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'Hope that's not my brain up there...'

DEFINITION: n. An out-of-body, or out-of-brain, experience which occurs when faced with a demanding intellectual challenge. v. To lose your train of thought while trying to demonstrate your intellectual prowess.

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Knowitnot

Created by: peenookie

Pronunciation: Like know it all...

Sentence: My boss is trying to tell me how this works?! He is such a knowitnot, he wouldn't know the how to handle this even if he had the policy and procedure book in front of him.

Etymology: know it all and not knowing it = knowitnot

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Epiphanot

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: ih-pif-uh-not

Sentence: Sarah studied diligently for the test but when time came to show what she knew, she was struck with an epiphanot. As Curly of Three Stooges fame said, "I'm trying to think but nothing happens".

Etymology: epiphany (a sudden, intuitive perception of or insight into the reality or essential meaning of something) + not (negative result)

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Transcendentaldeprivation

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: tranz-en-dentl-dep-ruhv-ay-shun

Sentence: Gilbert had recurring episodes of transcendentaldeprivation and particularly so when he was trying to show off his imaginary mental agility wherein his mind would wander completely off topic causing him to lose his train of thought entirely.

Etymology: Blend of 'transcendental' (being beyond ordinary or common experience, thought, or belief; supernatural) and 'deprivation',(dispossession; loss) a play on the term 'transcendental meditation'.

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COMMENTS:

Also transcenmental ....wonderful word! - mweinmann, 2009-04-15: 08:50:00

Highly Clever! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-15: 12:01:00

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Mindloss

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: myned loss

Sentence: Trying to ace her finals, Becky found herself in a mindloss state. That little train of thought that normally put-puts around inside her noggin had become derailed and might not reach its station in time...I wish I could, I wish I could, she chanted.

Etymology: Mind (brain, intellect,reasoning powers) & Loss (decline in amount or activity)

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Cerabrasion

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: sera bray zhun

Sentence: Sarah Bellam was normally an intelligent girl, who aced exams and got high marks without even studying. That was until today. She sat at the exam desk and suffered a serious bout of cerebrasion. She could not even concentrate on the questions, nevermind supply lucid answers. She was out of her gourd and feeling melon-choly. This was because last night, the man of her dreams, Harry Honeydew, had asked her to run away with him and get married. Sure, she was tempted, but at 18, she knew she did not have the courgette to defy her parents and give up her education or her Mellon scholarship. She squashed his romantic overtures and played back in her mind the words she worried she may later come to regret,"No, I cantaloupe with you Harry!"

Etymology: Cerebrate (use or exercise the mind or one's power of reason in order to make inferences, decisions, or arrive at a solution or judgments) & Abrasion (erosion by friction, being worn down)

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COMMENTS:

This is clever, funny and perfect! - mweinmann, 2009-04-15: 08:47:00

Super names and super verbotomies! Very Brainy! :-) - silveryaspen, 2009-04-15: 11:58:00

Excellent! - splendiction, 2009-04-15: 21:44:00

Definitely something to cerebrate. - Mustang, 2009-04-16: 00:22:00

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Ramjammed

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Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: ram-jammed

Sentence: Margaret wondered if she may have studied a little too hard the night before her test when she realized she had gotten cram ramjammed trying to access the data.

Etymology: RAM: random access memory (memory; storage on a computer) jammed: to get stuck or blocked; crammed in too tightly

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Intellectrance

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: inn-tell-eck-trance

Sentence: When she entellectranced during her exam and left most of the answers blank, she realised later that all was not lost. That night while she slept she rattled off the answers perfectly in sequence while she talked in her sleep. Her husband, oblivious and never waking up to her droning voice, suddenly became highly educated on women's studies and gender analysis, constructions and intersections of race, class, age, ability and sexuality in popular culture, everyday life, the arts, the sciences, politics, societies, and the economy.

Etymology: intellect + trance (as in dazed)

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Fogginnoggin

Created by: memyselfandbo

Pronunciation: fog-in-nog-in

Sentence: Cynthia stared blankly at the words starting to swirl on her test paper. She couldn't believe that she was pulling a fogginnoggin during the most important test of her life! Why couldn't she remember the actors on the original cast of Barney the Dinosaur? WHY!?!?

Etymology: fog: to make obscure or confusing. noggin: a person's head.

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Good word! - splendiction, 2009-04-15: 21:37:00

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Cranidumb

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: kray nee dum

Sentence: Marcia was experiencing an episode of cranidumb while she was writing her finals. She could not even complete the multiple choice questions because she temporarily had forgotten enything she ever knew. Forget about joining MENSA, she needed to find an Alzheimer's specialist quickly...

Etymology: Cranium (part of the skull that encloses the brain) & Dumb (not smart)

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Inspelligence

Created by: splendiction

Pronunciation: in SPELL i gence

Sentence: Brian’s last question from the audience stupefied him. “Well, the truthh izz....” He lost his train of thought mid-sentence, hesitated, then launched into a full inspelligence of senseless blubbering. “Andi oeej f iaoe uck sjdi...” This got worse! Was he speaking meaningless drivellence or an obscure language? Moments later, he snapped to alertness to ask: who he was, where he was and why him? It was a stroke of ingenious speculation.

Etymology: From intelligent and spell: to fall into a trance-like state while exercising one's intelligence.

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Inspellbinding - Nosila, 2009-04-16: 02:14:00

“Andi oeej f iaoe uck sjdi...” - abrakadeborah, 2009-04-17: 03:36:00

My whole comment didn't show... What the “Andi oeej f iaoe uck sjdi...?” Good one! :) - abrakadeborah, 2009-04-17: 03:38:00

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-04-15: 00:01:01
Today's definition was suggested by metrohumanx. Thank you metrohumanx. ~ James

abrakadeborah - 2009-04-16: 20:11:00
Metro,YOU ROCK! :)

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-10-28: 00:15:00
Today's definition was suggested by metrohumanx. Thank you metrohumanx. ~ James