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Cumpliavailpresag

Created by: faliskie1

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Egoffendiment

Created by: jajsr

Pronunciation: E-go-fin-da-mint

Sentence: Patti, who was an attractive woman, would always ask her not-so attractive friends for their opinions about dating and fashion, but would always counter their opinions with an egoffendiment that made her friends feel insecure about themselves.

Etymology: Mixture of "Ego", "Offend" and "iment" from Compliment

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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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Flattersnare

Created by: ErWenn

Pronunciation: /ˈflædɚˌsnɛɹ/

Sentence: The sort of person who gets caught in a flattersnare tends to care about others' feelings and escape generally means doing even more damage to the trapper's feelings, so escape is generally difficult. However, repeatedly trapping the same person is dangerous as even the biggest softy in the world has their limits.

Etymology: from flatter + snare

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COMMENTS:

So strong a word, I feel snared by it! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-27: 11:57:00

Good word. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-02-27: 16:00:00

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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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Admirseeker

Created by: 586022

Pronunciation: ad-myr-seek-er

Sentence: The girl is an amdirseeker, she is always fishing for complements.

Etymology: admire: from Latin admirari seeker: to persieve

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Autoselfpitiate

youmustvotenato

Created by: youmustvotenato

Pronunciation: auto-self-pity-ate

Sentence: Here it comes. My wife puts on the dress and autoselfpitiates by asking me the age-old-loaded-death-question..."does this make my butt look big?"

Etymology: auto; self-pity

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

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Lauren

Created by: 531217

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Melign

Created by: Banky

Pronunciation: me-line

Sentence: Joel quickly grew defensive when we called him out for constantly meligning himself to garner compliments that would assuage his ego. "I WISH I could be self-deprecating," he retorted, "but I'm unfortunately just not very good at it."

Etymology: me - reference to one's self, malign - to disparage by speaking ill of

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Very good 'me'aning! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-27: 17:36:00

Loved the irony of your sentence! - Tigger, 2008-02-27: 22:41:00

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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
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'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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