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Poll: The Emotionary

Actress Eden Sher of The Middle recently published her book, titled The Emotionary. It is "a dictionary of words that don't exist for feelings that do."

Which of these words Eden included in her book would you be most likely to use?

Discuss the list here

Make Your Choice

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    Cameron Diaz and James Marsden in The Box (2009)

    AMBIVICULTY (n): the anxiety of having to make suggestions
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    Neil Patrick Harris and Jason Segel in How I Met Your Mother (2005)

    BROVERWHELM (v): to surround with an excess of bros, or overpower with a single bro's bro-ishness
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    Michael Shannon and Tova Stewart in Take Shelter (2011)

    CASTRAPOLATE (v): (of a person or situation) to predict the worst possible outcome based on nonexistent evidence
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    Mayim Bialik and Jim Parsons in The Big Bang Theory (2007)

    CONTEMPTINIZE (v): the disappointment of realizing why a largely disliked person (for whom one previously had sympathy) is largely disliked
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    Sterling K. Brown and Justin Hartley in This Is Us (2016)

    DEGRELATION (n): the process of gradually growing apart from a relative as one loses common ground
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    Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr in An Affair to Remember (1957)

    DESPOLATION (n) the paralysis of wanting to reach out to other people but being too comfortable in isolation
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    Zooey Deschanel and Jake Johnson in New Girl (2011)

    DEVADE (v): to purposely avoid asking someone a question, for fear that they won't give the answer one wants to hear
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    John Cusack stars as Rob Gordon

    DISAPATHY (n): a state of indifference caused by repeated past disappointment in people
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    Dustin Hoffman in Rain Man (1988)

    DYSCOMMUNICATIA (n): the inability to articulate a feeling through words
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    Michael Hobert in Scrubs (2001)

    EMOTAL (v): to think, feel and judge oneself in rapid succession, ultimately causing immobility
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    Gwyneth Paltrow and Toni Collette in Emma (1996)

    EMOVELATION (n): the excited clarity one feels from learning a new word that describes an emotion one didn't realize one felt
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    Adam Richman in Man v. Food (2008)

    EPIPHANNAISE (n): the moment one realizes aioli and mayonnaise are exactly the same thing
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    Jesse Eisenberg in The Social Network (2010)

    EXPOSOPHOBIA (n): the fear of being an active participant of social-networking sites
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    The Dentist 2 (1998)

    FLOSSICHISM (n): the unique pleasure/satisfaction one gets from the pain induced by flossing
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    Will Ferrell in Stranger Than Fiction (2006)

    HAPPRIHENSIVE (adj): afraid to pursue what one loves
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    Ted Danson and Shelley Long in Cheers (1982)

    ILLOGIMOTE (v): to feel in a way that contradicts or undermines one's intellectual understanding (of a situation)
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    Shailene Woodley in The Divergent Series: Insurgent (2015)

    IMPULSIONAL (adj): anxious from knowing one is making a hasty (most likely wrong) decision
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    Emma Stone in Easy A (2010)

    INATTEXTIVE (adj): characterized by incessant phone use during social situations
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    Alicia Silverstone in Clueless (1995)

    INTENSILENT (adj): unable to summon a previously formed thought or opinion due to overwhelming emotion
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    Steve Jobs

    iPHONOIA (n): the suspicion that people are reading one's text messages or emails or checking one's phone activity over one's shoulder
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    Julia Roberts and Meryl Streep in August: Osage County (2013)

    LOSSTRACIZE (v): to reject the support of others in times of grief
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    Wallace Shawn and Seth MacFarlane in Family Guy (1999)

    PERFULSIVE (adj): unable to accept a "finished" project
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    Sarah Chalke in Scrubs (2001)

    REMEMORATE (v): to remember something one had been trying not to think about by realizing one had not been thinking about that thing
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    Cameron Diaz, Julia Roberts, and Dermot Mulroney in My Best Friend's Wedding (1997)

    RESPENTFUL (adj): saddened by an inability to feel happy for someone
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    Guy Pearce in Memento (2000)

    RESPURGENCY (n): the jolt of anxiety from suddenly remembering something that one was supposed to do but never did
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    Eden Sher in The Middle (2009)

    SHERPLEX (v): to unnecessarily complicate a simple situation
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    Peter Billingsley in A Christmas Story (1983)

    SKEPTIMISM (n): restrained excitement for something good one anticipates happening
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    Pat Carroll in The Little Mermaid (1989)

    SNACKLE (v): to follow a vindictive statement with a sugary grin
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    The Simpsons (1989)

    SNACKTIVITY (n): the act of eating purely for recreation
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    SOLOPSESS (v): to harbor emotions about an embarrassing event that nobody else remembers
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    Cameron Diaz in The Holiday (2006)

    TREPARATION (n): preemptive defeat from knowing the time and effort required to become close with a prospective partner

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