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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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Lambblasting

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: lamblastng

Sentence: Mary is in a position where she must be very careful what she says about or to her bosses. Unfortunately for him, her husband John is far too often the subject of her lambblasting. John now greets Mary at the door with a stiff drink and his iPod earbuds firmly in place.

Etymology: lamb (used as the epitome of meekness, gentleness, or innocence) + blasting (a severe reprimand) a derivative of lambasting

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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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COMMENTS:

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

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

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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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COMMENTS:

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

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

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Transfuriate

Created by: skeeterzirra

Pronunciation: trans fuer ee ate

Sentence: Never transfuriate a fast food line cook. You don't even want to know what they can do to your food.

Etymology: trans as in trans-fer, + furiate from infuriate

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COMMENTS:

Good one. - Mustang, 2008-05-24: 00:00:00

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Substitantrum

artr

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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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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Subfursive

Created by: melodydrama

Pronunciation: sub-fur-siv

Sentence: Judging by the manic gleam in her eye, Bob could tell his grandmother was in a subfursive mood.

Etymology: Sub- below, lesser fury- anger ive-having a tendency to Having a tendency to express anger to someone lesser

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Sadistsandbag

Created by: d1420

Pronunciation: sey-distsand-bag

Sentence: "Sadistsandbag," Jeremy slurrred while urinating in the stall after watching the recently fired Yankee skipper Billy Martin pummel marshmallow salesman Joseph Cooper at a hotel bar in Minneapolis.

Etymology: Sadist = causing pain or degradation to others. + Sandbag = using your higher skill level in order to gain easy victories over less capable opponents.

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Dissociattack

Created by: decaydancer

Pronunciation: dis-so-see-attack

Sentence: Jane would often dissociattack her husband after a grueling day at work.

Etymology: Dissociate + attack

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Transfergravation

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: tranz - fer - gruh - VAY - shun

Sentence: Through transfergravation, Felicity would assert herself with ferocity on unsuspecting innocent friends, thus avoiding confrontation with those she feared who had actually caused her the stress and annoyances she dreaded.

Etymology: Blend of transfer and aggravation

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COMMENTS:

Great word! - TJayzz, 2008-05-23: 12:09:00

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

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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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Redirision

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: rēdirizhən

Sentence: Recipe for Marriage on the Rocks: 1 part menial job. 1 part inconsistent, overbearing, boss, 2 parts whiny, self-centered customers. Mix ingredients in a medium sauce pan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and let simmer for days. Fold into a large bowl of nowhere to vent frustrations and add a heaping spoonful of redirision. Great for a casual picnic or family gathering. Can be served on divorce paper plates. Serves: No one.

Etymology: redirection (direct something to a new or different place or purpose) + derision (contemptuous ridicule or mockery)

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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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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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Boomeranger

Created by: sydviscious

Pronunciation: boom-er-ang-gurr

Sentence: The disgruntled sheila found her boomeranger hit the man who looked like a walking Peep and let loose.

Etymology: boomerang: a weapon that goes one direction and comes back another anger: Hulk SMASH!

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Victimidate

mrskellyscl

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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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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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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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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Aventcoordinate

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: a vent ko ord in ayt

Sentence: Caterina got off the phone with her mother and snarling turned around to aventcoordinate her frustrations on her boyfriend,Jack. Her mother had as usual set her off about her poor choice of partner and how Caterina could have done way better. Caterina had turned her vexation on Jack and said they could make a happier couple if only he was a Cheetah. But Jack knew that no matter how angry she got, he loved her and he could not be unfaithful to her.

Etymology: A vent (give expression or utterance to, especially feelings of anger or frustration) & Coordinate (bring into common action, movement, or condition). Word Play on "Event Coordinator".

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\"if only he was a cheetah,\" - hilarious! - splendiction, 2009-07-04: 00:14:00

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Tavyto

Created by: myrose22

Pronunciation: Te vi two

Sentence: This is an animation video production company

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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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COMMENTS:

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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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 PSYCHOLOGICAL + TRANSPORT.

