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DEFINITION: v. To fight with your neighbors, not because of your differences, and not because of what you have in common, but simply because you are stuck right next to each other. n. A border between neighbors and enemies.

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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: proks en mitee

Sentence: Grace and Bill lived next door to each other and as a result lived in a perpetual state of proxenmity.

Etymology: Proximity (nearness;being close to) & Enmity (a state of deep-seated ill-will)

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Created by: satishkumar

Pronunciation: sa thi sh i sam

Sentence: many people follow satishisam


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Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: jux/tag/o/nists

Sentence: Sitting next to anyone on a cramped and crowded airliner causes even the most friendly and gentile people to immediately become juxtagonists because of their close proximity to one another.

Etymology: JUXTAGONISTS - from - JUXTAPOSITION (close together, or side by side) + ANATGONISTS (opposes and contends against another; an adversary)


Choice blending to fit the definition very well! - silveryaspen, 2009-02-05: 13:13:00


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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: fen sen em ees

Sentence: The neighbours often saw the Browns & The Smiths next door to them fighting over petty things, like in whose yard whose cat toiletted and whose tree was overhanging whose yard. The walkway between their yards was like the Demilitarized Zone...neutral but dangerous with the possibility of being caught in the crossfire. Their parents always said they fought tooth and nail growing up and now they were fencenemies. Just what possessed this brother and sister to buy homes next door to each other is still a mystery.

Etymology: Fence (a boundary line created by a fence) & Enemies (not friends;any group of hostile people)

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: nābbôrdərlē

Sentence: The relationship between the Jones and Johnsons and has always been sketchy. They are the only ones in their court without fences. The divide between their properties is marked by a series of marker flags. They could be more neighborderly if Mr. Jones didn’t move the flags when he mows his lawn and forget to move them back. The little red flags are slowly creeping towards the Johnson’s house.

Etymology: neighbor (a person living near or next door) + neighborly (characteristic of a good neighbor, esp. helpful, friendly, or kind.) + border (a line separating two political or geographical areas)

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Created by: splendiction

Pronunciation: nay boor

Sentence: Neighboors were what the Capulets and the Montagues had become. In fact, their quarreling had been going on for quite some time. So long, that no one remebered why they quarrelled any more. Their neighboorly behaviour eventually lead to unforseen tragic events.

Etymology: Neighboor (n) is a mixture of neighbour and boor - rude person.

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Created by: spotter

Pronunciation: fren e mal

Sentence: The relationship with my neighbors is frenemal. If his sprinklers keep hitting my car I'm going to get frenmal on him! The smoke from the barbeque wafted over frenemal lines.

Etymology: Frenemy (friends and enemies). Animal, as in animal behavior, not intelligent, savage.

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Created by: GlobalGallery

Pronunciation: ruk-us-teer-ing

Sentence: The Smiths and the Joneses were next door neighbors and were skilled at ruckusteering. Young Pauly Smith dreamt of an NBA career and spent many hours bouncing his basketball on the cement driveway. He also practised his clarinet rather poorly, late into the evenings. Old Graham Jones liked to start up the leaf blower early on a Sunday morning, and he often used his vast array of power tools until well past midnight. It was hard to focus on anything with such a constant din.

Etymology: 1.ruckus - a violent disagreement. 2. racketeering - engaging in a racket.


Fresh aspect, sentence and verbotomy speak volumes! Good word for those loud car stereos, too! - silveryaspen, 2009-02-05: 13:17:00


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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: klose ter fobi ya

Sentence: Christmas, Easter, Valentine's, St.Pat's, most National holidays (July 4, July 1, etc.)Halloween and Thanksgiving were occasions for competitive decorating and the resultant closetrophobia. Who was going to out-decorate each other this occasion in the Battle of the Best Decorated House on Elm Street? The Smiths' and the Jones' went through this rivalry constantly. The Smiths' were good, but it was hard to keep up with the Jones'!

Etymology: close (near) & claustrophobia ( unnatural fear of enclosed spaces, confined spaces)


Good one - Mustang, 2009-02-06: 00:04:00


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Created by: jmunoz98




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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-02-05: 00:01:01
Today's definition was suggested by silveryaspen. Thank you silveryaspen. ~ James

silveryaspen - 2009-02-05: 05:53:00
Rather different from the definition I I submitted: DEFINITION: n. two sides of a border, one side peaceful, the other side violent. v. to live on one side, or the other, along such a border. CREATED BY: silveryaspen - 2009-01-28 It is hard to take credit for today's definition, which is excellent and I am honored it insipired your cartoon and definition today. Thank you for all the great cartoons and definitions.

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-02-05: 11:50:00
Thank you for inspiring me! And thank you for letting us play with your words. ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-08-20: 00:03:00
Today's definition was suggested by silveryaspen. Thank you silveryaspen. ~ James

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