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illegals - Persons under the age of 18. | Illegal aliens, particularly in the United States. | Informal: shorthand for illegal alien, illegal immigrant. Someone whose presence in the United States is a violation of immigration law. Repeated due to the recent "Ban the I-word" movement.

How can anyone deny that it's bad behavior that results in illegal immigrants -- who should rightly be called either illegal aliens or criminal aliens -- or maybe just illegals? Negligent behavior at best for those who overstay their visas. Bad if they overstay for more than a short time. I was taught -- weren't you -- that you punish bad behavior and reward good behavior. If you reward bad behavior, you encourage more bad behavior -- and you will get it.

e.g., The Olsen twins are illegals. | California's illegal alien population was estimated at 1.7 million in 1994. That followed the Census Bureau's 1992 estimate of 3.4 to 3.8 million illegals in the United States. Before the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 went into effect, estimates were 3 to 5 million. The estimates these days are always ≥11 million, and some go much, much higher. | Illegals in certain circumstances are now called dreamers -- and have virtually the same rights as United States citizens, excluding the legal right to vote. Can that be far away? | Don't call me an illegal. People are not illegal. Saying so is a hate crime.

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illegible - Speaking hesitantly or nonsensically.

e.g., He was so illegible that he couldn't remember what soda was called.

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illegiterate - Iillegitimate" and "illiterate" -- a dumb bastard.

e.g., I am an illegiterate on a computer.

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illeglian - People who do illegal things.

e.g., That girl texting while driving is an illeglian.

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illegniscity - Full of wrong-doing intentions, criminal-mindedness, or craziness. Wackiness in the face of strange obstacles. Commonly occurs after heavy drinking or concerts at shady arenas. Used to describe minor crimes which are out of character for the perp.

e.g., "I'm going to put a live deer on that car," said Henry. "No, you can't. What are you, full of illegniscity? That's not like you at all. You're usually all about the legal."

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illicit - A sick lawyer.

e.g., The barrister was suffering terribly, thus becoming illicit.

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illiciticity - The quality -- or degree -- of being illicit.

e.g., His action had a high degree of illiciticity.

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illighterate - Used to describe the person utterly incapable of producing a flame with a lighter.

e.g., Mike may be the most unlucky person in the world. He either never buys a lighter that works, or he's just illighterate.

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illiteragitimate - The term stupidicious unedjumicated folks might say instead of"illiterate."

e.g., Chris doant no wat ees sain, that thar boi's illiteragitmate.

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illiterati - Sadly, the modern equivalent of the literary intelligentsia, who have little or no ability to write without violating the prescribed standards of writing. Specifically, internet "writers" and "reviewers" who can't spell or construct a sentence.

e.g., Movie studios these days have to play their cards close to their chest lest they incur the wrath of the internet illiterati, who have the power to ruin their film's potential at the box office with one poorly written "review."

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illiterative - Repeating the same misspelled word(s). Often online, and often by lamers or people who don't know better. Illiterate + iterative.

e.g., "ill send it too you to." "no." "y not? tougt u wanted it to." "my god, you're so illiterative."

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illmathematical - Maximum state of illness.

e.g., That flow was illmathematical.

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illmatical - very ill, but not quite as ill as 'illmathematical'

e.g., my new sweat pants are illmatical.

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illogy - A situation or occurrence which can be said to be illogical or which makes no sense.

e.g., Given that it is now mathematically impossible for your team to acheive promotion this year, your insistence that it will is clearly illogy.

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illucidate - A cross between illuminate and elucidate.

e.g., Please, illucidate me.

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illuminaughty - A group of lizards, disguised as people, who tread on your flower bed, never tidy their rooms, and hide your stapler when you need it. Unlike the Illuminati they actually exist, but are not terribly dangerous.

e.g., He knew he had been visited by the Illuminaughty when one of his socks vanished from the radiator.

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illuminot - A conspiracy buster or debunker, usually a thing but could be a person.

e.g., Seeing the wreckage of the weather balloon should have proved that the "alien craft" flying around with "mind control lasers" was a bunch of illuminot.

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illungiaticbus - For those times when you try to use toothpaste and you squeeze the tube and you know there's more left but you have to keep squeezing from the back and it takes so long and it's just too annoying.

e.g., I tried to brush my teeth this morning, but my toothpaste was illungiaticbus.

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ima - can represent various forms such as 'I' 'I am' 'I am going to' & 'I have'

e.g., ""Ok, ima gonna go home now. see you later. Ima love you..Ima having some food""

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ima - a different way to say "i'm going to," usually implying some sort of physical violence. typically used in hip hop lyrics.

e.g., ima get you, foo. | ima kick your scrawny ass.

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ima - I am going to.

e.g., Ima go to the bathroom.

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ima - I'm going to, I shall, I will, I'll, etc.


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imagibang - Mentally envisioning sex with a person found attractive yet probably unattainable. Can be used by either gender for same or opposite sexes. It is an omni-use word.

e.g., "Did you see those cheerleaders?" "Yes, and I imagibanged them all!"

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imaginary morning sickness - (IMS) A woman pretending to feel ill in the morning so that her husband or boyfriend will be extra nice to her, like making a cup of coffee or breakfast.

e.g., Sorry I'm late. My wife had IMS this morning.

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imaginectomy - Cutting that results in loss of imagination.

e.g., I've met too many people working in the "exact" sciences who have had imaginectomies.

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imagineer, imagineering - From General Electric or Disney. Imaginative construction or progression. Used primarily by marketing and sales people to describe some "leap of faith" taken by someone with regards to a project. Word is a fusion of "imagine" and "engineer(ing)."

e.g., The project looks like it's going really badly. You need to do some serious imagineering on the details to get yourselves out of trouble.

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imaginism - Someone or something that has a high level of imagination.

e.g., John's artwork was a piece of pure imaginism.

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imaginorganism - Any imaginary life-form.

e.g., "Haylee, are you having fun with your friend?" "Yes." "You do know she's just an imaginorganism, right?" "No."

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imbareassed - Embarrassed.

e.g., I don't know whether I'm imbareassed by my spelling or because imbareassed.

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imbascil - Imbecile.

e.g., "Krystal," at the link provided, called Melissa Harris-Perry an imbascil.

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imbesire - Mix of imbecile and sire. One who is at once a person of wealth and status and at the same time an imbecile. Can also be used in regard to a person of supreme idiocy, a king of imbeciles so to speak.

e.g., Mom has a new boyfriend, but I think she is just with him because of his wealth and status. After speaking with him for five minuites, it was clear to me that he is an imbesire.

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imbiguer - It's a synonym of "to hinder" and "to impede". It's a verb. Sure there are already two words with similar meaning, but why not have a third?

e.g., The sun imbiguered by ability to see and caused me to run a light.

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imbiguity - Ambiguity caused by the nature of instant messaging and its lack of tone or context.

e.g., It's difficult to express the concept of IMbiguity when you're IMing. But it's not the least bit difficult to be IMbiguous. It's difficult not to be.

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imbisilly - Something that is so incredibly stupid that it's hilariously funny is imbisilly.

e.g., What Jane did was so incredibly imbisilly that I laughed so hard I got hiccups.

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imby - Used when you are about to say something and it completely slips your mind, and you're left trying to remember what you were about to say.

e.g., What was I going to say? I can't remember, another imby moment. This is happening more and more often since I retired.

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imconfidence - Privately, but not overtly or publicly confident about something.

e.g., Although she appeared to know nothing about the subject, she was brimming with imconfidence when she saw the test paper.

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imdb - To use the interet movie database ( to find something.

e.g., Bryan: How old is Tom Hanks. Jay: Imdb it.

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imdb - As a verb: To look up someone in the Internet Movie Data Base.

e.g., Some whippersnapper thought Kevin James belonged on a short list of the greatest comedians ever? Kevin James? Who the hell is Kevin James? I IMDbed him and found out he was the male lead in King of Queens, his main claim to fame. More recently he's made some not-so-good movies. Yeah, right. One of the greatest comedians ever. Sure he is.

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imeweus - All purpose pronoun.

e.g., Imeweus like food. It was imeweus. Imeweus all went to the store after school.

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imf - International Mother Fund.

e.g., I'm our of money again. I'm going to go plead to the IMF.

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imfeasibubble - A bubble constructed entirely from nothing, thus, a completely ludicrous and absurd idea or concept.

e.g., "Why don't we make a goat-powered helicopter?" I stared at him incredulously. "That's completely imfeasibubble!" I shouted.

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iming - (v) To be instant messaging.

e.g., I was just iming her and she thought we should get together for a movie.

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iminoidal - Adjective to describe the shape of a slope-sided slab placed on top of a low wall--like a shallow roof.

e.g., Jack liked his new iminoidal wall--it stopped the kids from trying to tightrope-walk across it and falling into his petunias.

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iml - (n., pronounced “iml”) The American Sign Language sign for “I love you”, sometimes used as emoticon.

e.g., “I'll always remember the last time I saw her, waving an iml at me over the crowd in the airport.”

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imma - Used to make "I am going to" shorter.

e.g., Imma go make something cool now.

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immaculant - Huge.

e.g., The biggest problem I have with Hummers is that they are immaculant.

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immaculate - A way of complimenting someone for gross incompetence.

e.g., Chris is an immaculate worker. He has no conception of what to do.

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immaculate pre-conception - An idea born of nothing; one that has no basis in fact.

e.g., Chris's belief that he is better than everyone else is an immaculate pre-conception. He is, in fact, a loser.

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immeadiately - Immediately, when you need beer.

e.g., Barmaid, bring me another brewski ... immeadiately.

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immelman, to pull an - A U-turn. Taken from the name of a manuver used by airplanes to accomplish much the same thing -- that is, a swift reversal of direction.

e.g., Wrong way. Just pull an Immelman -- no one's looking.

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immersive - Absorbing, enthralling. Despite its common usage, it's not a real word and does not show up in a dictionary.

e.g., The game was an immersive experience. I felt like I was really there.

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immigration dictionary - Where you can find plain English definitions of immigration-related legal terms from the common to the unusual. With over 400 terms, it is the most comprehensive immigration dictionary on the internet. Check the link.

e.g., Look it up in the immigration dictionary. I've provided a link.

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immination - The experience of hearing two or more coincidental references to something unusual within a short span of time.

e.g., I had an immination the day I finished a book by an obscure novelist--I learned he had died that morning.

