Verboticism: Perplexcess

'I'm clean! Clean as a needle!'

DEFINITION: n. The prescribed response of shock and denial that all world-class athletes follow when caught using banned drugs. v. To act shocked and deny guilt when accused of wrong-doing.

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Created by: CharlieB

Pronunciation: per-plex-ess

Sentence: When told his doping test had come up positive, Francis's eyes widened and his mouth fell open. His overaction was so perplexcessive that no one doubted the accuracy of the results.

Etymology: perplexed (confused, bewildered) + excess (a surplus, abnormality)

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