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'You must me so hot in those boots.'

DEFINITION: n. Anxiety caused by fear that one's body odor may offend others; often exacerbated when required to remove heavy sweaters, or footwear.v. To worry about the way you smell.

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Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: ran - sid - uh - CO - sis

Sentence: Felix was a real neat freak with a clean fetish and fearing he had multiple kinds of body odors and emanations, he suffered severe bouts of rancidychosis whenever he had to be around other people.

Etymology: Blend of rancid (of an odor or taste- rank, unpleasant, and stale), and psychosis (a mental disorder characterized by symptoms, such as delusions or hallucinations, that indicate impaired contact with reality)

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Created by: ziggy41

Pronunciation: ap-reek-hen-shen

Sentence: She was swelled with appreekhension when her boyfriend asked if she wanted a foot message because she just did a five mile run in leather shoes.

Etymology: Apprehension (anxiety that something bad will come) reek (smell foul or disgusting)


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Created by: jonobo

Pronunciation: "stench" like in stench, "anoia" like in paranoia.

Sentence: I was way too stenchanoid to remove my shorts, so i made a special-excusation-move to the bathroom...

Etymology: stench + paranoia = stenchanoia

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Created by: ekath

Pronunciation: fer-et-ful-ness

Sentence: Until the inverntion of deoderant, athletes and pubescents alike carried with them (literally) a looming pheretfulness that also inspired the development of ugg boots.

Etymology: from pheromones and fretfulness

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Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: rez iss tench

Sentence: her natural resistench was so powerful, she was the only person who used the spa's sunbed fully clothed.

Etymology: resistance, stench

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Created by: jonzerofourteen

Pronunciation: wif-ster-ee-uh

Sentence: Tom usually suffered terribly from whiffsteria. His anxiety about people smelling his body odor forced him to seek therapy. And what a change! Thanks to his therapist, he still stunk to high heaven, but he didn't worry about it anymore. His whiffsteria was cured.

Etymology: whiff (trace of odor or smell) + hysteria (outburst of emotion or fear)

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Created by: daisy

Pronunciation: foot-o-fo-bi-ah

Sentence: Sam's footophobia kept him out of the podiatrist's office long enough, he was going to get those corns taken care of come hell or high water.


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Created by: charmed3



Etymology: From the stinking past

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Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: oh-dowt

Sentence: You would think that after spending the entire afternoon in the hot sun putting in a stone walkway Mark would have eaudoubt, but to the contrary, he walked in the house and blithely peeled off his shirt, taking out two of my guests in the process.

Etymology: eau, doubt, no doubt

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Created by: kikawong

Pronunciation: pung/gent/toe/ol/fact/toe/foe/bia

Sentence: He's suffers from such extreme pungentofactophobia that he can't even come 100m within the radius of a dustbin.

Etymology: pungent (smelly) + olfactory (sense of smell) + phobia (fear)

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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-04-26: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by magenta.
Thank you magenta! ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-04-26: 00:56:00
Vonnegut Week's top Verbotomist, Rikboyee, reveals his secret creative strategy! Read The Verobotomy Interview: Rikboyee on the Verbotomy Blog.

Jabberwocky - 2007-04-26: 10:59:00
I really enjoyed reading the Rikboyee interview. Perhaps you could choose random verbotomists to interview from time to time. It adds yet another dimension to an already fabulous game.

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-04-26: 13:53:00
Hey Jabberwocky, Excellent idea! Are you, perchance, offering yourself for a splinterview? (Note: Splinterview is word created by Rikboyee to describe the way I spliced together our email exchange to create the "interview" for the blog.) I would love to splinterview the winner each week, and I see you are very near the top of the list... I have also heard rumours, although it is not official yet, that the winner this week will be awarded a Verbotomy Cup (See the sneak preview here) imprinted with the Author's own Verboticism. ~ James

Jabberwocky - 2007-04-26: 14:20:00
While it would be a frabjous (blend of fair, fabulous and joyous, taken from the Lewis Carroll poem about the Jabberwocky)honour to be splinterviewed, I have been close many weeks but have a difficult time maintaining my stamina. I suspect the winner this week will be Petaj who has put in some superlative words. There are also several dark horses moving up as well, along with the indomitable Stevenson0. The cup is tempting though - great idea

petaj petaj - 2007-04-26: 19:11:00
OOh that cup looks great. I hope I can hold on to my lead with those dark horses closing in.

Mustang - 2008-07-03: 06:14:00
Psychosis....good one. gmta?

artr artr - 2009-11-12: 03:41:00
Not to be THAT guy but shouldn\'t the first line be \"You must BE so hot in those boots\"?

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2011-04-01: 00:04:00
Today's definition was suggested by magenta. Thank you magenta. ~ James