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'Yeah, I'm in heaven now.'

DEFINITION: n. A harmless untruth, intended to comfort simple souls. v. To use a little bit a fiction to smooth over the perplexities and complexities of life.

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Comfiberate

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: com fib er rate

Sentence: Jessie was able to comfiberate her young son with the lore of Santa Claus, The Easter Bunny and the Tooth Fairy to help him understand and look forward to special holidays and events. Finding a comfiberation for Halloween was a lot harder to do, especially when Uncle Les insisted on dressing up as a female, Aunt Dorothy, each October 31st as well as on many other occasions during the year...

Etymology: comfort ( give moral or emotional strength to or a feeling of freedom from worry or disappointment) & fib (tell a relatively insignificant lie)& liberate(to free from confinement or ideas)

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COMMENTS:

Great word AND hilarious usage! - lumina, 2008-06-23: 22:54:00

Good word and sentence. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-06-24: 08:08:00

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Fibeaser

Created by: missashley

Pronunciation: fib/eez/er

Sentence: Marcia had gotten an awful haircut, that looked like it had been crafted by Edward ScissorHands on a bad day. So her bestfriend Lily told her "It is just ahead of it's time and soon everyone will have the same cut!", just a small fibeaser to make her feel better.

Etymology: Fib- a small or trivial lie; minor falsehood ease-to free from anxiety or care

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Coddlie

Created by: WhiteRhino

Pronunciation: Cod-ell-eye

Sentence: She told a coddlie to keep him pacified.

Etymology: Coddle, lie

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Luth

Created by: Guthlaf1

Pronunciation: LOOTH

Sentence: Yes, the government is always right, and that's the luth.

Etymology: A combination of 'truth' and 'lie', substituting "L" for "TR".

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Placeebull

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: pla/see/bull

Sentence: 'Hard work always pays off' - a placeebull to keep workers motivated

Etymology: placebo + bull (as in bullshit) (had to put the second e in my word to emphasize sound)

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okayee - galwaywegian, 2007-04-16: 06:30:00

Ain't it the truth!?! - Sed8ed, 2007-04-16: 06:33:00

petaj That example sounds like an alfalsism. Or a generaLIEzation. - petaj, 2007-04-16: 06:37:00

That's a great play on words! - jedijawa, 2007-04-16: 12:56:00

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Elieixer

Created by: porsche

Pronunciation: ee/lye/ixur

Sentence: The elieixer of the day is that the TTC stands for "the better way". It actually stands for "take the car"

Etymology: elixir + lie

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Plafibo

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: pla-FEE-bo

Sentence: "What do I say?" thought Bob. That was what he had been asking himself all week. But Roxie's questions were flying faster than any of his answers were coming in to land. He needed a plafibo to allay her fears; he hoped he would find one before she found out that he had lost the tickets for their upcoming overseas trip.

Etymology: PLACEBO: ME from Latin: I shall be pleased;an innocuous or inert medication; given as a pacifier & FIB: a small trivial lie, minor falsehood.

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great - Jabberwocky, 2008-06-23: 16:03:00

Good one! - lumina, 2008-06-23: 22:55:00

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Spinnice

Created by: Osomatic

Pronunciation: spin + nice

Sentence: Sometimes you have to just throw out a few spinnices to settle folks down.

Etymology: spin + nice.

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Nayverily

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: nay - VERR - uh - lee

Sentence: Spinning yet another nayverily, Nathan assured his family and friends that his emaciated state and absence of energy was due to his strict diet and not the result of serious disease, though his doctor had told him otherwise.

Etymology: Blend of nay ... 'deny', and verily...'truth'

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Prevaricreation

karenanne

Created by: karenanne

Pronunciation: pre VARE uh cree AY shun

Sentence: When Sara asked if she were ever going to have a baby brother or sister, her mother was ready for the question. She told Sara a little prevaricreation about how she was "so special that God only gives out one like you every once in a while." Well, actually, that was kind of true, if by "special" one meant "insufferable," "obnoxious," "time-sucking," and/or "über-bratty."

