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Plebeianimosity

Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: /pli-bee-an-uh-MOS-i-tee/

Sentence: Every time the Regional Vice President of Sales would visit Howard's boss, the door would close, but snippets of shouting could be overheard in the hallway; phrases like "under margin!" and "over budget!" were common ones. Then when the VP left, Mr. Cross would emerge to browbeat and threaten to fire the entire office staff. This sort of plebeianimosity would usually last a week or so before things got back to normal.

Etymology: Plebeian - a member of the common people; a member of the lower classes (From Latin plēbius "of the common people" [of ancient Rome] in distinction from the priveledged patrician class) + Animosity - a hostile feeling or act (from Latin, animosus "bold, spirited")

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COMMENTS:

...late submission from me — oh well. - Tigger, 2008-05-25: 02:55:00

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Frustanger

Created by: josje

Pronunciation: frust anger

Sentence: Dont mess with my frustanger

Etymology: frustration and anger

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Spangst

Created by: jrogan

Pronunciation: spang-ksst

Sentence: After spending the whole day trapped in the cottage with her mother, Julia's spangst was almost completely overwhelming. Fortunately, her boyfriend suggested they go out for a boat ride. Unfortunately, they went up the creek and ran out of gas... Julia grabbed a big wooden paddle and her boyfriend got it in the end.

Etymology: spank + angst

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Subordigrate

Created by: arrrteest

Pronunciation: suh-bor-deh-grayt

Sentence: Jane began to subordigrate her the mail clerk as soon as she got off the phone with her boss. She was chewed out for lower production numbers for the previous month and then turned around and took it out on the one person in the office who had no control over sales.

Etymology: subordinate + grate

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very nice - Jabberwocky, 2008-05-23: 09:08:00

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Proxiscerate

Created by: Blegvadd

Pronunciation: prox-ISS-ehr-ate (verb); prox-ISS-ehr-it (noun)

Sentence: The phone conversation with her mother so infuriated Melissa that she immediately looked for someone to proxiscerate in her stead.

Etymology: Literally, to disembowel (eviscerate) by proxy.

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Taggression

Created by: bookowl

Pronunciation: tag/gre/shun

Sentence: Taggression is a game best played with masochists.

Etymology: tag (you're it) + aggression

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like it! - galwaywegian, 2008-05-23: 13:22:00

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Psychoport

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: sahy/koh/port

Sentence: Joe was acutely aware not to confront Jenny for at least twenty-four hours after she had a long, involved and confrontational conversation with her mother. Joe knew that Jenny would psychoport all the negative energy from her mother to him.

Etymology: PSYCHOPORT - VERB - from PSYCHO (a neurotic person, or person afflicted with psychosis) + TRANSPORT (to carry, move, or convey from one place to another, or from from PSYCHOLOGICAL + TRANSPORT,

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very nice - Jabberwocky, 2008-05-23: 09:04:00

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Divertamania

Created by: rebelvin

Pronunciation: DIVERT-A-MANIA

Sentence: Divertamania beset her whenever she was angry, and you best find somewhere else to be.

Etymology: DIVERT-A-MANIA

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Transfuryence

Created by: splendiction

Pronunciation: trans fur ee ENCE

Sentence: She knew better than to answer that phone call from mum before dinner! Mum called again to remind them of the upcoming sale at the grocery store! All the calm in the room after she put the phone down couldn’t quiet her anger, which she immediately transfuryenced onto her unfortunate husband, “Not now! I can’t believe she thinks we need help doing everything! And don’t tell me how to shop for clothes!”

Etymology: From: TRANSFERENCE and FURY - to transfer your fury toward one person to another person.

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Absolutely Furabulous - Nosila, 2009-07-04: 01:14:00

Absolutely Furabulous - Nosila, 2009-07-04: 01:14:00

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Impulgressiate

Created by: Christianack

Pronunciation: im-pul-GRE-see-ate

Sentence: Even though it was the head chef who accidentally dropped laundry detergent into the soup, the head chef had already escaped to Mexico by the time the master of the house found out- the master of the house had to settle for impulgressiating the rest of the chefs still in his employment.

Etymology: Impulsive + Aggression + -ate

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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-05-22: 00:00:01
Today's definition is inspired by the Amy Sutherland's advice that a good animal trainer is always observant and reads the "cues". If your subject is displaying signs that he or she is about to "let loose", it's probably good idea to back off. Amy also reminds us that we must be aware of our own internal cues. For more tips, read her chapter on "Working with Big Cats". See: "What Shamu Taught me About Life, Love and Marriage". Thanks Amy! ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-07-03: 00:00:01
Today's definition is inspired by the Amy Sutherland's advice that a good animal trainer is always observant and reads the "cues". If your subject is displaying signs that he or she is about to "let loose", it's probably good idea to back off. Amy also reminds us that we must be aware of our own internal cues. For more tips, read her chapter on "Working with Big Cats". See: "What Shamu Taught me About Life, Love and Marriage". Thanks Amy! ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-07-23: 00:21:00
Today's definition was suggested by amysutherland. Thank you amysutherland. ~ James

'I just got off the phone with my mother!'

DEFINITION: v. To take the frustration and anger you receive from one person and redirect it towards another person, usually of lower status. n. An act of aggression directed towards an individual or object that was not the source of provocation.

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