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'I just got off the phone with my mother!'

DEFINITION: v. To take the frustration and anger you receive from one person and redirect it towards another person, usually of lower status. n. An act of aggression directed towards an individual or object that was not the source of provocation.

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Transfuryence

Created by: splendiction

Pronunciation: trans fur ee ENCE

Sentence: She knew better than to answer that phone call from mum before dinner! Mum called again to remind them of the upcoming sale at the grocery store! All the calm in the room after she put the phone down couldn’t quiet her anger, which she immediately transfuryenced onto her unfortunate husband, “Not now! I can’t believe she thinks we need help doing everything! And don’t tell me how to shop for clothes!”

Etymology: From: TRANSFERENCE and FURY - to transfer your fury toward one person to another person.

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Absolutely Furabulous - Nosila, 2009-07-04: 01:14:00

Absolutely Furabulous - Nosila, 2009-07-04: 01:14:00

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Bleedership

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: blee dur sh ipp

Sentence: Patsy shifted nervously in her seat. While waiting for her quarterly review from Ms. Badger, she had heard her superior being telephonetically eviscerated by the new VP. She waited as her superior flicked through her file with shaking hands. Suddenly, the pain left Ms. Badger's face as she smoothed out one of the pages in the file. The bleedership was about to begin.

Etymology: leadership, bleed

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COMMENTS:

fantastic sentence - Jabberwocky, 2008-05-23: 09:07:00

I love your definition. "What do you mean bleedership is bad management! It's what our company excels at!" - skeeterzirra, 2008-05-23: 20:01:00

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Impulgressiate

Created by: Christianack

Pronunciation: im-pul-GRE-see-ate

Sentence: Even though it was the head chef who accidentally dropped laundry detergent into the soup, the head chef had already escaped to Mexico by the time the master of the house found out- the master of the house had to settle for impulgressiating the rest of the chefs still in his employment.

Etymology: Impulsive + Aggression + -ate

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Lambblasting

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: lamblastng

Sentence: Mary is in a position where she must be very careful what she says about or to her bosses. Unfortunately for him, her husband John is far too often the subject of her lambblasting. John now greets Mary at the door with a stiff drink and his iPod earbuds firmly in place.

Etymology: lamb (used as the epitome of meekness, gentleness, or innocence) + blasting (a severe reprimand) a derivative of lambasting

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Taggression

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: tag gres shun

Sentence: When Cheetah was angry with her mother, she took her taggression out on her husband,Lionel. The irony was that her mother's calls involved criticising Cheetah's choice of husband and how she nagged him too much.

Etymology: Tag (go after with the intent to catch) & Aggression (a feeling of hostility that arouses thoughts of attack; violent action that is hostile and usually unprovoked)

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Plebeianimosity

Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: /pli-bee-an-uh-MOS-i-tee/

Sentence: Every time the Regional Vice President of Sales would visit Howard's boss, the door would close, but snippets of shouting could be overheard in the hallway; phrases like "under margin!" and "over budget!" were common ones. Then when the VP left, Mr. Cross would emerge to browbeat and threaten to fire the entire office staff. This sort of plebeianimosity would usually last a week or so before things got back to normal.

Etymology: Plebeian - a member of the common people; a member of the lower classes (From Latin plēbius "of the common people" [of ancient Rome] in distinction from the priveledged patrician class) + Animosity - a hostile feeling or act (from Latin, animosus "bold, spirited")

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COMMENTS:

...late submission from me — oh well. - Tigger, 2008-05-25: 02:55:00

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Spangst

Created by: jrogan

Pronunciation: spang-ksst

Sentence: After spending the whole day trapped in the cottage with her mother, Julia's spangst was almost completely overwhelming. Fortunately, her boyfriend suggested they go out for a boat ride. Unfortunately, they went up the creek and ran out of gas... Julia grabbed a big wooden paddle and her boyfriend got it in the end.

Etymology: spank + angst

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Taggression

Created by: bookowl

Pronunciation: tag/gre/shun

Sentence: Taggression is a game best played with masochists.

Etymology: tag (you're it) + aggression

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COMMENTS:

like it! - galwaywegian, 2008-05-23: 13:22:00

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Boomeranger

Created by: sydviscious

Pronunciation: boom-er-ang-gurr

Sentence: The disgruntled sheila found her boomeranger hit the man who looked like a walking Peep and let loose.

Etymology: boomerang: a weapon that goes one direction and comes back another anger: Hulk SMASH!

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Transfuriate

Created by: skeeterzirra

Pronunciation: trans fuer ee ate

Sentence: Never transfuriate a fast food line cook. You don't even want to know what they can do to your food.

Etymology: trans as in trans-fer, + furiate from infuriate

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COMMENTS:

Good one. - Mustang, 2008-05-24: 00:00:00

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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-05-22: 00:00:01
Today's definition is inspired by the Amy Sutherland's advice that a good animal trainer is always observant and reads the "cues". If your subject is displaying signs that he or she is about to "let loose", it's probably good idea to back off. Amy also reminds us that we must be aware of our own internal cues. For more tips, read her chapter on "Working with Big Cats". See: "What Shamu Taught me About Life, Love and Marriage". Thanks Amy! ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-07-03: 00:00:01
Today's definition is inspired by the Amy Sutherland's advice that a good animal trainer is always observant and reads the "cues". If your subject is displaying signs that he or she is about to "let loose", it's probably good idea to back off. Amy also reminds us that we must be aware of our own internal cues. For more tips, read her chapter on "Working with Big Cats". See: "What Shamu Taught me About Life, Love and Marriage". Thanks Amy! ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-07-23: 00:21:00
Today's definition was suggested by amysutherland. Thank you amysutherland. ~ James

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