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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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Veriface

davegon

Created by: davegon

Pronunciation: ver-i-face

Sentence: By verifacing all the employees at the inservice, the boss decided that, although they said that they were willing to continue, he decided to let them out early for their lunch break.

Etymology: verify - to make sure that something is true or accurate. face - the front part of head where your eyes, nose, and mouth are.

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Tellepathy

MrDave2176

Created by: MrDave2176

Pronunciation: tel-EHP-ath-ee

Sentence: Maria's tellepathy was uncanny. She correctly read the disappointment on her son's face at his bag lunch options, and picked up on her husband's stress at his upcoming meeting. She tossed a candy bar into her son's lunch and spent a few extra seconds hugging her husband at the door to make things smoother.

Etymology: tell (the small nuances of behavior that poker players read in games) + (tel)epathy

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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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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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Clairavoidance

mrskellyscl

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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Parafacialsnoopism

Created by: deathsweep

Pronunciation:

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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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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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Reademright

Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Ree-dem-ryt

Sentence: Ever since Sarah had learned to reademright she could tell exactly what people were really thinking, which came in very handy in her job as a policewoman. She was soon promoted to the highest ranks, but kept her skill very much to herself as she wanted to be seen to have achieved it through hard work and effort.

Etymology: Read(to discover by interpreting symbols, expressions or character) + Right(factually correct) = Reademright

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and then she had to reademtheirrights - Jabberwocky, 2008-10-16: 15:58:00

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Demeanoreveal

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: de-MEEN-er-ree-veel

Sentence: Carmine had an uncanny ability to glance at another person and within seconds after scanning their countenance could lay out demeanoreveal in great detail and with great accuracy just what that person was thinking at that moment.

Etymology: Blend of demeanor and reveal

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Good word - OZZIEBOB, 2008-10-19: 00:32:00

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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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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