Etymology: prevarication (n.: a statement that deviates from the truth; a fib) + create

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COMMENTS:

Good one - Nosila, 2009-11-03: 01:09:00

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Simplifictionalize

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: simp - le - fik - shun - all - iz

Sentence: Since Sally couldn't quite explain the circumstances of her whereabouts, she decided to simplictionalize her story. She felt that it took out the complexity of the situation and put it into a scenario that was better understandable by her family.

Etymology: simplify, fictionalize

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Pliecebo

Created by: rikboyee

Pronunciation: ply-see-boh

Sentence: He was happy to soothe her with a simple pliecebo

Etymology: lie, placebo

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Phope

Created by: alex88

Pronunciation: fOp

Sentence: I was filled with phope after listening to Barack Obama promise the moon.

Etymology: f (for false) + hope

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COMMENTS:

it's a phunny one! - reverb, 2008-07-12: 15:39:00

got my vote - wurdless, 2008-07-12: 18:09:00

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Blancamuse

Created by: theDoad

Pronunciation: blank-ah-mewze

Sentence: "I'm sorry, what did you say? I'm afraid I was blancamusing the whole scenario!"

Etymology:

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Lieability

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: lye abil itee

Sentence: When it came time to complete his staff's evaluations, Kurt had to use his lieability skills to soften the blows. He'd say things like "Joe is a very reliable worker, when he is here." or "Mary Jane is flexible...she is equally ill at ease with large groups or a single person." or "Fred's long, liquid lunches make the afternoons go quickly and he creates a party mood among his peers for the last hour each workday." or "Roxanne can light up a room, just by leaving it."

Etymology: Lie (a statement that deviates from or perverts the truth) & Ability (skill;able to achieve something)and Wordplay on Liability (the quality of being something that holds you back)

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Jesusporky

Created by: Bulletchewer

Pronunciation: geez-uss-pore-key

Sentence: "I tell you the truth; it is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than it is for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven," said the false prophet, knowing full well it was a Jesusporky, a PR statement aimed at the poor folk of 1st-century Judea.

Etymology: From "Jesus" meaning "person/deity invented to comfort simple souls" and "porky" from the Cocky (sic) rhyming slang (pork pie=lie).

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Skullhuggery

Created by: pinwheel

Pronunciation: skull/hug/ar/ee

Sentence: It's a massive spot on the end of my nose but my boyfriend says you can hardly see it. He's either blind or telling me a skullhuggery!

Etymology: Skullduggery + Hug

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Benefib

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: ben/uh/fib

Sentence: To keep their spirits up and help them through the day to complete their tasks, the boss would often encourage his staff with a benefib or two.

Etymology: benefit + fib

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COMMENTS:

Dude, you come up with the best words without making them long and cumbersome. - jedijawa, 2007-04-16: 12:55:00

And people love voting for the obvious ones! ;) - Bulletchewer, 2007-04-16: 15:13:00

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Frib

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: fribb

Sentence: As was his nature, Alexander once again passed along a frib when asked a hard question with a potentially embarrasing answer, a tiny untruth that was told to spare the feelings of his friend.

Etymology: Blend of the words 'fib' (small lie) and 'rib'...to poke fun or make light of.

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Fiblet

RustyGb

Created by: RustyGb

Pronunciation: fib-let (phoenetic)

Sentence: When asked of his whereabouts, Jim loosed a fiblet about a dentist's appointment to preserve the secret of Carie's surprise party.

Etymology: Fib: to lie -let: small one (MF -elet, fr el)

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I like it! - wordmeister, 2007-04-20: 10:20:00

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Freewill

playdohheart

Created by: playdohheart

Pronunciation: Free will

Sentence: "You were sick and now you're well again," shouted Trout, a freewill message that started Trout's creed.

Etymology: For Vonnegut (circa Timequake)... had to do it... I'm writing my thesis on him.

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Lieability

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: ly ab ili tee

Sentence: Kurt's lieability helped improve his likeability.

