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'Thank goodness Rodney went first'

DEFINITION: v. To generously allow others to precede you in hopes that they will identify, reduce, and perhaps be eliminated by, the potential hazards. n. A gesture of courtesy which is really the lead-in to a trap.

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Hambush

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: hamboŏsh

Sentence: Aunt Edy invited Rodney over for Thanksgiving. She promised not just turkey but pork products. He accepted knowing full well that this was a hambush. Edy is the designated family inquisitor. Rodney’s new girlfriend was to be the topic of discussion for the evening. What’s her name? How old is she? Has she been married? Does she have kids? Where does she work? How did you meet? Is it serious? Rodney thought to himself, ”Why am I putting up with this?”. ”That’s right, HAM!!!”

Etymology: ham (meat from the upper part of a pig’s leg salted and dried or smoked) + ambush (a surprise attack by people lying in wait in a concealed position)

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Benevolentrap

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: buh-nev-uh-luhn-trap

Sentence: Denise was so happy to see that chivalry was alive when Ken held the door for her yesterday morning. It turned out to be a benevolentrap when it she found out that the boss was looking for someone to take care of a particularly cranky customer.

Etymology: benevolent (charitable, kind) + trap (snare, trick)

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Decoytesy

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: de-coy-tes-y

Sentence: Micky was given a great decoytesy when he was tricked into putting a bell on the cat by the mayor of the mouse kingdom.

Etymology: decoy:a means to mislead or lead into danger; entrap + courtesy: given or done as a polite gesture

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Snarcissistic

Created by: jesster

Pronunciation: Snar + sis + sis + tic

Sentence: I saw the Jehovah's Witnesses lurking in the lobby, and quickly formed a snarcissistic plan. I stepped back and held the door open for a pleasant looking woman approaching from behind me. Perhaps the smile I returned was a bit too broad, as the odd look she gave me was replaced by an expression of horror and betrayal as they closed in on her waving copies of The Watchtower.

Etymology: Snare (to trap or entangle) + narcissist (one who is consumed by self interest)

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COMMENTS:

Really funny sentence! - purpleartichokes, 2007-06-26: 13:52:00

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Afteryoobytrap

Created by: rikboyee

Pronunciation: arf-tah-you-be-trap

Sentence: i make it a point to afteryoobytrap before i go into any new room.

Etymology: after you, booby trap

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COMMENTS:

good enough for my vote! hehehe - galwaywegian, 2007-06-26: 06:18:00

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Guineatail

Created by: andrewa121

Pronunciation: "guinea tail"

Sentence: When he mentioned diving from 60 feet, I made a point to guineatail the fool.

Etymology: from "guinea [pig]" + "tail [end]", to follow behind a test case.

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Courtesnare

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: kur te snair

Sentence: Mojo the Mouse had learned how to avoid the mousetrap. When he saw the tasty cheese awaiting him, he always did a courtesnare, by letting his pal, Rodney spring the trap and leave him the tasty morsel. This way, Mojo wan't one of those mice, who thrice get a splice in a vise and heed no advice!

Etymology: Courtesy (a courteous or respectful or considerate remark or act) & Snare (entrap)

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Courtierstwhile

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: curt-ee-erst-while

Sentence: Galahad succeeded to the court by deploying a courtierstwhile strategy. He always allowed others to go before him in a show of courtesy, but they often fell into bear traps, dragon's lairs or other medieval dangers only to become his bygone friends.

Etymology: courteous + courtier + erstwhile (bygone, former)

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Politeabomb

Created by: texmom

Pronunciation: po light a bahm

Sentence: Letting her precede him in the interviews was a blatant politeabomb move to advance himself

Etymology: polite - niceness bomb- explosive device

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Sacricede

Created by: weareallbeautiful

Pronunciation: s-ah-k-ruh-s-ee-d

Sentence: Frank, although he knew that by allowing Rodney to try to get the cheese he was cruely sacriceding him beacause Rodney would be taken out by the trap, allowed Rodney to try to get the cheese first and to his delight Rodney was captured by the trap before he could take a bite of the cheese. Therefore Frank had all the cheese for himself.

Etymology: sacrifice+precede

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Comments:

purpleartichokes - 2007-06-26: 11:12:00
Hey James, can we vote for the old words? I voted, but didn't get a point. The word, however, got 3 points.

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-06-26: 14:32:00
Hi Purple, Yes you should be able to vote for the old words. I will check the logic to make sure it scores properly. ~ James

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