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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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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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COMMENTS:

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Conrade

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

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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