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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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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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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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Vieweraccordiss

Created by: TiaJay

Pronunciation: view-er-a-cor-diss

Sentence: She succumbed to vieweraccordiss when politely telling her co-worker she "adored" her new shoes.

Etymology: view= point of view / viewer= person / accord= agreeing / diss= as in 'dissing' that point of view and really not agreeing

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I think I got my v.intr. mixed up --? LOL - TiaJay, 2007-11-28: 05:02:00

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Preguise

Created by: sipsoccer

Pronunciation: (Pre-guys)

Sentence: His preguise was not noticeable when he ate the soy burger.

Etymology: pre- 'pre'tend guise-dis'guise'

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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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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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Padulate

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: PAJ-uh-leyt

Sentence: With Roxie following a diet consisting only of wheat grass, fruit and mineral water, Bob cunningly padulated its benefits, while surreptitiously breakfasting on steak, sausages and chips - organic, of course - at Padoulis' "Parthenon" Cafe.

Etymology: Padulate: blending of adulation & pad, meaning to create a false impression by adding, padding, embellishing, or exaggerating details of your adulation for something.

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your etymology convinced me - Jabberwocky, 2007-11-28: 15:55:00

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Roleduplay

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: Role-Doo-Play

Sentence: I easily fit into any group that I travel in because I practice roleduplay. I duplicate other's opinions and preferences. This is all a sham. I am a master at role-playing. I am definitely a roleduplayer with a great deal of experience in roleduplay!!

Etymology: This word uses role-play and inserts the first part of the word "duplicate" in the middle.

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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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Fauxvor

MrDave2176

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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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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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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Justapose

Created by: badsnudge

Pronunciation: just-uh-pose

Sentence: Fergus would justapose liking hip-hop music to maintain his delusionary cool status among fliends but in private he would only listen to polkas.

Etymology: just a pose(er) + juxtapose fliend/ false friend

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Apeathetic

Created by: porsche

Pronunciation: ape/ah/theh/tik

Sentence: He was totally apeathetic. Listening to him suck up to complete strangers was nauseating.

Etymology: ape + pathetic

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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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Socialtofu

Created by: ErWenn

Pronunciation: /ˈsoʊʃḷ toʊˈfu/

Sentence: She was such incredibly absorbent social tofu that she couldn't walk by any protest rally without dropping whatever she was doing and joining in.

Etymology: Like culinary tofu, which absorbs the tastes of the food items it is cooked with, social tofu absorbs the tastes of the people surrounding him/her.

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Very clever - like the use of tofu! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-11-28: 17:49:00

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Fauxllower

petaj

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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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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Glibogusity

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: Gli-BOH-guhs-EE-tee

Sentence: With Roxie following a diet consisting only of wheat grass, fruit and mineral water, Bob cunningly padulated with glibogusity its benefits, while surreptitiously breakfasting on steak, sausages and chips - organic, of course - at Padoulis' "Parthenon" Cafe.

Etymology: GLIB: readily fluent, often thoughtlessly, superficially, or insincerely so: a glib talker; glib answers & BOGUS: not genuine; counterfeit; spurious; sham; shallow; and ITY: state, condition

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Cute. Fun to say. - Mustang, 2008-10-24: 07:46:00

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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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Gourmenteur

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: goor mon terr

Sentence: Jacques was a notorious gourmenteur,whose professed aesthetic and culinary preferences changed with the regularity of the weather in Ireland or Posh Spice's attire. It was apparent, however, to those who knew him, that his preferences bagan and ended with the taste of his superior's ass

Etymology: gourmet, menteur (liar)

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I know a few gourmenteurs - Jabberwocky, 2007-11-28: 15:51:00

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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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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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Ficterian

artr

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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Sociofraud

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: SO-see-oh-frawd

Sentence: Sheldon was always looking for opportunities to impress dates, employers and influential people and had become an absolutely shameless sociofraud and would do or say anything to achieve popularity.

Etymology: Blend of social and fraud

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Meemick

Created by: QuantumMechanic

Pronunciation: mee' mik

Sentence: He was a such a meemick, he ate one of my cucumber muffin sushi rice balls covered in honey.

Etymology: mee (

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Masquereater

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: mas ker ee ter

Sentence: When Sue Doe met Shammy Davis Junior at a society cocktail party, he was sampling escargots, grenouilles and caviar with great zeal. Although she pretended to be worldly, she had never tried these delicacies either. Shammy was actually a masquereater and hated the taste of these new flavors. She commented on how savvy he was to dine on snails, frog legs and fish eggs, at which point his lack of knowledge made him pale. She asked him if was going to have some Baked Alaska for dessert. He wondered which part of Alaska they were baking and hoped it was not Deadhorse or Valdez...the former might give him nightmares and the latter might still have an oily taste to it! You can't have your Kake and eat it too. Juneau Nome what I mean?

