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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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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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Harmonicon

Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Har-mon-ee-con

Sentence: Harry was forever trying to harmonicon friends and aquaintancies by pretending to like the things they did. However he really got himself into a stew when he agreed with the delicious virtues of the jellied eel, even though he couldn't stand the stuff. His friend insisted they spend the rest of the afternoon enjoying the delicacy. Harry could do nothing else but to sit and eat several large bowlfuls whilst trying very hard not to bring it all back up again.

Etymology: Harmony(agreement,concord) + Con(to deceive by lying) = Harmonicon

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Pretenjoyment

Created by: Aoterra

Pronunciation: pre-ten-joy-ment

Sentence: Expressing pretenjoyment is a must at church suppers, especially if the deacon's wife is a terrible cook.

Etymology: pretense: pretend;claim or allege insincerely + enjoyment: take pleasure from or joy in

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Loanakin

Created by: Ofelia

Pronunciation: loe-n-uh-kin

Sentence: (Noun): John's quite the loanakin. I don't think he's ever disliked anything that sarah likes. (Verb): I think I'll loanakin that sweater from you, said John, as he bought the same one the next day.

Etymology: Loan- To borrow something Akin- To be of a kind or kindred; equivalent to something in one category.

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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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Fakefave

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: feyk-feyv

Sentence: She fakefaved that she liked his dye job and new perm and when he left the room she stuck her finger down her throat as if to barf.

Etymology: fake + favorite

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Pretrender

Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: prĭ-trěnd'-ər

Sentence: In private, Robert admittedly felt somewhat chisheepish about the gothic clothes and body piercings he'd endured since he met Lorraine, and realized that he'd become a pretrender, one of those poseur stylemmings that he had always despised.

Etymology: pretender - One who simulates, pretends, or alleges falsely; a hypocrite (from Latin, praetendere - "to stretch forth") + trend - Current style; vogue (Old English, trendan - "to turn, or revolve")

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COMMENTS:

They call me the great pretrender... - hendrixius, 2007-11-28: 16:13:00

Nice word! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-11-28: 17:50:00

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Fauxnatic

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: fow nah tik

Sentence: He professed to be vegan, then sneaked big macs into the bathroom. From fauxnatic to loonatic.

Etymology: faux fanatic

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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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Sociophony

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: SO-see-oh-fone-ee

Sentence: Always looking for opportunities to impress dates, employers and influential people, Gilbert has become an absolutely shameless sociophony who would do or say anything be popular.

Etymology: Blend of 'social' and 'phony'

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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