Verboticism: Cheneyvade

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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: 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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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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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: leechdude

Pronunciation: omm-istake


Etymology: ommissions mistake

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Created by: DnBrown

Pronunciation: Man-ip-u-lady

Sentence: Brittany thought she had found the perfect guy in Chuck. He had great looks, a great job, a fantastic personality, and his name was Chuck. He was the perfect guy. He would take her on romantic dinners, to art galleries, telling her how much she meant to him. She believed she had found the jackpot. Unfortunately so did four other women who were currently involved with Chuck. Finally, due to some cell phone snooping, Brittany's eyes had been opened. He was just using her, he didn't really tell her that much about himself, because they would really only talk about her. But now she was able to see Chuck for what he really was, not the perfect guy, but a Manipulady.

Etymology: From the words Manipulating, derived from Manipulate ( to manage or influence skillfully, esp. in an unfair manner) and Lady (a woman)


Awesome - silveryaspen, 2009-02-20: 18:04:00


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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: elteboso


Sentence: Don't tell the whole truth, just a little; you know: Harrow.


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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: 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: alclsdkrak1




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