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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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Goaliminum

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Created by: Ryan0

Pronunciation: gole-im-ih-num

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Omisssins

Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: Oh Miss Sins

Sentence: Politicians most often put a different spin on what they do, or what they want to do, by presenting only part of the facts, leaving out the rest of the facts, in order to gain votes and public approval. The more powerful the politician, the more he omisssins.

Etymology: O MISS SINS is a word play on OMISSIONS. /// O - short for Oh, an interjection indicating surprise! Miss - as in overlook or leave out. Sins - to lie by omission, which is still a lie, and lies are sins. Omissions - things left out.

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Song of the day: Sins-cerely! - silveryaspen, 2009-02-20: 01:06:00

how true - unfortunately - Jabberwocky, 2009-02-20: 10:40:00

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Jeopardism

Created by: Yerolin

Pronunciation:

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Sneakspeak

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: sneek - speek

Sentence: Over the years, Lucy had perfected the art of sneakspeak. She learned to feed people bits and pieces of a story, leaving out things that she thought people would disapprove of just to they would not think badly of her....By the time they found out all the facts years later, it no longer had the negative impact she feared.

Etymology: Sneak + Sneak Peek + Speak >> Sneak (to go stealthily or furtively) + Sneak Peek (A preview, especially of something not yet public) Speak (use language, talk: express in speech)

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Cheneyvade

metrohumanx

Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: CHAIN-ee-vade

Sentence: Tricky Dick had the perfect plan. In order to assure that his pals got first crack at the world's largest oil reserves, he would call the invasion a "war on terror" and CHENEYVADE the fact that there were no WMDs suspected in Iraq. Mabye his Blackwater cronies could get a sweet contract to provide "security" as a bonus! What a sweet guy.

Etymology: CHENEY+eVADE=CHENEYVADE.....CHENEY: An infamous tight-lipped ex-vice president known for touting ficticious weapons of mass destruction as a pretext for invading Iraq.....EVADE:to avoid facing up to, to trick by dexterity or stratagem, to take refuge in escape or avoidance, to dodge; Middle French & Latin; Middle French evader, from Latin evadere, from e- + vadere to go, walk.

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metrohumanx A clean car is the sign of a sick mind....bumper sticker sighted on Long Island - metrohumanx, 2009-02-21: 04:55:00

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

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

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Peoplesleazing

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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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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Missleading

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: missss leee ding

Sentence: He was a serial missleader until the day he let his cover slip when confused by the wrestling Williams twins. He was in so much pain that he couldn't even hit on the ortopaedic surgeon's receptionist.

Etymology: miss, misleading

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ladies day again! lol - silveryaspen, 2009-02-20: 08:32:00

funny - Jabberwocky, 2009-02-20: 10:41:00

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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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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