Etymology: Lie (untruth;to deceive) & Ability ( possession of the qualities (especially mental qualities) required to do something or get something done0 & Woredplay on Liability (the quality of being something that holds you back)

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Pardou

Created by: thefreewheeler

Pronunciation:

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Flubbish

Created by: mac33

Pronunciation: flub-bish

Sentence: "Fluffy's in Cat Heaven now," she said to little Susie, feeling guilty for feeding her child such blatant flubbish.

Etymology: flub - an instance of botching or bungling; failure (here failure to tell the painful truth) rubbish - nonsense (UK)

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Benein

Created by: rebelvin

Pronunciation: BEnign+NEIN

Sentence: The fact that he had Alzheimer's disease justified the beneins we told him to keep him happy.

Etymology: BEnign+NEIN Benign - 1. Having little or no detrimental effect; harmless 2. Showing gentleness and mildness. Nein - GERMAN: no; a word used for denying, disagreeing, refusing etc.

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Liethium

Created by: rikboyee

Pronunciation: lie-thee-um

Sentence: She knew that after the day he'd had, the only thing that would calm him down was some liethium

Etymology: lie, lithium [used to treat depression and such]

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Tootroo

Created by: patb

Pronunciation: too-troo

Sentence: Tom used tootroo about the "non-infectious airborne contagions" to convince his girlfriend that it was okay to kiss, as long as he didn't breathe

Etymology: too true two

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Santootheastorkfairbunnyism

Created by: Sharpedgeshurt

Pronunciation: San-tooth-eest-oark-fayr-buh-nee-izm

Sentence: "I don't care, I'm still not using sleeping pills." The insomniac argued when told by the receptionist that he wouldn't be able to get an appointment with the Sand Man because he was a santootheastorkfairbunnyism.

Etymology: First used in mid 1980's during a drunken round of "Say-all-the-fictional-childhood-characters-that-visit-your-house, in-one-breath game." It has rarely been used since.

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Mindgrout

metrohumanx

Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: MIND-Grrr-OUT!

Sentence: Life is depressing- there can be no doubt . But a blow from a mallet won’t sort it all out. Truth can be awkward, And bullshit can calm… So break out the MINDGROUT It’s a pretty cheap balm!

Etymology: MIND:recollection, memory,the element or complex of elements in an individual that feels, perceives, thinks, wills, and especially reasons; Middle English, from Old English gemynd; akin to Old High German gimunt memory, Latin ment-, mens mind, monēre to remind, warn, Greek menos spirit, mnasthai, mimnēskesthai to remember....... GROUT: thin mortar used for filling spaces (as the joints in masonry), any of various other materials used for a similar purpose; Middle English, coarse meal, from Old English grūt; akin to Old English grēot grit 1638

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx http://www.homestarrunner.com/sbemail.html - metrohumanx, 2009-11-02: 01:49:00

Welcome back, metropoet! - Nosila, 2009-11-02: 09:30:00

metrohumanx Thanks, Wordforge! - metrohumanx, 2009-11-03: 02:16:00

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Love

aditisharma

Created by: aditisharma

Pronunciation:

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Fibrication

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: fibrəkāshən

Sentence: Where did I come from? What happened to fluffy? Does this dress look good on me? What do you think of my artwork? Do you love me? Questions like these can spark fibrication.

Etymology: fib (a lie, typically an unimportant one) + fabrication (invent or concoct (something), typically with deceitful intent)

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Comforlie

ohwtepph

Created by: ohwtepph

Pronunciation: kuhm - fer - lahy

Sentence: Knowing that Mom would be upset if she heard how her son died, the doctor told the best possible comforlie: "Your son is in heaven."

Etymology: Comfort + Lie

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Lieology

Created by: lingualx

Pronunciation:

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Willorized

Created by: willster

Pronunciation: will-or-iz-ed

Sentence: She was extremely willorized by his touch.

Etymology: Will being in the first person; of his magnificness

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Totalloss

Created by: josje

Pronunciation: total loss

Sentence: my life my brain my body are all total loss

Etymology: total as in complete Loss as in lost

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Dalyinglama

CharlieB

Created by: CharlieB

Pronunciation: dall-i-ing-lama

Sentence: You might think His Holiness would never tell an untruth, but when it comes to sparing someone's feelings, he becomes the DalyingLama.

