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'Do you think she is overreacting to our surprise party?'

DEFINITION: n., The shock and embarrassment felt after innocently implying that you are much younger, only to discover that everyone actually knows how old you really are. v., To be embarrassed when caught lying about your age.

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Antiquissment

Created by: novaspectyr

Pronunciation: an/TIK/wiss/ment

Sentence: The memory of their brief flirtation caused her such antiquissment that she could barely look him in the eye.

Etymology: antiquity + embarrassment

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Birthdaybashful

Created by: rikboyee

Pronunciation: birth-day-bash-full

Sentence: the looks on everyones faces as i started my speech with 'thankyou all for helping me celebrate my 40th birthday' made me feel very birthdaybashful

Etymology: birthday, bashful, birthday bash

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COMMENTS:

Interesting choice of words incorporated in your unique appealing tender creation. - silveryaspen, 2008-02-05: 07:11:00

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Mendaciouspause

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: men day shus pawz

Sentence: When the kiddies in her office gave Joan a surprise birthday party, it gave her a mendaciouspause to see they had gotten the right amount of candles on her cake. She'd been 29 as long as she had worked there, for over 20 years. How did they guess she wondered? She had been very careful at disguising her true age...hair died dark chocolate brown, wrinkle creams galore, wearing trendy, youthful clothes, etc. What Joan did not know was that the kiddies weren't blind...they'd seen her taking Geritol breaks, wearing support hose, having hot flashes and most tellingly, they'd seen the big box of Depends in her bottom desk drawer...damn those tv commercials she thought!

Etymology: Mendacious (intentionally untrue;given to lying) & Menopause (time in a woman's later life when her fertility ends)

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Embarrabusted

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: em-bar-uh-buh-sted

Sentence: When her coworkers threw her a birthday party Joan was embarrabusted when her true age was emblazoned on the cake.

Etymology: embarrassed (uncomfortably self-conscious) + busted (caught)

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Fossillusion

Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: /fos-si-loo-zhun/

Sentence: Although around the office, Maxine had been claiming she was only 32 for her past three birthdays, and either nobody had caught on, or they hadn't called her bluff. But her co-worker had enlisted her brother to bring the cake to the office this year, and with her true age written out for all to see, in a forest fire of candles, her fossillusion had ended right then and there.

Etymology: fossil - an old person; slang (from French, fossile "dug up") + illusion - an act of deception (from Latin, illusionem "a mocking pretense")

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COMMENTS:

lol! love the forest fire of candles! great combo! - bananabender, 2008-02-05: 03:00:00

Fascinating word that also conjures up those false illusions as we tell our wishfullie age. Fossillusion has a unique appeal. - silveryaspen, 2008-02-05: 07:15:00

She could add years to her life by just telling the truth! Nice and cleverly blended word! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-02-05: 16:08:00

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Embarragement

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: embarājment

Sentence: The surprise birthday party created nothing but embarragement. The truth came out when someone calculated that Suzie’s son would have been born when she was 4 years old.

Etymology: embarrassment (a feeling of self-consciousness, shame, or awkwardness) + age (the length of time that a person has lived)

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Agejury

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: age/jur/ee

Sentence: She committed agejury several times during her birthday party subtracting five years from her real age.

Etymology: age + perjury

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COMMENTS:

Clever blend. The jury out! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-02-05: 16:31:00

nice - purpleman, 2008-02-05: 16:52:00

And reminds one also of the injury to the ego that aging brings! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-05: 18:24:00

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Ageghast

Created by: bookowl

Pronunciation: age/gast

Sentence: Since she was an agenostic and didn't belive in chronological age, she was ageghast when she was outed as being an octogenarian.

Etymology: age + aghast

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Love agenostic! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-05: 18:14:00

Great words! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-02-05: 19:39:00

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Defibyoulater

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: dee fib u lay ter

Sentence: Agatha decided that at 59, she had been alone and shelf-concious for too long. Her ads in the Singles columns brought men her own age, who had baggage, most of it too heavy for her to carry. There was Ted who "loved to take long walks" (cause he lost his license); Ernie who "loved children" (had one in each state);George who was "newly single" (since his wife kicked him out when she caught him in bed with a nun and a dachshund); Reg who loved "romantic dinners at home" (at her home, cooked by her,because he was too cheap to take her to McDonald's); Fred who was "a man of independent means" (since his pogey had kicked in); Gary who was "college-educated" (thanks to the Corrections Service Inmate Education Program);and Norris who was "a social drinker" (he apparently was social 24/7!) Fed-up, Agatha lied about her age (now 39) and a few other details (forgot to mention all that plastic surgery, oops) and attracted the attention of Biff, a twenty eight year old paramedic. Things went well on her first date with the robust young ambulance jockey. That is, until they ran into his parents. His mom recognized Agatha from her high school days as the class bike (everyone had a ride!). Boy did, Agatha have to use the old defibyoulater that night!

Etymology: Defibrillator (an electronic device that administers an electric shock of preset voltage to the heart through the chest wall in an attempt to restore the normal rhythm of the heart during ventricular fibrillation...often used when older people go into cardiac arrest) & Fib (lie, tell untruths ) & You Later (afterwards)

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COMMENTS:

Excellent. I am wonderfing if Biff will go into shock when Agatha gave him the defibyoulater? - silveryaspen, 2008-11-28: 13:55:00

excuse the grammatical error ... gave should be gives! - silveryaspen, 2008-11-28: 13:56:00

funny - Jabberwocky, 2008-11-28: 15:31:00

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Humiliage

Created by: Dougalistic

Pronunciation: Hugh-milly-udge

Sentence: Janine's party was a complete flop. We knew she was like 16, she didn't fool anybody saying she was 22. I mean, who was she kidding? Anyway she had complete humiliage, and ran out the house screaming "im doomed, you all hate me!". We just laughed.

Etymology: Humiliate - To damage somebody's dignity or pride, especially publicly. Age - the life of something be it an inanimate object or living thing.

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COMMENTS:

Fits the definition so very well and the feeling that goes with it! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-05: 07:20:00

Good word! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-02-05: 16:17:00

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-02-05: 00:55:00
Today's definition was suggested by remistram. Thank you remistram. ~ James

silveryaspen - 2008-02-05: 06:56:00
Had so much fun with your definition remistram! All kinds of related verboticisms popped into my mind, some of which I couldn't resist putting in my sentence as I sat here laughing out loud. Everyone's great creations made me laugh more. Fun definition!

ErWenn - 2008-02-05: 10:09:00
I've made it a point to let my friends know that on my birthday cake, I expect one candle for every year of my age. (Next is the big three-oh.) You can't stop getting older, so you might as well enjoy the fire hazard that your birthday cake is slowly becoming.

remistram - 2008-02-05: 12:05:00
Can relate - turned the big 4-0 in January....ack!

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-02-06: 07:14:00
Yes the fires are getting bigger ~ James

silveryaspen - 2008-11-28: 14:10:00
Lots of fun and funny sentences today!

Nosila - 2008-11-28: 21:50:00
When I red your story I knew it was one in vermilion!

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-04-23: 00:07:00
Today's definition was suggested by remistram. Thank you remistram. ~ James