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Poundxiety

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: pownd zuy etee

Sentence: When Betsey lived in Montana, she dreaded Spring, because her poundxiety would return. She knew she had gained some pounds over Christmas and winter and had a hard time losing it. At her doctor's office, the scale read 187 pounds...thirty more than normal for her. When her husband was transferred to Canada, she was delighted to find that at her new doctor's office, she only weighed in at 85...she figured all the effort and stress of the move had helped her slim down,until her doctor pointed out that her weight was measured here in kilograms. He told her that if she had transferred to England, she'd only weigh 13.35 (stone that is).

Etymology: Pounds (weight measurement, especially of the body) & Anxiety ( a vague unpleasant emotion that is experienced in anticipation of some (usually ill-defined) misfortune;a relatively permanent state of anxiety occurring in a variety of mental disorders)

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Blimpblight

Created by: quippingqueen

Pronunciation: blimp/blite

Sentence: As she ambled across the room like an elephant, she realized that her nightly forays into the refrigerator foraging for leftovers was the cause of a bothersome state her husband often referred to as blimpblight.

Etymology: blimp + blight

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Caloregret

Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: cal-oar-ee-gret

Sentence: Sue blamed her failure to lose the weight she'd gained over the holidays and resultant caloregret on those pint-sized purveyors of post-Christmas confections, the Girl Scouts.

Etymology: calorie, regret

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COMMENTS:

you do have a knack for the simple, straightforward combination of meanings. I like it! Here's my vote. - w5lf9s, 2007-02-28: 04:53:00

Girl Scouts using " the look" to pedal their cookies. You just can't say no. I'll go as far as to say "the look" earns them a merit badge, and I blame them for my spare tire. Just Kiddin ;) - toadstool57, 2007-02-28: 07:43:00

Ok, everyone pile on the girl scouts :) Who are you, MeMe Roth? (google it). hehe, j/k. nice word! - Alchemist, 2007-02-28: 08:53:00

Oh my, MeMe is quite blobsessed! I wonder if she's ever been pummeled by by a Brownie. - purpleartichokes, 2007-02-28: 10:28:00

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Disafatment

Created by: DoctorManhattan

Pronunciation:

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Etymology:

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Flabberession

Created by: wordmeister

Pronunciation: flab-ber-er-shun

Sentence: After flabbernating all winter long, William was so flabbergasted went he stepped on the scale, that he immediately fell into a state of deep flabberession.

Etymology: flab + flabbergast + depression

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COMMENTS:

Erm, your pronunciation and sentence use don't match your word...flabulous idea though... - Discoveria, 2007-02-28: 13:37:00

I keep changing the spelling. I think this is it... - wordmeister, 2007-02-28: 13:43:00

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Springdumb

Created by: BMott

Pronunciation: spring-dumb

Sentence: She realized she had suffered a case of springdumb all winter as she munched on twinkies to keep the winter blues at bay, forgetting that spring bikinis would soon be in fashion.

Etymology: Spring: That lovely time of year when everything blooms, but your body isn't supposed to. -- Dumb: The ability to ignore the obvious.

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Adiposetraumaticstress

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: a dee po straw mat ick stress

Sentence: unfortunately her adiposetraumaticstress sent her straight back to the fridge for more icecream, it was going to be a long winter of discontent.

Etymology: adipose tissue, post traumatic stress

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COMMENTS:

petaj whew - good effort in the pronunciation - petaj, 2007-03-01: 05:06:00

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Speedophobic

Created by: toadstool57

Pronunciation: spEED-O-fhO-bic

Sentence: Jill is speedophobic, getting concerned that David is pigging out at the buffet, knowing there is only 20 days to the pool party. She did all she could to keep her food down just picturing David in his tiny polkadotted speedo.

Etymology: speedo,type of swim suit/phobic, fear of

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Sheddread

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: 'shed-dred

Sentence: Once again facing the awful prospect of having to lose the winter fat she had stored up, Carmen had an almost overwhelming case of sheddread, not sure she could drum up the discipline needed to pull it off.

Etymology: Blend of 'shed' (v. to cast off or let fall - leaves, hair, feathers, skin, shell, etc - by natural process) and 'dread' (n. terror or apprehension as to something in the future; great fear)

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Equinoxious

Created by: Alchemist

Pronunciation: eh-kwuh-NOKS-shush

Sentence: As Barb peered over her belly to read the scale she felt so equinoxious she had to sit down. She began to sob, "Damn, I KNEW I should've thrown those last dozen fruitcakes away!"

Etymology: equinox (first day of spring) + anxious with a side of noxious.

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-02-28: 00:08:31
Today's definition was suggested by purpleartichokes.
Thank you purpleartichokes! ~ James

'Yikes! Spring is almost here and this stupid scale is still wrong.'

DEFINITION: n. That sinking feeling you get when you realize that you will be shedding your winter coat, before you can possibly shed the extra layer of insulation (i.e. fat) that you gained over the winter. v. To worry about your weight.

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