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'I wish this dress didn't make me look so fat...'

DEFINITION: v. To seek compliments and/or support by insulting oneself or by complaining about the difficulty of one's life. n. A person who uses self-deprecation as flattery bait.

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Egotrolling

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: ˈēgōtroʊling

Sentence: Susy's self-esteem had taken a battering during her lifetime. It started with her parents letting her know that her birth had been an accident, the aftermath of an open-bar company christmas party. Her response was egotrolling. Much like a skilled fisherman, she would cast out a baited line to see what she could catch. Her line?: "I'm not very good (whatever) Her bait?: a sad pouty face.

Etymology: ego (a person's sense of self-importance) trolling (to fish by trailing a baited line behind a boat)

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Melign

Created by: Banky

Pronunciation: me-line

Sentence: Joel quickly grew defensive when we called him out for constantly meligning himself to garner compliments that would assuage his ego. "I WISH I could be self-deprecating," he retorted, "but I'm unfortunately just not very good at it."

Etymology: me - reference to one's self, malign - to disparage by speaking ill of

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COMMENTS:

Very good 'me'aning! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-27: 17:36:00

Loved the irony of your sentence! - Tigger, 2008-02-27: 22:41:00

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Badulation

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: ba/du/lay/shun

Sentence: She was so full of badulation that she had to point out she might have missed a whole decimal point and only ended up with 99%.

Etymology: bad + adulation

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COMMENTS:

When it comes to the definition, very nice catch all! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-27: 11:41:00

Good Word! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-02-27: 15:48:00

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Compulty

Created by: bertbam86

Pronunciation: com-pul-ty

Sentence: "If you compult one more time I will never speak to you again."

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Phatlessburkle

Created by: timlumber1

Pronunciation: fat-less-burck-ule

Sentence: She was so rude to the hot girl at the party she appeared to be a phatlessburkle,it seemed like she was very jealous of her!

Etymology: phatlessburkle - to not be a hottie and hate on sexy girls

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COMMENTS:

I love this word ! - timlumber1, 2008-12-13: 17:10:00

VOTE FOR ME, STEP RIGHT UP FOLKS AND PLEASE GIVE ME YOUR VOTE! - timlumber1, 2008-12-13: 17:19:00

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Complitrolling

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: kom-pluh-troh-ling

Sentence: Every time Allison says something bad about herself, she expects her friends to tell her how wrong she is. Her complitrolling has become so annoying that several of her buddies have taken to merely agreeing with her.

Etymology: compliment (an expression of praise, commendation, or admiration) + trolling (fishing)

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Dummyhead

Created by: bossleafman

Pronunciation: duhm-ee; hed

Sentence: She was being a dummy head, saying she was overweight when she only weighed a measley 100 pounds.

Etymology: dummy -from the english word dumb meaning stupid. head - from the english word head,meaning the origin of emotions.

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COMMENTS:

this word is the tits - bossleafman, 2010-05-10: 13:23:00

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Sacrificialwhine

Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: /sak-ruh-fish-ul-wiyn/

Sentence: Delilah was a tall, blond, blue-eyed beauty, and secretly, Christina couldn't stand her. It wasn't really Delilah's attractiveness that she hated ― it was more because she seemed to take it all for granted. She would complain about any slight percieved imperfection to anyone kind enough to listen, and sacrificialwhine on and on about things like 'having a bad-hair-day' and that she was going to have to cancel her date because of it. Christina would have just been glad to have a date at all... She just sighed to herself and pretended to nod sympathetically as Delilah now went on about how she couldn't find a bra to properly show off her considerable cleavage with her new dress.

Etymology: blend of, Sacrificial wine - wine used in various religions as a holy offering (from Latin, sacrificium "sacred rite" & vinum "of the vine") + Whine - (Old English, hwinan "to whistle through the air"; like the sound of many arrows)

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COMMENTS:

So witty! So funny! Great pun! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-27: 11:45:00

I think members of the clergy sometimes use this to capture errant parishioners - Jabberwocky, 2008-02-27: 13:14:00

Good word and great sentence. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-02-27: 15:57:00

Right on. - ErWenn, 2008-02-27: 21:27:00

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Memecry

Created by: dochanne

Pronunciation: Me me cry

Sentence: Gemma dreaded this part, the part of the evening when some idiot asked Joanne how she was. There was almost an audible pause in the hubbub of conversation in the room as the collective consciousness of those present registered the newcomers' error. And there was the indrawing of breath before the compliment-begging whine, how bad she was at her job, how fat she felt, how hard-done-by she was by all those people who took advantage of her sooo generous nature. It was not long before the party moved onto the balcony despite the cold outside. "Right, if he does that again, nobody invite that guy to the christmas party." said David, joining Gemma at the railing. "Nevermind him, why don't we just not invite the source of all that memecry?"

Etymology: Me, me it's all about ME! My life is so terrible and no-body loves me, if someone doesn't compliment me I think I'll cry! Mimicry - pretense or acting to benefit onesself; "playing" the victim..

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COMMENTS:

ME-arvellous word. EconoMEcal and ME-ticulous. - Nosila, 2008-12-11: 02:16:00

I like how Gemma is carrying the self-deprecation meme. Good one, Doc ;-) - emdeejay, 2008-12-11: 02:43:00

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Slureptitious

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: slur ept ish us

Sentence: She was very slureptitious from an early age. At school she would complain that she only won prizes because the teacher pitied her because she came from a broken home (which was true, but only because she had broken most of it, includint all the crystal from her persistant screaming. To this day dogs will not walk down that street).

Etymology: slur, surreptitious

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COMMENTS:

Erupted in laughter over your sentence. Fun one! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-27: 12:11:00

she sounds lovely - Jabberwocky, 2008-02-27: 13:17:00

Lots of laughter and nice word blend. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-02-27: 15:58:00

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-02-27: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by Maxine. Thank you Maxine. ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-05-10: 00:04:00
Today's definition was suggested by Maxine. Thank you Maxine. ~ James

mrali613 - 2011-09-22: 13:46:00
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