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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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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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Muglication

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: məglikāshən

Sentence: Despite trying to hide her emotions, Bill can read Joyce*s face like a book. It might as well be a muglication.

Etymology: mug (a person\'s face) + publication (a book, journal, etc. issued for public sale)

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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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Superfacialcapiting

Created by: Tenajeh

Pronunciation:

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Etymology:

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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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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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COMMENTS:

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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Rosettaface

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: rōˈzetə fās

Sentence: Crystal could never keep a secret. She had a real rosettaface. If there was a thought or emotion within her being, it was expressed on her face like a neon sign. Much as she might try she could not conceal her feelings. Even her goldfish had her pegged.

Etymology: Rosetta Stone (a key to some previously undecipherable mystery) + Face (the front part of a person's head from the forehead to the chin)

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx Wonderfully arcane reference! Top-notch word! - metrohumanx, 2008-10-16: 06:04:00

another goodie artr - Jabberwocky, 2008-10-16: 15:59:00

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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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Miensavvy

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: meen-SAV-ee

Sentence: It seems that even without someone speaking, but just thinking about speaking, Roxie was able to interpret their faciaguile and see through their emociopacity with ease. Call it prosoperspicacity or - in layman's language - mugnous; or perhaps, even better, miensavvy, she could read others like an open book.

Etymology: blend of MIEN; Bearing or manner, especially as it reveals an inner state of mind: MENSA(?):M-, the name of an organization for people of IQs of 148 or more founded in England in 1946, & SAVVY.: Well informed and perceptive; n. shrewdness; practical understanding

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great sentence - Jabberwocky, 2008-10-16: 15:55:00

Very good. Clever wording in your sentence. - Mustang, 2008-10-16: 19:40:00

metrohumanx WOW- A whole buncha bonusisms there- all for the price of one. Good Word, and even better sentence. - metrohumanx, 2008-10-17: 07:52:00

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Psychodrifting

metrohumanx

Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: SIGH-coe-DRIFT-ing (psychodrifter;psychodrifted)

Sentence: Trudy and Dave were a modern "new-age" couple-Trudy believed she had extra-sensory powers bequeathed to her by her Gypsy heritage, and Dave thought he could brow-dowse anyone's deepest thoughts- even though he regularly lost all the rent money in high-stakes poker games. Through the use of crystals,aromatherapy and meditation, they both became adept at PSYCHODRIFTING the innermost thoughts of anyone they met. Trudy and Dave firmly believed in their ability to PSYCHODRIFT other's intentions - until they lost a fortune in the stock market, were audited by the IRS, and mugged on the way home from the clairvoyant's convention.

Etymology: PSYCHO+DRIFTING=PSYCHODRIFTING..... PSYCHO:prefix relating to imaginary paranormal perceptions;a deranged or psychopathic person —not used technically.....DRIFTING: idiomatic expression derived from "do you get my drift?" implying understanding;alternatively, spinning one's wheels with a subsequent loss of mental traction;to become carried along subject to no guidance or control.

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx Whatever you don't follow that shot, she rang those words out with all she got With a baby and the laundry in the Chevrolet, well he thought about following anyway But he drove 'em to the strip mall laundromat, In his three day beard and his red man hat Trudy washed their bell bottom jeans, while that baby just sat there lookin' mean ..... Trudy and Dave They're out of their minds..... Well David put a match to a Lucky Strike And the smoke curled up 'round his head how he liked, It made him feel a little mysterious 'Til Trudy said "David honey, what about us?" So he thought about them and those shots ringing out And other things he shouldn't be thinking about Like how it wasn't them at all, just life that was mean And how a twenty dollar pistol made him feel so clean ..... Trudy and Dave-they're out of they're minds..... Well Trudy and Dave, those crazy kids Had a baby of their own and you heard what they did In the middle of a strip mall shots rang out Shots heard all over the world no doubt 'Cause it was there in the paper the very next day 'Bout a couple and a baby and a Chevrolet Who shot up an automatic teller machine Took the money for the laundry and drove away clean ..... song by John Hyatt - metrohumanx, 2008-10-16: 06:00:00

that's a lot of typing - Jabberwocky, 2008-10-16: 15:57:00

metrohumanx No typing involved. - metrohumanx, 2008-10-17: 06:19:00

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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