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DEFINITION: n. Something, or someone, that/who always seems to break or fall apart, just when you need it/them the most. v. To fall apart just when you need to get it together.

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Quitessential

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: kwit-uh-sen-shuhl

Sentence: Marsha assumed that the owner's manual had a typo when it described her new computer as quitessential. Not so. All too often, when she was at a crucial juncture in a tabulation, it would just quit. She wouldn't even get the dreaded blue screen, just a few Chinese-looking Kanji characters and a shutdown. When she had the characters translated, they said "I have a headache, goodnight". So much for buying a cheap PC from the back of a van.

Etymology: quit (of the pure and essential essence of something) + essential (absolutely necessary; indispensable)

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Nojokingitisallbroken

Created by: abrakadeborah

Pronunciation: No-joke-ing-it-is-all-broken

Sentence: Bob Dylan tells the world, Nojokingitisallbroken,including you and me.

Etymology: No:Used to express denial, no way! an expression of emphatic refusal or denial [Old English nān none] disagreement, or refusal. Joking: To not be real to make things appear as not real a joke,an amusing or ludicrous incident or situation. It: Used to refer to a general condition or state of affairs... Is: Third person singular present indicative of "be". All: The entire or total number, amount,quantity or totality. Broken: Being in a state of disarray; disordered,to be torn apart and unable to pull it together,subdued totally; humbled: a broken spirit,a broken promise weakened,crushed by grief,financially ruined,not functioning; out of order... (Unable to keep their word)

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Hollalization

Created by: Keeah

Pronunciation:

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Vodkatage

hyperborean

Created by: hyperborean

Pronunciation: vod-kah-tahj

Sentence: I thought a little liquid courage would smooth out my nerves, but when she asked me why I wanted to work for her company I cursed her out. I vodkataged another big interview.

Etymology: vodka (booze) + tage from sabotage (treacherous action to hinder an endeavor)

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Widgetwreck

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: WID-jit-rek

Sentence: Sandra calls her appliances, tools, cell phone and other gadgets widgets and sadly for her many of them seem to fail at the most inopportune moment, a condition she lugubriously refers to as widgetwreck.

Etymology: Blend of widget and wreck

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COMMENTS:

wizard of widgets! - Nosila, 2009-05-07: 21:41:00

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Voilater

Created by: ankur

Pronunciation: voi-later

Sentence: he again proved to be a voilater by not turning up to take his friend for his(friend's) appointment with the dentist. my cellphone is doing a "voilater" again, i have to make a call and i cant find it...

Etymology: voila = word used by magicians when they make something disappear.. so... voilater = who / which disappears..

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Vexamate

Created by: dochanne

Pronunciation: Vecks-a-mate

Sentence: Dave did his best to avoid looking self-absorbed by offering his help where he could, but when the time came he always had a good excuse to renege. He prided himself on being just retreatimate enough with his female friends that they would be left wanting more, never realising that the VXM he saw in texts was a referral to him, the ultimate vexamate.

Etymology: Vex - annoy; mate - friend, buddy, chum or partner; vaccinate - unpleasant treatment required before people become immune to nasty things.

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Reliefragile

Created by: splendiction

Pronunciation: really fragile

Sentence: Sandra spent most of her time on tenterhooks as steward of the women’s shelter relief kitchen. Lately, she had become reliefragile in her personal affairs as well. It was a relief for her to lean on the pillars around her for support.

Etymology: From the words relief and fragile.

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COMMENTS:

Slendid!!!! Splediction :) - abrakadeborah, 2009-05-08: 05:25:00

Ooops SPLENDID*....dang where's the spell check LOL! It's way to late and I'm way too tired....after 5 am here...(I'm a night owl) - abrakadeborah, 2009-05-08: 05:27:00

Thanks abrakadeborah! - splendiction, 2009-05-08: 18:25:00

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Fethrend

Created by: tigress

Pronunciation:

Sentence: My fethrend dentist has an appointment available whenever I don't need him.

Etymology: fair weather friend

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Emergencyalater

Created by: dekra

Pronunciation: emergence-see-u-later

Sentence: Dan always disappeared when it came down to crunch time, definitely an emergencyalater kind of guy.

Etymology: Emergency + See you later

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-05-07: 00:01:01
Today's definition was suggested by abrakadeborah , who was wondering why some people break their promises, and by Bob Dylan's answer in song "Everything is Broken" ~ James

abrakadeborah - 2009-05-07: 03:14:00
WOW James thanks a LOT for using my definition and cartoon was great too :) Deb :)~

abrakadeborah - 2009-05-07: 04:20:00
NoJokingitisallbroken...is my word James~ ! I really enjoyed making up my word and sentence for this one the most of any one I've written! Along with Bob Dylan's music. He is SO PROFOUND :) People breaking their word of honor,the economy,poverty,the government...all need to be repaired...

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-05-07: 07:08:00
Broken cutters, broken saws,
Broken buckles, broken laws,
Broken bodies, broken bones,
Broken voices on broken phones.
Take a deep breath, feel like you're chokin',
Everything is broken.
Bob Dylan
See: http://www.bobdylan.com/songs/everything-is-broken. ~ James

mrskellyscl mrskellyscl - 2009-05-07: 08:09:00
Depressing. In the words of one of my favorite gurus, "Quitcherbitchin and get off your butt and fix it."

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-05-07: 14:22:00
I like "Quitcherbitchin." A great verboticism. ~ James

abrakadeborah - 2009-05-08: 05:20:00
Yes! James~ so much in the world is broken...but how many are willing to attempt to repair OR put forth the effort to make a difference...very few. Bob Dylan is so PROFOUND in his lyrics! YOU James made me slow down and get deep into listening to Dylan! So thank you~ :)

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-11-19: 00:10:00
Today's definition was suggested by abrakadeborah. Thank you abrakadeborah. ~ James