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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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Yellegate

Created by: ErWenn

Pronunciation: /ˈjɛləˌgeɪt/

Sentence: Any situation in which you willingly put someone else in the danger that you could have faced yourself is an example of yellegation.

Etymology: Yellow (as in afraid) + delegate

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Hostiletality

Created by: terpette

Pronunciation: hostile-TAL-ity

Sentence: Letting me jump off the cliff first when we go to the quarry to swim is just another example of my ex-boyfriend\'s hostiletality!

Etymology: Conjunction of \"hostile\" and \"hospitality\".

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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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Snideswap

Created by: grasshopper

Pronunciation: snide/ swap

Sentence: I never thought I would be one to snideswapbut in this world it is survival of the smartest.

Etymology: snide = deceptive, swap = to trade =snideswap

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Snarcissistic

Created by: jesster

Pronunciation: Snar + sis + sis + tic

Sentence: I saw the Jehovah's Witnesses lurking in the lobby, and quickly formed a snarcissistic plan. I stepped back and held the door open for a pleasant looking woman approaching from behind me. Perhaps the smile I returned was a bit too broad, as the odd look she gave me was replaced by an expression of horror and betrayal as they closed in on her waving copies of The Watchtower.

Etymology: Snare (to trap or entangle) + narcissist (one who is consumed by self interest)

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COMMENTS:

Really funny sentence! - purpleartichokes, 2007-06-26: 13:52:00

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Precanarize

Created by: administraitor

Pronunciation: pree-can-a-raiz

Sentence: Fearing that grandfather was about to change his will, the siblings elected his favorite, Darlene, she of the silken hair, angelic smile and hourglass figure to precanarize the old bas...d with a visit to (hopefully) his deathbed.

Etymology: pre (before) + canary (as in coal mine)

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Preventpal

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: pre-vent-pal

Sentence: Gladys picked Norman to be her preventpal for the day, the potato salad that Mitch made looked a tad radioactive.

Etymology: prevent + pal

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Benevolentrap

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: buh-nev-uh-luhn-trap

Sentence: Denise was so happy to see that chivalry was alive when Ken held the door for her yesterday morning. It turned out to be a benevolentrap when it she found out that the boss was looking for someone to take care of a particularly cranky customer.

Etymology: benevolent (charitable, kind) + trap (snare, trick)

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Chivtrickalry

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: shiv-trick-all-ree

Sentence: She fell for his chivtrickalry yet again. The meal he prepared for her was his best yet save for the rat poison aftertaste to the steak. Then she slowly passed out.

Etymology: chivalry (courteous behaviour, generous) + trick (as in trap, snare, lure)

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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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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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