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Counselectomy

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: cown/sell/ek/toe/mee

Sentence: Sally's mind took in the advice, performed a counselectomy and then promptly tossed it away.

Etymology: counsel + select + tonsillectomy

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COMMENTS:

brilliant.....remove all reason - mweinmann, 2009-04-27: 07:37:00

Good one...Dr. Truth operates again. - Nosila, 2009-04-27: 08:16:00

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Valnurance

Created by: Biscotti

Pronunciation: vaal nuur in ss

Sentence: Robert felt his opinion was of valnurance to Adam on whether or not to jump off a bridge because everyone else was doing it. Robert advised it was not a good idea pointing to the fact that they all had perilled. Adam seemed to agree. Then, instead of taking the advice, Adam went ahead and did it anyway just to be popular.

Etymology: Value (importance or need of something) + ignorance (not paying attention or valuing something)

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COMMENTS:

mrskellyscl Sounds like you've met my kids. - mrskellyscl, 2009-04-27: 12:21:00

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Counselavert

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: KOWN-Suhl-uh-vert

Sentence: As was her usual practice, Lyndsey would ask those about her for advice on pressing problems, then would do her puzzling counselavert routine and do what she had intended to do from the start.

Etymology: Blend of 'counsel' (advise or advice, guidance) and 'avert' (turn away, avoid, prevent)

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Caushun

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: cor-shen

Sentence: Foulia, consulted her mother for a caushunary tale on choosing a hairstyle for a job interview. The slimy looking green locks did not work to her advantage and she was shuffled out of the interview in less than 5 minutes.

Etymology: caution (warn) + shun (ignore)

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COMMENTS:

funny - Jabberwocky, 2009-04-27: 15:22:00

Good one, petaj...hair, hair! - Nosila, 2009-04-27: 22:52:00

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Solicadvicevade

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: sol-iss-add-vice-eh-vayde

Sentence: "Do as I say not as I do, you have solicadvicevaded me all your life young lady - now scrape that Jonas Brothers tattoo off right now - here is my belt sander!!"

Etymology: solicit (as in request or seek) + advice (suggestion) + evade (as in avoid or ignore)

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Dissguidance

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: diss + gide + dans

Sentence: Natalie always practiced dissguidance by doing the opposite of what her friends and parents suggested; even though she asked for their advice. She would take up hours of their time, pleading with them to give her their counsel, concern and guidance; only to ignore anything they said.

Etymology: diss (diss, disrespect; to diss; to show disrespect or insult;), guidance (helping show the way, counselling, advice or giving direction), dance (an artistic form of nonverbal communication)

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COMMENTS:

sounds familiar - good word - Jabberwocky, 2009-04-27: 15:27:00

Really good word - so true. - splendiction, 2009-04-27: 20:14:00

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Contramentor

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: kon-truh-men-tawr

Sentence: After a series of poor results following advice offered by a co-worker Joyce started using him as a contramentor, doing just the opposite of whatever he suggested. So far things are going along swimmingly.

Etymology: contradiction (asserting the contrary or opposite) + mentor (a wise and trusted counselor or teacher)

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Guidunce

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: gīdəns

Sentence: Gerald was famous for seeking advice that he would reject if it didn't conform with what he had already decided to do. He is a guidunce. This is why he listens to Milli Vanilli casettes in his lime green Gremlin on the way to his job as a VCR repairman. He's going to do better though. He's halfway through an on-line course on repair of computer zip drives.

Etymology: guidance (advice or information aimed at resolving a problem or difficulty, esp. as given by someone in authority) + dunce (a person who is slow at learning; a stupid person)

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Consultheyshun

Created by: splendiction

Pronunciation: rhymes with CONSULTATION

Sentence: Her consultheyshun with dad about getting the tatoo served to confirm her decision.

Etymology: From CONSULT (ask advice), HEY , SHUN (avoid).

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Wasdom

Created by: NoveliBear

Pronunciation: Woz-dum

Sentence: "Everything you tell him is just going to end up wasdom. You're better off focusing your efforts on people that actually learn from what you tell them." "My mom told me not to buy a heart-shaped neckless for my girlfriend. That's the best piece of wasdom I've ever heard. I guess it's back to online dating..."

Etymology: This word has a different embedded meaning for the giver and receiver of wasdom. In the former, it is a combination of WASteD and WisDOM. For those who fail to heed the advice the meaning fits the words WAS and WiSDOM, meaning it had value, but is currently worthless information. It also sounds like a common utterance by both parties after an avoidable mistake leads to an unfortunate outcome: "That was dumb!"

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