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Taipander

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: Tahy-PAN-der

Sentence: Bob would do almost anything to slither up the corporate ladder to success; but when he, with open arms of alacrity, agreed to care permanently for his boss's pettiles, his toady taipander, taipandery and taipandering almost lead to a posthumous promotion.

Etymology: TAIPAN: (Oxyuranus scutellatus) Australia has 30 different kinds of venomous snakes. The largest and most poisonous of them is the taipan (tie-pan). It is in fact considered to be the most venomous snake in the world. The taipan was named by anthropolgist Donald Thompson after the word used by the Wik-Mungkan Aboriginal people of central Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia. & PANDER: yield (to); give satisfaction to [syn: gratify, grovel]

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COMMENTS:

Great word...venominous with some of the slithery corporate taips one meets! Happy New Year...Hope it eel be a krait one! - Nosila, 2009-01-01: 02:59:00

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Ingrossiate

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: in/gross/ee/ate

Sentence: Amy was so smitten with Jim that she ingrossiated herself with his pet snake to save the relationship.

Etymology: INGROSSIATE - verb - from INGRATIATE (to establish oneself in the favour, or good graces of others) + GROSSED OUT

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Ferretrocious

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: ferret/trow/shus

Sentence: I find my friend's new pet ferret quite ferretrocious, especially after it attacked my pet bunny. My friend said it was just because my bunny was a tease and he really liked her.

Etymology: ferret + ferocious

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COMMENTS:

Always so pleasant to experience your subtle infunuations! Fierce word! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-07: 09:50:00

Sounds like ferrhetoric on the friend's part. - purpleartichokes, 2008-03-07: 13:25:00

Tough love,eh! Good word. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-03-08: 21:04:00

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Furmin

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: fur-min

Sentence: She called her pet ferrets her fur children. He pretended to like the little furmin just to get closer to her.

Etymology: fur (the fine, soft, thick, hairy coat of the skin of a mammal) + vermin (noxious, objectionable, or disgusting animals)

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Fauxphoria

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: foe-FOR-ya

Sentence: Elaine thought Alex's menagerie of pets were all disgusting and even frightening but she maintained a high degree of fauxphoria, pretending to adore each and every one of the critters so as not to offend Alex.

Etymology: Blend of 'faux' (false or fake) and 'euphoria' (feeling of well-being, elation)

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Fakamour

kashman

Created by: kashman

Pronunciation: fay-ka-moore

Sentence: His act of fakamour at a friend's party resulted him having bunch of dogs to look after at the thanksgiving weekend.

Etymology: Fake (to decieve or give false appearance) + amour (meaning love).

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Fletocizing

Created by: chemprac

Pronunciation:

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Petriflect

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: PET-ra-flekt

Sentence: When Bob described his pet "Phido" as a sanguined-eyed, silky-skinned sweetie, craving to be cuddled, Roxie couldn't wait to meet him. But to her horror, when Phido slithered silently from under a cushion on the sofa she was sitting, she almost apsed into unconsciousness. Not wishing to offend Bob she smiled and petriflected, as if nothing was a hiss. However when Phido sidled up to her and slipped inside her blouse, she feared she was about to be cleopatronized. Bob told her not to worry, saying: "That's his way of showing you that he likes you."

Etymology: Blend of PET, tamed or domesticated animal; PETRIFY, metaphorically to paralyse with fear, shock; FLECT, to bend as in GENFLECTION, to bend knee or touch ground in adoration; obeisance, dote. Nouns: petriflection; a petriflect. "Phido" Gk:ophidia-snake

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COMMENTS:

Your sentence is so full of great plays on words! Cunning sentence and word! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-07: 09:45:00

what a word week - Jabberwocky, 2008-03-07: 09:50:00

Uh, wow, I guess I've learned the value of pressing "show all" instead of "more", because I almost completely ripped yours off in mine. I totally didn't mean to, sorry Oz! :( - Banky, 2008-03-08: 09:06:00

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Vetervex

Created by: kateinkorea

Pronunciation: VET er VEX

Sentence: Her vetervex with her animals caused concern for her roommates, especially when she wanted to share her room with an alligator.

Etymology: veterinary: associated with caring for the health of animals vex: to annoy or worry

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Petrend

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: pet - trend

Sentence: Milo would petrend that he liked Joey's Gila Monster, even though the creepy critter barred his teeth and ran after him every time he visited.

Etymology: This is a combination of the word Pet and Pretend, flpped around. Pet (a domesticated animal kept for companionship or amusement) + Pretend (make-believe: the enactment of a pretense; "it was just pretend")

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