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imn't - I am not.

e.g., Robert: Ashley, you're a dork. Ashley: No, imn't.

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imn't - A conjunction of the words "I am not." I'm a college graduate. I've used this word my whole life, been laughed at and ridiculed. But you know what? It makes sense to me. Now I can show everyone it actually is a word.

e.g., Mom: "If you hit your brother one more time, you're grounded." Me: "I imn't!"

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imogen - A Little More Invention, Please


Of all the thousands of languages in the world, English has probably one of the largest vocabularies. This is not just the number of things, ideas, feelings, and states that the language can describe, but, like a hydra, one concept often spawns more than one word. Why say sea when you can say whale road? Why use only dog, when there are hounds, or harts instead of stags? Mogs and cats?

Not only that, but the number of dead words is nearly as large as the number ofliving ones — or perhaps as large or larger. Still more words are simply not used anymore — for example, slubberdegullion. Many readers thought Dumbledore was a great name for a wizard. Did Rowling make it up? Seems very unlikely, not because she’s not good at making things up, but because in the Cotswold region where she grew up, dumbledore is another way of saying bumblebee.

English is also filled with half-assed combinations. You know, where there is a word that suggests the other half of the equation has been lost. We have ruthless but no ruthful or ruth? We have unkempt, but where is kempt? Why can you be underwhelmed and overwhelmed, but never simply whelmed?

Our language has a great history of making stuff up. Take dog — who on earth knows where that one came from? No one. It was hund/hound for thousands of years … then suddenly it’s dog. We know the meanings of many words. Some come directly from other languages and cultures, such as juggernaut, sofa, and shampoo. Sometimes they get adopted more than once as the meaning changes in the country of origin — leading to hotel, hostel and hospital, which all have the same root. Others develop out of other languages such as Greek and Latin. Some words, such as pea (pease), cherry (cerise), penthouse (pentice), sweetheart (sweetard), and bridegroom (bryd-guma) are mistakes and mishearings.

Many words are just invented by creative types. Jeremy Bentham, best known for best seller guides such as Emancipate Your Colonies, invented the word “international” and then apologized for its inelegance. Shakespeare, for example is credited with having invented a whole raft of words:barefaced, critical, dwindle, gust, hint, lonely, and tons more.

For all their inventive quality, whether it is turning slang mainstream, playing with other languages, making stuff up, or just making a mess of things, the English language has not covered everything. There are gaps. Ones so huge, in fact, there is almost unlimited potential for wordsmiths to get creative — or as Elvis may have said, “time for a little more invention please.”

So what is English missing? Well, for starters, what comes between hard and soft? Normal does not quite cover it. How about between near and far? Here is not quite right either. Or, for that matter, between big and small/little? Is it normal again? Average? Other languages have managed to fill these voids.

A few years ago, a British writer working for the TV show QI, which stands for Quite Interesting, wrote a book called The Meaning of Tingo and Other Extraordinary Words from Around the World. The book compiled lists of words thematically, words that espoused themes, ideas and things English could not.

Some favourite gaps highlighted by Adam Jacot de Boinod include farik (a woman who hates her husband — there’s ‘normal’ again), muka (licking the lips to show that food is tasty), karoshi (death from overwork), radfahrer (one who butt kisses bosses, but bullies underlings), backpfeifengesicht (someone who has a face you just want to slap), and varevare (young and hopeless).

As well as gaps in the language, there are a number of areas that are dominated by dull, descriptive vocabulary. Think finance and business for example. Along with government, these sectors are stuffed full of jargon and management speak. This is a shame because there are many good things about business and about finance, such as when it comes to the best ways and places for moving finances, to transfer money, hire staff, sell the brand, and so on. What English needs is better ways to express these ideas without putting people to sleep.

So, squires: pens, pencils, keyboards, and crayons out — time to get smithing on new letter ensembles. Then, when you come up with something new, submit it to the PseudoDictionary for your fifteen minutes of fame.

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imogenial - Of or relating to the British pop star Imogen Heap.

e.g., My best friend makes this very imogenial music. She also uses very imogenial auto-tune equipment, and sometimes speaks with an imogenial (high-pitched, British) accent.

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imolgic - (ih-MOLE-jick; adj.) 1. Of or pertaining to Imbolc (pronounced i-molg), the Gaelic festival of spring, usually celebrated on February 1st (the Celts saw spring as running from the beginning from February through the beginning of summer on Beltaine at the beginning of May); 2. of or pertaining to early spring.

e.g., The first imolgic festival is groundhog day, on February 2nd.

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imoncutcha - Ah-mon-kuh-cha. Contraction of the phrase "I'm going to cut you." A ghetto threat. Rarely used, but hilarious in the right context. Observed in the Second Annual Yadda Yadda Yadda Blah Blah Blah Yackety-Shmackety Variety Show at Del Campo High School, Sacramento, CA.

e.g., You don't shut yo mouth, imoncutcha.

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imow - contraction of "I'm going to". southern

e.g., Imow have a PBR and watch some Springer.

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imp - Cool, suave, and sophisticated.

e.g., Sean Connery was the best James Bond. He's always imp in the 007 movies.

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imp of the perverse - That which "forces you to do that which does not require to be done, to the defeat of everything else that should be done." Edgar Allan Poe || "The Imp of the Perverse is a metaphor for the common tendency, particularly among children and miscreants, to do exactly the wrong thing in a given situation. The impulse is compared to an imp (a small demon) which leads an otherwise decent person into mischief." The Imp of the Perverse is the converse of a shoulder angel such as Jiminy Cricket, who acted as Pinocchio's conscience.

My Imp of the Perverse kept urging me to search the internet for midget sex, though I knew I should really be attending my son's birth. || While I certainly won't 'fess up to being a miscreant, I'll admit to behaving at times as if the Imp of the Perverse is sitting on my shoulder. | A friend says my looks alternate between those of a cherub and those of The Imp of the Perverse.

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imp pact - The venerable ancient agreement that allows those irksome little denizens of the Nether World to inflict, for their amusement, stupid but embarrassing pranks on Humankind. Examples: spilling coffee all over the front of one's shirt, or finding your trouser fly unzipped at work.

e.g., "Okay, Steve, your hands and arms waving at me are intended to get my attention and tell me something so serious that it's worth interrupting my important presentation to these 300 hundred top engineers of our company. So...what is it?" "Imp pact barn what?" "Barn door, what?" "Oh...Barn door, open???...Oh...OHH...OHHHH!"

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impact - If you're using impact as a verb, a better choice is probably affect -- and by "probably," I mean "almost always." If you're using it as a noun, effect may well be a better choice.  
If you're talking about one thing striking another -- falling objects, getting shot, or jackhammers, for example -- impact is going to fit. Otherwise, you're unlikely to go wrong by avoiding its use as a verb entirely. If you simply must use it as a verb other than in the striking sense, restrict its use to very significant (great) effects. (Yeh, yeh, I know about impacted teeth. Ouch.)

e.g., Inferior: Cutting prices one percent will impact our bottom line. Better: Cutting prices one percent will affect our bottom line. Better yet: Why aren't we raising our prices instead of lowering them? We have the best product on the market.

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impact adjustment - An educated maneuver that "repairs" (usually temporarily) a piece of hardware via a swift smack or calculated drop (see "percussive maintenance").

e.g., If the VCR starts buzzing, just lift the front edge about an inch and drop it -- that's usually enough of an impact adjustment to make it stop.

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impactful - To have a significant impact.  
{ED. Consider yourself well-advised not to use impactful -- unless you're making a little joke of using it and want to make people laugh. If you use it seriously, you may well be laughed at, anyway -- but you shouldn't be happy when that happens. This seems like a good place to remind you of what we've said elsewhere:

Do not believe anything you read in the pseudodictionary.
Do not take us seriously. Do not believe anything we say.
Seek wisdom elsewhere. Watch out for leg-pulling and tomfoolery.
This site is a lark for the owners and you always need to keep that in mind.


e.g., We've got to find a way to make these statements more impactful. {ED. We're screwed unless we find a way to say this more effectively.}

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impactuous - Of or containing impact; either emotional (as in an emotive speech) or physical impact.

e.g., Your speech about 50 Cent certainly was impactuous, Earlene.

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impassenger - The person sitting in a car whot tries to unlock the car door while another tries to open it from the outside. This results in the door remaining locked and entry into the vehicle still denied.

e.g., Damn. Thwarted again by an imbecile impassenger.

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impasta - Someone who eats unleavened bread before Passover ends.

e.g., He ordered the rolls before remembering what day it was and then realized what an impasta he had become.

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impastrinate - To feed someone pastry. Noun forms include "impastrination" (the act of being impastrinated) and "impastrinator" and "impastrinatrix" (male and female, respectively, engaging in the act of impastrination).[From "im-," variant of "in-" from Latin "in" = "in, within" + "pastry" from Middle English "pastee" poss. from Old French "pastitz" = "cake"]

e.g., That sunny day, we strolled to the bistro down the street where we served ourselves coffee and then publicly impastrinated each other, first with an almond croissant and then a pain au chocolat, in quick succession.

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impatience fee - Additional cost of a product stemming from the buyer's unwillingness to do the legwork to find a better price.

e.g., I paid $85 dollars for those hubcaps, including a $45 impatience fee there, 'cuz I'm sure I could have found them somewhere else for $40.

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impch - Measurement comparable to the size of an imp.

e.g., She was less than an impch high.

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impeccably peckable - The perfectly hen-pecked husband -- a hen-pecking wife's dream spouse.

e.g., Sigmund was so agreeable with everything -- yes even the constant nit-picking, nagging, and complaining of Lenore, his wife. On her part, Lenore was never happier than when she was complaining, and was never so secretly pleased with him as when she bitterly displeased with his every thought and action. Still, no complaint ever escaped Sigmund's lips. Truly, Sigmund was impeccably peckable.

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impedaphilia - When a minor is seeing someone over 40.

e.g., As I was walking down the street, I saw an act of impedaphilia.

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impedestrian - A pedestrian who crosses the street very slowly so as to hold up traffic.

e.g., I was held up at 3rd and Main by a group of impedestrians.

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impedoom - Strange feeling of impending doom.

e.g., The night had been going well. However, on downing her fourth shot of tequila, Milly couldn’t help but get a feeling of impedoom about the remaining dark hours before morning would dawn. (See for more writing in this vein.)

