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Fract

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: frakt

Sentence: Everything she said was true. She would break down all she knew and serve up just those bits that favored her interests. ”I’m not lying”, she would say and that’s a fract.

Etymology: fracture (the cracking or breaking of a hard object or material) + fact (a thing that is indisputably the case)

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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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Skimportune

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)

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COMMENTS:

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

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

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Oddorable

Created by: msergienko

Pronunciation: odd-DOR-ah-bul

Sentence: "That hipster girl over there is oddorable."

Etymology:

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Truthmission

Created by: feltcap

Pronunciation: trūth-mĭsh'ən

Sentence: Thinking immediately of the marijuana brownie he had eaten just hours ago, he decided to opt for truthmission when the officer asked him if he had -smoked- any marijuana that evening.

Etymology: truth - conformity to fact or actuality, omission - something forgotten or excluded

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Ommistake

Created by: leechdude

Pronunciation: omm-istake

Sentence:

Etymology: ommissions mistake

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Lackcceptance

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: lak sep tans

Sentence: Jeannie's ommissions about why she agreed to marry Dean were vague. Her friend Nancy thought Jeannie's reasons showed she needed her lackcceptance of the situation. And then the blood tests and investigator's reports came in the mail...

Etymology: Lack (the state of needing something that is absent or unavailable) & Acceptance (the mental attitude that something is believable and should be accepted as true)

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Jeopardism

Created by: Yerolin

Pronunciation:

Sentence:

Etymology:

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Piecefo

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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Subdupe

fendallwit

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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Comments:

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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