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Blandishwaif

Created by: Ismelstar

Pronunciation: [blan-dish-weyf]

Sentence: Carol is such a blandishwaif that she can subsist solely on my last compliment for more than a month.

Etymology: blandish (to coax or influence by gentle flattery; cajole) + waif (a person, esp. a child, who has no home or friends).

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Goadline

Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: G oh d lie n

Sentence: Trixie was good at the goadline, to prod her husband to praise her. Example one: Trixie says "Does this dress make me look fat?" Her husband thinks, but does not say 'yes.' To avoid an unpleasant situation and an argument, he says "Of course not! It shows you have curves in all the right places. You have a great figure." Example 2: Do you like my new ash blond hair color?" The husband, who has turned as ugly a shade of gray, as the new color on her hair, is again provoked to lie to keep life pleasant, and says "Silver is such a pretty color." Her husband often hummed 'Then peace will guide the planets And love will steer the stars."

Etymology: GOAD,LINE, play on GOAL LINE. Goad - prod and provoke into an action. Line - to exaggerate abilities or attributes in order to impress somebody. Goal line - the place where you win, make the score, get what you wanted.

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COMMENTS:

It is indeed the dawning of the Age of Aquarius! - Nosila, 2008-12-11: 22:18:00

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Disparagus

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: dis par a gus

Sentence: When he came in to work, he always shook off comments about his appearance. He was slim, well-dressed and groomed himself well, but could not take a compliment gracefully. His coworkers atarting calling him a disparagus, which was funny because his first name was Gus.

Etymology: Disparage (self-deprecate;diminish) & Asparagus (edible young shoots of the asparagus plant, a vegetable)

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Depressionalist

Created by: Biscotti

Pronunciation: de-pres-shun-al-ist

Sentence: Rita was great at being a depressionalist. She always got compliments when she talked down to herself.

Etymology: depression (sad) + analyist (deducting one's state of mind/being)

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COMMENTS:

Very thought provoking! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-27: 18:01:00

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Praisedigger

Created by: peytonn

Pronunciation: prays dig gur

Sentence: "She was only saying she looked fat because she wanted someone to tell her how good she looked, what a praisedigger.

Etymology: praise- good words, digger- one who seeks

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Egomanivivus

Created by: catcher93

Pronunciation: ego mani viv us

Sentence: You are too egomanivivus, all you care about is how much you think that dress makes you look fat.

Etymology: ego comes from the latin word ego meaning I/self. mani comes from the english word maniac. and viv comes from the latin word viva meaning life

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Assaultandflattery

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: uh/sawlt/and/flat/uh/ree

Sentence: Megan learned early in life that negative self comments lead friends to say the nicest things to her. Unfortunately, this technique of assaultandflattery wears thin and people easily get tired of this baitandsoothe type of interaction.

Etymology: ASSAULTANDFLATTERY - noun - from ASSAULT AND BATTERY + FLATTERY

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COMMENTS:

I think I know Megan...heck, I think I'm related to her! - Mustang, 2008-12-11: 07:15:00

very clever - Jabberwocky, 2008-12-11: 09:26:00

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Shuckster

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: shuk ster

Sentence: Melanie was a shuckster. Everytime she was given a compliment, she'd turn it into a negative, so that people would have to compliment her more to convince her it was sincere. When Georgia complimented her on her new purple dress, Melanie said she thought it made her look fat. Then Georgia would insist that the colour suited Melanie so well. Finally Georgia, who had not had any compliments in a long time, got fed up with Melanie's act in demureness. Georgia told her flatly to enjoy any compliments she got now, because in 25 years, 2 kids and a divorce later, she probably wouldn't be able to fit that little purple dress anymore. Georgia knew from whence she spoke.

Etymology: Shucks (an expression of disappointment or irritation;something of little value...phrase Aw Shucks, is Characterized by a shy, self-effacing, often unsophisticated manner, intended to show humble reaction to compliments) & suffix "-ster" (Someone who is, or who is associated with, or who does something specified.) Rhymes wkith Huckster (a seller of shoddy goods)

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Amorport

Created by: oliviasull

Pronunciation: uh-mor-port

Sentence: The girl with the purple dress was amorportating and I was just sick of it!

Etymology: the love of getting support

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Complimentendorsee

Created by: jonrow

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-02-27: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by Maxine. Thank you Maxine. ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-05-10: 00:04:00
Today's definition was suggested by Maxine. Thank you Maxine. ~ James

mrali613 - 2011-09-22: 13:46:00
:D

'I wish this dress didn't make me look so fat...'

DEFINITION: v. To seek compliments and/or support by insulting oneself or by complaining about the difficulty of one's life. n. A person who uses self-deprecation as flattery bait.

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