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impeeve - To impede someone in such a manner as to cause great annoyance.

e.g., My sister impeeves me every morning by running into the bathroom to take an hour-long shower, when she knows I'm late for class.

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impercussion - A combined form of "implication" and "repercussion"--an effect which is largely uncertain, but probably going to be bad.

e.g., The impercussions of Arctic National Wildlife Refuge drilling are not yet known.

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imperial doughnut - 1. A ring-shaped cake made of rich, light dough that is fried in deep fat and manufactured for consumption by minions of the evil Galactic Empire. 2. A convention-defying site containing traces of satirical wit, nostalgic insights on popular culture, and deep-thinking philosophical illusions of grandeur relating to a certain individual's so-called life.

e.g., Bob the Stormtrooper was gagging for an imperial doughnut after a hard day's rebel blasting on Hoth.

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imperience - To purposely not pursue an endeavor or do something that is highly likely to bring success if actually done.

n. one's previous life focused on the things that one purposely did not do that could have brought the individual more success.

e.g., Speaking from my imperience in working with children, I know that getting them to like me first needs to come before I can expect any respect.

If you ever choose to imperience reading books, you know you will be sorry since you will soon regret your lack of knowledge and wisdom.

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imperior - 1. Between superior and inferior. 2. Something that has lots of flaws, but also good points.

e.g., The _Garbage Pail Kids_ movie is imperior to the original trading cards.

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impersenator - n - A political hack, masquerading as a statesman.

e.g., The new conservative majority in the House of Representatives at first appeared to be a new breed of politician, but now, they're looking more like a bunch of Impersenators.

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impervertous - Unable to be swayed by sexual come-ons or influences.

e.g., I am impervertous to the amorous temptations you subject me to.

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impeticos - (v) To pocket, impocket. OED says: a burlesque word put into the mouth of a fool. Applied as a perversion of impocket, and perhaps intended to suggest petticoat.

e.g., Used only once by Shakespeare, in _Twelfth Night_: "I did impeticos thy gratility."

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impictinate - To imagine vividly.

e.g., Impictinate this, a perfect world with no crime, no pollution, and no famine.

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imping - The practice of repeatedly sending IM ping messages (e.g., "r u there?") because the other person has stopped replying.

e.g., I've been IMing the new blonde secretary a lot but I spend most of my time impinging her because she's answering the phone or handling reception.

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implaqueable - Describing teeth that, no matter how poorly oral hygeine is maintained, are impervious to plaque and decay.

e.g., Despite the fact that he hardly brushes, and never flosses, Ned hasn't had a single dental issue in more than 30 years. How's that possible? Easy -- Ned's teeth are implaqueable.

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imposeter - A stupid question, one often asked when the answer is clearly visible or obvious. A poser that should not be; a not real question used as means of getting someone's attention or starting a conversation, the answer already being known by the asker.

e.g., "Hey, Bubba, what you doin'? Watchin' t.v.? What ya watchin'? . . . Is that Bugs Bunny? . . . What ya eatin'? VCereal?" "Sissy, I'm just not answering your imposeters."

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imposthume - An abscess. The example is taken from Michael Quinion's World Wide Words Newsletter 03 March 2012. | From The Free Dictionary: "A collection of pus or purulent matter in any part of an animal body; an abscess." Impostume.

e.g., “Dost thou know me bladder, / Thou insolent impostume?” snarled a character in John Fletcher’s The Island Princess. That was in 1621, when people had a more imaginative way with insults. Impostume is now rare, its infrequent escapes from the less-thumbed pages of our dictionaries being mostly in quotations from old herbals.

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imprathetic - Impressive yet pathetic. For a back-handed compliment that "praises" one's knowledge or ability regarding something that is otherwise useless.

e.g., His ability to quote the entire final scene of Point Break word for word is imprathetic.

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impraze - An amalgamation of the words impress and amaze.

e.g., That pet monkey of yours never fails to impraze.

submitted by Beer

impressional - An impressive yet original look.

e.g., That shirt he was wearing was very impressional.

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imprestidigitation - The appearance of captured sailors on deck by conjury.

e.g., Most of the band of pirates three sheets to the wind and pretty darn useless from a night of drinking rum, Blackbeard ordered imprestidigitation from a somewhat sober magician captured in Barbados.

submitted by Theresa

imprise - Impressed and surprised state.

e.g., Dave’s ability to pull dental floss from his mouth through his nose imprises me.

submitted by Nathan

imprized - Surprised and impressed.

e.g., Wow, I'm imprized at all the progress you've made.

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improbulous - So improbable as to be miraculous.

e.g., Candy: I met my boyfriend on the Internet, and he's not creepy or ugly or grotesquely overweight. Pretty improbulous, huh? Mandy: Unh, huh. But you still haven't actually seen him.

submitted by manders

impropagandized - wrongly or unfairly or unethically indoctrinated or brainwashed, mindwarped. Propagated on the innocent or unsuspecting, simple or ignorant, gullible or defenseless.

e.g., Many humans on planet Earth are essentially impropagandized. But many are convinced that this is OK and normal, not improper at all. People are told what to think and do and believe, often not a matter of choice or freedom at all. Humans of the world, be revolting -- or at least, significantly evolving..

submitted by Paul Edic - (www)

improvisention - Inventions that are hastily put together to get the task done quickly.

e.g., "Are you sure this improvisention will work?" "Of course not."

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improvokation - Quickly assessing and implementing what annoys and irritates another person.

e.g., Chris is a master of improvokation. Yesterday a guy pulled a gun on him in less than 20 seconds.

submitted by steve zihlavsky

improxible - Unapproachable, that cannot be gotten close to, you can't get near it

e.g., While we were still in Shangrilala I wanted badly to obtain the signature of the king, but he turned out to be totally improxible.

submitted by Paul Edic - (www)

imuna - I'm going to

e.g., Imuna get something to eat.

submitted by Bron

imvasion - Returning to your computer to find an overwhelming number of instant messages waiting to be responded to.

e.g., I forgot to change my status to "Away" before going to lunch, and returned to find a full scale IMvasion in progress.

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in accordance with the prophecies. - Used at the end of an idea to add variety to the conversation. Makes you sound a little bit loony, but in a good way. It grabs your listener's attention plus it gives them something to think about.

e.g., I heard the math test is really hard. In accordance with the prophecies. OR Nick asked me to prom today, in accordance with the prophecies.

submitted by Mai

in all my born days - Ever, never, not ever, in my whole life.

e.g., I ain't seed the likes a that in all my born days.

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in burrito - A twist on "in cognito"--being undercover in a low-down casual way.

e.g., There's my evil ex-boyfriend. I better go home, get sunglasses and a wig, and stay in burrito for a while.

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in con gruesome - The current ugly state in Congress that is in opposition to the intended objectives of our founding fathers.

e.g., The original purpose of our national governing body was to serve the American people. Instead, almost all our Congrassmen (c.f.) today are self-serving pollyticians (c.f.) who vote to protect and advance the interests of those whose huge financial contributions support re-election funding -- millionaires, corporations, and financial institutions. (As example, why haven't the blatantly greedy individuals in Wall St.firms, who were clearly responsible for our great financial crisis, not been prosecuted?)  
Clearly, the mission of those elected to office is not to vote for laws that benefit our citizens, but to take any and all actions to ensure re-election, and maintain the lifestyle they voted for themselves -- generous salaries, financial perks, and large staffs, exceptional medical benefits, lifetime pensions, power, privilege, and "special" treatment -- all to avoid the lesser benefits of the careers they are best suited for, in used car sales.  
The deplorable situation in Congress is more than incongruous with the principles of good government -- it's downright in con gruesome!

submitted by Charlie Lesko

in ex 'orible - The intractable bad relationship between spouses after divorce.

e.g., After the arguments, the bitter accusations and fighting, you'd think that they'd appreciate the new relationship. Free! Free of each other; free to do whatever each wants; free to make a new start.  
Shouldn't bygones be bygones; shouldn't each have some modicum of respect for the, albeit few, good times, the things that attracted them to each other; the old special warmth and love? No way!  
What inevitably becomes their eternal, never changing relationship? In ex 'orible.

submitted by charlie lesko

in high weeds - To be very busy or slammed. To be in potential trouble with someone.

e.g., The hostess at the restaurant had a line out the door and an hour's wait for seatings. You could tell she was in high weeds.

submitted by Paul

in medias recipe - (phrasal adv.) 1. Before a particular dish or dessert (or snack) is fully prepared; especially 2. Eating the batter or dough or ingredients of a favorite food rather than waiting for it to be cooked or served (or whatever). Less particularly, 3. during the preparation of a meal, but before everyone comes to eat it. [From the Latin _in_medias_res_"in the middle of the thing," a term describing the opening of a tale in the middle of the action, and explaining everything later on.]

e.g., I love eating squeebles (q.v.) in medias recipe, especially cookie dough squeebles. I sometimes wonder if the cookies that come from the dough are even necessary, since most people like the dough better, or the batter better, or whatever. | I enjoy meal preparation, since I can be sure that few will come near me while I work (for fear of having to help), and I can have some quiet time to think in medias recipe.

submitted by Scott M. Ellsworth

in mountain - Having reached a hightened state of sexual arousal. Past the plateau but not quite at the peak.

e.g., Never switch techniques on a woman who's in mountain; just keep doing what you're doing.

submitted by Mila Eighteen

in ocea - In Osha. Someone or something that is temporarily unavailable. Usage originated in Maryland, USA, and literally translates to 'In Ocean," as in Ocean City, MD.

e.g., 1. Wanda: Where's Pete? Haven't seen him all week. Siss: OH, din'tcha know? He's in ocea all week on vacation, hon. 2. This fax line's been in ocea all morning.

submitted by Paul

in one eye and out the other - Similar to "in one ear and out the other."

e.g., I told him in AIM to meet me after work, but it just went in one eye and out the other.

submitted by Mila Eighteen

in the book - Gay. Assumes that there's an International Directory of Gays somewhere.

e.g., Is he in the book or just overly interested in window treatments?

submitted by Michelle

in the weeds - 1. Overloaded, can't keep up. 2. Military: in the field, in the thick of it.

