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'Wait for the perfect pitch...'

DEFINITION: n. A willingness to wait, forever if necessary, for the perfect opportunity. v. To be excessively patient.

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Ridicusistence

Created by: mana1066

Pronunciation: ree-dick-you-siss-tense

Sentence: People at work thought Dermott's ridusitence was sweet and calm until waiting behind him in line at the water fountain waiting for him to get the "perfect flow" before sipping.

Etymology: riduculous + persistence

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Errornoia

Created by: jonobo

Pronunciation: errornoia

Sentence: He was so trapped in errornoia that he never did not do nothing aka he did nothing or didn't do anything in his life.

Etymology: The fear to make errors. Error + Paranoia.

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this is good! - wordmeister, 2007-05-13: 13:56:00

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Lages

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: lage/ess

Sentence: He lages for the perfect opportunity to buy the stock at the right time. Because of his lagesness, he often misses the ideal price point.

Etymology: lag + ages

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Opportimistic

karenanne

Created by: karenanne

Pronunciation: op ur ti MIS tik

Sentence: Alan was opportimistic that this time he would find just the right work-from-home scheme. He considered it "job-hunting" when he was surfing the Web for ways to earn cash in his free time. And he had a LOT of free time now, since losing his job due to excessive time spent surfing the Web.

Etymology: opportunity + optimistic

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Pausifist

Created by: porsche

Pronunciation: paws/i/fist

Sentence: Dave was a pausifist who was very content waiting for things to happen - his slogan was "give pause a chance".

Etymology: pause + pacifist

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Power to the pauseful!! - Jabberwocky, 2007-03-19: 13:10:00

This has real pausibilities! - Alchemist, 2007-03-20: 05:03:00

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Jobeness

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: jobe/ness

Sentence: He felt that exercising extreme jobeness by waiting for the perfect pitch would result in fame and prosperity

Etymology: Job (as in the patience of Job) + ness (a character with special powers from the video game Earthbound)

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Letharjectivism

buck180

Created by: buck180

Pronunciation: leth-ahr-JEC-tiv-iz-um

Sentence: The coach, while watching Billy during practice, realized the boy suffered from letharjectivism which caused him to hold his swing unless the pitch was absolutely perfect, and as a result he would need to cut Billy from the team.

Etymology: A pairing of lethargic (a severe lack of motivation) and perfectionism (striving for the paradigm).

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Godotancy

Created by: ErWenn

Pronunciation: /ɡəˈdoʊ.ənˌsi/ Silent "t"!

Sentence: A godotant individual rarely feels the negative effects of their unrealistic optimism, but their godotancy often becomes quite frustrating for others.

Etymology: As in Sam Beckett's play, _Waiting for Godot_.

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COMMENTS:

i think Beckett wrote that... - rikboyee, 2007-03-19: 02:27:00

yes. it was definitely beckett. though stoppard is quite good also. - scottman, 2007-03-19: 04:15:00

Literary and clever ... I like it! - jedijawa, 2007-03-19: 14:51:00

Whoops! I should know better than to write these things at 4am. - ErWenn, 2007-03-19: 23:51:00

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Perflection

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: pərflekshən

Sentence: It has been said that Jerry has the patience of Job. He is so concerned with everything being perfect that he misses many opportunities. One of the problems that holds him back is that he wants to analyze everything before he actually experiences it. His perflection can be a real waste of time. He stood in line for two days for what he thought were tickets for a concert he wanted to see, reflecting on the music and the odd fact that ALL the people in line were female (he didn\'t take the time to ask) only to find out that he was in line for a casting call for a lead in the Broadway show Nunsence. What a waste of time. On the other hand he did make it through two rounds of callbacks.

Etymology: perfection (the condition, state, or quality of being free or as free as possible from all flaws or defects) + reflection (serious thought or consideration)

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Foreverbearance

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: for ever ber ans

Sentence: Doug Out was one of the most patient hitters in the entire Baseball League. His patience was actually a foreverbearance and often drove his team members crazy. He would wait forever for the perfect pitch, but often ended up striking out for his inaction. When asked where he got his patience to act this way, his answer was simple. "Why everyone knows, a diamond is forever..."!

Etymology: Forever (for a limitless time) & Forbearance (good-natured tolerance of delay or incompetence; a delay in enforcing rights or claims or privileges; refraining from acting;exceptional patience & waiting ability)

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Comments:

mplsbohemian - 2007-03-19: 10:42:00
This is the best batch of words I've seen yet. :)

wordmeister - 2007-03-19: 17:50:00
There so many good ones... But which one should I vote for? I'd like to zensist on a cialusmoment but I may have too much infinatience and succumb to preparalysis, or even aucoporence. Is this caseyatthebatititude, or just godotancy?

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-10-05: 07:40:00
Hey Verbotomists, Great words last week. Nosila was the top player, but since she won "The Eyre Affair", the prize "Lost in a Good Book" goes to mrskellyscl. This week we are giving away Jasper Fforde's "The Well of Lost Plots". Be creative, and good luck to all. ~ James