Etymology: Dalai Lama (Buddhist leader) + lying (not telling the truth)

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Pacifib

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: pass-i-fib

Sentence: Mommy quickly crafted a pacifib when Nora noticed that Goldie was not in her bowl one day after school. She put the little princess on her lap, gave her a hug, and told her a wonderful tale about how Goldie was invited to go with her fish friends to the Wild Water Kingdom instead of admitting that it went belly up and was flushed down the toilet. Nora, an especially precocious five year old wasn't buying it. She became inconsolable and made Mommy take her to the pet store immediately for a new fish.

Etymology: pacify: to calm, mollify or make peaceful + fib: insignificant or childish lie

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COMMENTS:

artr Cute word! - artr, 2009-11-02: 11:27:00

great word! - mweinmann, 2009-11-03: 07:51:00

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Sugarsatz

Created by: mplsbohemian

Pronunciation: SHOOG-ur-sats

Sentence: Alex realised that the president's speech about victory in the war and a glowing economy was just a pile of sugarsatz.

Etymology: sugar + ersatz (fake). The initial "sh" sound also calls to mind a certain four-letter word which often fits this definition, as well. Moreover, "sugarsatz" sounds vaguely Yiddish, from which American English derives many words that couldalsofitthebill.

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Heady ... I like that. - jedijawa, 2007-04-16: 12:54:00

Agree. I forgot what erstaz meant! - purpleartichokes, 2007-04-16: 14:30:00

From above: ersatz (fake) - mplsbohemian, 2007-04-16: 15:24:00

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Nonsensical

AnnieChandon

Created by: AnnieChandon

Pronunciation:

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Etymology:

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Saidafib

Created by: bookowl

Pronunciation: sed/a/fib

Sentence: A saidafib should be taken at bedtime to discourage nightmares.

Etymology: said a fib + sedative

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COMMENTS:

I like it... - Nosila, 2008-06-23: 22:03:00

Sounds funny when you say it out loud - wordmeister, 2008-06-24: 00:33:00

Clevre. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-06-24: 08:09:00

"Sedafib" would have been nice too. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-06-24: 08:15:00

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Fibonaughtchicanery

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: fib/oh/not/chi/can/ury

Sentence: Those wonderful fairytales of childhood are really nothing but fibonaughtchicanery.

Etymology: fib + naught (nothing) + chicanery (deception) + fibonacci

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COMMENTS:

Looks it a tongue twister, but sounds good. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-06-24: 08:17:00

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Soitghost

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: soe it goest

Sentence: His soitghosts will remain relevent wherever there is a need for humour in tragic situations.

Etymology: "so it goes" ghost

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Consolie

Created by: justinchau

Pronunciation: con-sol-lie

Sentence: I had to consolie my patient when he wanted assurance that x-rays had no radiation. I consolied the hypochondriac by assuring her the pill wasn't a placebo.

Etymology: console + lie

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COMMENTS:

Hmm, what about alieviate (alleviate + lie)? - justinchau, 2008-06-23: 05:55:00

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Foma

Created by: vonnegut

Pronunciation: fo-ma

Sentence: Nothing in this book is true. "Live by the foma* that make you brave and kind and healthy and happy." The Books of Bokonon. I: 5

Etymology: Created by Kurt Vonnegut for Cat's Cradle, published in 1963.

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foma - accept no substitutes. - Alchemist, 2007-04-16: 06:51:00

we can't go through the whole week respelling Vonneguts words....or can we? - rikboyee, 2007-04-16: 09:24:00

It's the best way to win the prize.... :-) - jedijawa, 2007-04-16: 12:54:00

What's the singular? And should I have heard of Vonnegut? Has he been on TV? Recently? Bliss. - Bulletchewer, 2007-04-16: 15:11:00

The singular form is "fomum", like phenomena (plural) and phenomenum (signular). Comes from Latin. Did you study Latin in highschool? I did, and I'm still trying to get over it. - wordmeister, 2007-04-16: 15:22:00

It's all Greek to me! - Bulletchewer, 2007-04-16: 16:14:00

you can even go into the news/blog section and it will tell you which word this definition comes from.... i honestly feel that using Vonneguts word taints the wampeter of our humble karass - rikboyee, 2007-04-16: 17:44:00

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Foma

Created by: vonnegut

Pronunciation: fo-ma

Sentence: Nothing in this book is true. "Live by the foma* that make you brave and kind and healthy and happy." The Books of Bokonon. I: 5

Etymology: Created by Kurt Vonnegut for Cat's Cradle, published in 1963.

