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Knowcation

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: no - ka - shun

Sentence: Travis felt that he had reached the knowcation he had been looking for. It was in this place of peace where the northern boundary of the forest preserve met the wheatfield he had his moments of revelation. He sat under the trees watching the grain wave in the breeze and it all began to come together.....

Etymology: know, location

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Zeneuphoria

Created by: suzanne

Pronunciation: Zen-you-foreea

Sentence: He was the handsomest man in the room and when she loked at him she had the zeneuphoria of seeing him smile and start walking towards her

Etymology: Zen- philosophy of equilibrium. euphoria- joy

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Omnifacts

Created by: thydot

Pronunciation:

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Etymology:

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Chronosynclastic infundibulum

Created by: vonnegut

Pronunciation: chro-no-sin-kla-stik in-fun-di-bu-lum

Sentence: You might think it would be nice to go to a chronosynclastic infundibulum and see all the different ways to be absolutely right, but it is a very dangerous thing to do.

Etymology: Created by Kurt Vonnegut Jr., for The Sirens of Titan, published in 1959.

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Perfectory

Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: per-feck-tory-ee

Sentence: In my dream, I found myself in perfectory with an endless supply of organic cow manure and neighbors who understood the value of tasty weeds.

Etymology: perfect, purgatory

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COMMENTS:

the opposite of perfecktory! - galwaywegian, 2007-04-20: 06:05:00

petaj hmmm - could that also be the impossibility of a university canteen that provides delicious, quality meals (perfect refectory)? - petaj, 2007-04-20: 07:19:00

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Utopizone

Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: U-tope-iz-own

Sentence: Rachael must have thought she was in Utopizone, when she dreamt the wedding dress that she had had her eye on for ages had been reduced to half price!

Etymology: Utopia( an imagined state or place or state of things) + Zone ( an area or place) = Utopizone

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COMMENTS:

excellent - Jabberwocky, 2008-06-27: 10:59:00

Absolutely great word. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-06-27: 18:06:00

Bob has malfunctioned...Bob has malfunctioned...Bob has malfunctioned! Good word - Nosila, 2008-06-28: 00:02:00

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Omknowitall

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: ämnōitôl

Sentence: It’s easy to hate a know-it-all. It’s a little harder to hate an omknowitall, someone who not only acts like they know everything but has the knowledge to back it up. Difficult but not impossible so keep your smug comments to yourself. Let me live in my happy ignorance.

Etymology: omnipotent (having ultimate power and influence) + know-it-all (a person who behaves as if they know everything)

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Panverra

Created by: emmyb2

Pronunciation: Pan- veh-ra

Sentence: I try to achieve Panverra, but to no avail.

Etymology: Pan= all Veri=truth (Terra=earth)

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Converigence

Created by: mplsbohemian

Pronunciation: kuhn-VEHR-ih-jehns

Sentence: Alex found his converigence in his philosophy class, for there, at least in theory, the world *could* be made of Swiss cheese.

Etymology: convergence + verity

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Panveritas

Trystera

Created by: Trystera

Pronunciation: pan-WHERE-it-ahs

Sentence: The panveritas overwhelmed me in a great mind-reeling jolt, and I was overcome by simultaneous empathy and self-satisfaction.

Etymology: pan- -- Greek, "all" veritas -- Latin, "truth"

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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-04-20: 02:27:00
Today's definition was suggested by Kurt Vonnegut and first appeared in his novel The Sirens of Titan.
Thank you Mr. Vonnegut! Also a word of thanks to ErWenn for suggesting this Vonnegut definition ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-06-26: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by Kurt Vonnegut and first appeared in his novel The Sirens of Titan.
Thank you Mr. Vonnegut! ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-11-06: 01:15:00
Today's definition was suggested by vonnegut. Thank you vonnegut. ~ James

'OMIGOD! Prada is on sale at Wal-Mart!'

DEFINITION: n. A place, or a moment, where all the different kinds of truths fit together, and where there are many different ways to be absolutely right about everything. n. To be absolutely right about everything.

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