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'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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Created by: Ryan0

Pronunciation: gole-im-ih-num



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Created by: scrabbelicious

Pronunciation: mʌɪ:niː:s:yeah

Sentence: Honestly, it was almost down to mykneesyeah.

Etymology: Slamming together of 1-) My : A possessive pronoun belonging to the first person. 2-) Knees : A bone which is connected to the ankle. 3 -) Yeah : Positive affirmation and verbal stuffing used to punctuate sentences, yeah. Pun on Amnesia - Can't remember what that means.

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Created by: msergienko

Pronunciation: odd-DOR-ah-bul

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


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Created by: kapnmurphy




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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


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Created by: leechdude

Pronunciation: omm-istake


Etymology: ommissions mistake

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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: go mishun

Sentence: When Sandra told her best friend Lacy about her latest boyfriend,"Fred",she was coy about his background. Her gomission about "Fred's" marital status and health history left Lacy thinking he was a catch. When Sandra finally admitted that he was married and had social diseases, Lacy was shocked. She was to be even more shocked later on when she discovered that "Fred" was actually her very own husband, Norbert!

Etymology: Go (do it;functioning correctly and ready for action;enter or assume a certain state or condition) & Omission (a mistake resulting from neglect;neglecting to do something; leaving out or passing over something)

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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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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: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: kan vas sin


Etymology: canvassing sin

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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