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Salvoment

Created by: emmyb2

Pronunciation: sal-vo-mint

Sentence: I'm not feeling bad about that lie; it was just a small salvoment, meant to ease my mother's pain.

Etymology: salv-save ment-lie

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Perjildance

Created by: mana1066

Pronunciation: per-jilled-ence

Sentence: granpa always had a perjildance for every question we asked as kids, but he still uses them even tough were in our late twenties

Etymology: perjury( of course, not in the court of law) + child (as in how you're spoken to when lied to in this sense)

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Troolish

Created by: wurdless

Pronunciation: troo-lish

Sentence: You look great! he said troolishly

Etymology: true + foolish

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COMMENTS:

yup. everyone I know will be using this now. I love this word. - Headcrab, 2012-06-09: 04:38:00

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Enfabler

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: en fay belur

Sentence: Most parents are enfablers to ease their little ones through life's stages. Case in point is when the kiddies start losing their baby teeth. If the tooth in question is put under the child's pillow, their parents tell them that the Tooth Fairy will take it away while they sleep and leave them money. Truth is, they should tell the kids to put away that money for when their adult teeth start falling out and they need to pay a dentist huge sums to replace them...

Etymology: Enabler (one who can render capable or able for some task; makes it easier) & Fable (a deliberately false or improbable account; a short moral story; often using imaginary or supernatural events)

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx You mean there IS no tooth fairy? I'm shattered! - metrohumanx, 2009-11-02: 01:48:00

Relax, though...there is a Santa Claus and an Easter Bunny! - Nosila, 2009-11-02: 09:29:00

So trutooth. - splendiction, 2009-11-02: 23:13:00

splendid - mweinmann, 2009-11-03: 07:52:00

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Inakurt

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: inn ah kurt

Sentence: the statement was inakurt but onne understood the gut feeling

Etymology: inaccurate, Kurt

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Mythinformed

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: miθinfôrmd

Sentence: Sally spent most of her childhood mythinformed. The stork*s role in child delivery, the Tooth Fairy, the Easter Bunny, Santa, were just some of the tall tales her mother fed her. As she grew up and these fibs unraveled her mother replaced them with others, Trickle-Down Economics, Aunt Flo, **a good education will get you a good job**, Social Security and Reality TV to name a few. Now as an adult she she is more confused than ever, but that*s OK. She has 8,000 real friends and a farm and fish to take care of on Facebook.

Etymology: myth (a traditional story, esp. one concerning the early history of a people or explaining some natural or social phenomenon, and typically involving supernatural beings or events) misinformed (given false or inaccurate information)

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COMMENTS:

good word - splendiction, 2009-11-02: 23:12:00

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Santatude

Created by: thinkbolt

Pronunciation: san-ta-tude

Sentence:

Etymology:

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Cheerfullofit

Created by: toadstool57

Pronunciation: chEEr-ful-of-it

Sentence: Jill is cheerfullofit, telling David that no one noticed him in the fancy restaurant, as he walked around with the store tags still hanging from his pants and shirt.

Etymology: cheerfulness, to comfort/full of it, slang for telling lies or full of sh**

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hahah reserve this for Bring it on 2... but clever i like it - ekath, 2007-04-16: 18:50:00

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Mercifiction

Created by: ErWenn

Pronunciation: /ˌmɚsəˈfɪkʃən/

Sentence: Most of the new security policy instituted by the TSA are at best mercifiction and at worst malignacity.

