Verboticism: Omisssins

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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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Slicktion

Created by: kapnmurphy

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Partomission

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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Factstory

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

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COMMENTS:

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

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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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Concealsensus

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: kuhn-seel-sen-suhs

Sentence: The manager has been known to omit a few details in an effort to reach a concealsensus.

Etymology: conceal (hide, disguise) + consensus (general agreement)

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Canvassin

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: kan vas sin

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Etymology: canvassing sin

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Factholes

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: fakthōlz

Sentence: If you could see Tim's argument it would look like a slice of Swiss cheese. He is skilled in the use of flash and bluster to camouflage his factholes. When people find how they have been duped, they will sometimes refer to Tim as a certain variety of hole.

Etymology: fact (a thing that is indisputably the case) + holes (hollow places in a solid body or surface)

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx Into the void! - metrohumanx, 2009-02-23: 01:14:00

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Conscammate

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: CON-scam-mayt

Sentence: It was with malice and forethought that Lauren decided to pull a conscammate on Humphrey during their courtship by simply leaving out many details of her somewhat lurid past.

Etymology: Blend of 'con' (involving abuse of confidence), 'scam' (To defraud; swindle) and 'mate' ( husband or wife; spouse) a play on the word 'consummate' ( to complete (an arrangement, agreement, or the like) by a pledge or the signing of a contract)

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Cheneyvade

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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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COMMENTS:

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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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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