Verboticism: Elidesteem

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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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Pronunciation: ee-LEED-eh-steem

Sentence: I could have admitted that the fish I caught was tiny, but I needed the elidesteem.

Etymology: elide + esteem

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