Verboticism: Disavouch

'Should I call an ambulance?'

DEFINITION: v. To deny that you have stupidly injured yourself for fear of punishment or ridicule. n. A person who won't admit it when they shoot themselves in the foot (which they seem to do quite often).

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Abjury

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Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: ab-jury

Sentence: The scars from Iris's abjury were clearly evident on her face, yet, she had so strongly denied it that there was no recognition of them when she looked in the mirror nor any recollection of her stabbing herself in the eye as she tried to defrost the fridge with an ice pick.

Etymology: abjure (forswear) + injury

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COMMENTS:

Abjurlutely fabulous - Nosila, 2009-04-14: 20:21:00

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Disavouch

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: dis a vowch

Sentence: Women torture themselves in the name of beauty. Wearing very high heels all day long and denying that your feet hurt. Getting hair extensions glued and twisted onto your scalp to pretend you have thick hair. Fake nails drilled onto your nailbed. When the pain becomes unbearable, we disavouch ourselves and bravely smile and continue looking glamourous. Afterall, being beautiful is to die for...

Etymology: Disavow (deny;refuse to acknowledge; disclaim knowledge of; responsibility for, or association with) & Ouch (expressing a feeling of sudden pain)

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Flubberup

Created by: memyselfandbo

Pronunciation: fluh-ber-up

Sentence: As Neal looked on, Mandy committed an embarrassing flubberup by tweezing her eyeball instead of her eyelash. Ouch.

Etymology: Flub: to make a mess of. Cover-up: a device or strategy for covering/concealing.

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COMMENTS:

Excellent! - Mustang, 2009-04-14: 23:40:00

Great Create! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-15: 01:29:00

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Disemvowelment

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: dis em vow el ment

Sentence: When Ted found Wendy with her eye hanging out after an eye makeup accident, he was concerned. Her denial became a disemvowelment of the seriousness of her conditon. He reckoned they should call it misscara.

Etymology: Disavow (refuse to acknowledge; disclaim knowledge of; responsibility for, or association with) & Disembowelment (the act of removing the bowels or viscera; the act of cutting so as to cause the viscera to protrude)

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Disamvowel

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: dis am vow el

Sentence: Wendy was always the first to disamvowel when she had hurt herself accidentally. But when she accidentally poked her eye out, she made more of a spectacle of herself than usual.

Etymology: Disavow (deny;disclaim responsibility for) & Disembowel (remove innards)

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Refutabuse

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: ree-fewt-ah-beuse

Sentence: Usually after she refutabused herself she could piece herself back together swimmingly, but today after she dropped her eyeball on the floor, and after the cat ate it she realised that she should get some therapy.

Etymology: refute (deny) + abuse (injure)

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Hubristle

Created by: readerwriter

Pronunciation: hew-brihs-el

Sentence: Brianna Sultana was a famous actress. Adam was the director of her latest play. Unfortunately, Brianna had become a bit of a prima donna and Adam was sick of pampering her: constructive criticism or even simple suggestions of any kind would cause her to hubristle, usually resulting in some damage to the set or herself. She always said "My show must go on," and offered no apologies for any of her antics. Brianna had stormed off to her dressing room after Adam, sure he would lose his job, had said, "Take the beam out of your own eye, so you can help me take the speck out of my eye." He didn't know she would take him literally.

Etymology: HUBRIS, meaning excessive self-confidence, arrogance + BRISTLE, meaning to react in an angry, offended manner

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Deadnial

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: ded-nahy-uh

Sentence: Denise has always been known as a contrarian. Whatever the subject, she will be on the opposite side of any argument than the majority. Last week she was involved in a car accident. She was declared DOA when she arrived at the hospital. In a serious case of deadnial, she sat up and demanded to be seen by a doctor. As long as refuses to believe in her demise she will probably stay around to contradict the status quo.

Etymology: dead (no longer living) + denial (disbelief in the existence or reality of a thing)

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Oopsadummy

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: oŏpsēdəmē

Sentence: Most mothers are happy when their newborn has the requisite number of fingers and toes. Wendel's mother feels the need to take periodic inventory. Wendel is a klutz who has been teased to the point he hides his injuries to avoid ridicule. In doing this he has become an oopsadummy. She has only had to take to the ER once so far when he almost severed his arm with a blade server.

Etymology: oopsy-daisy (used to express encouragement to a child who has fallen) + dummy (a stupid person)

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Dismembermeant

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: dis-mem-ber-meant

Sentence: Rosie would always pretend that her obviously self inflicted bruises and scrapes were no big deal. When she walked into a wall she tried to pass off the black and blue mark as makeup for her performance. When she had a burn mark from making a roast she said that she wanted to get a tatoo and thought she'd see what it looked like first. But the day she came in with two fingers missing after playing with the dog there was no way she could pass it off as dismembermeant.

Etymology: dismember(ment): to lose a limb, sever, amputate + meant: intended, purposeful

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