of town the moment he graduated.

Etymology: high school reunion, sigh

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COMMENTS:

So if he Face-booked some he'dbe a Sighbernaut?? Great Word, galwaywegian! - Nosila, 2008-09-02: 01:57:00

funny - Jabberwocky, 2008-09-02: 05:58:00

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Acqheymantance

Mrgoodtimes

Created by: Mrgoodtimes

Pronunciation: acq - "HEY MAN" - tance

Sentence: When Raul went back to his 30yr reunion it was filled with all sorts of acqheymantances, afterwards he was even calling his wife "buddy" and his son "chief".

Etymology: Acquaintance - "Hey Man" which is a standard greeting for those you know you should know but can't remember their names (see also dude, chief, buddy, guy, boss, you!)

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Faceshnook

Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: face-shnook

Sentence: Having nothing better to do that day, Bob began to faceshnook all his old classmates, leaving derogatory comments on their pages, such as "Aren't you the "Before" picture in that Jenny Craig ad?"

Etymology: facebook, shnook

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heeeheeeheee! - galwaywegian, 2007-10-01: 06:35:00

Excellent Purp! - Scrumpy, 2007-10-01: 09:32:00

Best example sentence ever. - Nettle, 2007-10-01: 09:52:00

Great word and sentence. - OZZIEBOB, 2007-10-01: 18:13:00

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Tracehellement

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: Treis-hell-E-ment

Sentence: Bob, googled and gazette-gawped, hoping to find Trixy, who friends said had turned, since school days, from a termagant to a "ten" But, finally, when the folketchup took place, there was nothing saucy about her. Trixy was an "aghast from the past." Bob, blunderstruck and aghasthenic, conceded that the whole episode had been a total tracehellement. He vowed that he would never allow himself to tracehellementate again.

Etymology: Blend of trace & hell & element. element:one of the facts in the enquiry. Folketchup=folkatchup. Aghasthenic: weakened by surprize and horror.

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Great word and sentence OZ! - Scrumpy, 2007-10-01: 09:28:00

you always get my vote for your sentences - Jabberwocky, 2007-10-01: 12:24:00

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Frenemize

Created by: Koekbroer

Pronunciation: freh-neh-mize

Sentence:

Etymology:

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Memorylame

Created by: Scrumpy

Pronunciation: mem-uh-ree-leyn

Sentence: Ken caught the memorylame bug. He was feeling insecure and imagined all of the people from his past were more succesful than him. He soon found that he was doing being better than most, being retired at forty.

Etymology: memory lane + lame

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Excellent! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-10-01: 18:24:00

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-10-01: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by OZZIEBOB and Karuma. Thank you OZZIEBOB and Karuma! ~ James

Nettle - 2007-10-01: 08:42:00
I've done exactly this myself. It rarely seems to lead to anything good, other than the occasional moment of smug satisfaction which comes from knowing that you're much more successful than the people who used to bully you at school (but it's not really satisfaction, because didn't you know, deep down, that they'd never amount to anything anyway?)

galwaywegian - 2008-09-01: 07:42:00
like it !

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-01-29: 00:05:00
Today's definition was suggested by OZZIEBOB. Thank you OZZIEBOB. ~ James