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LOL - well done - splendiction, 2009-07-04: 00:12:00

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Transfergravation

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: tranz - fer - gruh - VAY - shun

Sentence: Through transfergravation, Patsy would assert herself with ferocity on unsuspecting innocent friends, thus avoiding confrontation with those she feared who had actually caused her the stress and annoyances she dreaded.

Etymology: Blend of 'transfer' (to convey from one person, place, or situation to another) and 'aggravation' ( A source of continuing, increasing irritation or trouble)

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

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Escapegoat

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: es kayp gote

Sentence: When Cheryl's mother got on her back and made her angry, Cheryl tended to make her boyfriend Mark her escapegoat. Afterall, he did not have the smart comebacks her Mom did.

Etymology: Escape (an avoidance of danger or difficulty)& Scapegoat (someone punished for the errors of others)

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Boomharangue

TimTheEnchanter

Created by: TimTheEnchanter

Pronunciation: BOOM-huh-rang

Sentence: Mia was feeling giddy as she walked into the apartment. She'd gotten a promotion at work, and then she spent time with her girlfriends after work to celebrate. Now she was coming home to spend the evening with her handsome, charming man Julian. But it all came to a screeching halt as she heard the announcer on the television across the room: "And the final score is Red Sox 3, Yankees 0." His precious Yankees had lost yet again. The rest of the evening would be miserable now as Julian vented his frustrations about the game by launching into an hour-long boomharangue, yelling at Mia about even the most trivial things.

Etymology: boomerang + harangue

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COMMENTS:

great word - galwaywegian, 2008-05-23: 13:21:00

Excellent verboticism. - Mustang, 2008-05-23: 23:59:00

great word. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-05-25: 07:29:00

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Taggression

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: tag gres shun

Sentence: When Cheetah was angry with her mother, she took her taggression out on her husband,Lionel. The irony was that her mother's calls involved criticising Cheetah's choice of husband and how she nagged him too much.

Etymology: Tag (go after with the intent to catch) & Aggression (a feeling of hostility that arouses thoughts of attack; violent action that is hostile and usually unprovoked)

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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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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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Frustanger

Created by: josje

Pronunciation: frust anger

Sentence: Dont mess with my frustanger

Etymology: frustration and anger

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Vicolocity

paranorm

Created by: paranorm

Pronunciation: vih-show-loss-o-ti

Sentence: She unleashed a wave of vicolocity on him after having an argument with her mom.

Etymology:

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Deciberate

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: des-uh-bi-REYT

Sentence: When things went wrong in the Office, Bob's unique management style immediately swung into top gear. Hapless newcomers, he had to show them who was in charge, were randomly singled out and vexcoriated. And not to let sleeping dogmas lie or trembling tyros touch base with tranquility, he deciberated them with a dictatorial delight. However, we all know about the best laid plans of mice and maniacs; don't we ? Well, it seemed that Bob didn't. For just before noon on April 1st, and under terrible stress to explain to the Managing Director why he had not meet last month's sales targets, he eyed a underling sauntering aimlessly around the office with strange box in his hands. With volcanic verbosity he erupted in a rage, yelling incoherently at the poor lad about the importance of ancillaries. Perplexed, but with patience, the young fellow endured Bob's rambling threats of dire and dismissal until, at last, he had a chance to speak up. Apolegetic in carefully explaining to Bob that he fully understood the problem of the missed targets, he assured him that, in future, all pizzas ordered for the monthly luncheons shall have anchovies.

Etymology: DECI: as in decimate, to select and punish by lot every tenth person; or randomly, without forethought, by chance. Nowadays, used incorrectly (pedants note) for "destroy a large portion of". BERATE: to chide vehemently; to scold, censure angrily or severely.

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wow Bob, we must have been on the same wavelength with this one - love your word - similar yet very different than mine - Jabberwocky, 2008-05-23: 09:03:00

Good one...that's what Bob gets for giving people a pizza his mind! - Nosila, 2008-05-23: 21:18:00

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Comments:

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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