Etymology: From mercy + fiction (reminiscent of merciful)

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Psoothedology

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: sooth/dol/uh/gee

Sentence: In all shaky governments and dictatorships, one of the key posts in the government is the department of psoothedolgy which sends out the media messages to comfort the masses and promote stability.

Etymology: PSOOTHEDOLOGY - noun - from PSEUDOLOGY (lying considered as an art) + SOOTHE (to tranquilize, or calm a person, or their feelings)

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Interesting blend - OZZIEBOB, 2008-06-24: 08:13:00

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Folkology

Created by: jonobo

Pronunciation: phool-psycho-ollo-G

Sentence: Bruce-actual-lee i could have used the already existing word "folk-psychology" which already covers the subject. The philosophical best verboticism for this definition is the word TRUTH itself, but that would be less fun... damn... i should have changed to FOOLKOLOGY...

Etymology: folk of fools + El O.G. = foolkology

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Santootheastorkfairbunnyism

Created by: Sharpedgeshurt

Pronunciation: San-tooth-eest-oark-fayr-buh-nee-izm

Sentence: "I don't care, I'm still not using sleeping pills." The insomniac argued when told by the receptionist that he wouldn't be able to get an appointment with the Sand Man because he was a santootheastorkfairbunnyism.

Etymology: irst used in mid 1980's during a drunken round of "Say-all-the-fictional-childhood-characters-that-visit-your-house, in-one-breath game." It has rarely been used since.

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Wightlie

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: white - lie

Sentence: "Ah'll be alwight nah fanks" he said, after the good samaritan told him a wightlie.

Etymology: white lie + right

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Placebalm

metrohumanx

Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: PLUH-CEE-BALM

Sentence: I told the panic-stricken crowd that all would be well. It was only a PLACEBALM, but it was sorely needed.

Etymology: PLACEBO-a harmless sugar pill which can have theraputic results. BALM- a soothing salve or oinment.

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COMMENTS:

Very pleasant word. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-06-24: 08:12:00

Hehehe lol! GREAT create! ;) - abrakadeborah, 2009-03-25: 14:14:00

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Chickenpoup

Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: chi-ken-poop

Sentence: I thought his concern was sincere when I told him of my hamster Kitty's passing. I later realized it was just chickenpoup for my soul when he suggested I flush her down the toilet.

Etymology: chicken soup for the soul; poop (as in a line of crap)

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Never understood the notion of chicken soup being comforting, cos frankly the stuff I've had has always been vile. That opined, the connotation of cowardice is good. - Bulletchewer, 2007-04-16: 14:59:00

Well, after you pick out all the mushy vegetables, add more noodles, a dash of lemon and pepper, it's palatable. I guess chicken soup sounded better than Whopper with Cheese. - purpleartichokes, 2007-04-16: 15:26:00

That sounds suspiciously like actually cooking something to me. Gimme the can of cream of tomato instead. - Bulletchewer, 2007-04-16: 16:11:00

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Fibfort

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: fib-fort

Sentence: Clarence told many fibforts to his grandkids just before bed time.

Etymology: fib (lie) + comfort (minus the com)

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Placifier

Created by: jedijawa

Pronunciation: plah-sih-fie-er

Sentence: Tom told a placifier when he told his aging mother that he was dating again.

Etymology: placid + pacifier

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COMMENTS:

Congratulations on your overall weekly win last week! Some great words!! - Stevenson0, 2007-04-16: 12:53:00

missed this one the first time round - glad I still had a vote left - great word - Jabberwocky, 2007-04-18: 09:08:00

Thanks guys. I'm having hard time with the words this week but you guys are kicking butt! - jedijawa, 2007-04-20: 17:09:00

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Fabriplacate

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: fab-ri-pley-keyt

Sentence: Sometimes people just can't handle the truth so sometimes it is easier to fabriplacate them with a little white lie.

Etymology: fabricate (to fake; forge) + placate (calm, appease)

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Glibfib

Created by: googly

Pronunciation:

Sentence: Don't make a big deal out of lying about his weight - its just a glibfib.

