the dictionary

Ca-boothnoun. The small, four-sided room in which one visits animals at a pet store or animal shelter. Caboose + Booth.

Clerk-u-ler: noun. The worker who one pays when finishing one’s shopping. Clerk + Customer.

Com-par-i-ment: noun. The act of assessing two things side by side to determine significant similarities and/or differences. Comparison + Experiment.

Down-er-case: adjective. In bicameral scripts, a small letter. Syn. lowercase, miniscule. Ant. uppercase, majuscule, capital.

Had-ed: auxiliary verb. To require (past tense). Ex. I haded to eat my dinner. Syn. had. Because everyone knows you add an -ed to make a verb past tense.

Hy-dro-nat-ed: adjective. The state of having adequate water in an object. Not to be confused with hydrogenated.

Neat-o-er: adjective. Comparison of neato, with neato-est as superlative. Of superior neato-ness. More neato. Syn. niftier. Ant. boringer.

O-ver-rupt: verb. To cover or stop a thing by overpowering its sound. Overpower + Interrupt

O-ver-tast-ing: adjective. That which overpowers or overcomes, particularly with regard to the olfactory sense.

Per-cep-tionnoun. A social event held for the purpose of celebrating a specific occasion, typically a wedding. Syn. party, soirée, bash, reception.

Pred-at: noun. A creature that is hunted for food. Syn.prey.

Rip-en-er: adj. Mature, as in produce. Comparative of ripe.

Snuv: noun. Insect larva. Syn. Grub. Ant. Anything on earth deserving of mercy.

Son-shine: noun. The male offspring of a parent. A male person adopted as a son.


Tan-te: noun. An explosive, often taking the form of a stick. Syn. dynamite, trinitrotoluene, TNT.

Two-ith:adjective. Immediately following the first. An ordinal number for two. Syn. second.

Un-rase: verb. To make new by clearing existing marks. Undo + Erase

Weird-wolf: noun. A shapeshifting folkloric wolf who does odd things, i.e. howl at the moon, bite unsuspecting humans, fear silver. Syn. Werewolf. Lycanthrope.

Well-ly: adverb. To do something with a high degree of quality. Because even a toddler knows that adverbs end in -ly.

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  16. Looolllll I almost woke my sleeping toddler up *laughing out loud*! Hilarious vocabulary she has 😉 Thanks for sharing ❤

    • Any time. 😉 She is a hoot. You’ve got all kinds of fun in store with that toddler of yours. Enjoy every minute. Well… enjoy the minutes that don’t involve tantrums, wet pants, and public meltdowns. Those minutes are the ones you will miss.


  17. LOL! These are great! This should be a requirement for all parents to keep track of their kids own personal language. I know my kids would get a kick out seeing them later on. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

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