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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: Tigger

Pronunciation: /eyoo-for'-ee-uh/

Sentence: Lauren's convincing ewwphoria upon opening the Handy-Ma'am brassiere repair kit that Uncle Frank gave her this year was worthy of an Academy Award nomination.

Etymology: Ew - what you feel like saying when you open a gift you dislike (Orig. unknown) + euphoria - a feeling of great happiness; elation (from Greek, euphoros "well-being")


Good word! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-12-20: 16:13:00


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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: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: great fool

Sentence: A sister and sister-in-law had a Christmas contest every year, to see which one could give the other, the ugliest pair of earrings. To show they were gratefool for them, they were required to wear them Christmas day, as the ultimate act of wreckognition. Everyone else in the family got to vote on which pair was the ugliest.



nice - Jabberwocky, 2008-12-23: 11:01:00

With Christmas all but upon us, I'm fearing the onset of the Gratefool Dread! Terrific word. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-12-23: 23:48:00


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Created by: xirtam

Pronunciation: greyt-fuh l-of-it

Sentence: Although Mary said she liked the gift, you could tell from the expression on her face she was gratefullofit.

Etymology: Grateful: warmly or deeply appreciative of kindness or benefits received; thankful. + Full Of It: From "Full of sh**" - dishonest, deceptive.

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Created by: yellowbird

Pronunciation: foe-la-la-ing

Sentence: Grandma didn't really like that weight set you gave her; she was only fauxlalaing.

Etymology: faux (fake) and fa la la, a Christmas song chorus and ah! the sound someone makes when startled or surprised

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Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: glee-bluhf

Sentence: She gleebluffed her way through the unwanted gifts - the fancy broom, the new iron, the shiny cooking utensils, and last but not least - the toilet brush.

Etymology: glee (delight, joy, merriment) + bluff (to mislead, deceive, dupe)

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Created by: ZumZum

Pronunciation: th-fake

Sentence: When Bill the one-armed boy got another skipping rope for his birthday, he made sure to thfake his lovely mom for it.


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Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: sham-wow-ee-zow-ee

Sentence: "Shamwowiezowie!" cried Marta when she opened the box. She was hoping for a ring this year but when she opened her gift from Ralph she found a ShamWow (as seen on TV). Through her teeth, she managed to thank him and convince him that she had been wanting one ever since she saw the commercial. Though her lips said, "Thanks," her mind said, "You'll be gone by New Year's, Buster!"

Etymology: sham: making deceitful pretenses; fakery + wowie zowie: an exclamation of amazement and joy, often said sarcastically; 1966 track by Frank Zappa "Wowie Zowie, baby, your love's a treat" the song was done tongue in cheek as a parody of many of the teen love songs of the time


Merry Christmas, mrskellyscl! - Nosila, 2009-12-24: 09:19:00

mrskellyscl God bless us, everyone! - mrskellyscl, 2009-12-24: 10:16:00


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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: fo pree shee ay shun

Sentence: Rhoda was bowled over when her new suitor, Clive, brought her a lovely, fancily wrapped Christmas gift. She had to hold her smile, even though it turned fake, when she opened the box and discovered assorted electrical tools. Clive figured that since she lived in such an old house, she could use the tools. She had to show her fauxpreciation and try not to kill Clive on Christmas morning.

Etymology: Faux (not real or genuine) & Appreciation (gratitude)

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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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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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