Kate Ramos | Decoding Diner LingoIn the Weeds = when a worker is overloaded. Jane Sherman has been a waitress at the Tastee Diner in Laurel, Maryland, since 1978, and this is the only term she ever remembers using. "We say that all the time when we can’t keep up with our tables," she explains. The term refers to the military roots of many diner chefs: When a regiment was in the weeds, it meant the soldiers were in danger of being slaughtered.

e.g., 1. Take a break, Mabel -- maybe dance on the table or somethin'. I'm in the weeds already. 2. When I asked a US Army lieutenant colonel (at my son's promotion-to-full-colonel ceremony) where he and the others with him were from, he said, "We're in the weeds in Afghanistan. . . ."

submitted by HD Fowler

in ure, in urred - First part of an expletive used in response to an irritating action by another person. | The state where an individual has become hardened to expletives used as response to his irritating actions.

e.g., "In ure... EYE!, you old sod! You SAW me waiting for that parking spot!" | Noticing that shouting was coming at him from another car, the elderly gentlemen yawned. He was in urred to such noise, heard most often when he went out for a drive.

submitted by Charlie Lesko

in you end, oh - Derogatory statements that impugn, by implication, one's character or actions.

e.g., Listen up, Bucko! You say one bad word about me, my family or my friends, I'll respond with "in you end, oh!"

submitted by Charlie Lesko

in-act - Enact.

e.g., Why would such a law be so difficult to in-act?

submitted by Miss Speller

in-office holiday - A period of time in which an individual continues to arrive and leave work at normal hours, however, instead of performing expected duties, one pursues relaxing and otherwise personal interests. In-office holidays are not commonly requested, or even discussed with the management and are frequently kept confidential for obvious reasons (see: management).

submitted by chrish

in-pending doom - The point at which one's in-tray and pending-tray are filling up at a greater rate than one's out-tray, resulting in burnout and tears.

e.g., She's tearing her hair out over there--the poor woman's facing in-pending doom.

submitted by Uncle Deech

in-possible - More impossible than impossible. Far beyond the realm of possibility.

e.g., My roommate asked to borrow $500 and my new car so he could take my sister to Vegas for the weekend. Inpossible.

submitted by AndyS

in. - In. = inch ("uncia" - one) - the length of the end joint on a Roman emperor's thumb. 1/12th the length of his foot ("ft.", q.v., and see also "ga.") -- as ludicrous as this may seem, it is also true.

e.g., He wanted to be measured by the ft. but he only extended to the in.

submitted by S. Berliner, III - (www)

ina - I would like to.

e.g., Ina take a walk.

submitted by Echowolf Fenris

inabit - Short for "I will see you in a bit (of time)." Usually used as the very last word spoken when parting company.

e.g., Bert: "See you later." Ernie: "Inabit."

submitted by AceSnypa

inacceptable - Pronounced with the accent on the second syllable instead of the third. Unacceptable. Now considered a misspelling -- "It's not acceptable as an everyday variant of 'unacceptable.'" -- it was once used regularly in foreign policy, international relations, psychology, and science. Merriam-Webster: "This word doesn't usually appear in our free dictionary, but the definition from our premium Unabridged Dictionary is offered here on a limited basis. Note that some information is displayed differently in the Unabridged."  
Oxford English Dictionary 
Definition : Not acceptable, unacceptable. 
Quotations : 1878 LECKY Eng. 18th C. II. viii. 445 The French made propositions of peace, but they appeared utterly inacceptable. 1908 Westm. Gaz. 22 Oct. 7/1 The Turkish Foreign Minister replied that the proposal was inacceptable. 1934 A. S. C. ROSS in Neuphilol. Mitt. XXXV. 129 The perpetuation of a Victorian prudishness (inacceptable in philology beyond all other subjects). 1938 E. BEVAN Symbolism & Belief v. 108, I am in the company of others who find Professor Alexander's philosophy in this respect inacceptable. 1970 H. BRAUN Parish Churches xii. 160 Such dreariness being inacceptable to the parish churchman..Gothic forms represent the appropriate Anglican architecture.


  1. “JPEG, the de-facto standard for image compression, while still one of the fastest methods available, has one major drawback: it compresses lossy, in other words, whenever the image is saved, some fidelity is lost. For situations where multiple load/save cycles are to be expected, for example in photo manipulation applications, this is inacceptable.” |

  2. “We should stabilize the East and establish peace upon a basis not inacceptable [sic] to the Chinese themselves. We should increase our own prestige. Strengthen the hands of the free powers. Quench fascism. Spread the gospel of peace and. . . .” |

  3. “It is associated with a kind of logic of which I am the enemy; it entangles me in metaphysical paradoxes that are inacceptable, etc., etc.” |

  4. “This detestable evil will intrude in all great inacceptable obedience through Jesus Christ.” |

  5. “It is inacceptable! Why was it inacceptable? What did this formula of Sazonof contain which could be inacceptable for Austria? Was it, by any chance, the recognition of the fact that the Austro-Serbian question had assumed the character of a. . . .” |

  6. “In view of the above, the representatives of the friendly Powers agreed with me in thinking that the note would impose very difficult terms on Serbia, but that there would be no inacceptable demands.” |

  7. “The inacceptable thought or wish is forced out of consciousness into the unconscious, ‘repressed’ as Freud calls this . . . Now this inacceptable thought or wish, which has been split off from the main body of consciousness, does not lose its. . . .” |

  8. “It is evident that this is impossible; this illustration, which is entirely within the realm of possibility in every war, shows by the evidence that the provisions of Articles 3 and 5 are inacceptable from the military point of view.” |

  9. “At present Austria considered only the extension and the occupation of Bulgaria as inacceptable to herself. This she could have carried through alone by an ultimatum to Russia, or eventually in a Conference of three.” |

  10. “But to Japan, which has been denied recognition, in the covenant, of racial equality, it is inacceptable. . . . Can it be possible that a covenant privately considered, privately arrived at, inacceptable to some of the Allied nations, will be forced upon. . . .” |

  11. “Hriit’s hostility to Hrolfr made her inacceptable (to a Danish audience) as a heroine. The poets had to neglect her, and though as a result of this neglect her original hostility came to be forgotten, it was then too late to incorporate her into the. . . .” |

  12. “I became acquainted with the fundamental works of Lamarck, Spencer, and Darwin, and was able to taste the fruitful and elegant, though often inacceptable or exaggerated bio- genetic hypotheses of Haeckel, the spirited professor of Jena.” |

  13. “. . . their numerical inferiority rendered the task of abolishing the system easier ; pointing, as it did, to the obvious inference that the employment of slaves appeared not only inacceptable, but unnecessary, in the eyes of the bulk of the population.” |

  14. “All around us artists, who today are annihilated by oblivion, were living handsomely on the adaption and mediocritization of Dalinian ideas. If Dali, the authentic king, was inacceptable and unassimilable, like a too violently seasoned food. . . .” |

  15. “Such a view of the nature of the differential, although possessing heuristic value in the application of the calculus to problems in science, has been judged inacceptable in mathematics because no satisfactory definition has as yet been framed. . . .” |

  16. “. . . out that Point 6 was not new either; the argument that the USSR proposals had been considered and rejected carried no conviction, for the same was true of the U.K. text, the contents of which were known to be inacceptable to the USSR.” |

  17. “They are inacceptable for Germany, Austria and Turkey. The history of the German peace . . . Volkszeitung writes Wilson’s program conforms in the main to Lloyd George’s and is equally inacceptable for us. Wilson demands even more boldly. . . .” |

  18. “‘Inacceptable?’ Rudolf Adlon bent forward threateningly. ‘Inacceptable! You fool! The Si -Fan! I have had more than enough of this nonsense! My time is too valuable to be wasted upon Chinese conjurers. Let this farce end or I shall be. . . .’” |

  19. “We were the first to declare that the Bolshevist terms to Poland were inacceptable. But to reject them on the ground of counter-demands equally inacceptable to every Russian is very poor diplomacy indeed. We do not wish to say that Polish. . . .” |

  20. “A socially acceptable symptom is then ennobled by the label ‘sublimation,’ while the socially inacceptable symptom is called ‘neurosis.’ I have stated in my aforementioned paper that when the psychotherapist enables the patient to. . . .” |

  21. “Table 5.3 also shows that inacceptable spellings of vowels were produced, but the number was very small. In only five spellings was the vowel grapheme omitted. With one exception, it was the e before the l that was omitted (e.g., schnll for. . . .” |

  22. “Psychoanalysts have theorized that work is a socially approved means for sublimation of the aggressive instincts and that when work is not available the individual suffers from anxiety aroused by the pressure of inacceptable impulses (cf. . . .” |

  23. “Speaking after a meeting Monday with government and UNITA officials, Beye said such violations of the year-old cease-fire were ‘inacceptable’ and came ‘at exactly the most inappropriate moment of the peace process.’” » ANC Daily News Briefing |

  24. “Beye labeled it ‘inacceptable’ and said it came ‘at exactly the most inappropriate moment of the peace process.” » ANC Daily News Briefing |

  25. “Champion sleeper suddenly finds bedtime inacceptable and that 4: 45am is a good time to wake up.” » Praise The Sleep Gods And Pass The Cookies » Her Bad Mother |

  26. “What is inacceptable is government controlling women as if they are chattel, and not allowing them to have complete control of their bodies.” » Think Progress » Kansas lawmaker compares rape to auto theft. |

  27. “It’s the association between being gay and being a pedophile that’s inacceptable,’ said Patane.” » The Huffington Post: Italy Debates If Calling Someone Gay Is An Insult |

  28. “Since this does not allow for territorial contiguity of the future Palestinian State, it will be inacceptable for the Palestinians and the international community.” » The Huffington Post: Carlo Strenger: Why Israel is Moving to the Right |

  29. “We will dig out the babies that sprout in inacceptable places, and maybe even resort to the *gasp* hoe.” » Hellebore Experiment-The Results » Fairegarden |

  30. “We have months in which we could witness his inacceptable political stance, we will have years to see it unfold.” » Coyote Blog » Blog Archive » Good Stuff From Obama |

  31. “‘To go say in Africa that condoms increase the danger of AIDS is, first of all an untruth and it is inacceptable for the African people and for everyone else,’ he continued.” » Archive 2009-03-01 |

  32. “Among the 2 papers to review, one is already known to be inacceptable or acceptable, and one is not.” » Reviews Should be Published |

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inadaksen - (rhymes with "line a lock sen"; negative) 1. "No! No! A thousand times NO!" 2. "Never! Never!" 3. "In your dreams." [from the German einundachtzig "eighty one" (horribly mispronounced and -spelled). The reason for this usage appears to be that 81 is 9x9, and the word "nine" in English sounds the same as the word "no" in German: "nein." Hence, 81 means NO times NO.]

