Verboticism: Harrow

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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: 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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Created by: splendiction

Pronunciation: sham bass a door

Sentence: Shambassador to the Divided Nations, Vdy Darkneibour sent his envoy to the centre of the Black Sea to campaign for detonation of nuckelhead weapons from any of the nations’ nucklehead submarines.

Etymology: shambassador is from sham (deliberately deceive or fake) and ambassador (a "spokesperson" or promoter).


shambitious word! - Nosila, 2009-02-20: 22:59:00

metrohumanx Love this word. Great Historical-geographical refs! - metrohumanx, 2009-02-23: 01:09:00


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Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: kan vas sin


Etymology: canvassing sin

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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: 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: 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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Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: skimp/or/tune

Sentence: Sally became the not so proud owner of a plastic water bottle facility after the salesman skimportuned her to buy it for the sake of hygiene. He neglected to tell her that water bottles were now banned in her country.

Etymology: skimp (scanty) + importune (solicit pressingly)


exsellent! - silveryaspen, 2009-02-20: 08:36:00

Good one! - TJayzz, 2009-02-20: 12:09:00


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Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: piece/fo

Sentence: Politicians are very piecefo in disseminating their ideas to persaude people to vote for them and their parties.

Etymology: PIECEFO - from PIECE (partial) + INFO (information)

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Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: sneek - speek

Sentence: Over the years, Lucy had perfected the art of sneakspeak. She learned to feed people bits and pieces of a story, leaving out things that she thought people would disapprove of just to they would not think badly of her....By the time they found out all the facts years later, it no longer had the negative impact she feared.

Etymology: Sneak + Sneak Peek + Speak >> Sneak (to go stealthily or furtively) + Sneak Peek (A preview, especially of something not yet public) Speak (use language, talk: express in speech)

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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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