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Mirrorvelous

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: meer - or - vel - us

Sentence: The copy of a copy was so mirrorvelous that Hal kept making them; much to the annoyance of everyone else. If I get another one for Christmas this year, I will now own 13 of them.

Etymology: mirror, marvelous

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COMMENTS:

marvy word - Nosila, 2009-11-23: 19:22:00

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Shadowist

Created by: petersn1

Pronunciation: sha-doe-est

Sentence: I'm not a shadowist, I just thought of it right after you did.

Etymology:

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Esteemulate

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: es teem yu late

Sentence: A lot of money and prestige was riding on it. How many other young comedians had gotten the chance to star on not just one hit series, but three at a time? How did he get his scripts memorized, rehearse and do all those press appearances for the media? People often wondered, until they met his large family, especially his twin brother, Larry. Larry had invented the Esteemulate Machine. Yes, you guessed it, he had esteemulated several copies of his famous brother, Drew Carey, so that he could star simultaneously on several hit shows. There was his own show, "The Drew Carey Show";his "Whose Line is it Anyway" show and now he was replacing Bob Barker on "The Price is Right". Not to mentioned all his appearances on "The Tonight Show"; "Last Comic Standing"; "Conan O'Brien";"Craig Ferguson" and "Oprah";"Ellen DeGeneres" and of course, "What Not To Wear"(...okay, he hadn't really been on that show, but he should have) Yes, Larry was so proud of his brother, he became a real Drew-Id!

Etymology: esteem(an attitude of admiration or esteem; a feeling of delighted approval and liking;regard highly; think much of) & take your pick: simulate;imitate;replicate;duplicate;emulate;recreate (all meaning to copy or reproduce)

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metrohumanx ESTEEMULATE by Nosila gets a very high ranking in my book. As usual, we get a LOT of bang for our BUCK.....Thanks. - metrohumanx, 2008-07-07: 08:50:00

All those big bucks!! Impressive...that's a lot of esteemed clams. - Mustang, 2008-07-07: 19:03:00

Clever blend - OZZIEBOB, 2008-07-07: 19:33:00

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Narcissentmail

Created by: HubbMU

Pronunciation: nar-siss-sent-mail

Sentence: After slaving over his thesis, Fred engaged in a small degree of narcissentmail by spamming everyone in his address book with a copy.

Etymology: Narcissistic and "sent mail"

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COMMENTS:

Isn't that more like ham than spam? - jedijawa, 2007-05-08: 10:47:00

Good word! - Stevenson0, 2007-05-08: 21:04:00

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Eupagate

Created by: mjmlabs

Pronunciation: YOOP-uh-gayt

Sentence: That new song has really been eupagating widely; I sent it to my brother, and he sent it to his girlfriend, and she sent it to her co-worker, and she sent it to her therapist ... and that's ME!

Etymology: Eu- (prefix; "Good; well; true," as well as "A derivative of a specified substance") + propagate (and you should look that one up for yourself if you don't know it, because there are several applicable meanings that I'm not about to type out)

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Repligrating

karenanne

Created by: karenanne

Pronunciation: REP lih grate ing

Sentence: The mass e-mails in my mailbox each day are really repligrating on my nerves. Some of them say, "Hello, Friend" or "Here's good luck to pass on," and demand that I cut-and-paste portions and send them to 20 friends. I must have seen some of the same ones 10 or 15 times already. Judging from the number of times I get them and DON'T forward them on, I guess I will soon suffer grave misfortune AND have no friends.

Etymology: replicate + grating (annoying, irritating)

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Supersimulate

Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Soo-per-sim-yu-layt

Sentence: Mary was so annoying, she would supersimulate everything that Jean did. If Jean bought some new shoes, then Mary would go and buy an identical pair for herself a few days later. Her husband told her she should be pleased as Mary obviously held her in great esteem, but the last straw came when she told Mary she was pregnant and guess what, a few months later Mary was pregnant too. I suppose Jean should have been grateful that she had a husband of her own and didnt need to borrow hers!

Etymology: Super (excellent) + Simulate (Imitate or reproduce the appearance, character, or conditions of) ORIIN Latin simulare 'copy represent' = Supersimulate

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx SUPERSIMULATE is concise and has great academic overtones. Nice one, TJayzz - metrohumanx, 2008-07-07: 08:43:00

Good word. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-07-07: 19:32:00

nice - Jabberwocky, 2008-07-08: 11:58:00

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Ucopia

Created by: ohwtepph

Pronunciation: yoo - KOH - pee - uh

Sentence: My computer got busted today. Apparently, a friendly netizen named named Outsmarted B. Phonograph appeared in my e-mail's inbox and he thought that "NotAVirus.Exe" was ucopia. I downloaded the attachment and double-clicked on it. BAM! I knew it was chronosynclastic infundibulum when the ucopia turned out to be something else.

Etymology: utopia (an ideal state or place; usually used to pertain to something which is really nice and wonderful) + copy (to replicate)

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Propulate

Created by: Pasicheio

Pronunciation:

Sentence: A good song, given file sharing capabilities, will quickly propulate until everyone has a copy

Etymology: Propagate

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Mimeoexstatic

Created by: serendipity9000

Pronunciation: mim-eo-exstatic

Sentence: She loved those tiny purple flowers so much, that she went all mimeoexstatic on them and 10 minutes later they were in every yard on her street.

Etymology: mimeograph + exstatic

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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-05-07: 02:33:00
Today's definition was inspired by Cory Doctorow's short stories "Printcrime" and "I-Robot" which are both appear in Overclocked. Thank you Cory! ~ James

inkvision inkvision - 2007-05-07: 20:58:00
I absolutely LOVE the illustration on the homepage... gorgeous. Who did it?

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-05-07: 21:40:00
Hi inkvision, Thanks for positive review on the drawing. Glad you like it! It was created by me (James Gang), or one of my clones, I'm not sure which. But really, it was nothing, we just copied Cory. ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-11-23: 00:25:00
Today's definition was suggested by doctorow. Thank you doctorow. ~ James

'Hey, you're copying me!'

DEFINITION: v. To copy and share an idea, thing, or person because you think that it's so wonderful that everyone should have one. n. An open source clone.

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