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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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Copyfat

Created by: lumina

Pronunciation: cop/ee/fat

Sentence: In an attempt to be more sociable Larry began accepting any and all invites to a meal. In an even bigger attempt to have more friends, leading to more invites, leading to his dream of walking into places where "everybody knows his na-a-ame," (sing that like the Cheers theme)he would pretend to enjoy foods he was never fond of. He had become a copyfat, which looked good on his myspace friend's LIST, but not so much in his new myspace photo.

Etymology: A copycat who had one too many soy banana splits, tofurkey sandwiches, etc.

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Feignglorious

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: fayn glor ee us

Sentence: Frederico Blanco thought himself a real gourmand. He claimed a 5 Star French cooking degree and many other terribly impressive credentials. He became a restaurant critic and was regularly quoted when naming new food trends. He was feignglorious, because his real name was Freddy White from the neighbourhood, who had barely scraped by into Grade 10 and could not boil water or make toast to save his life.

Etymology: Feign (pretend) & Vainglorious (feeling self-importance)

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Fauxllower

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Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: fow-lower

Sentence: Humphrey was a definitely a fauxllower, espousing views that he didn't really possess, just to fit in. But there was no way he could be considered a feignatic.

Etymology: faux + follower

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COMMENTS:

LOL! Good one! - TiaJay, 2007-11-28: 05:01:00

a tour de fauxrse! - galwaywegian, 2007-11-28: 05:55:00

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Fauxvor

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Created by: MrDave2176

Pronunciation: foh-vor

Sentence: Marge alway fauxvored the cinnamon raisin bagels at work since they were always the last to go, not knowing that Mark only bought them because he thought she liked them.

Etymology: Faux (fake) + (Fa)vor (prefer)

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Prevarigreat

Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: pree-var-eh-grate

Sentence: To stay in the boss's favor, I can prevarigreat like a pro.

Etymology: prevaricate, great

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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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Philafeigning

Created by: thebaron

Pronunciation: phil-a-feign-ing

Sentence: Jeff was just philafeigning when he asked for the beef stew recipe.

Etymology: phil (like) & feign (fake)

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Vaguen

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: vay ggen

Sentence: his diet was strictlu vaguen. he always ate lunch from inside a paper bag.

Etymology: vegan, vague

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and I'm sure he always ate what was in vogue as well - Jabberwocky, 2008-10-24: 12:35:00

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Pretendificate

Created by: jeremy21

Pronunciation: /pre-tendif-icate/

Sentence: Chad pretendificated when he was eating salt and vinegar chips.

Etymology: pretendificate comes from pretending or lying about what you do. ificate brings out more action in the word

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Pretendtious

Created by: xirtam

Pronunciation: pri-tend'shəs

Sentence: It was quite obvious that Joe was a pretendtious bafoon. He was going on and on about the subtle differances in cavier, depending on what river the fish was from. Even though he has never had it prior to that night, and found it disgusting.

Etymology: Pretend - to allege or profess, esp. insincerely or falsely. + Pretentious - an exaggerated outward show; ostentatious.

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COMMENTS:

great word - yellowbird, 2007-11-28: 10:54:00

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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