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'Why were you looking at that girl?'

DEFINITION: n. A person who wants to monopolize all of someone's love and tries to prevent them from sharing it with others.v. To monopolize someone's love.

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Lovaritia

Created by: jjlmfay

Pronunciation: Low-wah-ree-tia

Sentence: His paranoia was growing with the passing of each day apart. He had become a lovaritia, consumed with control and love turned something sickly. Her affection wasn't enough, he had to have all of her.

Etymology: love (deep affection for someone) + avaritia (Latin for greed)

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Sin-wat

Created by: vonnegut

Pronunciation: sin-wat

Sentence: "As your husband, I'll want all your love for myself." She stared at me with widening eyes. "A sin-wat!"... "I will not marry a sin-wat." She stood. "Goodbye." "Good-bye?" I was crushed.

Etymology: Created by Kurt Vonnegut Jr., for Cat's Cradle, published in 1963.

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Suffoleach

Created by: lumina

Pronunciation: suff/a/leech (I realize I spelled it wrong but couldn't change) :(

Sentence: Jason worried that he had made a serious mistake. Shortly after Brianna accepted his proposal of marriage, she began showing signs of being a suffoleech. Among other things, she began making lists of "sweet nothings" he was to say to her several times a day.

Etymology: suffocate-smother: deprive of oxygen and prevent from breathing. leech-a follower who hangs around a host (without benefit to the host) in hope of gain or advantage.

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COMMENTS:

an emotional vampire - deadly - Jabberwocky, 2008-06-24: 16:15:00

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Amorosite

Created by: brianmcmickle

Pronunciation: ah-mor-o-site

Sentence: He could escape the constant questioning of the amorosite as she constantly redirected his attention towards her by making him feel guilty about it being directed anywhere else.

Etymology: Combination of the Spanish word Amor meaning love and the word parasite (attached to a host sucking its life force).

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COMMENTS:

Perfect! - lumina, 2008-06-24: 22:04:00

Nice word Brian. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-06-25: 06:38:00

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Greedyneedy

Created by: ohwtepph

Pronunciation: gree - dee - nee - dee

Sentence: Men always break up with greedyneedys.

Etymology: greedy (having an excessive desire over something) + needy (in a condition of extreme want)

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Valenmine

Created by: pinwheel

Pronunciation: val/en/mine

Sentence: When he caught her deleting all of his contacts on his cell phone, Dick realised with trepidation that perhaps Julie was a valenmine.

Etymology: Valentine (your beloved one) + mine (all mine, not yours, can't have him, he's mine!)

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is that where the seven cupids work? - galwaywegian, 2007-04-17: 07:12:00

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Subjudater

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: sub joo day ter

Sentence: Francine was definitely a subjudater when it came to men. She would chase them until they caught her and then like a superpower invading a weaker country, she would overthrow their free will and declare them as one of her possessions. Men were helpless in bending to her will and surrendering their arms (and legs and brains and freedom of choice). Once she had captured them, she would raid their treasuries, embargo their contact with other females and enjoy watching them shrivel into spineless, needy lovesick shells. Once the thrill of the hunt faded for her, she would move on and go in pursuit of new territories to conquer. Yes, Francine was Plunder Woman; one of the Pillage People; A Raidy Lady; A Booty School Dropout;A Cuter Looter; The Liking Viking; Felon of Troy;A Brigand Teen; An In-laws Outlaw; A Raidin' Maiden; A Passion Pirate Queen...Just lock up your menfolk!

Etymology: subjugate(make subservient; force to submit or subdue or bring under bondage)& subdue(suppress or hold within limits and control)& dater (a person who has a steady social or love relationship with another)

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great story - Jabberwocky, 2008-06-24: 16:14:00

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Loveleech

Created by: meatloafster

Pronunciation: love + leech

Sentence: Sara's such a loveleech. I feel like she's got me by the balls.

Etymology: Someone who leeches love.

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lovelee - galwaywegian, 2007-04-17: 07:04:00

petaj Seems both you and Sara are suckers for love. - petaj, 2007-04-17: 07:19:00

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Romantisieze

Created by: rikboyee

Pronunciation: roh-man-tah-seez

Sentence: Candice knew that Barry was no longer being playfully protective, he was thoroughly romantisiezing their relationship

Etymology: romanticise, sieze

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Amogarchy

Created by: ErWenn

Pronunciation: /ˌæməˈɡɑɹki/

Sentence: We told him that his significant smother wasn't really controlling enough to constitute an amogarchy, but it was just a foma.

Etymology: from amo- (romantic love) and -archy (government)

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COMMENTS:

Significant smother works better than amogarchy, which I'd have as "a system of rule by lovers"- a truly scary notion. Still, the sentence alone is worth a vote. - Bulletchewer, 2007-04-17: 13:17:00

Thanks, and I agree that "significant smother" is better, but I never like having to cram two-word terms into a one-word entry. - ErWenn, 2007-04-17: 14:05:00

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-04-17: 04:50:00
Today's definition was suggested by Kurt Vonnegut and first appeared in his novel Cat's Cradle.
Thank you Mr. Vonnegut! ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-04-18: 02:28:00
See the top 4 words of the day at Why were you looking at that girl? ~ James

- 2008-04-20: 01:04:00
good stuffing

- 2008-04-20: 01:08:00
hairy!

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-06-24: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by Kurt Vonnegut and first appeared in his novel Cat's Cradle.
Thank you Mr. Vonnegut! ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-11-03: 00:06:00
Today's definition was suggested by vonnegut. Thank you vonnegut. ~ James

lumina - 2009-11-04: 17:09:00
Thanks for the welcome back Nos. Totally forgot about this fun place. Time to sharpen my verbotomizing skills again. Helloooo methrohumanx!