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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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Sadistsandbag

Created by: d1420

Pronunciation: sey-distsand-bag

Sentence: "Sadistsandbag," Jeremy slurrred while urinating in the stall after watching the recently fired Yankee skipper Billy Martin pummel marshmallow salesman Joseph Cooper at a hotel bar in Minneapolis.

Etymology: Sadist = causing pain or degradation to others. + Sandbag = using your higher skill level in order to gain easy victories over less capable opponents.

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Transferangst

Created by: milorush

Pronunciation: (n.) trāns'fər-ängkst

Sentence: Helga's repeated attempts at communication with her lazy and incompetent boss would invariably lead to a nightly transferangst of unprocessed frustrations to her husband and children.

Etymology: transfer[ence] + angst

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Transfergravation

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: tranz - fer - gruh - VAY - shun

Sentence: Through transfergravation, Patsy would assert herself with ferocity on unsuspecting innocent friends, thus avoiding confrontation with those she feared who had actually caused her the stress and annoyances she dreaded.

Etymology: Blend of 'transfer' (to convey from one person, place, or situation to another) and 'aggravation' ( A source of continuing, increasing irritation or trouble)

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Proxiscerate

Created by: Blegvadd

Pronunciation: prox-ISS-ehr-ate (verb); prox-ISS-ehr-it (noun)

Sentence: The phone conversation with her mother so infuriated Melissa that she immediately looked for someone to proxiscerate in her stead.

Etymology: Literally, to disembowel (eviscerate) by proxy.

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Tacktick

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: tactic

Sentence: "Don't tacktick with me young lady" warned Robyn's mother. "Just because your teacher gave you an ultimatum to complete the assignment or fail, does not mean you can nag me to plead on your behalf".

Etymology: tack (to take another tack, change direction in sailing) + tick (as in ticked off, frustrated) + tactic (strategy)

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Aventcoordinate

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: a vent ko ord in ayt

Sentence: Caterina got off the phone with her mother and snarling turned around to aventcoordinate her frustrations on her boyfriend,Jack. Her mother had as usual set her off about her poor choice of partner and how Caterina could have done way better. Caterina had turned her vexation on Jack and said they could make a happier couple if only he was a Cheetah. But Jack knew that no matter how angry she got, he loved her and he could not be unfaithful to her.

Etymology: A vent (give expression or utterance to, especially feelings of anger or frustration) & Coordinate (bring into common action, movement, or condition). Word Play on "Event Coordinator".

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COMMENTS:

\"if only he was a cheetah,\" - hilarious! - splendiction, 2009-07-04: 00:14:00

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Transfergravation

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: tranz - fer - gruh - VAY - shun

Sentence: Through transfergravation, Felicity would assert herself with ferocity on unsuspecting innocent friends, thus avoiding confrontation with those she feared who had actually caused her the stress and annoyances she dreaded.

Etymology: Blend of transfer and aggravation

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COMMENTS:

Great word! - TJayzz, 2008-05-23: 12:09:00

great - Jabberwocky, 2008-05-23: 09:05:00

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Deciberate

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: des-uh-bi-REYT

Sentence: When things went wrong in the Office, Bob's unique management style immediately swung into top gear. Hapless newcomers, he had to show them who was in charge, were randomly singled out and vexcoriated. And not to let sleeping dogmas lie or trembling tyros touch base with tranquility, he deciberated them with a dictatorial delight. However, we all know about the best laid plans of mice and maniacs; don't we ? Well, it seemed that Bob didn't. For just before noon on April 1st, and under terrible stress to explain to the Managing Director why he had not meet last month's sales targets, he eyed a underling sauntering aimlessly around the office with strange box in his hands. With volcanic verbosity he erupted in a rage, yelling incoherently at the poor lad about the importance of ancillaries. Perplexed, but with patience, the young fellow endured Bob's rambling threats of dire and dismissal until, at last, he had a chance to speak up. Apolegetic in carefully explaining to Bob that he fully understood the problem of the missed targets, he assured him that, in future, all pizzas ordered for the monthly luncheons shall have anchovies.

Etymology: DECI: as in decimate, to select and punish by lot every tenth person; or randomly, without forethought, by chance. Nowadays, used incorrectly (pedants note) for "destroy a large portion of". BERATE: to chide vehemently; to scold, censure angrily or severely.

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COMMENTS:

wow Bob, we must have been on the same wavelength with this one - love your word - similar yet very different than mine - Jabberwocky, 2008-05-23: 09:03:00

Good one...that's what Bob gets for giving people a pizza his mind! - Nosila, 2008-05-23: 21:18:00

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Victimidate

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: vic-tim-i-date

Sentence: Sue was known to victimidate anyone who got in the way of her wrath. Whether at work or home she let everyone know that she was definitely the alpha bitch in the pack.

Etymology: victim: a scapegoat-one who suffers for the errors of others; whipping boy + intimidate: frighten into submission; browbeat or bully

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wow, I\'ll avoid her! - splendiction, 2009-07-04: 00:13:00

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Substitantrum

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: suhb-sti-tan-truhm

Sentence: For no apparent reason Marcie launched into a tirade of everything Jim had ever done that annoyed her. "You've just been on the phone with your mother, haven't you?" Jim knows a substitantrum when he sees one.

Etymology: substitution (acting or serving in place of another)+ tantrum (a violent demonstration of rage or frustration; a sudden burst of ill temper)

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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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