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'Wait for the perfect pitch...'

DEFINITION: n. A willingness to wait, forever if necessary, for the perfect opportunity. v. To be excessively patient.

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Created by: Alchemist

Pronunciation: zen-SIS-tense

Sentence: Ever since Rupert got back from Esalon, he has been annoyingly zensistent. Yesterday, we must have burned 3 gallons of gas while cruising Wal-Mart for the "perfect" parking spot.

Etymology: zen + insistence

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Created by: mana1066

Pronunciation: ree-dick-you-siss-tense

Sentence: People at work thought Dermott's ridusitence was sweet and calm until waiting behind him in line at the water fountain waiting for him to get the "perfect flow" before sipping.

Etymology: riduculous + persistence

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Created by: porsche

Pronunciation: paws/i/fist

Sentence: Dave was a pausifist who was very content waiting for things to happen - his slogan was "give pause a chance".

Etymology: pause + pacifist


Power to the pauseful!! - Jabberwocky, 2007-03-19: 13:10:00

This has real pausibilities! - Alchemist, 2007-03-20: 05:03:00


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Created by: Ahmad

Pronunciation: altra-prau-krsti-nation

Sentence: people with ultraprocrastination have never been men of action.

Etymology: ultra means very hight or excessive one. procrastination means to delay or not taking action.

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Created by: jonobo

Pronunciation: errornoia

Sentence: He was so trapped in errornoia that he never did not do nothing aka he did nothing or didn't do anything in his life.

Etymology: The fear to make errors. Error + Paranoia.


this is good! - wordmeister, 2007-05-13: 13:56:00


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Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: transe payt iens

Sentence: his trancepatience was so effective, he had his own cpr team.

Etymology: trance patience

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Created by: CharlieB

Pronunciation: oh-ver-doh-stow-ick

Sentence: People sometimes wondered if Jim's placid acceptance in the face of life's onslaughts was motivated less by monastic zen, and more by an innate laziness and overdostoicism.

Etymology: overdose (an excessive amount) + stoic (one who is indifferent and free of passion)

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Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: see-AL-us-mo-ment

Sentence: He knew he should have turned left at Poughkeepsie, but it didn't feel right, so he waited for that Cialusmoment and ultimately ended his journey in Tucson.

Etymology: Cialus - an erectile dysfunction medication whose commercial asks the question "When the time is right, will you be ready?"; moment


I LOVE this one! Very funny! - jedijawa, 2007-03-19: 14:49:00


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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: pərflekshən

Sentence: It has been said that Jerry has the patience of Job. He is so concerned with everything being perfect that he misses many opportunities. One of the problems that holds him back is that he wants to analyze everything before he actually experiences it. His perflection can be a real waste of time. He stood in line for two days for what he thought were tickets for a concert he wanted to see, reflecting on the music and the odd fact that ALL the people in line were female (he didn\'t take the time to ask) only to find out that he was in line for a casting call for a lead in the Broadway show Nunsence. What a waste of time. On the other hand he did make it through two rounds of callbacks.

Etymology: perfection (the condition, state, or quality of being free or as free as possible from all flaws or defects) + reflection (serious thought or consideration)

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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: for ber ans

Sentence: When Casey played baseball, his teammates called him Strike Four. He waited until the perfect pitch came his way, waiting for the fourth strike to be his lucky one. His fourbearance usually cost the team its game.

Etymology: Four (number) & Forbearance (good-natured tolerance of delay or incompetence)

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mplsbohemian - 2007-03-19: 10:42:00
This is the best batch of words I've seen yet. :)

wordmeister - 2007-03-19: 17:50:00
There so many good ones... But which one should I vote for? I'd like to zensist on a cialusmoment but I may have too much infinatience and succumb to preparalysis, or even aucoporence. Is this caseyatthebatititude, or just godotancy?

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-10-05: 07:40:00
Hey Verbotomists, Great words last week. Nosila was the top player, but since she won "The Eyre Affair", the prize "Lost in a Good Book" goes to mrskellyscl. This week we are giving away Jasper Fforde's "The Well of Lost Plots". Be creative, and good luck to all. ~ James