e.g., "Tell me where the radio is hidden!" "Nein! Nein!" "For the last time: where is the radio?!---tell me, or face the Gestapo's legendary hospitality!" "Inadaksen!"

submitted by Scott M.Ellsworth

inamo - To tell someone that you will just be a moment.

e.g., I'll be with you INAMO.

submitted by Ali Goodacre

inanemotion - Having feelings for or believing an inatimate object has feelings.

e.g., His inanemotion shows when he feels sorry for his old shirt, for not wearing it.

submitted by Trevor

inantimate - Getting intimate with an inanimate object.

e.g., When John saw the postman, his excitement returned. He was thinking of the date he ordered and was really looking forward to an inantimate evening with "Barbara."

submitted by ash simmonds

inapped - Of a person who's unable to sleep during daylight hours.

e.g., I tried to get little Johnny to sleep after recess, but he's inapped.

submitted by Mitchel Yerzy - (www)

inaquedation - Blank state of mind; to drift off unknowingly; state of emptiness or nothingness; no emotions, thoughts or feelings; to pause thinking, going blank.

e.g., The deceased are permanently inaquedated.

submitted by Davanie rodrigo

inattention span - The measure of how long one can go in an IM without the other person saying anything and without saying anything oneself.

e.g., You haven't said anything for sixteen minutes. My inattention span just ran out.

submitted by 216

inauguralation - Misspeak between "inauguration" and "inaugural."

e.g., No doubt the President invited everyone from his Arkansas cabinet to his inauguralation.

submitted by Lisa

inavitago - Place worse than hell but a prettier place than oblivian.

e.g., I used my power to send him to Inavitago.

submitted by Donovan Duran

inbelievable - However uncredible (which see) that is, I believe that.

e.g., Did you see the inbelievable way that "Shogun Chef" sliced them vittles whilst they were flyin' through the air? An' then, ta beat all, they landed in that sizzlin' skillet.

submitted by steve zihlavsky

inbikinious - adjective describing an attractive male or female clad in a skimpy bathing suit.

e.g., The models in the pin-up calendar were inbikinious.

submitted by The

inboobtubated - The state of being inextricably linked to one's television set (boob tube) to the exclusion of all else; analagous to the emergency-medical necessity of having a plastic tube inserted in one's throat (being intubated) as the only possible way for the patient to remain breathing.

e.g., I was so completely inboobtubated this morning that I didn't hear the antique grand piano as it fell through the living room floor into the cellar, totalling our internationally renowned wine collection.

submitted by Blake Burba

incagulous - Unbearable or awful beyond belief. Can also mean incredibly stupid or lame.

e.g., A 42-page writing assignment? That's incagulous.

submitted by Rachel

incandescant - The state of being unable to shine in the performance of any activity -- i.e., burnt out.

e.g., Gretchen had planned to go to a party Friday evening, but after four hours of exams she was incandescant.

submitted by Charlie Lesko

incangestion - Swallowing one or more lightbulbs for the purpose of illuminating a stray piece of fear or pain that one has accidentally eaten.

e.g., For relief of Ralph's paranoia his psychiatrist prescribed a course of incangestion.

submitted by Bryn Kanar - (www)

incapability - A needlessly longer version of the word inability.

e.g., "Are you finally admitting to an incapability to comprehend reasoned discussion?"

submitted by HD Fowler

incarsarfarfolous - A fungus that grows betweem one's index toe and an adjoining appendage.

e.g., It appears I have Incarsarfarfolous between my index toe and my heel. It itches terribly.. What a pain. I might require the customary medical treatment, a bath in rootbeer. I can only hope that it adresses my current situation.

submitted by Charlie

incel - Someone who wishes she were in a romantic relationship but whose romantic overtures are usually unreciprocated.

e.g., She tried to put herself out there but she nonetheless remains an incel

submitted by Bill

incentivate - To forcibly motivate someone, frequently done with a blunt object.

e.g., They don't want to wrok, eh? Well this (branshies a cattleprod) will incentivate them.

submitted by Sam

incentivize - To give a reward, to motivate.

e.g., I want to incentivize you.

submitted by Neil

inceptacle - The object at fault when children and whack-o's consider an electrical receptacle is inciting them to poke something in it.

e.g., Would you get the safety covers for the inceptacles? Uncle Steve is coming over today.

submitted by steve zihlavsky

inched - Misled, wrongfully informed.

e.g., I was talking to customer support and was inched. | No matter how honest I was, I still got inched. | Nothing pisses me off much more than to post a comment to an online discussion only to find that I had been inched and used misinformation.

submitted by sjdkjjs

inchocitation - Phony feelings of romance by women due to excessive eating of chocolate.

e.g., That date was a bit intense after the Godiva ice cream dessert, due to her extreme inchocitation.

submitted by Jonathan Brooks

inchocolated - A state of chocolate overindulgence which borders on obscenity. Usually indicated by chocolate smeared on face, hands, and other areas of the body.

e.g., "My goodness, that man is completely inchocolated!" she exclaimed in horror.

submitted by Ryan B

inchterable - Adjective and noun, can also be spelled "instrable." This word was invented by my sister and me as children, and many of our family and close friends have used it for years. There are many meanings for it, so I shall do my best to explain. 1) It refers to people who like to talk using extensively long words. 2) It can describe certain textures that delight the senses. 3)It can describe sounds, such as the clicking of high heels on a hard surface. 4) It describes many actions people do that are humorous, such as licking one's fingers before turning a page.

e.g., Sounding very inchterable, she described the cookies as delectable and moist, with the sweet chocolatey morsels beckoning for her to consume mass quantities.

submitted by Amanda Evangelista - (www)

incite - Insight. | "To stir, encourage, or urge on; stimulate or prompt to action. . . ." Insight -- "an instance of apprehending the true nature of a thing, especially through intuitive understanding. . . ." In the example, "insighting" has been used where the correct word should be "inciting." Note: there's no such word as "insighting" -- and I'm not about to add one here. Given such absurd misuses of words, the person quoted in the second example is underestimating how egregiously a hate crimes statute may be misused.

e.g., "And I'm also skeptical that the Army's 'pogue' is related to the Marine's 'pogey bait.' Does anyone have any incite?" | "It IS irrational to feel like there is 'something at stake.' Even at 'secular' colleges where speech is controlled, religious speech has the widest berth: it mainly tackles vulgarity, rudeness, and insighting (mob) language."

submitted by HD Fowler - (www)

includements - That which is included.

e.g., The hotel includements are....

submitted by Thomas PAtry

incly - To do something at once.

e.g., Get online incly.

submitted by Adrian

incognito batman route - More widely known as "the road less travelled" and is often used to avoid people, places, or obstructions.

e.g., "This isn't the right way to the mall. Where the heck are you going?" "There's construction on the highway so we're taking the incognito batman route instead."

submitted by Julie Andersen - (www)

incohesive - Scattered and not collected, usually referring to a person's thoughts.

e.g., My head is buzzing, thoughts whizzing this way and that, colliding and combining, but ultimately remaining fragmentary and incohesive.

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incolved - Any situation in which a person or animal has been killed by its own knee.

e.g., The corpse was found incolved in the alley.

submitted by Morgan Bowker Brown

incommunicato - An inability to contact a minion.

e.g., OJ tried to reach Mr. Caelin in the cottage but he was incommunicato.

submitted by S. Berliner, III - (www)

incompat - (v.) 1. to be out of conformity with, to be contrary or contradictory to, to be noncompliant (a back-formation from incompatible).

e.g., "Garbage dumps incompat nearby housing developments." | Using "incompat" keeps you from having to use "is incompatible with" all the time.

submitted by Scott M. Ellsworth

incompenitent - A person who says she feels remorse for her misdeeds, but really doesn't feel that way. Alternatively, a confessor whose remorse is expressed so poorly that it's hard to believe she means it. (Think about this: a confessor is both the one who confesses and the one who hears the confession.)

e.g., "Martin, is that you? Are you back from confession already? How was Father Dante?" "Didn't go well, Mary. Father Dante's not buyin' it. He even called me an incompenitent."

submitted by [Father Dante]

incompetaint - Said of a woman who's not worth the effort it takes to bed her.

e.g., I don't know whether you've bedded Chris yet or not, but if you have or once you do, I'm sure you'll agree with me that she's incompetaint.

submitted by beelzebub

incompetron 2000 - One who does something incompetent. Meant to imply that the offender is the latest version of a robot that does incompetent things. Can also be used with later "versions" -- such as incompetron 5000.

e.g., Hey, incompetron 2000, you just took a left turn on a red light.

submitted by Nick

incomplexpletive - An expletive or oath that is uttered in the form of an incomplete thought.

e.g., My uncle habitually expressed irritation or astonishment by means of the incomplexpletive "Well of all the. . . ."

submitted by Jonathan Caws-Elwitt - (www)

incomputerado - This is similar to being incommunicado. The user is not able to communicate through e-mail. This condition often afflicts those whose computers are infected with a virus, or whose internet providers are not functioning properly.

e.g., Sorry, Fred, I was unable to reply to your e-mail this weekend because I was incomputerado. | Uh-oh, I want to check out this website today but my PC is in the shop. I'm going to be incomputerado until at least tomorrow

submitted by Mark Stanisz

incomputerate - Someone who hasn't a clue about computers. I was taught the rudiments of computing by Alex Kapranos (Franz Ferdinand).

e.g., "Alex, I am without a doubt incomputerate. Can you help me?" "Yes, Nell. It is a steep learning curve. I will help you up that hill."

submitted by NellBrennan

incongrue - (v.) to be unlike in size, area, shape, etc., so as to be "incongruent." [Back formation from "incongruent."]

e.g., "That can't be the right angle: it totally incongrues."

submitted by Scott M. Ellsworth

inconsequencia - Matters of no consequence or import.

e.g., Having frittered away his youth on trivial pursuits -- comparing and contrasting tequilas, collecting shot glasses, and repairing jet skis -- he decided he'd had enough of getting virtually nothing done and that it was damn well time for him to really knuckle down and focus his energy on accomplishing absolutely nothing at all. Therefore, he embarked on the route traditionally chosen by those bound and determined to occupy themselves with, and produce, inconsequencia -- he went to graduate school to get his PhD in literary analysis.

submitted by Nat

incorpitol - Businesslike, fancy, not trashy.