Etymology:

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Virdecept

Created by: Ellemorpheus

Pronunciation: Ver-dih-sept Veer-dih-sept Ver-dee-sept Veer-dee-sept

Sentence: The broken man told a small virdecept to make the young couple feel better.

Etymology: Vir-virtue/virgin/pure decept- deception, deceive

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Patricoddle

Created by: Sed8ed

Pronunciation: pa-tree-cod-el

Sentence: Joe found it easier to patricoddle the man who accosted him daily from the alley asking for two bits, rather than being rude and scaring him away.

Etymology: patri from patronize + coddle (to pamper, or whatever you like) = patricoddle

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Solaception

Created by: PythianHabenero

Pronunciation: solace-ep-tion

Sentence: Lying through your teeth when a girl asks you if that dress makes her look fat is a common form of solaception.

Etymology: solace + deception

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Lullalie

Created by: suzanne

Pronunciation: lull-ay-ly

Sentence: martha was afraid her wedding dress made her looked fat but as we were already walking down the aisle I felt that a lullalie would be safer than admitting she looked like a cruise liner from the back.

Etymology: lull- to gently rock or soothe lie - untruth.,

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COMMENTS:

Oooo. Like it! - purpleartichokes, 2007-04-16: 07:12:00

I cannot tell a lullalie! very good - galwaywegian, 2007-04-16: 07:18:00

Perfect for sleep-inducing and deceitful politicians - wordmeister, 2007-04-17: 05:08:00

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Reablurrance

Created by: lumina

Pronunciation: re/a/blur/ance

Sentence: Her therapist knew she was too fragile for the truth on this night. It was obvious to him that her husband did not really have the ability to give himself a hickey near his belly button. Instead, he offered a little reablurrance hoping he could muster his best poker face.

Etymology: reassurance: the act of reassuring; restoring someone's confidence. blur: clouding, or fogging. reablurrance: the act of reassuring and blurring the facts a bit when the truth will hurt

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COMMENTS:

cute - Nosila, 2008-06-23: 22:01:00

Nice and comforting! - reverb, 2008-07-11: 12:28:00

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Lightwry

americanogig

Created by: americanogig

Pronunciation: Light-wry.

Sentence: She asked me if the dress that was two sizes too small made her look fat. Considering my options, I figured it was time for a lightwry.

Etymology: A combination of the words light and wry, a variation on white lie.

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Troose

Created by: reverb

Pronunciation: troos

Sentence: Some people thought CEO was stealing money from the shareholders, but troose was that he was just borrowing it.

Etymology: loose truth

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COMMENTS:

seems to fit - reverb, 2008-07-12: 15:40:00

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Fibassurance

Created by: SmoothP

Pronunciation: fib-uh-shoo-rants

Sentence: It was clear to the adults that Mr. Puddles hadn't gone to any "happy doggy farm", but the fibassurance seemed to satisfy little Tommy.

Etymology: From the latin "fibassi" meaning comfort, and "uranceum" meaning "to lie".

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Comments:

ErWenn - 2007-04-16: 08:00:00
Best verbotoon ever. So it goes, buddy, so it goes.

ErWenn - 2007-04-16: 08:20:00
Just noticed what was written on the typewriter. Ha!

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-04-16: 15:03:00
Today's definition was suggested by Kurt Vonnegut and first appeared in his novel Cat's Cradle.
Thank you Mr. Vonnegut! ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-04-16: 15:12:00
RE: "Best Verbotoon Ever" Thanks ErWenn! However I must say it was all inspired by KV himself. So it goes... ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-04-17: 16:11:00
See the top 4 words of the day at Yeah, I'm in heaven now ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-06-23: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by Kurt Vonnegut and first appeared in his novel Cat's Cradle.
Thank you Mr. Vonnegut! ~ James

wurdless - 2008-07-12: 15:23:00
Vonnegut is cool!

reverb - 2008-07-12: 15:31:00
cat's cradle rocks

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-11-02: 00:00:00
Today's definition was suggested by vonnegut. Thank you vonnegut. ~ James

metrohumanx metrohumanx - 2009-11-02: 01:42:00
Live it or live WITH it!