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'Wow! It's just what I wanted!'

DEFINITION: v., To show appreciation for a gift, even if it is something that you do not really need or want, by feigning joy. n., A faked display of gratitude.

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Created by: jajsr

Pronunciation: Dee-lie-tee-fay-n

Sentence: Phil didn't know what to give his sister, Ann, for Christmas, so he gave her something that he would like. Displaying an awesome show of delightifeign, Ann said, "Wow, I can use this to screw stuff", as she opened her brand new power drill.

Etymology: Combination of "Delight" - a high degree of gratification, and "Feign" - to give a false appearance of.


Cute - Nosila, 2008-12-23: 22:48:00


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Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: sham-dawn-ka

Sentence: The utterly useless gee-gawd-awful he gave her did not score a slam-dunk with her ... it scored a shamdanke.

Etymology: sham for fake and danke which is the German word for thanks ... shamdanke

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Created by: rikboyee

Pronunciation: en-throo-zee-az-em

Sentence: as i opened the gift and found a 'best of the pipe organ classics' c.d., i accepted it with enthruseiasm

Etymology: enthusiasm, ruse


excellent - Jabberwocky, 2007-12-20: 10:45:00

Great word. - OZZIEBOB, 2007-12-20: 16:05:00

Very clever, rikboyee! - Tigger, 2007-12-20: 21:19:00


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Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: foe-FOR-ya

Sentence: Evangeline was throughly disappointed in the leaf blower that her fiance, Lambert, gave her for Christmas but never one to dampen anyone's spirits she managed the best state of fauxphoria she had ever accomplished.

Etymology: Blend of 'faux' (artificial or imitation; fake) and 'euphoria' (A feeling of great happiness or well-being, commonly exaggerated and not necessarily well founded)

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Created by: Ismelstar

Pronunciation: [ges-stik-yuh-ley-shuhn]

Sentence: "guess", to arrive at or commit oneself to an opinion about (something) without having sufficient evidence to support the opinion fully and "gesticulation", an animated or excited gesture.

Etymology: The in-laws had closed in, all eyes were trained on my face as the bottom fell away from the boxtop. "Oh, a knitted...sweater, a sweater scarf, a--?" "A scarfthingie," my mother-in-law supplied. "I hear all the graduate students are wearing them." "Of course!" I guessticulated wildly. "I saw one just like it on my friend Jude! I've always wanted one!"

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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: fo preesh ee ayt

Sentence: At the annual Office Christmas party, the theme was the Twelve Days of Christmas. When the gift exchange happened there was much laughter and mirth, as gifts representing the theme were opened. Maisie waited excitedly for her turn. She had seen 2 turtle doves as boxes of Turtles and Dove chocolate candy;4 calling birds were 4 calling cards; 6 geese-a-laying as 6 bottles of Grey Goose Vodka, laying on their sides. Hoping for 5 golden rings or 10 lords a leaping, she had to fauxppreciate her own gift when drawn. It was 7 swines a-grinning...7 little plastic pigs wearing big smiles. Oh well, she could save them for Hogmanay.

Etymology: Faux (not genuine or real) & Appreciate (recognize with gratitude; be grateful for) Hogmanay (New Year's Eve in Scotland)

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: joifō

Sentence: Loving animals as she did and growing up in a family of hunters, Beth found holidays to be a joyfaux time. She would plaster on her best mock smile and listen to the tales of relatives tramping through the woods trying to kill what she cherished. This year she managed to bust out a real smile as she when she opened a present from her parents of a jacket with a faux-fur collar. **Couldn*t afford the real stuff** muttered her father. HURRAY FOR THE RECESSION!

Etymology: joyful (feeling, expressing, or causing great pleasure and happiness) + faux (artificial or imitation; false)

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Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: Fo - glee

Sentence: Clarabella's exaggerated enthusiasm for the mysterious gift was the result of her often used and well rehearsed fauxglee technique.

Etymology: Faux (False) + glee (joy)


Nice word. - OZZIEBOB, 2007-12-20: 16:16:00


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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: pres en tens

Sentence: Sabrina hated being picked by Dan as a secret Santa for the office party. It put her in the presentense. For three years in a row she got stuck with tools. Little did she know her husband Lenny and Dan had engineered the gift choice so that he could benefit...

Etymology: Present (gift) & Tense (physical/nervous tension)

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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-12-20: 02:50:00
Today's definition was suggested by Mustang. Thank you Mustang. ~ James

silveryaspen - 2008-12-23: 10:37:00
Powerfully perceptive and filled with emotional depth, yet simple and direct so easily remembered. Great word!

silveryaspen - 2008-12-23: 10:39:00
sorry I got into the wrong box ... and this is not the season to make this mistake!

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-12-24: 00:07:00
Today's definition was suggested by Mustang. Thank you Mustang. ~ James

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