Etymology: Masquerade (making a false outward show;pretend to be someone or something that you are not) & Eater (someone who consumes food for nourishment). Deadhorse, Valdez, Kake, Juneau and Nome are all towns/settlements in Alaska.

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Fakeatron

Created by: Midedra

Pronunciation: Fake - a - tron

Sentence: God, he's such a fakeatron!

Etymology:

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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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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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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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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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Canuluvmeleon

Mrgoodtimes

Created by: Mrgoodtimes

Pronunciation: Can you love me leon

Sentence: Tim couldn't understand why none of the girls at the gym would date him, he did all the exercises they loved to do.. yoga, bust strengthening, petite self defense... he was the saddest of all the canuluvmeleons.

Etymology: Can you love me? - Chameleon

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Fawndamentalist

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: fahn/duh/men/ta/list

Sentence: Stu was a flagrant fawndamentalist, famous for fakery.

Etymology: fawn (ingratiate) + fundamentalist (die-hard enthusiast)

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Shazam! Couldn't have put it better myself. Excellent Verbotmicism! - Mustang, 2007-11-28: 07:52:00

Very good word! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-11-28: 17:46:00

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Chamelikeon

Created by: leemarquis

Pronunciation:

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Passionyet

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: pashənyet

Sentence: Bill is passionyet about all the right causes. Whatever his current girlfriend cares about he is sure to pretend to love too.

Etymology: passionate (strong and barely controllable emotion) + nyet (Russian for no)

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Metoometoo

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: mētoōmētoō

Sentence: Sheldon is a confirmed metoometoo. He has no opinions to call his own. Maybe it is his Swiss upbringing but he steadfastly remains neutral on every topic you could mention. He is great at collecting facts but somehow never gets to the point of deciding what he thinks. In a clear case of "whichever way the wind blows" any opinion expressed gets an immediate concurrence and cascade of supporting facts.

Etymology: me (used by a speaker to refer to himself or herself as the object of a verb or preposition) + too (in addition; also) slightly derived from Star Wars droid R2D2.

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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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Likophobist

Created by: simralotomy

Pronunciation: like-o-pho-bist

Sentence: Some likeophobists are quite popular in our college....they seem to mix up with almost everyone

Etymology: Like combined with o for opposite of phobia

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Ometooter

Created by: Bullwinkle

Pronunciation: Omee-toot'er

Sentence: He didn't want to hurt her feelings so he ometootered her.

Etymology: Oh Me too!

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Pretenjoyment

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

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

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Fawndamentalist

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: fahn/duh/men/ta/list

Sentence: Stu was a flagrant fawndamentalist, famous for fakery.

Etymology: fawn (ingratiate) + fundamentalist (die-hard enthusiast)

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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!

Etymology:

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Phonalite

Created by: looseball

Pronunciation:

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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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Conrade

thegoatisbad

Created by: thegoatisbad

Pronunciation: kon-rad

Sentence: Kimberly hated her twin sister, Loretta. Loretta was an excellent conrade, quickly befriending strangers and extracting just enough information to steal their identities. "Oh, it's so important to write your social security number on the seeds of your organic produce, otherwise Monsanto will sue you for copyright infringement" she told a few new friends. And just as soon as she finished her day of work at MegaPharm, Inc. she was behind her chum's houses with a shovel and magnifying glass. "She thinks everyone's a chump" Kimberly complained, "I haven't talked to her since my application for a gapcard was denied."

Etymology: con (to betray confidence) + comrade (close friend)

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COMMENTS:

thegoatisbad did the definition necessarily pertain to food? oops - thegoatisbad, 2010-03-23: 14:12:00

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Fadtuous

Created by: hendrixius

Pronunciation: /fad-choo-wuhs/

Sentence: Don't be fadtuous, Jeffrey, we all know you don't really like Yoko Ono.

Etymology: "fad" and "fatuous"

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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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Morfiend

Created by: Nuwanda

Pronunciation: more-feend

Sentence: Julia was intoxicated by the feeling of power she got when she morfiend into various social circles merely taking on their interests. After a while, she morfiend so often that she became an actual morfiend, unable to distinguish her own likes and dislikes any more.

Etymology: morph--to change + fiend--an evil person, combined to sound like morphine.

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Philigogue

tsarbomba

Created by: tsarbomba

Pronunciation: Fill-uh-gog

Sentence:

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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