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'This is going to be the closest shave ever!'

DEFINITION: v. To push yourself so hard to reach an impossibly high standard of perfection, that you undercut your own success. n. An impossibly high goal which practically guarantees failure.

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Mortain

Created by: EonaFrae

Pronunciation: more-tane

Sentence: I'd been struggling all year to mortain good grades, but for some reason my coveted A+ remained illusive.

Etymology: Mort [french: dead] + Attain [To accomplish, to achieve]

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Motiflaytion

ubgrud

Created by: ubgrud

Pronunciation: mow-ti-flay-shun

Sentence: He was so motiflayted to win the race that he capsized his boat.

Etymology: motivation+flay

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Doombition

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: doom bis shun

Sentence: Nick lived up to his name. His doombition was to have the smoothest shave possible to impress his new girl. He honed his blade too fine, worked too fast and ended up becoming her ex-boyfriend by exsanguinating all over the bathroom floor. His doombition was also a dumbition. Too bad, the medics did not get there in the Nick of time...

Etymology: Doom ( make certain of the failure or destruction of;an unpleasant or disastrous destiny) & Ambition (a strong drive for success;strive for a lofty goal)

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Sharp! - jrogan, 2009-08-19: 08:33:00

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Twazzer

Created by: greengoddess

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Acubris

Created by: ArsMajika

Pronunciation: ah-KEW-bris

Sentence: My acubris led to me getting more work done than my boss... she fired me that afternoon.

Etymology: Acme - one that represents perfection of the thing expressed; Hubris - Foolish pride

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Leadweed

Created by: quippingqueen

Pronunciation: leed/weed

Sentence: Becoming leadweed in a well-manicured garden wasn't such a tall order after all.

Etymology: lead + weed

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Destrive

Created by: Osomatic

Pronunciation: de-STRIVE

Sentence: Trying to fit into her bikini caused her to destrive herself at the gym.

Etymology: destroy + strive

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Masochristic

hyperborean

Created by: hyperborean

Pronunciation: ma-so-krih-stihk

Sentence: He tried so hard to be perfect it was masochristic. How would Jesus shave?

Etymology: masochist + christ

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Overdude

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: ōvərdoōd

Sentence: Like many guys Walter feels the need to take things to extremes. The fact that he fails just about every time he attempts to overdude something doesn’t change his approach.

Etymology: overdo (carry to excess; exaggerate) + dude (a guy, man)

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Excelplode

Created by: galwaywegian

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