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'It reminds me of when our kids were babies.'

DEFINITION: n. A wayward scent or aroma which invokes distant memories of one's childhood or younger days. v. To be suddenly catapulted into the past by a very strong odor.

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Scentamental

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: sent a men tal

Sentence: Albert's talcum powder in the nursing home made Maude go all scentimental rembering her now grown children as little babies...

Etymology: Scent (Aroma, odor, smell) & Sentimental (effusively emotional;treasured memories or articles)

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Olefactory

Created by: Banky

Pronunciation: /ohl-fak-torr-ee/

Sentence: Ron's nose smelled heated metal and stinging welled in his eyes. The punch had landed squarely on the bridge of his nose, and had trigged an olefactory reaction. He remembered the first time his stepdad had hit him. The terror as he grabbed him by the back of the shirt, the smell of red iron, a mouth full of blood, and his stepfather writhing and clawing at the side of his own head. He snapped out of the memory with a mouth full of salt and rubber, and there lay the mugger doubled much the way John was, years ago. He spat, and the ear landed askew on the ground, like a fallen leaf.

Etymology: ole - colloquial version of "old"; olfactory - relating to the sense of smell

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COMMENTS:

pretty graphic but a terrific word - Jabberwocky, 2009-03-23: 12:28:00

Your sentence ranks right up there with the best of Steven King! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-23: 13:41:00

Really good word and terrific sentence. - kateinkorea, 2009-03-23: 23:29:00

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Existenchialist

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: eggs iss ten sha lizt

Sentence: In an absurd world the base existenchialist instincts always lead one towards home, or fish.

Etymology: existencialist, stench

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hysterical - Jabberwocky, 2009-03-23: 12:23:00

:-) great word for unforgettably bad smells! Great create! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-23: 13:39:00

hehehe - bookowl, 2009-03-24: 13:36:00

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Smemories

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: smem(ə)rēz

Sentence: While Bubba was touring the Everglades, somebody popped the top on a can of Red, White & Blue. Suddenly the smemmories flooded back. The combination of the fragrance of brackish water and cheap beer was almost too much for him. The mere thought of using kids as gator bait still makes him shudder. As bad as it is for him, it’s double for his buddy Lefty.

Etymology: smell (an odor or scent) + memories (something remembered from the past; a recollection)

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mrskellyscl very funny - mrskellyscl, 2010-10-05: 06:18:00

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Rememaroma

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: re-mem-ah-ROME-ah

Sentence: Oscar's wife, Hattie, could tell by the sly smile that crossed Oscar's face when she entered the room where he was just awakening that her fragrance gave him a pleasurable rememaroma, and she blushed at the thoughts that crossed her own mind.

Etymology: Blend of 'remember' (to recall something) and 'aroma' (scent or odor)

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Yesterwhiff

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: yess-ter-wiff

Sentence: Whenever she ate at the local diner the yesterwhiff of bacon & eggs aroma made her smile.

Etymology: yesterday + whiff

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Whiffersnapper

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: wiff-a-snap-a

Sentence: Mmmm! there's something about the whiffersnapper of packaging materials, that takes me right back to the Christmas parcel Grandma used to send us half way around the world.

Etymology: whiff (scent) + whippersnaper (youth)

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love it! - Jabberwocky, 2009-03-23: 12:30:00

Whiffersnapper conjures up the crackle of the enlightening smell in the air! Wheffervescent! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-23: 14:02:00

Enjoyed it...whiff love! - Nosila, 2009-03-23: 23:05:00

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Odorday

RightOnTheWin

Created by: RightOnTheWin

Pronunciation: \ˈō-dər-ˈdā\

Sentence: Lucy was thrown into a flashback of an odorday when she sensed the salty water. She began to recall her childhood home near the ocean. Warm tears streamed down her cheek as she realized how much she missed her hometown. Lucy decided that she would visit there on her next vacation.

Etymology: Odor (A stimulating smell) + day (A particular point in time)

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Rememaroma

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: re-MEM-uh-rome-uh

Sentence: Gilberts wife, Natasha, could tell by the sly smile that crossed Gilberts face when she entered the room where he was just awakening that her fragrance gave him a pleasurable rememaroma, and she blushed at the thoughts that crossed her own mind.

Etymology: Blend of remember and aroma.

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Mustang I like your sentence and word :)So sweet~ I gotta give ya some points! - abrakadeborah, 2009-03-23: 06:15:00

You filled us all with wonder about the diorama of blushing Natasha's rememaroma! Great Intrigue! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-23: 14:27:00

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Nostradaromagia

Created by: chaiandallthatjazz

Pronunciation: nostrad-aro-ma-gia

Sentence: Man oh man! It was a sensation so powerful...Not only did it conjur up nostalgic memories, but I'm sure to predict that memories of this experience will surface in the future in other semi-unfortunate sensual circumstances.

Etymology: nose + nostradamus + aroma +nostalgia

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-03-23: 00:01:01
Today's definition was suggested by metrohumanx. Thank you metrohumanx. ~ James

silveryaspen - 2009-03-23: 14:34:00
The score details are a great enhancement and have helped me understand them. Thank you!

metrohumanx metrohumanx - 2009-03-24: 09:28:00
Wow! This phenomenon seems to be more widespread than i thought! Apparently it's one of our more primal instincts.

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-03-24: 11:59:00
RE: Score Details. I am still looking for a bug where it fails to add some votes to our weekly totals. Hopefully the score details page will help us find it. ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-10-05: 00:16:00
Today's definition was suggested by metrohumanx. Thank you metrohumanx. ~ James