e.g., Dress for the evening is incorpitol. Can you handle that, Desiree?

submitted by BoB - (www)

incorr-dir-igible - A term for those obese individuals who repeatedly gain back all lost pounds immediately following each diet and weight management program.

e.g., Someone should do his or her utmost to convince my (estimated) 280-pound cousin, Diane, not to spend $60 a month on the new TV Miracle Cure diet pills. It's time that she finally realizes she is indisputably incorr-dir-igible.

submitted by Charlie Lesko

incorrection - Any attemt (sic) made to correct something that is already correct.

e.g., I hate it when he edits my articles, there are always so many incorrections.

submitted by Josh

incorrigenda - Mistakes made over and over again.

e.g., He was simply impossible; his spelling and grammar goofs were incorrigenda.

submitted by S. Berliner, III - (www)

incremental up-fuckery - Steady, negative movement wrought in small, individually minor, changes.

e.g., All these new IT policies on e-mail attachments, printer use, and password changing are just incremental up-fuckery.

submitted by David Glover

incresting - Incrementally plus interesting.

e.g., As hard as he tries, he is only somewhat incresting.

submitted by mel-mel

incriminelia - Various pieces of equipment, piping, tubes, straighteners, cleaners, screens, filters and such that might get one in trouble if found by the wrong people.

e.g., Stash that, would you? Can't have Mom finding that incriminelia.

submitted by Geo - (www)

incringe - Kind of a bouillabaisse of "encroach," "infringe," and "impinge." One of my friends used this word by accident. She does this sort of thing a lot. We call her the Mayor of Malapropolis.

e.g., I don't mean to incringe on your time.

submitted by Jo Ginsberg

incumbant - An ant currently holding an elective office. Not to be confused with incumbaunts.

e.g., The movement to throw the incumbants out in the 2010 elections is picking up a head of steam. Since more Democrats at the federal level are incumbants than Republicans, that should mean more Democrats get thrown out.

submitted by HD Fowler

incumbentcy - How the word incumbent should be spelled. Suggested by a ytpo in my previous entry. A google search shows that the word appears on the Internet ~250 times. Exmples are taken from the Internet.

It appears that even "learned" folks aren't necessarily good spellers. On the other hand, based on the time in history some of the examples were written, it may well be that incumbentcy was once the correct or preferred spelling, but eventually gave way to incumbency. If that were the case, though, shouldn't a reference to the change in spelling have turned up?


  • "Incumbentcy has become a decease, a pandemic and we have the cure." |

  • "The faculty produces the feeling of obligation, incumbentcy, right and wrong, for which we have no single definite expression in the English language; just as Ideality produces the sentiment of Beauty. Justice is the result of this sentiment, acting in combination with the intellectual powers. " |

  • "It was a regulation not extending to useful incumbentcy, nor to those preferments which gave a title, like our freehold, and a tenantcy for life." |

  • "Besides, if a customer is using Teradata already, the Sunopsis solution can be a good way to improve their incumbentcy (sp?)." |

  • "At 12/02/2007 02:23:00 PM, Campaign Manager said... While I will refrain from such vociferous phrase of Mahoney -- I haven't followed his legislative record closely enough -- I will say that I always thought that the stories of his vulnerablity were vastly overrated.

    The inability of the NRCC to recruit Joe Negron into the race (the inability to recruit the top candidates is becoming something of a trend for them), the advantage of incumbentcy, Mahoney's fundraising prowess, and the fact that the seat isn't all that Republican. The seat also has a very difficult geography, snaking all the way across the state, covering multiple media markets, and generally making it very difficult to campaign in.

    Yes, Bush won 56% of the vote, but ultimately, that's not so much of a landslide that we should be surprised that a Democrat would hold it. Is is a Republican advantage? Yes, but not overwhelmingly. The voters in the 16th are not rapid (sic), right wingers, foaming at the mouth -- they are moderates who consistently re-elected a man (Mark Foley) who was widely known to be gay."

  • "'I will floor him just as I have done to others in the previous elections', he said and called on Ghanaians to stand up against any attempts by the NPP to use its incumbentcy to win the impending elections." |

  • "[Theodore Roosevelt] became a third partie (sic) canid (sic) ateafter abandoning his former republican (sic) partie (sic). He created a partie (sic) called the 'Progressive Party' in which he tried to form a last stand to protect his incumbentcy. But his switch in parties (sic) dur (sic) to not losing the republican (sic) vote managed to spark contriversial (sic) voting.

    The election of 2009 provided a progressive movement close to the election of 1912." {ED. This seems to have been written by a student -- a student who needs to use a spellchecker, I'd say.} |

  • "Better The Gorillas Of Rwanda

    Better the gorillas of Rwanda are given birth certificates
    Within a brief while of their visiting the earth,
    Their security is guaranteed by the state machinery
    Basking in the full confidence of three meals a day,
    Not wary of political repression based on suspicion,
    They have a national day in their honour
    Fully agitated for clean environment
    By the political incumbentcy.

    alexander opicho" |

  • "PA just got a Democratic gov, ending a cycle of incumbentcy party-switching that's gone on for 60 years. Lord_Emwurst, Nov 4, 2014." |
  • "Anonymous said ...

    In [a] sane world the meeting would be to discuss a small carton of milk way in the back of the fridge that is long past it's (sic) expiration date. Just a sad statement on the effects of long incumbentcy.

    September 28, 2010 at 7:56 AM" |

  • "There has been a meeting of Christ Church seat holders, at which the conduct of the Bishop relative to the incumbentcy, was severely censured." |

  • "To: Protect the Bill of Rights

    I have heard people calling it the Incumbentcy(sp)Protection Act

    4 posted on 02/15/2002 12:48:39 PM PST by linn37" |

submitted by Miss Speller - (www)

incumbpetent - A incompetent imcumbent.

e.g., Tom Daschle is incumbpetent.

submitted by Bob B.

incuriate - To make curious. As infuriate is to make furious, so incuriate is to make curious.

e.g., "I'm going to make some funny faces to see if I can incuriate her." "Don't you think at 30 you're a bit too old for that?"

submitted by Chace M. Stewart

incystence - The condition where a nasty core of stubbornness is embedded in an individual's psyche. The core of stubbornness causes the person to believe that he or she is always right, even well beyond the boundaries of common sense.

e.g., Bob Singley sat across the table from his wife, Sheila. Sheila was having her every day Summer lunch -- a light romaine lettuce salad, two all-wheat crackers, and a glass of iced green tea.  
"What's happened to that shy, sweet, complacent girl I married, almost 40 years ago, who always looked up to me whenever a family decision had to be made?" he mused.  
It started some years ago when Sheila announced, on New Year's Day, that they were buying season's tickets to the local opera's concerts. And they were going to attend every single one.  
"The opera? The goddam opera?" Bob screamed and yelled, pleaded, begged, cajoled, but to no avail. "We're retired. We can afford it. And we are not going to sit home and rot culturally when we're fortunate to have a first class opera group in our town," Sheila replied. So every season since, as much as Bob continued to complain, they've gone to the opera performances . . . every single one.  
Then, a few years ago, Bob made the mistake of coming home from his regular Thursday night poker game with the guys, and telling Sheila that he lost $200. Sheila immediately called all the other wives and they collectively decided that the poker players would not be allowed to take more than $25 dollars to each game. And Sheila had the nerve to check his wallet on Thursday before he went to the game. That action didn't make any sense!  
"We're not going to let our men turn some pleasant entertainment into an expensive obsession," Sheila said firmly.  
The topper came this morning. Sheila announced that she and her three sisters would each take their elderly mother into their homes for three months a year. Bob would have to give up his "Man Cave" in the basement to house her mother for that period of time.  
"Three full months," Bob bellowed (to himself, internally -- he didn't want to face Sheila's extra-steely glare so early in the day). With his luck, Mother would likely be staying over the whole football season!  
Seeing that sour old battle axe every day, facing her frowns and gloomy disposition . . . Bob sat back in his chair with a start. He still loved Sheila, but was she turning into her mother?  
Bob peered intently into Sheila's face. He noticed that a tip of a black, thick hair was emerging from the mole "beauty mark" on her cheek.  
"Hmmm," Bob thought to himself. Was Sheila really affected by progressive incystence, or was she facing . . . horror of horrors, for Bob's future life, expanding testosterone?

submitted by Charlie Lesko

indeblog - A blog that is on its own, independent website rather than blogspot or any blogging website.

e.g., I found out that Mottie's first blog is an indeblog on, a site he created himself.

submitted by star651 - (www)

indecisijig - The jig-like dance two people unwittingly perform when approaching eachother on the sidewalk, each trying to get out of the other's way, but ending up both moving in the same direction, then back in the other direction.

e.g., I was rushing to the photocopier, but got caught up in an indecisijig with someone on the way.

submitted by Buck

indefatigable samurais - An alternative title for c-level executives who have an unquenchable thirst for working on their business with passion and excitement.

e.g., She is the Chief Indefatigable Samurai at her company. | He runs his business like a indefatigable samurai.

submitted by Aliesha Crozier - (www)

indefatigullible - Always and forever -- and tirelessly -- gullible.

e.g., She has children of her own now, but my daughter remains indefatigullible.

submitted by HD Fowler

indefinity - (n.) (in-duh-FIN-uh-tee) The highest degree of uncertainty, indifference or lack of knowledge. Specifically, an answer to a question that can mean anything from one extreme to the other. (For instance, "I have no idea" is indefinity because it can mean anything from "Definitely" to "Hell, no!".) [Etymology: Contraction of indefinite + infinity.]

e.g., My personal experience: Try holding a debate club on the Monday morning after Super Bowl Sunday, and you'll get indefinity and yawns from every one of your students.

submitted by Mirakle B.

independ - (v.) 1. to be independent.(Back-formation from independent.)

e.g., "Are you a Democrat or a Republican or what?" "I am philosophically opposed to the party system: it encourages ignorance of issues at the expense of conformity." "What does that mean?" "That I independ." | "The United States independed in 1776."

submitted by Scott M. Ellsworth

indepublicrat - One whose political views are not fully-encompassed by any single major political party (INDEpendent, RePUBLIcan, DemoCRAT).

e.g., As no political party fully embraces my beliefs, I must create my own; I shall become the first Indepublicrat.

submitted by Scott Walsh

inderbitude - Stamina, strength, fitness, confidence.

e.g., Watch him run--he's definitely full of inderbitude.

