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menseversary (noun) : [Latin mensis month + versus past participle of vertere to turn] the monthly recurring of a date 1 : the monthly recurrence of a date marking a notable event

The new parents celebrated the first menseversary of the birth of their child.

Submitted by: Kent Wendler from Illinois on Jan. 09, 2006 12:09

QUOTELOO (noun) : Waterloo committed in an utterance; a malapropism, a slip of tongue.

(1) "Open the window, let the 'atmosphere' come in" (2) "Today, we had a dress rehearsal. Tomorrow, we'll have rehearsal without dress." (3) "Open the window; it is too sophisticated inside."

Submitted by: Subramanian from India on Jan. 09, 2006 12:00

fromage (noun) : a cheesy tribute

The stolen templates were such a cheesy tribute, they came to be known as a "fromage" instead of a "homage."

Submitted by: Zippy from Ohio on Jan. 09, 2006 11:57

lacademic (noun) : A member of a scholarly organization, therefore lacking common sense and practical viewpoints.

Clearly a lacademic, Veronika needed three of her fellow graduate students to assist her in changing a lightbulb.

Submitted by: Matthew Lubeck from Florida on Jan. 09, 2006 11:13

compution (noun) : computer based solution

There can be more than one compution for the problem

Submitted by: Parameswaran from Kuwait on Jan. 09, 2006 09:48

smank (noun) : A foul odor or condition. Combination of stink and smell.

What is that smank? It smells like old cottage cheese.

Submitted by: Rosemary Ripley from Massachusetts on Jan. 09, 2006 07:25

magnifethereal (adjective) : Beyond superior. Inexpressibly perfect.

The symphony's performance was no less than magnifethereal. —Radio broadcast, December 2005

Submitted by: Jeramy Maglione from Nevada on Jan. 09, 2006 04:04

eddress

(noun) : electronic mail address

Which is the best eddress to contact you?

Submitted by: Marla Barnes from North Carolina on Feb. 09, 2012 09:11

odiferocity (noun) : n. - something that is highly odorous; a ferocious smell; the state of being odiferous (odoriferous)

"The odiferocity of the room drove me outside."

Submitted by: Jodi Darby from California on Jan. 09, 2006 01:06

avantgaudy (adjective) : Avant guard in a fasshion or design that is so excessive as to be gaudy.

The dresses in the soho windows were avantgaudy.

Submitted by: Anonymous on Jan. 09, 2006 00:28

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