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'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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Transferangst

Created by: milorush

Pronunciation: (n.) trāns'fər-ängkst

Sentence: Helga's repeated attempts at communication with her lazy and incompetent boss would invariably lead to a nightly transferangst of unprocessed frustrations to her husband and children.

Etymology: transfer[ence] + angst

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Approxyberate

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: a/prox/ee/bee/rate

Sentence: When Jim returned from the Director's annual budget meeting he chose the newest member of staff to appoxyberate.

Etymology: a + proxy (substitute) + berate + approximate (close to)

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Nice word - I toyed with proxiberate for a while. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-05-25: 19:33:00

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Substitantrum

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: suhb-sti-tan-truhm

Sentence: For no apparent reason Marcie launched into a tirade of everything Jim had ever done that annoyed her. "You've just been on the phone with your mother, haven't you?" Jim knows a substitantrum when he sees one.

Etymology: substitution (acting or serving in place of another)+ tantrum (a violent demonstration of rage or frustration; a sudden burst of ill temper)

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Tacktick

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: tactic

Sentence: "Don't tacktick with me young lady" warned Robyn's mother. "Just because your teacher gave you an ultimatum to complete the assignment or fail, does not mean you can nag me to plead on your behalf".

Etymology: tack (to take another tack, change direction in sailing) + tick (as in ticked off, frustrated) + tactic (strategy)

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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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Passderage

Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Par-s-dur-ayge

Sentence: Bob had just had a right earful from the big cheese, but instead of absorbing the flak, he used a little passderage, He summoned the new boy into his office and took the anger out on him, even though he had nothing to do with the cock-up!

Etymology: Pass(Transfer something to someone) +Rage(Uncontrollable anger) = Passderage

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great blend - Jabberwocky, 2008-05-23: 09:08:00

Pass de awards... - Nosila, 2008-05-23: 21:15:00

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Bleedership

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: blee dur sh ipp

Sentence: Patsy shifted nervously in her seat. While waiting for her quarterly review from Ms. Badger, she had heard her superior being telephonetically eviscerated by the new VP. She waited as her superior flicked through her file with shaking hands. Suddenly, the pain left Ms. Badger's face as she smoothed out one of the pages in the file. The bleedership was about to begin.

Etymology: leadership, bleed

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fantastic sentence - Jabberwocky, 2008-05-23: 09:07:00

I love your definition. "What do you mean bleedership is bad management! It's what our company excels at!" - skeeterzirra, 2008-05-23: 20:01:00

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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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Ventchance

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: vent chans

Sentence: The actress Felina Valdez was hard to work for, as her maid Victimonia could attest. Whenever Felina had been angered by her agent, a critic, a fan, the networks, the tabloids or her own family, she wreaked ventchance on her poor maid. She screeched that she'd ironed the wrong dress, place the wrong colored roses in her dressing room, made her martinis too weak or fed her too much to make her look fat for the camera. Yes, poor Victimonia could not do anything right. But poor Victimonia got her own back, because she was shagging Felina's rich husband and took her own ventchance out on his willing body...

Etymology: Vent (to utter or express or complain) & Chance (opportunity or audience) & Chants (utter monotonously and repetitively) & vengeance (retaliation, revenge, pay back)

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Victimidate

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Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: vic-tim-i-date

Sentence: Sue was known to victimidate anyone who got in the way of her wrath. Whether at work or home she let everyone know that she was definitely the alpha bitch in the pack.

Etymology: victim: a scapegoat-one who suffers for the errors of others; whipping boy + intimidate: frighten into submission; browbeat or bully

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wow, I\'ll avoid her! - splendiction, 2009-07-04: 00:13:00

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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

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