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Scamboozle

Created by: Negatrev

Pronunciation: Skam-boo-zuld

Sentence: I saved us £30k costs by hiring a £50k efficiency expert. I scamboozled my boss into thinking it was a good thing by omitting the experts fee.

Etymology: From Scam (to cheat or defraud with a scam) and bamboozle (to perplex; mystify; confound. Synonyms: befog, bewilder, puzzle, baffle, dumbfound)

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Sighmullcast

Created by: Upwrite

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Canvassin

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: kan vas sin

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Etymology: canvassing sin

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Explanasssshhion

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: eks plen ay sssssshhh un

Sentence: the Mayor's explanasssshhion helped put the ass back into canvassing,

Etymology: explanation sssshh!

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Deleteful

Created by: kateinkorea

Pronunciation: de LETE ful

Sentence: The guy I am now dating is delightful, but the last guy was deleteful. He always "forgot" to tell me things. He didn't tell me he was dating other women. He said, "You didn't ask." He told me what he thought I should know in a nicely packaged facade, and deleted the rest.

Etymology: The opposite of delightful. DELETE: to remove something, or erase something DECEITFUL: dishonest

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Well crafted! - silveryaspen, 2009-02-20: 08:29:00

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Manipulady

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Created by: DnBrown

Pronunciation: Man-ip-u-lady

Sentence: Brittany thought she had found the perfect guy in Chuck. He had great looks, a great job, a fantastic personality, and his name was Chuck. He was the perfect guy. He would take her on romantic dinners, to art galleries, telling her how much she meant to him. She believed she had found the jackpot. Unfortunately so did four other women who were currently involved with Chuck. Finally, due to some cell phone snooping, Brittany's eyes had been opened. He was just using her, he didn't really tell her that much about himself, because they would really only talk about her. But now she was able to see Chuck for what he really was, not the perfect guy, but a Manipulady.

Etymology: From the words Manipulating, derived from Manipulate ( to manage or influence skillfully, esp. in an unfair manner) and Lady (a woman)

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Awesome - silveryaspen, 2009-02-20: 18:04:00

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Jeopardism

Created by: Yerolin

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Contice

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: kon tyse

Sentence: Lola confessed to her bff Wendy that her on-line date had been able to contice her by omitting every other line in his bio...

Etymology: Con (fool, trick) & Entice (lure;seduce;lead-on)

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Harrow

Created by: elteboso

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Sentence: Don't tell the whole truth, just a little; you know: Harrow.

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Oopsolazy

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: oops so lay zee

Sentence: "Come on, out with it, girl" said Rebecca to Margie. "Now, what have you found out about your dream man?" Margie was reluctant to tell her friend that her dreamboat was chugging down the River of Deceit, taking on water and turning into a nightmare. "Well", said Margie, "I keep finding out more about Dick by accident". "Like what?" said Rebecca. "Well, turns out he is married, has five kids, no job, is bankrupt and is a klepto-alcoholic gambler!" "Oh, Margie, wake up and smell the coffee. Dick is oopsolazy. He'd never admit to his faults and every day you are going to find out more bad news about him. Dump him! It's time to scrape off your shoes and keep on walking, girl!" "If only I could, Rebecca, but you see his parole officer called me today to say that he's jumped bail and put my house up for collateral. On top of that, 2 more women called today claiming he was their husband, too. If he wasn't such a good kisser, I would really consider breaking up with him!"

Etymology: Oopsadaisy or Whoopsadaisy(An old exclamation made when encouraging a child to get up after a fall or when lifting a child into the air; said when an error is made) & Lazy (idle;disinclined to work or exertion)

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Oopstanding! - silveryaspen, 2009-02-20: 08:27:00

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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-02-20: 00:01:01
Today's definition was suggested by silveryaspen. Thank you silveryaspen. ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-09-03: 00:02:00
Today's definition was suggested by silveryaspen. Thank you silveryaspen. ~ James

'But why did you say

DEFINITION: v. To win approval by carefully omitting any and all facts which may put the "correct" decision in jeopardy. n. A form of persuasion, or perhaps deceit, which is based on selective omissions.

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