Verboticism: Goodindentions

'Dang! Missed again.'

DEFINITION: v. To insist on helping someone solve a problem only to make it worse... much worse. n. The satisfaction that comes from knowing you have done your best to help someone, even if it did not turn out as well as expected.

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Aggravarian

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: ag/ra/var/i/an

Sentence: Joey's helpful nature combined with his klutziness makes him more of an aggravarian than a Good Samaritan when he helps his friends.

Etymology: AGGRAVARIAN - noun - from AGGRAVATE (to make worse, or more severe) + GOOD SAMARITAN (one who is compassionate and helpful to a person in distress)

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COMMENTS:

Very nice word play - silveryaspen, 2009-02-02: 16:09:00

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Wreckignition

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Created by: GlobalGallery

Pronunciation: reck-ig-nish-un

Sentence: Erwin thought that he deserved a little wreckignition for trying to be helpful. Dan thought otherwise. Dan was absolutely furious after Erwin had washed his brand new Porsche with a kitchen scourer, cleaned a spilt chocolate shake off the leather upholstery with turpentine, and filled up the gas tank, with diesel.

Etymology: 1.wreck - to cause the ruin or destruction of. - a vehicle in a state of ruin. 2.recognition - the acknowledgement of kindness or of something valid.

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COMMENTS:

Great word...wreckless imagination! - Nosila, 2009-02-02: 20:08:00

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Lamenaid

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: lāmənād

Sentence: Ralph’s favorite quote is ”When life gives you lemons, make lemonade” Unfortunately, his assistance turns out to be lamenaid. As a youngster, he was asked to resign from the scouts when the little-old-lady he was helping cross the street ended up face down in a mud puddle.

Etymology: lame (unconvincingly feeble) + aid (help, assist, or support) A play on lemonade

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Zealiadous

Created by: JamesDonovan

Pronunciation: Zeal ade i us

Sentence: Ja' Crispy was a little too zealaidious when attempting to fix my gutter.

Etymology: Zealous+Aid

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Windfail

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: winfāl

Sentence: Having a friend help with her homework turned out to be a major winfail. He knew less about the subject than she did. He was apparently interested in a wholly different form of chemistry.

Etymology: windfall (an unexpected, unearned, or sudden gain or advantage) + fail (to fall short)

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Badsist

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: bad sist

Sentence: No one ever asked Eddy for help, but he always popped up when something needed done and usually made it worse. His killing flies with a sledgehammer was just another way he could badsist his friends...

Etymology: Bad (not good,having undesirable or negative qualities) & Assist (help)

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Helperskelpering

Created by: splendiction

Pronunciation: help er skel per ing

Sentence: The cousins thought they were helping the fun begin! To their surprise, all their helperskelpering was met with shrieks when the parents got home to a house turned upside down...

Etymology: From two words: to HELP and HELTERSKELTER or to leave in complete disarray

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Excellent creation! Wish you had done a sentence for us to enjoy, too. - silveryaspen, 2009-02-02: 16:24:00

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Contemptment

Created by: scrabbelicious

Pronunciation: kənˈtɛm(p)tm(ə)nt

Sentence: George was so full of contemptment for his neighbours he just loved giving them a dig out, a generous helping of klutz pie was always on hand when George was around. Alas, by the time he was finished he needed an alias.

Etymology: A fusing of 1-contempt: a feeling of disrespect or scorn 2-contentment a feeling of inner peace and satisfaction

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Worstaid

Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: wir-st-ayd

Sentence: George could see Miranda was struggling to put a picture up on the wall so he felt he just had to offer his assistance. He rushed over and told her to stand back and he would get the job done in no time. Unfortunately it ended in a case of worstaid when he swung the hammer back and it flew right out of his hand and not only smashed her antique vase but rebounded and landed on Miranda's big toe. He did offer to run her to A&E but she insisted on driving there herself.

Etymology: Worst(an outcome ending in as much damage as possible) + Aid(assistance,help) = Worstaid

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Determinedator

Created by: kateinkorea

Pronunciation: de TER minned AE ter

Sentence: My determinedator boyfried lost the files off my computer, wiped clean my back-up drive when he tried to install it and then in a last ditch attempt he took my computer to a nearby repair service to retrieve what he had lost. That was when he had a car accident and pretty much finished off my computer so that nothing could be salvaged.

Etymology: DETERMINED:someone who has made a firm decision to do something TERMINATOR: the name of a movie which was associated with destruction; also someone who terminates TERMINATE: to end something or end the life of something

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COMMENTS:

De Terminator sure is a popular word in the etymologies so far this year - silveryaspen, 2009-02-02: 16:19:00

You'll be Bock! - Nosila, 2009-02-02: 20:07:00

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