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'Wow you're vegan? Me too!'

DEFINITION: v., To pretend that you like something that you don't, in hopes that someone else will like your pretensions. n., A person who doesn't like what they actually like, and pretends to like what other people like.

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Sociophony

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: So - she - OFF - uh -nee

Sentence: Always trying to impress those around him, Milburn had become a complete and shameless sociophony.

Etymology: Social + phony

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petaj Clever, because of the use of phony as in telephony - you can blend in with the social sounds you hear around you by echoing them. - petaj, 2007-11-28: 02:54:00

I think I know a few of these *cough* - TiaJay, 2007-11-28: 03:29:00

Thanks petaj, echoing the cacophony...lol - Mustang, 2007-11-28: 06:36:00

I have known one or two myself, TiaJay. Hope yer *cough* gets better. :-) - Mustang, 2007-11-28: 06:37:00

I have known one or two myself, TiaJay. Hope yer *cough* gets better. :-) - Mustang, 2007-11-28: 06:47:00

clever - Jabberwocky, 2007-11-28: 15:53:00

I like it - very good word! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-11-28: 17:48:00

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Ficterian

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: fiktərēən

Sentence: Barry is a full-fledged ficterian. He is a social chameleon. If someone is a vegetarian, so is he. If somebody loves a particular movie, so does he. Whichever way the wind blows is a lifestyle for him. Just the other day he was an MMA fighter, a rapper and a lesbian.

Etymology: fictitious (not real or true, being imaginary or having been fabricated) + vegetarian (a person who does not eat meat)

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Sycophantarian

Created by: bzav1

Pronunciation: seek 0 fan tare ee an

Sentence: The sycophantarian closed his eyes, held his nose, forced a swallow, and congratulated the chef on a job well done

Etymology: Sychophant + vegetarian

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Sycophabricate

Created by: bayview5377

Pronunciation: sik-oh-FAB-ri-cate (v) or sik-oh-FAB-ri-kit (n)

Sentence: I wanted the cute redhead to like me so when she told me she was a Steelers fan I had to sycophabricate my response. I want to be a sophisticate but what I did makes me a sycophabricate.

Etymology: From the words "sycophant", meaning a self-serving servile flatterer, and "fabricate", meaning to make up something untrue.

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Feigngain

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: fayn gayn

Sentence: Trevor's feigngain was pretending to be a vegetarian to impress Christy, when he really was a meat-for-every-meal kind of guy.

Etymology: feign (to pretend) & gain (to benefit from something)

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Reflectsham

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: re/fleck/sham

Sentence: To ensure successful networking in the office, John became a reflectsham of those whom he needed to impress the most in order to get ahead.

Etymology: REFLECTSHAM - noun - from REFLECTION (to give back, show an image of, or reproduce) + SHAM (something that is not what it purports to be; a spurious imitation; a fraud, or hoax)

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Good word. - Mustang, 2008-10-24: 07:45:00

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Reflectsham

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: re/fleck/sham

Sentence: To ensure successful networking in the office, John became a reflectsham of those whom he needed to impress the most in order to get ahead.

Etymology: reflection + sham

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Nice word! Congrats on 'dealusional' - OZZIEBOB, 2007-11-28: 17:50:00

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Brocclick

Created by: MissJones

Pronunciation: Brocc - as in 'broccolli Lick - as in 'lick'

Sentence: I brocclicked my way through that meal. Tofu? Argh!

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Chamelikeon

Created by: leemarquis

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Chamfeign

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: sham fayne

Sentence: Marvin was a snob and in order to impress his rich friends at the Country Club, he would pretend to know all about their culinary choices and pretend to enjoy them. In fact he knew very little about anything and his "friends" laughed about him behind his back. He was a chamfeign and did not really know that pate was goose livers smushed together; that caviar was cold eggs cut from a dead fish;that champagne was bubbly wine that made you burp a lot when you drank it as fast as he does or that steak tartare was raw meat with a raw egg on it. No one had the heart yet to tell him that sweetbreads were not made by bakers or that truffles were mushrooms that pigs dug up with their snotty snouts. Wait till he found out what that escargot he was pretending to enjoy really was...it would go great with the grenouilles he had just gulped down. Yes, Marvin was becoming a real connoissewer!

Etymology: Champagne (sparkling, expensive white wine)& Sham (a person who makes deceitful pretenses) & Feign (make believe with the intent to deceive;make a pretence of)

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-11-28: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by Mustang and remistram. Thank you Mustang and remistram! ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-03-23: 00:05:00
Today's definition was suggested by Mustang. Thank you Mustang. ~ James