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'Omigod! That is a huge snake!'

DEFINITION: v. To "adopt" a cute, baby, wild animal as a pet, which then grows up to become a very large, very wild, and very dangerous predator. n. A person who treats wild animals like pets, only to discover that they are not.

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Wildpetuation

Created by: Biscotti

Pronunciation: wy-ld-pet-yew-ay-shun

Sentence: Amy knew that Eric had a problem with wildpetuation when she came to his house and was greeted by a monkey (in a bowtie no less), had her coat taken off by birds, and had her shoes taken off by rabbits. She didn't mind, the excellent service, it was just the smell of the other 13 animals in his apartment.

Etymology: Wild (untamed) + pet (cute and cuddly animals) + infactuation (crazy, sometimes foolish love of something)

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Amy must have felt like Cinderella! - Nosila, 2009-04-09: 22:08:00

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Predpetator

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: pred-pet-ah-tore

Sentence: His life insurance application was denied because he mentioned that he was married to a predpetator.

Etymology: predator + pet

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Verminder

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Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: ver-min-der

Sentence: Herbie Tollogist joined up at verminders' anonymous after his anaconda grew to such a weight that the rafters on which it enjoyed coiling itself collapsed bringing the roof crashing around his ears.

Etymology: vermin (pesky animals) + minder (carer)

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COMMENTS:

superb word - Jabberwocky, 2009-04-09: 10:47:00

Good one--Herbie really has to believe in a higher power now! - readerwriter, 2009-04-09: 11:05:00

Herbie Tollogist...love it! - Nosila, 2009-04-09: 22:05:00

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Fostermamba

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: fos ter mam ba

Sentence: When Ana Conda adopted her baby snake, she was told it was a harmless garter snake which would stay small. But in a few short years it got so big and ate anything in it's path, without the benefit of adder-tives. It was then she discovered she had become a fostermamba to a not-so-civil serpent! Oh, boa-have...

Etymology: Foster (adoptive) & Mamba (poisonous snake) & Wordplayon Foster Mom

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Adderation

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: ad der ay shun

Sentence: When Katy returned home, her adderation for Boadicea, the pet snake her husband Henry kept soon turned to horror. Eating Henry meant she was no longer a civil serpent.

Etymology: Adder (snake species) & Adoration (feeling of profound love)

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Chompanion

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: tshom pan yun

Sentence: what had arrived into the household as a cute kitty with huge paws had turned into a lurking chompanion with a constant craving for meat and terrible personal habits. She had frequently felt she should have him removed, but he did keep the place free of encyclopedia salespeople, canvassing politicians and religious groups.

Etymology: companion, chomp

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COMMENTS:

sounds like the pros outweigh the anaCONdas - Jabberwocky, 2009-04-09: 10:50:00

You really sunk your teeth into this clever create! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-09: 15:06:00

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Domestigator

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: dumb esty gay tur

Sentence: Here lies what's left of the body of Dr Dootoolittle, animal domestigator-not-so-extraordinaire

Etymology: domesticator, gator

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Underpestimate

Created by: readerwriter

Pronunciation: uhn-derh-pehst-ih-meyt

Sentence: One day while tandem bathing, Tino, to his dismay and demise, found he had underpestimated the weight and will of his pet hippo, Harry.

Etymology: Using UNDERESTIMATE, meaning to make too low an estimate of + PEST, a plant or animal that is injurious to man. Be careful of those critters, they can be "pesty mates," as well.

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COMMENTS:

wonderful verbotomy - Jabberwocky, 2009-04-09: 10:46:00

Thanks. This wasn't an easy one! - readerwriter, 2009-04-09: 11:01:00

beauty! - galwaywegian, 2009-04-09: 14:25:00

Admirable! - splendiction, 2009-04-09: 16:30:00

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Fangquet

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: fangkwit

Sentence: Hank was fascinated by snakes. He loved his collection of exotic reptiles. He loved to take them out of their cages for their feeding. He said it created a bind between himself and his slithering buddies. His friends used to tell him he was not careful enough handling these dangerous kritters. Now his friends can say they were right after Hank became a fangquet for his pets.

Etymology: fang (the tooth of a venomous snake, by which poison is injected) + banquet (an elaborate and extensive meal)

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Kittycatastrophe

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: kit/tee/ka/tas/tro/fee

Sentence: The baby mountain lion looked so helpless and adorable when it stumbled into their tent that Sally and Sam decided to take it home. It soon turned into a kittycatastrophe.

Etymology: kitty cat + catastrophe

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admire the dichotomy between the 2 words in yhour etymology! Portrays the change in feelings ever so well! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-09: 16:07:00

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-04-09: 00:01:01
Today's definition was suggested by metrohumanx. Thank you metrohumanx. ~ James

metrohumanx metrohumanx - 2009-04-09: 00:26:00
Grazie, Biscotti !Magnifico!

metrohumanx metrohumanx - 2009-04-09: 00:30:00
Weasels ripped my flesh....(frank Zappa)

metrohumanx metrohumanx - 2009-04-09: 02:55:00
His name was Flipper, Flipper- hangs out with Tuna, caught in a drft net....floats out to sea....

readerwriter - 2009-04-09: 03:29:00
See ya later, Domestigator...In a while, Crocophile!

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-10-22: 00:06:00
Today's definition was suggested by metrohumanx. Thank you metrohumanx. ~ James