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'Hope that's not my brain up there...'

DEFINITION: n. An out-of-body, or out-of-brain, experience which occurs when faced with a demanding intellectual challenge. v. To lose your train of thought while trying to demonstrate your intellectual prowess.

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Transcendentaldeprivation

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: tranz-en-dentl-dep-ruhv-ay-shun

Sentence: Gilbert had recurring episodes of transcendentaldeprivation and particularly so when he was trying to show off his imaginary mental agility wherein his mind would wander completely off topic causing him to lose his train of thought entirely.

Etymology: Blend of 'transcendental' (being beyond ordinary or common experience, thought, or belief; supernatural) and 'deprivation',(dispossession; loss) a play on the term 'transcendental meditation'.

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Also transcenmental ....wonderful word! - mweinmann, 2009-04-15: 08:50:00

Highly Clever! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-15: 12:01:00

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Brainout

Created by: Biscotti

Pronunciation: bray-n-ow-t

Sentence: David was experiencing major brainout when on jeopardy, and was asked "This is the color yellow and blue make". He answered "What is purple?". He felt even worse when watching and noticed he and all the other players were wearing green shirts that day.

Etymology: Play on blankout. Brain (your thinker!) + out (forgetting, drawing a blank, OR as in external, not with you)

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Disconnectedcerebralblankout

Created by: abrakadeborah

Pronunciation: dis-con-nect-ed-ce-re-bral-blank-out

Sentence: Sable was taking her medical board exam as she suddenly had a "disconnectedcerebralblankout" Not one word or idea or answer would enter her thoughts...as she was so disconnected her mind went completely blank.

Etymology: Disconnected:Not connected,separate; also:incoherent. Cerebral:Of or relating to the brain or the intellect. Blank:Appearing or causing to appear dazed,confounded. Out:So as to be missing or displaced from the usual or proper place.

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Lapsody

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Created by: fabdiva

Pronunciation: lap-so-dee

Sentence: Jake was bemused by the fact he had forgotten a whole page of his clarinet solo previously committed to memory - a lapsody in blue, as it were.

Etymology: lapse - a temporary failure of concentration, memory or judgement. rhapsody - an effusively enthusiastic or ecstatic expression of feeling.

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Brainwreck

Created by: readerwriter

Pronunciation: brayn-rehk

Sentence: "Ah Choo Choo," Tallulah exclaimed, looking down at her test paper. She had lost her train of thought. She had forgotten to take her meds and a brainwreck had taken place at the crossroads of Synapse and Catalyst.

Etymology: Playing on TRAINWRECK

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COMMENTS:

A great word! - splendiction, 2009-04-15: 20:08:00

Excellent! - Mustang, 2009-04-16: 00:21:00

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Conundumb

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: ko nun dum

Sentence: It was her worst nightmare. Mary Jane had studied hard for her finals. In fact, she'd spent hours cramming in knowledge for the big day. She'd answered every multiple choice question and felt confident that her answer was the right one in each case. All finished, she just had to complete the top portion with her personal information. She froze when it asked for her address and phone number. Having just moved, she could not for the life of her remember them. AAAgh! What a conundumb and her not allowed to open her purse. She obviously had crammed too much intense trivia in her brain cells and bumped out a simple sequence of numbers. Time's up, Mary Jane!

Etymology: Conundrum (a difficult problem;enigma;something that baffles understanding and cannot be explained;riddle) & Dumb (slow to learn or understand; lacking intellectual acuity;stupid)

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Cranidumb

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: kray nee dum

Sentence: Marcia was experiencing an episode of cranidumb while she was writing her finals. She could not even complete the multiple choice questions because she temporarily had forgotten enything she ever knew. Forget about joining MENSA, she needed to find an Alzheimer's specialist quickly...

Etymology: Cranium (part of the skull that encloses the brain) & Dumb (not smart)

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Transcendentaldeprivation

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: tranz-en-dentl-dep-ruhv-AY-shun

Sentence: Gerald had recurring episodes of transcendentaldeprivation and particularly so when he was trying to show off his imaginary mental agility wherein his mind would wander completely off topic causing him to lose his train of thought entirely.

Etymology: Blend of 'transcendental' (being beyond ordinary or common experience, thought, or belief; supernatural) and 'deprivation',(dispossession; loss) a play on the term 'transcendental meditation'.

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Epiphanot

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: ih-pif-uh-not

Sentence: Sarah studied diligently for the test but when time came to show what she knew, she was struck with an epiphanot. As Curly of Three Stooges fame said, "I'm trying to think but nothing happens".

Etymology: epiphany (a sudden, intuitive perception of or insight into the reality or essential meaning of something) + not (negative result)

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Acumeander

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Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: ack-you-mee-anda

Sentence: Cinnamon's special topic on mastermind was "spices in Asian cuisine". Once the timer started and the host began asking questions, she began to acumeander. She could no longer think straight and mixed her cardamon with her cumin and the galangal with the ginger.

Etymology: acumen (keenness of mind) + meander (wander around, get sidetracked)

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Spicy! - Nosila, 2009-04-16: 02:12:00

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-04-15: 00:01:01
Today's definition was suggested by metrohumanx. Thank you metrohumanx. ~ James

abrakadeborah - 2009-04-16: 20:11:00
Metro,YOU ROCK! :)

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-10-28: 00:15:00
Today's definition was suggested by metrohumanx. Thank you metrohumanx. ~ James