Verboticism: Crimsenescence

'Do you think she is overreacting to our surprise party?'

DEFINITION: n., The shock and embarrassment felt after innocently implying that you are much younger, only to discover that everyone actually knows how old you really are. v., To be embarrassed when caught lying about your age.

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Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: KRIM-si-NES-uht

Sentence: When celebrating a surprize birthday party with her twin brother, Roxie's friends found out that they were not identical: he was forty-five and she was only thirty-one! Despite her candleblush, crimsenescence and muttonrouge, she quickly explained to all and sundry, "I never forgotten my age - once I decided what it was to be!"

Etymology: CRIMSENESCENCE: Blend of CRIMSON: reddened, red-faced, flushed & SENESCENCE: growing; old,aging. CANDLE: (the number of) as a symbol of age on a birthday cake & BLUSH: To become red in the face through embarassment. MUTTONROUGE: as in "mutton done up as lamb;" Rouge: as in red for embarrasment. Also a play on, or antonym of, the "Moulin Rouge."

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