submitted by Platinum

indestructabubble - Hardy, sturdy, unlikely to be injured or damaged.

e.g., Mom: Wrap up warm our you'll catch cold. Son: No need, Ma, I'm indestructabubble.

submitted by Aido

indevidably - The word to use when a response is needed without any time to think.

e.g., Red: I reckon potato chips are dumb; they can't even work. Ted: Indevidably.

submitted by Rosie

index - Append "index" to your adjective as a way of measuring the degree of something.

e.g., That car has a high rust index. My little brother has a low coolness index.

submitted by camille

indexpert - (in-DEX-prt; n.) 1. Someone who really knows facts and stats for a particular topic; 2. someone with seemingly inexhaustible, encyclopedic knowledge of all sorts of things; 3. the person with the agenda or timetable or topic list for a given project or event; 4. a librarian or filing clerk who really knows their stuff. {Duplicate.}

e.g., A: When did World War II begin? B: December 7th of '41? C: No, Congress declared war on the 8th. A: Are you sure? D: Excuse me: I couldn't help overhearing. World War II is actually held to have started on the first of September in 1939, when Hitler's Germany invaded Poland in apparent response to the August 31st Gleiwitz Incident---part of Himmler's--- A: Wait. Wait, the Gleiwitz Incident? D: Yes. It was one of a number of incidents orchestrated by Germany to create the appearance of Polish aggression against German interests in Poland, to justify the German invasion the following morning. B: Wow. Are you the indexpert on WWII?

submitted by Scott M. Ellsworth - (www)

indi-cation - A vacation in India or among American Indians or in the East or West Indies.

e.g., Mitch wanted to show us pictures of his Indi-cation. How boring.

submitted by Mitchel Yerzy

indian standard time - Indian Standard Time or IST is the timetable your Indian friends run on. It's typically an hour or so later than regular time.

e.g., Q: "Where's Tapash?" A: "He'll be along shortly. I think he's running on IST."

submitted by Yuppie Boy

indianapoleis - Plural of Indianapolis.

e.g., According to, there are three Indianapoleis in the world.

submitted by Jeff

indier-than-thou - For someone who desperately tries to be more "alternative" or "counterculture" than everyone else.

e.g., Alex is indier-than-thou, with his vintage threads and his journal and his obscure music tastes.

submitted by amanda lee

indieted - Bound over for a diet by your significant other. From a misspelling of "indicted."

e.g., Nope, can't have another slice of pizza, Paul. Mandy indieted me last week when she saw what I weighed. I had ballooned up to over 250.

submitted by Miss Speller

indignate - Similar to "indeed" but used in a posh accent. Pronounced in-dig-narta.

e.g., "Have you had enough caviar, Giles?" "Indignate, I have, Samuel."

submitted by moop

indignitary - Someone who thinks of herself as a righteous authority and gets uptight and bent out of shape at almost anything.

e.g., The usual indignitaries raised a howl of protest.

submitted by Steve McDonald

indivitopia - A state which fulfills all the desires of an individual; a personal heaven.

e.g., My indivitopia would be having a remote control for every device on earth.

submitted by Paul

indoor fins - Pep tides that result from high levels of physical activity, especially in indoor pools.

e.g., Pep tides have been shown to occur naturally in enclosed swimming pools when certain intimate actions, emulating whalers and dolphins, result in high production of indoor fins.

submitted by S. Berliner, III - (www)

indubelate - Derived from the word "indubitable" which means "undoubtable," indubelate means to make certain. The word indubelate was in fact primarily invented by a friend of mine with the minimum of help from me, but he was too lazy to put it on here, so I did it.

e.g., Are you sure that they are coming at 10:30? No? Well indubelate it.

submitted by L. Gillies

induhvidual - A person lacking intelligence. Coined by Dilbert fans. Can be used to a foolish person's face without risking physical harm.

e.g., Me: You're quite an induhvidual, Tim. Tim: Thank you.

submitted by SkippyZone - (www)

inebriathon - A particularly long drinking session -- over days. Credit to Steve McVay for inventing the word.

e.g., Kath and Steve's wedding celebrations allowed us to fly over to Canada for a weeks-long inebriathon.

submitted by Graham Roberts

inebrious - Intoxicating.

e.g., With passions rising, the lovers yet again sipped of love's inebrious wine.

submitted by Linda L. Dowd

ineeda - An ineeda is a female who always needs more of everything and is never satisfied.

e.g., A man can become deep in debt if his mate is an ineeda.

submitted by marianne VanAmburgh

inefficate - Unable to produce an effect or have impact.

e.g., Her plea for an extended deadline proved to be inefficate.

submitted by Daniel J

inemployed - Employed in household activities without any remuneration.

e.g., Geetha is inemployed at home.

submitted by J. Ajith Kumar - (www)

inepotism - The result of hiring stupid (inept) relatives (nepotism).

e.g., Inepotism was blamed for the financial ruin of XorexPd a mere six months after the Chairman and CEO pressed pushed the issue and got his son Chris named president.

submitted by Janice A. Hathy - (www)

ineptendent - What a politician unaligned with any political party tends to be. Especially appropriate with the two alleged independents currently in the US Senate. The example was found in a comment thread, correcting a commenter who said seven Democrats in the Senate would have to join the Republicans in order to convict the President on an impeachment advanced by the House of Representatives.

e.g., "The count of Dims and ineptendents caucusing with Dims in the Senate stands at forty-six. A minimum of thirteen of them would have to join Republicans to convict obama after the House voted to impeach. A two-thirds majority of the Senate is required to convict and remove a President from office. Say, all fifty-four Republicans in the Senate along with thirteen or more crossovers."

submitted by [Mr. Independent]

ineptitutes - Generally highly trained, highly qualified, got all the tickets punched idiots that just keep getting in the way. Part of the problem, not the solution.

e.g., Most of us know many trained professional ineptitutes.

submitted by Dave Johnston

ineptocracy - "A system of government where the least capable of leading are elected by the least capable of producing, and where the members of society least likely to sustain themselves or succeed are rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers." Found at

e.g., As an example of ineptocracy, the site shows the current loss of buying stock in General Motors at $14,081,837,552.64 . . . and growing.

submitted by HD Fowler - (www)

inequity - Iniquity, as misspelled in a comment at the link provided.

e.g., "If thousands of people would block the entrances to their dens of inequity they might start to get the message."

submitted by [Thereeledeele Patty] - (www)

inertiative - self-initiated inactivity

e.g., I'm going to take the inertiative and relax this weekend.

submitted by Dragonfly

inertiavation - The quality or characteristic of being motivated to do nothing.

e.g., Bob lacked the inertiavation to remain in bed because the house was on fire.

submitted by Mark Lee - (www)

inevitababble™ - Inescapable political drivel intended to cover up personal ambition, aggrandizement, greed, and great errors in judgment by continually assuring the working class of a leader's unwavering dedication to the "Greater Good." Based on the real life of Eva "Evita" Peron, Argentina's political "Vice President for Life" in the 1940s.

e.g., Pam: Do you think it likely that Congressman Dodgem will ultimately expand on his good reasons for building the new Walter J. Dodgem U.S. Post Office building ten miles from town on his parent's property?

Sam: Most assuredly. His detailed explanation will be inevitababble.

submitted by Machiavellean & . . . Lesko - (www)

inexplicagon - The shape of many modern styles of eyeglasses: round but not round, square but not square, with corners but smooth -- you can't really explain the shape properly.

e.g., "What style are your glasses?" "They're kinda round but with corners, but not square, y'know?" "Ahh, I see, you mean they're an inexplicagon."

submitted by Zsuszo

infant - Crybaby. Added because of seeing the word "infant" in a comment about a woman suing because a movie didn't live up to her expectations from the trailer. The most memorable mislead for me is from 1972. The trailer for the Charles Bronson western Chato's Land implied it was an action film. As it turned out, all of the action scenes were part of the trailer.  
"I recently bought Seven Years in Tibet for the princely sum of £1 from a 'Bargain DVD bin.' A bargain, I felt at the time.  
"Imagine my outrage when I got home to find the film ended after only 136 minutes, 3,681,505 minutes earlier than the name of the film promised. Needless to say I will be taking legal action against Mandalay Entertainment, who in keeping with their relentless practices of false advertising are NOT in fact based in the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, as the name would suggest, but in the United States of America. When will this endless cycle of deceit end?"

e.g., "Would anyone like to join my class action suit against Ms. Deming for perpetuating the stereotype of Americans as a nation of over-litigious infants who really need to build a bridge and get over themselves, and promoting intense hatred and self-esteem destroying mockery of said minority?"

submitted by HD Fowler - (www)

infantchile - A very young baby, a child who is still but an infant, a term of endearment.

e.g., After freshening her nappies one more time mummy laid our infantchile out in the sun and stuck her favorite dummy twixt her nips.

submitted by Paul Edic - (www)

infanticipating - Expecting a baby, pregnant.

e.g., My friend is infanticipating.

submitted by Margarette Walker

infantuation - Adoration of newborns.

e.g., The Joneses sure have a bad case of infantuation over that new baby of theirs.

submitted by John Breen

infatuant - The object or focus of your desire; that which elicits infatuation.

e.g., As wine is to you an intoxicant, you are to me an infatuant.

submitted by James Francis Harrod

infatuationitis - "a disease caused by falling in love, usually followed by extreme smittenenza (follow under 's' for detailed description of the word)"

submitted by JC Noorman - (www)

inferiorate - To make someone feel inferior and furious at the same time.

e.g., He was inferiorated when his girlfriend dumped him for a new boyfriend who had a Ph.D. and his own company.

submitted by nelie

infermation - Supposed knowledge gained through inference.

e.g., I saw Susan waiting in the obstetrician's office, so I passed along the infermation that she was pregnant.

submitted by Nonesuch

infernal medicine - Bad tasting, or bothersome, or damned expensive, meds or pills, fluids, powders, etc. -- bitter, nasty, foul, disgusting, gagging.

e.g., Grandpappy refuses to take any more of that infernal medicine; he says he's dying anyhow.

submitted by Paul Edic - (www)

infernoismologyism - The study of paranormal infernos that occur in paranormal locations in the universe

e.g., Those silly scientists are trying to study infernoismologyism in order to understand those strange fire-like images they see in space.

submitted by jeff - (www)

infillion - A very large uncountable number.

e.g., There are infillions of stars in the sky!

