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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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Created by: fendallwit

Pronunciation: sub-dupe

Sentence: The only way to convince the arachnophobes of my proposals, is to subdupe them about the escaped tarantula.

Etymology: Subdue - to suppress, hold back. Dupe - con, swindle, trick

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Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: kan vas sin


Etymology: canvassing sin

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Created by: readerwriter

Pronunciation: pee-pull-slee-zeeng

Sentence: Until her conversation with Semantica Pointer, her credit consultant, Harmonica Evergreen didn't realize she was, yet again, a victim of peoplesleazing. Foible Brownnose had seemed like such a nice guy: handsome (he sure could draw a crowd when he talked), well-travelled (he'd lived in almost every city in the state), new in town (she'd loaned him money for his bill at Mermaid's Mansion), big dreams (she'd helped him pay for his patent applications), always on the lookout for an exciting job (for most, he had said, he was overqualified)...

Etymology: A play on "people pleaser," a person who does everything to win the approval of others + SLEAZY meaning shabby, cheap,

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Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Fakt-stor-ee

Sentence: When George started dating Jenny he carefully invented a whole factstory of untruths to persuede her that he was just the man she was looking for. He omitted all the bad things he had done in his life, including his stay in prison for fraud, and instead concentrated on the good things, embroidering them just a little to be sure she fell for him in a big way.

Etymology: Facts(information used as evidence, indisputable) + Story(an account of imaginary events) = Factstory


nice blend - Jabberwocky, 2009-02-20: 10:41:00


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Created by: Pseudonym

Pronunciation: ee-LEED-eh-steem

Sentence: I could have admitted that the fish I caught was tiny, but I needed the elidesteem.

Etymology: elide + esteem

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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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Created by: sidkid

Pronunciation: Part.omission

Sentence: Well he was really cute so I only told the partomission about the number of cats I own.


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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


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


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Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: piece/fo

Sentence: Politicians are very piecefo in disseminating their ideas to persaude people to vote for them and their parties.

Etymology: PIECEFO - from PIECE (partial) + INFO (information)

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Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: skimp/or/tune

Sentence: Sally became the not so proud owner of a plastic water bottle facility after the salesman skimportuned her to buy it for the sake of hygiene. He neglected to tell her that water bottles were now banned in her country.

Etymology: skimp (scanty) + importune (solicit pressingly)


exsellent! - silveryaspen, 2009-02-20: 08:36:00

Good one! - TJayzz, 2009-02-20: 12:09:00


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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