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Wednesday, October 8, 2008

The "words"

Here are the "words" used in "Webster's words are spaztastic!" along with definitions and use, via Merriam-Webster's Open Dictionary:

* idiocracy (adjective) : an incompetent group, class, or government
"Sometimes our government seems like it is an idiocracy."
Submitted by: Taimur on Jul. 04, 2008 15:17

* spaztastic (adjective) : To become overly excited over something so fantastic that you go into uncontrollable seizure-like spasms over it.
"Winning the lottery would be so spaztastic for me right now!"
Submitted by: Sista' Patterson from Pennsylvania on Dec. 26, 2007 13:21

* ridiculosity (noun) : a state of riduculousness
"The far-fetched stories of the old man were pure riduculosity."
Submitted by: Anonymous on Sep. 16, 2005 19:13

* vocabularious
(adjective) : expressed in unnecessary, extravagant, and frequently incorrect terms
"Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson could compete to see who is more vocabularious. or His incorrect usage of obscure terms to impress his date showed he was vocabularious."
Submitted by: Rhonda K. Smith from South Carolina on Aug. 05, 2008 16:15
(adjective) : possessing a rich, lavish, or vast knowledge of words and vocabulary; being able to use words with an artful and intelligent flare
"Although I know it is not an actual word, vocabularious is what springs to mind in order to describe Peter's brilliant and eloquent use of the English language."
Submitted by: K.A. Hoffa from Pennsylvania on Mar. 03, 2008 16:38

* Laughative
(adjective) : likely to laugh
"I am very laughative with my best friend. "
Submitted by: C from Florida on May. 16, 2008 19:07
(adjective) : of or relating to one who laughs a lot
"You have been very laughative today!"
Submitted by: Unknown on Dec. 04, 2007 20:20
(adjective) : -describes a person who has recently had a spurt of laughing or commonly laughs.
"Meagan is very laughative tonight."
Submitted by: Abby Riley from West Virginia on Jul. 18, 2007 21:15

* Ediot (noun) : Someone who thinks he or she can edit—but can't. (Can also be applied to video—a vidiot.)
"She thinks she's an editor, but, looking at that manuscript, I can see she's really an ediot."
Submitted by: Ellyn Hament from California on Feb. 20, 2008 17:31

* Blamestorming (noun):
An intense discussion for the purposes of placing blame or assigning responsibility for a misdeed or failure. Etymology: patterned on brainstorming.
(From Webster's New Millennium™ Dictionary of English)

* scareify (verb) : to frighten or make scared
"I was scareified when thought I was going to crash into that tree."
Submitted by: Anonymous on Aug. 29, 2008 04:04
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