submitted by L.Arvind

infinalarity - Infinite choice available when examining life. As contrasted to the polarity of only two options.

e.g., Susan was overwhelmed by the infinalarity of options and possibilities available to her after being laid off from her dead-end job.

submitted by Linda Starr

infini-ess - Just shy of infinity. The generally accepted view is approximately 83 vigintillion googolplex millenia, give or take.

e.g., Having been struck in the head by a meteoroid while circling Krypton, Buzz Lightyear shook off the dazed feeling he had and raised his finger to any point in space and asserted, "To infini-ess and beyond!"

submitted by steve zihlavsky

infinigers - A combination of inifinity and integers. Used when math is just too confusing and your numbers look meaningless and wrong.

e.g., That test was horrible. All the answers were infinigers.

submitted by Jason Martin - (www)

infinite neutralization - The principle of leveling and eliminating the playing field and the players.

e.g., Infinite neutralization yields sameness, agreement, harmony, tranquility, elimination of obstacles, progressively perfect programming -- in a word, boredom.

submitted by Paul Edic - (www)

infinitebluff - a scenario on from a double bluff where you get so confused as to whether you're being contrived or ironic that you lose all semblance and anything is possible ( only it might not be )

e.g., "are you on the pull ? " "no. " " really ? " " well, yes, but maybe no " "ahhh, infinite bluff"

submitted by andy

infinitic - Something not infinite but which appears as if it may be boundless.

submitted by HD Fowler

infinitights - the ultimate snugly fitting clothing or other surface protective material which has practical, medical, aesthetic, or other applications. Look better, feel better and safer, live longer, retire within your lifetime.

e.g., Infinitights are sprayed or painted on; when perfectly dry they protect you from sun, pollution, germs, wayward bullets, harmful radiation, negative thoughts, and everything else imaginable. Be a nudist without technically being nude. Highly fashionable, practical, and useful. On other worlds will help you survive and flourish.

submitted by Paul Edic - (www)

infinition - Definition + infinity. An infinite process of defining something that cannot be fully or precisely defined; an endless list of possible definitions.

e.g., Certain fluid concepts in their emergent state are subject to infinition--infinite dispersal of their meaning--rather than to definition. To infine is to suggest the infinity of possible definitions of a certain term or concept and therefore to problematize its meaning and the possibility or the benefit of defining it. If definition circumscribes a specific conceptual area, then infinition releases the concept from restricting demarcations and places it in an indeterminate zone.

submitted by Mikhail Epstein - (www)

infinituttifrutti - (say:'infinite-toody-froody') A confection or treat consisting of as many different kinds of chopped or candied fruits, as possible, Looks good, tastes good, is good, for you?

e.g., At last count, there are varieties of infinituttifrutti containing dozens of kinds of fruit. All the common ones, and of course many little known or rare ones. The flavor can vary from very delicious to exotic and mysterious. Regular ingestion is said to possibly eliminate need for usual meds, and even extend life, which is popular.

submitted by Paul Edic - (www)

infinity quotient - What you say if you can't think of any other reason that someone would do something multiple times. Sometimes used as a synonym for obsessive-compulsive disorder.

e.g., Teddie: Dunno, must be the infinity quotient again.

submitted by Rainbow Woman

inflajeatorant - A large and insatiable ducklike mammal.

e.g., That is a mighty fine inflajeatorant you got there.

submitted by kilo

inflamagist - A person who can do anything.

e.g., That's too many jobs you're giving me. What do you think I am, an inflamagist?

submitted by Carol Estornell

inflatabiz - A business front created by applying a kit, with a minimum of work or maintenance, possibly indicative of fraud, neglect, or satire.

e.g., Check it out, WiReD just wrote up her inflatabiz as the next big thing.

submitted by jutta

inflatable titanium - (n.) An astonishingly light, strong, versatile, and (alas!) fictional material, from which are made (1) any remarkably constructed buildings, (2) seemingly gravity-defying structures, (3) improbably still-standing things (following indiscriminate massacres, blanket or nuclear bombings, or stupefying natural disasters), (4) surprisingly resilient balloons or other inflatable toys, (5) wished-for (preferably indestructible) replacement parts, or anything else desired but unobtainable. [An analogy from a Star Trek movie's plot device called "transparent aluminum" (which is weird, since that what rubies and sapphires are made of)].

e.g., "Hey! How come that awful hailstorm didn't break any of your windows?!" "Because my windows are solid inflatable titanium." | "What are black boxes made of that they always survive airplane crashes?" "Inflatable titanium." | "Whoa. Don't eat the muffins." "Why not?" "They're inflatable titanium ... I think I cracked a molar." | "the Sphinx is actually being eroded by the wind! How can we save this ancient sculpture?!" "Replace it with a Sphinx made of inflatable titanium!" "Why don't we just build a climate-controlled building over it?" "An excellent backup plan! We can make it out of infla--" "Will you shut up?!"

submitted by Scott M. Ellsworth

inflormmation - The complex biological response of vascular tissues to harmful irritating data.

e.g., Every day, I'm inundated with so much data, that I can develop severe inflormmation.

submitted by Mitchel Yerzy - (www)

influenca - A malady that occurs in households where one spouse is retired, but not the other, and causes an increase in the non-retired spouse's sick leave usage.

e.g., She was sick with influenca 12 times in the first year of her husband's retirement.

submitted by Tom McMasters-Stone

influentellectual - A combined structure of orderly influence and intelligence that demonstrates the level of thought power during conversation and the tendency behavior engaged in actual practice through mind movement and the measurement of self-experience.

e.g., The thoughts spoken from the mind of an individual expressed in an influentellectual manner to a person or an audience during his or her speech.

submitted by Joseph Mercado - (www)

influkes - Influx.

e.g., I wonder if she will march in protest for the jobs the Black people lose to the in flukes of Mexican migration..!

submitted by Miss Speller

infocentric - Centered on or obsessed with research and media information, usually used disparagingly.

e.g., Jon's so infocentric that if it's not on CNN, he doesn't know about it. (Even if it's on CNN, you still don't know about it.)

submitted by Preston Mark Stone - (www)

infodex - A rolodex of information that goes beyond address or contact information but includes additional information: rates, pricing, age limits, hours of operation, etc.

e.g., The website is a one-stop infodex of startups in the Research Triangle Park and surrounding areas.

submitted by Joseph J. Briggs

infoemation - Useful data on your known enemies|arch-rivals|nemeses.

e.g., Fran: I have some intelligence which you may be interested in. Joker: About whom? Fran: The Batman. Joker: Is it the whereabouts of his . . .Batcave? Fran: Yes. Joker: Thank you . . . that is particularly good infoemation.

submitted by Jonny

infomaniac - An individual who obsesses about the gathering and storage of information.

e.g., This shelving system would be perfect for an infomaniac--there's a place for everything.

submitted by Fauzia

infopause - infopause, n. (info-rmation + pause) -- staying away from computers, newspapers and other sources of information in order to recover from informational stress.

e.g., The infopause may take from several minutes to several months, depending on the gravity of the initial affliction. | Every business should introduce at least two five-minute infopauses during the working day. All computers and all lights are turned off. This will sharply refresh employees' ability to process new information.

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infoporn - Thorough, comprehensive information about a meaningless subject.

e.g., It used to be a great site for news, but now it's just infoporn on Britney Spears and Hollywood gossip.

submitted by Preston Mark Stone - (www)

informassionaisenism - Any incredibly long, complex and usually boring text (information) which smothers all interest you might have had in the subject matter (like mayonnaise smothers everything).

e.g., I asked Tony to help me with my essay on sea creatures and he sent back a load of informassionaisenism on whales. I think I'll write about sharks now.

submitted by rusty

information stuporbahn - A play on the likes of "information superhighway" and "infobahn" (read: the Internet), especially when applied to its perversion by the ilk of swindlers, online pornographers and "spammers" generally. (The allusion is to an episode of "The Fairly OddParents" entitled "Information Stuporhighway.")

e.g., "Can you imagine just how low spammers are getting in their use of the Information Stuporbahn these days?"

submitted by Larry Ellis Reed - (www)

infosmog - The overload of information (and hype) now available in the web environment which makes it so hard to efficiently find quality information.

e.g., "How do we find that needle of relevant information in the haystack of infosmog that surrounds us." - see

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infostructure - Used in the IT world for information infrastructure.

e.g., The current infostructure in my company slows down the dissemination of ideas.

submitted by Chuck Phelps

infotoxin - "Abuse of mass-communication and the concentration of its control, coupled with the persuasiveness and ubiquity of its technologies, messages, and implicit value structures; operates in conjunction with unconscious, instinctive processes within the human mind to generate an overall psychological condition of unreality, denial, and paralysis." -- Jeff Phillips for Abusters magazine.

e.g., The Intel jingle is an infotoxin because it's always stuck in your head.

submitted by nfotxn

infracaninophile - A real word, though seldom or rarely used. says the word was coined by Christopher Morley in 1930. Originally defined as "a defender or champion of the underdog," all definitions I have found mean essentially that. Infracaninophile has no synonyms, but words with broader meanings in a similar vein include champion, fighter, hero, and paladin. It probably wouldn't be too much of a stretch to say that an infracaninophile is someone who stands up for the downtrodden. Given that the word has so little currency, I feel comfortable extending its definition to include that. After all, that's essentially the main reason the pseudodictionary even exists.

Collins English Dictionary: "a person who loves an underdog" | "someone who fights for the underdog." | "a supporter or champion of an underdog" | Grandiloquent Dictionary: "one who supports or defends the underdog" | Luciferous Logolepsy: "champion of the underdog" | Merriam-Webster Online: "underdog lover." | "a defender, supporter, or champion of the underdog." | Worthless Word For The Day: "a person who champions or favors the underdog."

Wikipedia gives an elaboration for the term underdog: "An 'underdog' is a person or group in a competition, usually in sports and creative works, who is popularly expected to dog. In the case where an underdog wins, the outcome is an upset. An 'underdog bet' is a bet on the underdog or outsider for which the odds are generally higher.[2]" Betting on an underdog without getting better odds is seldom a wise thing to do -- don't let your emotions for your favorite player or team override your good sense.

e.g., I'm almost always an infracaninophile when it comes to competitions; however, I was hoping Kentucky would win the NCAA Championship this year and set a new standard with a 40-0 winning season. Alas, that wasn't to be. | It's not at all unusual for infracaninophiles to be incurable.

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