Verboticism: Scamboozle

'But why did you say

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: 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: scrabbelicious

Pronunciation: mʌɪ:niː:s:yeah

Sentence: Honestly, it was almost down to mykneesyeah.

Etymology: Slamming together of 1-) My : A possessive pronoun belonging to the first person. 2-) Knees : A bone which is connected to the ankle. 3 -) Yeah : Positive affirmation and verbal stuffing used to punctuate sentences, yeah. Pun on Amnesia - Can't remember what that means.

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Created by: kateinkorea

Pronunciation: de LETE ful

Sentence: The guy I am now dating is delightful, but the last guy was deleteful. He always "forgot" to tell me things. He didn't tell me he was dating other women. He said, "You didn't ask." He told me what he thought I should know in a nicely packaged facade, and deleted the rest.

Etymology: The opposite of delightful. DELETE: to remove something, or erase something DECEITFUL: dishonest


Well crafted! - silveryaspen, 2009-02-20: 08:29:00


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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: elteboso


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


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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: 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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Created by: Ryan0

Pronunciation: gole-im-ih-num



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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: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: missss leee ding

Sentence: He was a serial missleader until the day he let his cover slip when confused by the wrestling Williams twins. He was in so much pain that he couldn't even hit on the ortopaedic surgeon's receptionist.

Etymology: miss, misleading


ladies day again! lol - silveryaspen, 2009-02-20: 08:32:00

funny - Jabberwocky, 2009-02-20: 10:41:00


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