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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: monkeywithamonocle

Pronunciation: Fo-lay-shun

Sentence: To show false elation. Becky was fauxlated with the gift she received. She had never felt such fauxlation in all her life.

Etymology: Faux (false) elation (joy)


Very good! - Mustang, 2008-12-23: 23:56:00


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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: artr

Pronunciation: cheshəˈgrin

Sentence: From the time Marnie got up on Christmas til she went to bed, she wore her best cheschagrin. And just like the Cheshire cat, there was little-to-nothing behind it. What her family lacked in originality they more than made up in repetitiveness. Yes, she was brought up Catholic but why did Uncle Phil think she needed her third Pope-soap-on-a-rope? Yes, it rained but why did Aunt Alice think Marnie need her sixth Totes umbrella? And ever-practical Mom gave her some lovely plain white underwear. By the end of the day, from all the forced smiling, her jaw muscles hurt as much as her heart. She was never going to get her pony.

Etymology: Cheshire Cat (a cat depicted with a broad fixed grin, as popularized through Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland) + chagrin (distress or embarrassment at having failed or been humiliated)


Always loved the Cheshire Cat. - wayoffcenter, 2008-12-23: 04:33:00


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Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: thank-fo-ness

Sentence: Marina had the unhappy knack of inspiring totally inappropriate gifts but had managed to retain many friends by polishing her thankfauxness to such perfection that most of them believed she truly loved to receive kitschy items such as crocheted toilet roll dolls, artificial aquarium lamps and vinyl coasters.

Etymology: thankfulness + faux

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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: SKK717

Pronunciation: FALL JOY MENT

Sentence: After watching her face after she opened my gift I could the reaction was one of faljoyment.

Etymology: A combination of the words False and enjoyment

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Created by: hendrixius

Pronunciation: /joy-ploy/

Sentence: I had know choice but to joyploy my way out of the awkward situation created when my wife gave me a sweatshirt with the wrong football team on it. I mean, come on, who doesn't know I hate the Eagles?

Etymology: joy + ploy


simply silly rhymes ... to pass the times ... you create it ... I'll great it! - silveryaspen, 2007-12-28: 16:01:00


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Created by: MrDave2176

Pronunciation: de-lye-er

Sentence: Mabel was an excellent deliar. She clapped enthusiastically at the salad shooter, and smiled appreciatively at the hand-made sweaters. She managed to delie her way through the gift exchange without once saying how much she thought she'd get for them at a yard sale.

Etymology: de(light) mashed to liar

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: joifō

Sentence: The Holiday gift exchange at the office is a joyfaux occasion. The gift that works for everybody really works for nobody. Almost all of last year’s 4th-year-in-a-row company-branded coffee mugs are still in their boxes. John created a joyfauxpas when he collected mugs from co-workers and set up a ceramic bowling alley in the hallway. Mr. Bossypants was not amused.

Etymology: joy (a feeling of great pleasure and happiness) + faux (artificial or imitation; false)

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Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: gift/wink

Sentence: I learned from my mother at a very early age to giftwink when I received clothes from my grandparents instead of a toy. Since then, my giftwinking is as natural and undetectable as my appreciation for a fine present.

Etymology: GIFTWINK - verb - from GIFT + HOODWINK (to deceive, or trick)


luv it! The wink gives it such an appealing and fun flair. That wink that says "I'm just kidding" so nicely. - silveryaspen, 2008-12-23: 10:25:00

fun word....perfect. - mweinmann, 2008-12-23: 23:27:00

Top word. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-12-23: 23:48:00


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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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