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Trapease

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: trap eez

Sentence: Mickey would trapease himself some free cheese by courteously allowing Rodney to go first and snap the mousecatcher.

Etymology: Trap (hold or catch as if in a trap) & Ease (freedom from difficulty or hardship or effort) plus WordPlay on Trapeze (a swing used by circus acrobats)

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Deathiquette

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: dett ee ket

Sentence: His sense of deathiquette had won him many admirers, and kept all of his detractors silent.

Etymology: etiquette, death

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COMMENTS:

Morbid, but descriptive. - Clayton, 2007-06-26: 10:57:00

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Courtierstwhile

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: curt-ee-erst-while

Sentence: Galahad succeeded to the court by deploying a courtierstwhile strategy. He always allowed others to go before him in a show of courtesy, but they often fell into bear traps, dragon's lairs or other medieval dangers only to become his bygone friends.

Etymology: courteous + courtier + erstwhile (bygone, former)

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Snaregiver

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: snair - giv - ur

Sentence: Marty was the ultimate snaregiver. Under the pretense of being kind and loving, he let Arty take the first bite....

Etymology: snare (trap: something (often something deceptively attractive) that catches you unawares), giver (someone who devotes himself completely), play on the word "caregiver" ( person who is responsible for attending to the needs of a child or dependent adult )

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COMMENTS:

Excellent word! One I will use! - splendiction, 2009-07-29: 20:05:00

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Sacrifriend

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: sakrəfrend

Sentence: Like Mikey in the old Life cereal commercial, Jimmy discovered that his buds saw him as the sacrifriend. They would always \"let\" him go first when the situation was at all sketchy. When they allowed him to go first at jumping into the mountain-stream-fed lake, me had to use every ounce of self-control he could muster to smile and call out, \"Come on in, the water\'s fine\".

Etymology: sacrificial (an act of giving up something valued for the sake of something else regarded as more important or worthy) + friend (a person whom one knows and with whom one has a bond of mutual affection)

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Protocull

Created by: jrogan

Pronunciation: proh-toh-cull

Sentence: In today's competitive office environment it is important to follow the correct protocull (i.e. find some other sucker to tell the boss the bad news) in order to survive.

Etymology: protocol for culling

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COMMENTS:

1 Across: For zapping cyber viruses, perhaps (9). Good word I say! - scrabbelicious, 2009-07-29: 15:30:00

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Courtesee

Created by: toadstool57

Pronunciation: curt-i-sEE

Sentence: Bob seems to be the human guinea pig of the family. They put old food on plate out of courtesee. Then see if he pukes after eating it. If not, they fill thier plates and feel confident in finishing the meal.

Etymology: courtesy/see

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Secondwary

Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: sek-und-ware-ee

Sentence: It was a good thing that Bob became secondwary and let his friend sign up first for the all-expenses paid vacation to... Once the line cleared, the word "Afghanistan" was revealed.

Etymology: secondary, wary

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Acquiescend

Created by: jadenguy

Pronunciation: ak wi az end

Sentence: "The early bird gets the worm," Julius declared as he held the reward aloft, "but the second rat gets the cheese!" His trite old expression gleaned a wave of bitter tacit agreeent, his team's acquiescension the solemn reminder that here, humanity ceased to be a virtue. Retail work kills souls.

Etymology: acquiesce + ascend

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Lemmify

Created by: EpicButCrazy

Pronunciation: Lemm-i-fy

Sentence: To convince another to go ahead of you & do something without their thinking, rather like a lemming.

Etymology: Lemming-ify

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Comments:

purpleartichokes - 2007-06-26: 11:12:00
Hey James, can we vote for the old words? I voted, but didn't get a point. The word, however, got 3 points.

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-06-26: 14:32:00
Hi Purple, Yes you should be able to vote for the old words. I will check the logic to make sure it scores properly. ~ James

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'Thank goodness Rodney went first'

DEFINITION: v. To generously allow others to precede you in hopes that they will identify, reduce, and perhaps be eliminated by, the potential hazards. n. A gesture of courtesy which is really the lead-in to a trap.

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