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DEFINITION: v. To pretend to forget an embarrassing act or event. n. A person who pretends to forget embarrassing moments or actions.

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Defactualize

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: de/fak/choo/al/ize

Sentence: All politicans, from the lowliest elected, to the President of the United States, must be able to defactualize certain happenings in order to be diplomatic and appear inclusive, accepting and tolerant of all people and situations.

Etymology: DEFACTUALIZE - verb - from DE (added to form verbs applying removal, or reversal) + FACT (something that actually happened, or exists) + ACTUALIZE (actual; to realize in action)

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COMMENTS:

Superb sentence and word! Wouldn't it be wonderful if there was some way to deactivate those who defactualize? - silveryaspen, 2009-01-22: 11:01:00

Great word...like when we unhire someone at work, we decruit them! - Nosila, 2009-01-22: 20:16:00

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Dismisremember

Created by: milorush

Pronunciation: (v.) dĭs-mĭs'rĭ-měm'bər

Sentence: Geoffrey's wife reveled in reminding him of of his drunken debauchery at her brother's wedding reception. It wasn't that he dismisremembered the event -- it was just that the entire night was a tequila-induced fog.

Etymology: mismis[s] + [mis]remember

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Pretendshuhsh

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: pree/tend/sh/huh/sh

Sentence: Sally was so pretendshuhsh that she would never acknowledge recognizing the employee at the liquor store who routinely pushed her heavily laden cart around the store.

Etymology: pretend + huh? + shush + hush + pretentious

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Great combo. Great word. - silveryaspen, 2009-01-22: 10:55:00

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Recollectchump

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: rek oll ek tshump

Sentence: He went from election to recollectchump in mid oath.

Etymology: recollection, chump

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COMMENTS:

Well-said. - silveryaspen, 2009-01-22: 10:54:00

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Dubbayude

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: dub ba yewd

Sentence: When asked by Katie Couric, what was his most emBaracksing moments leading up to winning the election, Obama said it was admitting that he followed GWB into the White House. When asked why he would find that emBaracksing, Obama said he lacked the knack of making up his own words and their meanings and that he had virtually no experience invading foreign countries and making them hate his fellow Americans! He felt like a school janitor. That meant he dubbayude mopping up the verbal diarrhea and intellectual constipation he found himself surrounded by and cleaned up for the next time. You see, he was just Biden his time up until now!

Etymology: dubba (George W. Bush's nickname, one of the kinder ones; also means double) & You'd (you would, too!)

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COMMENTS:

luv the way you play with words and ideas! - silveryaspen, 2009-01-22: 01:06:00

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Shamnesia

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: sham-NEEZ-ya

Sentence: Embarrassed at the prospect of actually revealing that he had been doing some personal 'research' on his predecessor, Barry instead created for himself, a state of shamnesia wherein he merely pretended that he knew nothing at all regarding the details of that 'research'.

Etymology: Blend of 'sham' (fake) and 'amnesia' (loss of a large block of interrelated memories)

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COMMENTS:

Can't understand why it isn't in common usage already! well done! - galwaywegian, 2009-01-22: 03:42:00

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Shambush

Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Sham-bush

Sentence: Asked what it felt like to follow in the footsteps of his predecessor the new president cleverly avoided the question by faking a shambush and pretending he didn't know who the interviewer was talking about.

Etymology: Sham(fake) + Bush(Surname of the previous president of the USA)

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COMMENTS:

Cleverly crafted sentence! Avoiding the press's ambush with shambush! - silveryaspen, 2009-01-22: 11:04:00

funny - Jabberwocky, 2009-01-22: 12:38:00

Oh, my...wish I'd seen this before I used up all my votes! Love it. - readerwriter, 2009-01-22: 16:20:00

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Washingone

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: wash - ing - gone

Sentence: When in Washington, it is often to your advantage to play Washingone when you are asked too many questions about which you are unsure of the "best" answers to; especially when you are asked by media representatives who will broadcast your responses to be seen by millions of viewers.

Etymology: Wash + Washing + Washington + Gone --- Wash(ing) (the work of cleansing (usually with soap and water;Taking a buffer and running it through a filter of some sort. The result will (more often than not) be cleaner and more pleasing than the original) - Washington (the capital of the United States in the District of Columbia) - Gone (destroyed or killed)

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Sometimes those in DC also inspires Wishingone! Capital create! - silveryaspen, 2009-01-22: 10:52:00

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Selectdumb

Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: See lekt dumb ...

Sentence: Barey put on his swim suit, threw a towel over his shoulder, and headed out the door of his luxury suite in the swankest hotel in town. As he was entering the lobby, the desk clerk, Sally, saw him. Sally hurried to him, catching him in the middle of the lobby. "Sir, you can't wear your swim suit in the lobby" She admonished. Without saying a word, he took off his swim suit and handed it to her. Barey, naked, proceeded to the pool. After several complaints from other guests about the incident, the manager called Sally into his office. "You are in serious trouble and may lose your job. What did you say to Barey in the lobby, that made him take off his swim suit and give it to you?" Sally decided her only chance to keep her job, was to practice careful selectdumb. Sally replied, "Barey who? What swimsuit? What are you talking about?"

Etymology: SELECTION, DUMB. // SELECTION - a careful choosing, especially when choosing what to remember. // DUMB - as in playing dumb, pretending not to know/remember.

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Feigngotten

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Created by: GlobalGallery

Pronunciation: Fayn-got-ten

Sentence: "Are you fit to hold a drivers licence? How many other accidents have you caused?", asked the curious reporter from the Channel 6 News Team. "None!" barked the heiress, wobbly on her feet. Clearly she'd feigngotten about the two other luxury sedans she had written off earlier that December.

Etymology: 1.Feign - to pretend. 2.Forgotten - unable to be recalled.

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-01-22: 00:01:01
Today's definition was suggested by Mustang. Thank you Mustang. ~ James

metrohumanx metrohumanx - 2009-01-22: 06:33:00
Well, they found methane on Mars. Now we have to find the Martian cows responsible for the bovine flatulence.

silveryaspen - 2009-01-22: 11:12:00

readerwriter - 2009-01-22: 16:19:00
It's the one who jumped over the moon, Metro...

Nosila - 2009-01-22: 20:08:00
Isn't Mars part of the Milky Way?

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2014-10-24: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by Mustang. Thank you Mustang. ~ James