Verboticism: Meawkward

'Why are you staring at me like that? '

DEFINITION: v. To be woken up by a child or pet who is quietly but intently staring at you from the edge of your bed. n. A creepy silent stare that is so intense that it pierces sleep.

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Glarify

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: glarəfī

Sentence: The cat wanted to glarify his point that more treats and toys were in order so he waited until Sharon had gone to sleep. He sat on the pillow next to hers and laser-beam stared at her until she awoke with a start. The only time she had felt anything that creepy before was in an Alfred Hitchcock movie. The very next morning Sharon went straight to the pet store and bought a crate for the cat to sleep in.

Etymology: glare () + clarify (make (a statement or situation) less confused and more clearly comprehensible)

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Nightglare

Created by: Jamagra

Pronunciation: nite'/glair

Sentence: He turned around fast, and he saw a small Who! Little Cindy-Lou Who, who was no more than two. She stared at the Grinch and said, "Santy Claus, why, Why are you taking our Christmas tree? Why?" (Cindy Lou Who: nightglare ninja)

Etymology: nightmare + glare

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COMMENTS:

cute! - diyan627, 2008-03-18: 01:48:00

The darling of the day! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-18: 10:34:00

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Eyetapper

Created by: diyan627

Pronunciation: eye-tapper

Sentence: Jasmine might as well have been doing a tap dance to 'Puttin on the Ritz' to get our attention. There's something about that eyetapper that can wake us right out of sleep with intention! Except she wants to be entertained, not do the entertaining.

Etymology: eye + tapper (to strike with a light blow or blows: I tapped you on the shoulder to get your attention. tap dance.)

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COMMENTS:

Great song for the day! You tapped right into this one in more ways than one! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-18: 10:18:00

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Staretle

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: steyr till

Sentence: When Sara's enormous Kitty wanted out or fed, he would staretle her until she awoke. Sometimes it took a while for her to catch on and wake up and see to his needs. Eventually, he found a quicker way to wake her up and jump start her into action. He would just start retching until he horked up a hairball...that really got her moving!

Etymology: Stare (a fixed look with eyes open wide) & Startle (a sudden involuntary movement)

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Aloomclock

Created by: ErWenn

Pronunciation: /əˈlum ˈklɑk/

Sentence: Nothing wakes me up better than my aloom clock, but I've noticed that I often wake up in the middle of the night with a jump only to discover that my cat isn't even in the room and that it was only a false aloom.

Etymology: from a(larm) clock + loom

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COMMENTS:

So meaning full, witty pun. Funtastic Won! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-18: 10:36:00

Great word! - purpleartichokes, 2008-03-18: 12:02:00

Very funny! - diyan627, 2008-03-18: 13:04:00

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Hipponoteyes

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: hip/oh/not/ize

Sentence: People thought I was crazy to have a pet hippo but, with training, he was able to hipponoteyes me to get me up and out for my daily run.

Etymology: HIPPONOTEYES -verb - from HIPPO + HYPNOTIZE

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Scioniglare

Created by: arrrteest

Pronunciation: si-on-ik-glayr

Sentence: Intent on laying still as to not let the assassin notice her, Marybeth realized perhaps her anxiety dream was being enhanced by the scioniglare of her cat that just hopped on the bed.

Etymology: Scion (from O. Fr sion, cion from kidon, to sprout, split, open) + glare (to "stare fiercely")

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COMMENTS:

Ultra-unique! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-18: 10:23:00

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Furboding

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: fer-BODE-ing

Sentence: Sally's dreams were interrupted by an awful sense of furboding and she became aware that her cat, Felicity, was staring at her ominously as she slept.

Etymology: Blend of 'fur' and 'bode'(be an omen; portend) - a play on the word foreboding(A sense of impending evil or misfortune)

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Vortasm

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Created by: youmustvotenato

Pronunciation: vore-tazz-um

Sentence: The cat had me in a crippling vortasm.

Etymology: Vortex + orgasm

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Stalkgawking

Created by: bradly224

Pronunciation: Stalk*Gawk*Ing

Sentence: She awoke to her one night stand perched next to her on the edge of the bed, stalkgawking her.

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