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35 more new vocabulary words

July 10, 2017

When I can’t sleep, or when I’m bored on a road trip, I spend time making up words. If getting older means I’m going to start forgetting words—or at least having trouble retrieving them as easily as I used to—then having a supply of brand-new ones in my vocabulary is a good thing, right?

Finding the right word
sometimes means making it up.
Know what I’m saying?

Here are a few more I’ve come up with lately:

Aprickable—Relevant to pricks, as in “The GOP’s behavior is aprickable in regard to human decency”

Commammorate—To show respect for or celebrate breasts

Condamnation—What #45 did in the last election by promising to “Make America Great Again”

Cornudopia—An abundant supply of stupid people

Craptocracy—A government or state in which those in power are full of crap

Digestive fart failure—The inability to hold back flatulence after eating

Evanjelloical—Having militant or crusading zeal about Jello

Freedom of peach—The inalienable right to eat a peach without censorship or restraint

Gerimeandering—When older people wander off beyond established boundaries

Grudgetarian—Someone who maintains a steady diet of ill will or resentment over a past insult or injury (as in, “The current president is a diehard grudgetarian”)

Indigenous peepholes—Naturally occurring knotholes or openings in pieces of wood

Infinitesticle—Having exceedingly tiny balls (literally and/or figuratively)

Javatar—The embodiment of being buzzed on caffeine

Materialipstick—Excessively concerned with possessing expensive lip color products

Misantrope—A person who dislikes and avoids the figurative or metaphorical use of a word or expression

Pee bargain—1. Negotiating for less time between bathroom breaks during a road trip. 2. Negotiating with the urinary gods that you make it to the bathroom in time when your bladder’s ready to burst (“Please-oh-please let me get to the bathroom in time so I don’t wet my pants; I promise to empty my bladder more frequently, especially after I drink coffee/tee/wine/water and before I leave the house/restaurant/bar…”).

Pissimistic—The quality of being arrogantly argumentative, angry or pissed off

Plantiful—Having many plants

Porcupain—The discomfort felt after you or your pet gets nailed by a porcupine’s quills

Post-tooth world—Circumstances in which actual teeth are less influential in shaping someone’s opinion of you than are fake ones (i.e., dental implants, caps, veneers or dentures)

Prejudick—A stupid, mean person who holds a preconceived opinion not based on reason or actual experience

Protubarants—Tirades in support of the largest musical instrument in the brass family

Punditz—Someone who claims to be an expert on a particular topic but is actually scatterbrained and silly; often seen on certain cable news shows

Ridiculips—Lips that have been injected with too much dermal filler (think Goldie Hawn in “The First Wives Club”)

Rum yourself ragged—To consume too many Dark and Stormies (or any rum drink, for that matter)

Scallopsism—The view or theory that the scallop is all that can be known to exist

Schlepotism—Relying on relatives or friends to haul or carry stuff for you

Serendipbooty—The pleasant, unexpected surprise of discovering that you can still fit your ass in jeans you’ve had for years

Skid-addled—The confusion you feel after your car comes out of a skid on the ice

Strepidation—The feeling of dread that your sore throat is actually a strep infection

Teat-totaller—What breastfeeding can be

Topical depression—When a group of opinionated people come together under the right conditions for a long enough time to organize into a circular flow of hot hair

Unreprohensile—Incapable of grasping the concept of reproductive rights

Vixenate—To inoculate a man against sexually attractive women who aren’t his spouse (as in, “Mike Pence needs to be vixenated so he can be alone with a woman who isn’t his wife”)

Vosnifferous—Characterized by noisy breathing or inhaling

Thoughts? Got some new vocabulary words of your own to add to the vernacular? Please share!



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  • 22 thoughts on “35 more new vocabulary words

    1. Brilliant! Definitely worthy of the Urban Dictionary.

      1. Roxanne says:

        Thanks, Tricia–I appreciate that!

    2. Jennifer says:

      Vosnifferous. Love having a word for when you are trying to sleep and the sound of your spouse’s breathing is so Vosnifferous that it’s keeping you awake!

      1. Roxanne says:

        I can relate, Jennifer! Thanks for commenting!

    3. Renee says:

      These were all totally awesome! Love “cornidopia”, there certainly are a mess of them these days…

      1. Roxanne says:

        Thank you, Renee! Yeah, there’s a real bounty of ’em out there lately, huh?

    4. Oh. My. God. Strepidation. I am FULL of Strepidation right now. How bizarre! I just got back from the Doctor – place I NEVER go. I woke with a sore throats on one side today and it got worse throughout the day. I have been sitting here thinking, Strep, Strep, what if it’s Strep? Doctor says it isn’t. It’s viral. So I came upstairs to lay down and rest – open your post and there it is!!!! They are all BRILLIANT but that one has freaked me out. It’s like someone KNOWS and is teasing me. Oh, I’m just being blogonoid.

      1. Roxanne says:

        Oh, Gilly–may you feel better soon! And you’re not being blogonoid (love this!)–although there’s plenty out here in the blogosphere that can make us that way!!!

    5. Rena says:

      Hilarious! There are a few of those I’d like to borrow!

      1. Roxanne says:

        Be my guest, Rena!

    6. Beth Havey says:

      You amaze me, Roxanne. So damn clever. Thanks for filling my afternoon with fun. I am so serious. It needs to stop!! Beth

      1. Roxanne says:

        Aw, thanks, Beth! I’m glad you had some fun with my post!

    7. margaret says:

      I read these aloud at night and have a hilarious laugh, and marvel at your ability to piece them all together!! Thanks again!

      1. Roxanne says:

        Glad they make you laugh, Margie! That’s the point! XO

    8. Haralee says:

      I love this! Some people make up song lyrics but I like that you do entire words with their definitions. This would be so good for Scrabble!

      1. Roxanne says:

        Can you imagine Scrabble with everyone just making up words? That could be fun–or crazy-making! Thanks for commenting, Haralee.

    9. We just had a move at my office, my group moved from the fifth floor to the third. A co-worker just came to my desk by accident because my desk was in the direction hers was before the move. I told her I’d done the same thing a few times. She said, “You know what I call that? We’re disflooriented!”

      I loved it!

      1. Roxanne says:

        Disflooriented–perfect! Thanks for sharing that, Bonnie!

    10. “Infinitesticle!” For me, that shoe fits. That exceedingly small shoe.

      1. Roxanne says:

        I think it demonstrates rather large cojones to admit that in public, Perry! 🙂

    11. Yeah. Maybe 1/2 to 1 cojones. On a good day.

      1. Roxanne says:

        I’ll take your word for it…

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