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'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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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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Guesspression

Created by: frostycharlie69

Pronunciation: Ges-spre-shun (With a hard G as in "Guess" or "Got"

Sentence: I am a master of guesspression, I can guesspress you easily, with your eyes facing that way.

Etymology: Guess and Expression.

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Facerism

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: feys/er/iz/uhm

Sentence: By studying her facial reaction to every word and movement and observing all her idiosyncrasies from eye to nose to chin to cheeks, he could read and interpret correctly each and every facerism she displayed.

Etymology: FACERISM - noun - from FACE (an expression, or look ) + MANNERISM (affected style, or habit in speech, or facial expressions)

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Fakepression

Created by: patrick12345

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Parafacialsnoopism

Created by: deathsweep

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Mugsense

Created by: xirtam

Pronunciation: muhg-sens

Sentence: Although David denied it, Carol's mugsense told her that he had indeed eaten the last cookie.

Etymology: mug: slang – the face. + Sense: Latin sénsus - sensation, feeling, understanding.

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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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Clairavoidance

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Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: clair-a-voi-dance

Sentence: When Tom saw "that look" on Clair's face he used his powers of clairavoidance to disappear before she had a chance to make him do chores.

Etymology: clairvoyance: the power to perceive objects or events without use of the senses + avoidance: defense mechanism consisting of refusal to encounter unpleasant situations, objects or people

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Deciphacade

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Created by: thegoatisbad

Pronunciation: de-si-fa-sod

Sentence: Kimberly was not an excellent deciphaçader, which further complicated her ability to communicate with anybody on her vacation to the newest Sandals resort in Bilbao.

Etymology: decipher (decode, interpret meaning) + façade (building's front)

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Ekman

Created by: CDH167

Pronunciation: eck man

Sentence: I thought I could lie with a straight face, but when I got home, my wife totally ekmanned me.

Etymology: From Paul Ekman, the psychologist who discovered microexpressions.

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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