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Toadypander

Created by: twocent

Pronunciation: toe-DEE-pan-de&r

Sentence: Phillip slowly raised the box top, his eyes locking on Martha's expression in anticipation. Martha's face blanched as she peered inside, but not wanting to disappoint the child, she began to toadypander. "Oh... possum... how darrrliiing..."

Etymology: Combination of toady: a sycophantic flatterer + pander: to basely cater to the vices of another

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COMMENTS:

Clever sentence. - silveryaspen, 2009-01-01: 21:03:00

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Gloripetation

Created by: queenjane75

Pronunciation: glow-ri-pe-tay-tion

Sentence: It took some gloripetatious backpedaling to convince her that I believed the cat was charming, although it was mangy and from what hair it did retain dangled dingle-berries.

Etymology: glorification+pet=gloripetation

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COMMENTS:

shoulda been gloripet in verb form, gerund is gloripetting. - queenjane75, 2008-03-07: 15:20:00

Unique creation! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-07: 22:26:00

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Taipander

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: Tahy-PAN-der

Sentence: Bob would do almost anything to slither up the corporate ladder to success; but when he, with open arms of alacrity, agreed to care permanently for his boss's pettiles, his toady taipander, taipandery and taipandering almost lead to a posthumous promotion.

Etymology: TAIPAN: (Oxyuranus scutellatus) Australia has 30 different kinds of venomous snakes. The largest and most poisonous of them is the taipan (tie-pan). It is in fact considered to be the most venomous snake in the world. The taipan was named by anthropolgist Donald Thompson after the word used by the Wik-Mungkan Aboriginal people of central Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia. & PANDER: yield (to); give satisfaction to [syn: gratify, grovel]

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COMMENTS:

Great word...venominous with some of the slithery corporate taips one meets! Happy New Year...Hope it eel be a krait one! - Nosila, 2009-01-01: 02:59:00

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Adderation

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: ad der ay shun

Sentence: When Ana Conda dated Monty Python, he gave her a lift in his new Viper. They danced the Mamba and the Fangdango at the CobraCabana. She was a mere civil serpent but she wore a boa, mocassins and garters. But when they arrived at his aspartment, he proposed and gave her a ring. She was exsssited, but she had to feign adderation for his huge reptile. It was obvious he was into herpetology. She became hissterical, then rattled and had trouble in reticulating her fears. She ran out of his lair and he was heard yelling, "I want my diamondback"!

Etymology: Adder (small terrestrial viper) & Adoration (a feeling of profound love and admiration)

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Hypocritter

Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: /HIP-uh-krit-er/

Sentence: Like the killer bunny in Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Brett's pet rabbit would launch itself at Connie's toes whenever she came over to his place wearing open-toed shoes. Brett said they were just 'love bites' but those teeth were sharp! If she hadn't liked Brett so much, she would have prefered to see that little hypocritter roasting on a spit.

Etymology: Hypocrite - a person who feigns some desirable or publicly approved attitude (from Greek, hypokrit─ôs "a stage actor") + Critter - a living creature (dialectal or humorous pronunciation of 'creature')

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COMMENTS:

Great interplay and blending of your well chosen words in your etymology! Very well done! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-07: 09:18:00

very nice - Jabberwocky, 2008-03-07: 13:34:00

Tigger, hare's to you! I had a hutch you'd come up with a good one. - Nosila, 2008-03-07: 23:04:00

Another good word. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-03-08: 21:06:00

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Critterfauxbia

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: critr-FOE-bya

Sentence: Ellie Mae was deeply attracted to Billy Joe, but was terribly afraid of the snakes and other wild animals he kept around the house and property and putting on her best face she relied on her severe critterfauxbia to keep from letting Billy Joe know she abhorred his 'pets'.

Etymology: Blend of 'critter' (variant of creature), 'faux' (false) and 'phobia' (irrational fear)

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Petinopoint

Created by: katzg

Pronunciation: pet-ee-no-point

Sentence: That three-toed sloth does so little it has to be a petinopoint.

Etymology: From pet + no point as in one can't see any point in having it. Also a play on the term " petit point " used in sewing.

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Crittersighs

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: kri/tur/size

Sentence: Anxious not to openly criticize her friends new pet rat, Sally cleverly masked her abhorence by uttering crittersighs instead.

Etymology: criticize + critter

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Very nice! - silveryaspen, 2009-01-01: 21:04:00

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Petronize

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Created by: youmustvotenato

Pronunciation: like "patronize" except with pet.

Sentence: Much to my chagrin, I had to petronize my neighbor as he showed off his slimy kingsnake

Etymology: Pet;Patronize

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Pethetic

Created by: DiPpO

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Great word. Would have enjoyed a sentence and etymology. Did you know they give you points, too! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-07: 22:29:00

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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-03-07: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by yellowbird. Thank you yellowbird. ~ James

Tigger - 2008-03-07: 02:48:00
If I can post a YouTube link here, this one's pretty amusing, and relevant to this definition: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pq6NJ7kKEag

silveryaspen - 2009-01-01: 01:30:00
Song of the day is "Oh Deer, What can the matter be?"

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-05-18: 10:43:00
Today's definition was suggested by yellowbird. Thank you yellowbird. ~ James

'So what do you think of my snake?'

DEFINITION: v. To pretend that you adore someone's pet even though it is annoyingly stupid, bizarrely threatening, or just plain stinky. n. A alarming pet or companion, which nevertheless requires fawning.

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