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'Well Doc, will I ever be young again?'

DEFINITION: v. To spend years and years wishing you could be young again, only to discover that it's actually happening, but not exactly as you imagined. n. The fear the you are getting so old that people will start treating you like a baby

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Silverblock

Created by: scrabbelicious

Pronunciation: Sill/ver/bloc

Sentence: As an honest writer of children's bedtime stories, PJ sometimes felt the retarding effects of writer's block, but when he was diagnosed with severe silverblock, he felt his life's work was a big lie and a product of his own vanity.

Etymology: Silverblock n. genetically modified variation of "silverback``, the lead (eldest?) male in a troop of gorillas, crossed with "writer's block``, a condition experienced by uninspired writers (perhaps in denial of lack of ability to be inspired?).

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Deagerate

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: dee/age/er/ate

Sentence: The alzheimer's disease caused his brain to deagerate at a rate much quicker than his family had anticipated.

Etymology: DEAGERATE - verb - from DE (added to verbs to imply reversal) + AGE + DEGENERATE (to diminish in quality)

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Dependaby

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Created by: Mrgoodtimes

Pronunciation: dah - pend - ay - bee

Sentence: Old Tom loved most aspects of growing old, more time with family, playing golf, long walks with no destination, if only he could stop the dependaby transformation.

Etymology: Depends (diapers) - baby (infant), antonym of dependable

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Retroturing

Created by: texmom

Pronunciation: ret trow tour ing

Sentence: Herbert found himself retroturing into an 60 year old in the day care center.

Etymology: retro - looking back uring - the second half of maturing

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Freshenphase

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: fresh-en-faze

Sentence: The diapers, the long naps, even the constant drooling didn't bother Harold, it was the urge to crawl around on the floor that disturbed him, he thought - he must get his happy knees back from his son in a hurry!

Etymology: fresh (new, young) + phase (a thing of varying modes or conditions manifests itself to the eye or mind)

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Younderyearning

Created by: grasshopper

Pronunciation: you/ under/yre/ning

Sentence: I had to explain to my 10 yar old that her grandmother was not living vicariously but younderyerning.

Etymology: younder/days gone by, yearning/to want badly = younderyearning

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Juvigruntled

Created by: serendipity9000

Pronunciation: ju·ve·grun·tled

Sentence: There was nothing for it. No matter how happy he tried to be with the kind nurse spoon feeding him pudding, the old man was juvigruntled. What he wouldn't give for a nice steak and his own knife and fork.

Etymology: JUVI from juvinle and GRUNTLED from disgruntled.

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And his own teeth to eat it with... - Nosila, 2008-08-14: 21:45:00

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Infantasize

Created by: sineadf1

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Aberrajuvenize

Created by: Foghawk

Pronunciation: uh-BEAR-uh-joo-ven-ize

Sentence: Martin had the meaning of "careful what you wish for" driven home to him quite forcefully when a boring but admittedly good life in the retirement home was suddenly switched with painful hours in a seedy daycare after, one week in late December, he abruptly aberrajuvenized.

Etymology: From "aberrant" and the Latin root "juvenis", denoting youth.

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Regretssion

Created by: toadstool57

Pronunciation: rE-gret-shun

Sentence: Tom, at the age of 99, felt regretssion that he couldn't compete in this year's Ironnman.

Etymology: regression/regret

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gret word toadstool - Jabberwocky, 2007-06-21: 16:39:00

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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-06-21: 01:38:00
Today's definition was inspired by Robert J. Sawyer's Rollback, and the never-ending search for the magic pill that will make you young again. The funny thing is that when the rejuvenation does happen in the real world, it's usually a disaster -- and a source for inspiration. Thanks Rob! ~ James

ivonce - 2008-08-18: 09:40:00
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