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Headthought

Created by: jkernen1

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Sentence: I had to take a quick headthought before I knew what her eyes were telling me.

Etymology: headshot + thought

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Fakepression

Created by: patrick12345

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good job - patrick12345, 2007-11-19: 21:20:00

ya!!!! - patrick12345, 2007-11-19: 21:20:00

i like it - patrick12345, 2007-11-19: 21:20:00

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Visagenary

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: vee saj en er ree

Sentence: Hall was gifted with the ability to read other people's faces. It meant he was a visagenary, very handy when dating the ladies...

Etymology: Visage (face) & Visionary (person gifted with foresight, a seer)

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Graspeculate

Created by: hendrixius

Pronunciation: grass-peck-u-late

Sentence: When the girl flashed Bobby a mischievous smile, he graspeculated that she found his geeky persona irresistible.

Etymology: grasp and speculate

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Rosettaface

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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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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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Observaskull

Created by: looseball

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Countenanvoyance

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: kown ten an voy ants

Sentence: E.S. Peer was a man gifted in countenanvoyance. He was a human lie detector and could soon sort out people's real agendas. This skill afforded him the ability to get very prestigious jobs and make himself invaluable to employers. Asked how he did it, E.S. said, "Eye can look into your face and eye nose what you are thinking. Under your make-up, eye can attest to your real make-up. You cannot brow beat me or make me en-visage something not there. Eye can tell when you mouthing something else and giving me cheek. Face it, eye can read you like a book!"

Etymology: Countenance (the Human face) & Clairvoyance (apparent power to perceive things that are not present to the senses)

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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: face + mannerism

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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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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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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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