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DEFINITION: n. The unnameable fear which overcomes one when a large silent UFO cruises arrogantly overhead. v. To be frightened by the huge flying objects which exist (for the most part) in your imagination.

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Ufobia

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: yoo-foh-bee-uh

Sentence: Ginny has a bad case of UFObia. She is afraid of anything she can't immediately identify that is airborne. Just last week she had a screaming hissy fit when a plastic grocery bag blew her way unexpectedly.

Etymology: UFO (unidentified flying object) + phobia (fear)

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Pianic

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: pee ann ik

Sentence: Digger's screams of pianic inevitably ended in a flat minor

Etymology: panic piano

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Astralphobia

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: as tral fo beeya

Sentence: Stella had but one fear to live with...astralphobia. She was convinced that aliens were invading our planet and that one by one from stars and moons and planets and galaxies, extra-terrestrials were planning an invasion of our world. This fear may in part have been fuelled by films like Independence Day, Invasion of the Body Snatchers and E.T. In fact, she was sure that some space travellers were already amoung us. How else could you explain Donald Trump's Hair or Paris Hilton? She had heard that some were coming here to procreate with humans to help infiltrate our society. She decided that she would never join an on-line dating service just in case. It would be just her luck to meet someone from Uranus or other disgusting places!

Etymology: astral (to do with the stars or heavens) & phobia ( fear of...)

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx Stella !!! Hahahaha. Where DO you get your ideas? - metrohumanx, 2009-03-05: 12:56:00

That great unconquered inner space (between my ears) Cheers. P.S. Her last name is Virgin. - Nosila, 2009-03-05: 20:33:00

Stella's a great name for such a person - I must go change my sentence now! I used that name too! -awesome word! - splendiction, 2009-03-05: 21:11:00

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Extraterrorestrial

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: ekstrətərestrēəl

Sentence: Barbara is convinced that the sky is full of extraterrorestrial objects. How does she explain that you can't see these scary orbs? Cloaking technology! Yes, she has a science affliction.

Etymology: extraterrestrial (of or from outside the earth or its atmosphere}+ terror (extreme fear}

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx Doe Barbara have a Jack Rusell terrorerier? - metrohumanx, 2009-03-05: 12:43:00

Very good! - Mustang, 2009-03-05: 17:32:00

artr She is a interrorior designer and the Jack Russell just wouldn't match. - artr, 2009-03-07: 17:49:00

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Paranormia

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: par-uh-NOR-mya

Sentence: Felicity was again experiencing a severe bout of paranormia, fearing an assault by imaginary objects from above that only she could see and sense.

Etymology: Blend of 'paranormal' (Beyond the range of normal experience or scientific explanation) and 'paranoia' (A psychotic disorder characterized by delusions of persecution)

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Xtrimaginaphobia

Created by: kalex

Pronunciation: X-chra-ma-jin-uh-foh-bee-uh

Sentence: Afflicted with xtrimaginaphobia as she was, Evelyn could not leave the comfort of her tiny home. If she did, she would be subject to the assault of any or every UFO within 400 light years (or so she thought).

Etymology: Xtra-as in extra-terrestrial magina-imagine phobia-fear

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Aerosis

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: air/os/is

Sentence: Jody suffers from the heartbreak of aerosis constantly ducking and flinging herself under sidewalk and park benches to avoid being struck by her perceived areonautic space debris.

Etymology: AEROSIS - noun - from AERO (pertaining to flying objects such as aeroplanes) + NEUROSIS (personality disorder typified by excessive anxiety and a degree of social, or interpersonal maladjustment)

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx Good word, but I got tongue cramps pronouncing it! - metrohumanx, 2009-03-05: 12:47:00

I can't even say this once slow let alone three times fast ... must need an alien tongue to say this one! Superb tongue twister! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-05: 15:02:00

metrohumanx I think my comment was supposed to appear beneath "Pedesastrian".....AEROSIS is clever and eminently pronounceable. - metrohumanx, 2009-03-05: 17:23:00

Nice switcheroo stevenson! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-05: 17:40:00

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Ufobia

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: ewe efff owe beeee ah

Sentence: Her mother could never understand how her ufobia, prevelant since that summer night in the cornfield at the age of four, never seemed to stop her dating the most extraterrestrial looking dorks and wierdos. Sometimes Mindy worried her deeply.

Etymology: UFO phobia

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COMMENTS:

Great! - kateinkorea, 2009-03-05: 09:26:00

on a roll - Jabberwocky, 2009-03-05: 12:34:00

metrohumanx Cleverly arcane reference! - metrohumanx, 2009-03-05: 12:40:00

Out of this world! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-05: 15:15:00

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Fantasymagoria

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: fan/tas/ee/mag/or/eea

Sentence: Sally suffered from fantasymagoria every time a Star Trek convention came to town.

Etymology: fantasy + phantasmagoria (shifting series of real or imaginary figures as seen in a dream)

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Everyone loves a good fantasy! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-05: 15:12:00

I like the way you think :) - abrakadeborah, 2009-04-01: 16:40:00

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Consteralienation

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: känstərālēənnāshən

Sentence: Wendell is not allowed to watch Sci-Fi movies. Every time he watches one he is left with an overwhelming sense of consteralienation. Every light in the sky, every unexplained noise he hears is surly extraterrestrial. He is just one step short of wearing tin foil on his head. This wouldn’t look good in his position as CEO of a major corporation.

Etymology: consternation (feelings of anxiety or dismay, typically at something unexpected) + alien (extraterrestrial)

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-03-05: 00:01:01
Today's definition was suggested by metrohumanx. Thank you metrohumanx. ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-09-16: 00:44:00
Today's definition was suggested by metrohumanx. Thank you metrohumanx. ~ James