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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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Scamboozle

Created by: Negatrev

Pronunciation: Skam-boo-zuld

Sentence: I saved us £30k costs by hiring a £50k efficiency expert. I scamboozled my boss into thinking it was a good thing by omitting the experts fee.

Etymology: From Scam (to cheat or defraud with a scam) and bamboozle (to perplex; mystify; confound. Synonyms: befog, bewilder, puzzle, baffle, dumbfound)

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Oddorable

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Created by: msergienko

Pronunciation: odd-DOR-ah-bul

Sentence: "That hipster girl over there is oddorable."

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Factstory

Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Fakt-stor-ee

Sentence: When George started dating Jenny he carefully invented a whole factstory of untruths to persuede her that he was just the man she was looking for. He omitted all the bad things he had done in his life, including his stay in prison for fraud, and instead concentrated on the good things, embroidering them just a little to be sure she fell for him in a big way.

Etymology: Facts(information used as evidence, indisputable) + Story(an account of imaginary events) = Factstory

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COMMENTS:

nice blend - Jabberwocky, 2009-02-20: 10:41:00

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Truthmission

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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Skimportune

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)

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COMMENTS:

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

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

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Conscammate

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: CON-scam-mayt

Sentence: It was with malice and forethought that Wilma decided to pull a conscammate on Waldo 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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COMMENTS:

Great blending! Luv the verbotomy! - silveryaspen, 2009-02-20: 08:28:00

Between 2 Conscammating adults...Great Word! - Nosila, 2009-02-20: 22:59:00

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Occulusionpriming

Created by: alclsdkrak1

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Goaliminum

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Created by: Ryan0

Pronunciation: gole-im-ih-num

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Contice

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: kon tyse

Sentence: Lola confessed to her bff Wendy that her on-line date had been able to contice her by omitting every other line in his bio...

Etymology: Con (fool, trick) & Entice (lure;seduce;lead-on)

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Sneakspeak

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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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-02-20: 00:01:01
Today's definition was suggested by silveryaspen. Thank you silveryaspen. ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-09-03: 00:02:00
Today's definition was suggested by silveryaspen. Thank you silveryaspen. ~ James