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'Why are you still working on your resume?'

DEFINITION: v. To obsessively work on, shine and polish something which has no intrinsic value. n. A item which has lots of imagined shine in the eyes of the owner, but no real value for anyone else.

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Blindstone

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: blynde stone

Sentence: Marilyn was engaged to Rocky. He was a handsome cad, only after her money but she was besotted by his charm. He gave her a shiny ring, which she thought was a large, diamond symbol of his love. Unfortunately it was actually a blindstone... for once he got his claws into her fortune, she never saw him again.

Etymology: Blind (cannot see;oblivious to something) & Rhinestone (pretend diamond,used in jewellery, shiny but of little comparative value)

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COMMENTS:

u spell weekemnd wrong - andrewmcshea, 2012-02-17: 15:18:00

whoops! so did i - andrewmcshea, 2012-02-17: 15:19:00

i did that on purpose - andrewmcshea, 2012-02-17: 15:19:00

tyrone jacksin would be proud yo - andrewmcshea, 2012-02-17: 15:19:00

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Embullish

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: em buhl ish

Sentence: There was no getting away from it. although sasha had a glorious body, her resume, despite all the embullishment, was still bull.

Etymology: embellishment, bullsh*t

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RightOnTheWin Haha, nice. - RightOnTheWin, 2010-09-21: 09:20:00

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Nullevation

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: nuhl + eev + ashun

Sentence: Although Zachery polished his prized statue, retrieved from the fire in the local threatre, there was nullevation in the effect of its value.

Etymology: Null + Elevation = Null (In mathematics, the word null (from German null, which is from Latin nullus, both meaning "zero", or "none Elevation (the act of increasing the wealth or prestige or power or scope of something)

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Shingrossed

Created by: andrewmcshea

Pronunciation: shine grossed

Sentence: This crazy lady named Caitlin is comletely shingrossed with her iPhone screen and jealous of Maddy's glimmering one.

Etymology: Shine (shiny or bright), Engrossed (to be obsessed or consumed by)

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another winner right here boi - andrewmcshea, 2012-02-17: 15:07:00

tyrone jacksin would b proud - andrewmcshea, 2012-02-17: 15:08:00

DIS WORD IS BUMPIN - jessicadobies, 2012-02-17: 15:17:00

DIS WORD IS BUMPIN - jessicadobies, 2012-02-17: 15:18:00

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Endeadvor

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Created by: karenanne

Pronunciation: en DED ver

Sentence: Inna Fectiv is always working on some futile endeadvor. None of her ideas ever go anywhere, because no one ever wants any of her inventions. Her latest creation is a multi-story cage system for cats, which she calls her "Pet Projects." She keeps forgetting that cats don't like to be in cages, and usually protest it vigorously, so if you have a number of them together, the yowling is almost ear-splitting.

Etymology: endeavor + dead

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COMMENTS:

Pet Projects...cute! - Nosila, 2010-09-22: 00:07:00

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Perfectioneering

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: per-fek-shun-EER-ing

Sentence: Something of a drama queen and one with a notable lack of self esteem, Brandy would work incessantly to improve any and all manner of things from her written essays to her doll collection to her flatware, believing that her perfectioneering would somehow transform mundane things into works of art.

Etymology: Blend of 'perfection' state of being perfect and 'engineering' (engineer - To plan, manage, and put through by skillful acts or contrivance; maneuver)

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Perfectioneering

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: per-fek-shun-EER-ing

Sentence: Something of a drama queen and one with a notable lack of self esteem Miranda would work incessantly to improve any and all manner of things from her written essays to her doll collection to her flatware, believing that her perfectioneering would somehow transform mundane things into works of art.

Etymology: Blend of perfection and engineering (engineer - To plan, manage, and put through by skillful acts or contrivance; maneuver)

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COMMENTS:

Well done. Good sentence. Good word. - kateinkorea, 2009-03-10: 08:42:00

metrohumanx A true classic! A real keeper! - metrohumanx, 2009-03-10: 12:18:00

very nice - Jabberwocky, 2009-03-10: 12:22:00

Great word and sentence, mustang,I may well borrow that word to pepper in conversations! - Nosila, 2009-03-10: 21:59:00

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Flunktionality

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: flunk shun al itee

Sentence: Nick Zogute lived in a lively neighbourhood. His neighbours celebrated every known holiday with lots of lights, decorations and often fell into a competitve rivalry to out-do each other and provide the best display on the street. Nick was no different and applied the scientific skills he used at work as an aerospace designer to improve the displays and add pizzazz to the neighborhood. His kids thought his displays were all flunktionality when his Halloween Display played "Do you hear what I hear?" and his Christmas displays played "We wish you a scary Christmas and a Hapless New Year!"

Etymology: Functionality (capable of serving a purpose well) & flunk (fail to get a passing grade; not work out; not pass standards)

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flunktastic! - galwaywegian, 2009-03-10: 06:57:00

metrohumanx You never FLAIL to amuse us, Nosila! - metrohumanx, 2009-03-10: 12:15:00

great last line! great word! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-10: 14:40:00

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Bufflooniery

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: buff/luny/ary

Sentence: Sceptics called it bufflooniery but Sally was convinced that her collection of Canadian loonies would one day be the one true global currency and religiously buffed and polished them.

Etymology: buff + loonie + buffoonery

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COMMENTS:

Funny! (Poor Sally) - kateinkorea, 2009-03-10: 08:35:00

metrohumanx I really took a shine to this word! - metrohumanx, 2009-03-10: 12:21:00

Rich! luv it! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-10: 14:37:00

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Rubburnish

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: RUB-urn-ish

Sentence: Not only was Accretia a terrible hoarder, she even employed a poor student to come in on the weekends to help rubburnish her collection of tinsel.

Etymology: rubbish (low value) + burnish (polish)

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx A perfectly hilarious sentence. Accretia cracks me up! - metrohumanx, 2009-03-10: 12:22:00

super petaj - Jabberwocky, 2009-03-10: 12:22:00

rubs right into the definition, too! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-10: 14:44:00

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-03-10: 00:01:01
Today's definition was suggested by metrohumanx. Thank you metrohumanx. ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-09-21: 00:12:00
Today's definition was suggested by metrohumanx. Thank you metrohumanx. ~ James