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Eyeballistic

Created by: lumina

Pronunciation: i/bol/is/tic

Sentence: There was no hiding anything from Kreskin. No matter how skilled one was at hiding emotions from most, if Kreskin was in the room, the person knew the jig would soon be up. Yup. He was a natual born eyeballistic, who some times infuriated those trying to "smile and wave."

Etymology: Eyeball. Ballistic-To become very angry or irrational.

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COMMENTS:

Eye get it...good word! The eyes have it. - Nosila, 2008-10-16: 23:57:00

metrohumanx Remember Uri Geller? - metrohumanx, 2008-10-23: 17:24:00

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Facecracker

Created by: bzav1

Pronunciation: face + cracker

Sentence: There was no use lying to mom. Her skills as a facecracker were beyond compare.

Etymology: like a safe cracker - every great team of bankrobbers needs one

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COMMENTS:

Great word! - purpleartichokes, 2007-11-19: 09:58:00

very nice - yellowbird, 2007-11-19: 10:27:00

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Wiseguise

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: wise guys

Sentence: Carl was no wiseguise. He could never tell what his girlfriend was thinking despite careful study of her expressions.

Etymology: wise (knowledgeable) + guise (face/expression) + wise guy (smarty pants)

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good one petaj - Jabberwocky, 2007-11-19: 12:10:00

Nice word! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-11-19: 16:15:00

Yup, very creative. - purpleartichokes, 2007-11-19: 18:14:00

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Intuitinateur

Korinne

Created by: Korinne

Pronunciation: In-too-it-tin-na-tor

Sentence: Suzy knew that Pete was a bonified intuitinateur, so she turned her face away from him. If he saw the her face, he'd know she lied about her whereabouts that evening.

Etymology: Intuitive + Connaisseur

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Obsenserate

Created by: mvandyke

Pronunciation: ob sense er ate

Sentence: Mark could easily 'obsenserate' Jeff's expression.

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Visageonary

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: vis aj on ar ee

Sentence: Sandra could read Mike's face like a book. She knew him so well now, thast he knew better than to try and lie to him. Yes, she was a visageonary, but too bad Mike was not. He was the last to find out when she ran off with his best friend, Pete...because she had been able to read the signals Pete was sending her!

Etymology: Visage (the appearance conveyed by a person's face) & Visionary (a person with unusual powers of foresight)

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Mugmystic

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: muhg-mis-tik

Sentence: Lucy believes that she has mugmystic powers, able to discern anybody's mood or feelings just by looking at their face. The truth is her insight are telepathetic.

Etymology: mug (face) + mystic ( person who claims to attain, or believes in the possibility of attaining, insight into mysteries transcending ordinary human knowledge)

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Faceseelity

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: face/see/li/tee

Sentence: She had an uncanny faceseelity which made her everyone's favourite waitress. When you ordered the fruit salad she knew you really wanted the hot fudge sundae.

Etymology: face + see + facility

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Demeanoreader

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: de-MEEN-ehr-reed-ehr

Sentence: Donny was a gifted demeanoreader, able to tell at a glance from their body language and facial expressions just what others were thinking and feeling.

Etymology: Blend of 'demeanor' (outward manner) and 'reader' (one who reads or is reading)

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Visagenary

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: viz ah jen ari

Sentence: Victor had visagenary skills. His ability to tell whether or not a person was lying was legendary. This skill had stood him well through his life and was very handy when dealing with the children he taught in school. He taught them that the truth was their only option, because you could never tell who had this power besides him. It helped while dating (her lips were smiling but her eyes weren't...) And he could have been a human lie detector for the CIA or FBI or the police. Victor figured as long as he had the gift, he might as well earn some money with it. That's when he started on the Celebrity Poker circuit and won millions with his visagenary talents!

Etymology: Visage (the human face; the appearance conveyed by a person's face) & Visionary (a person with unusual powers of foresight,seeing ahead; knowing in advance; foreseeing)

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COMMENTS:

great word - Jabberwocky, 2008-10-16: 15:52:00

Excellent! - Mustang, 2008-10-16: 19:34:00

metrohumanx First-rate word, that. - metrohumanx, 2008-10-17: 07:47:00

Terrific - OZZIEBOB, 2008-10-19: 00:31:00

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-11-19: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by aigle101. Thank you aigle101! ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-11-19: 00:02:00
If you are interested in learning more about face reading and micro-expressions, check out The Naked Face. It's an article written by Malcolm Gladwell which originally appeared New Yorker magazine. ~ James

metrohumanx - 2008-10-16: 06:24:00
Clairvoyant wins lottery for second time!

artr artr - 2008-10-16: 19:13:00
Nobody ever really wants the fruit salad.:-)

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-03-12: 00:34:00
Today's definition was suggested by aigle101. Thank you aigle101. ~ James

'I can read you like a book, baby!'

DEFINITION: v., To read a person's face and interpret what they are actually thinking, even if they are trying to conceal their true feelings. n., The skill of reading people's faces, especially micro-expressions.

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