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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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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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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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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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COMMENTS:

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

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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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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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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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COMMENTS:

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

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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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COMMENTS:

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

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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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COMMENTS:

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

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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: 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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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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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