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'You can't fool me. You're fake yawning.'

DEFINITION: v., To yawn or sigh repeatedly in an effort to subtly communicate one's lack of interest in the current conversation. n., A series of long, exasperated, and often escalating sighs indicating extreme boredom.

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Yawnnuie

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: yaw nn wee

Sentence: her "yawnnuie face was brilliant, down to the ever-more-slowly fluttering of the eyelashes above the glazed eyes

Etymology: yanw, ennuie

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Communocaution

Created by: KenM2

Pronunciation:

Sentence: I intended to finish my rant but the listener was using communocaution.

Etymology: communication and caution

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brilliant word! Well thought out. - brimuth, 2007-10-15: 16:01:00

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Exaspigh

Created by: deepbluenpurple

Pronunciation: eekzhas/fayi

Sentence: Collective exaspighs during lectures did little to dissuade the Professor's misplaced enthusiasm.

Etymology: exasperated + sigh

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Borishassity

Created by: wjames

Pronunciation: bor-ish-ass-ity

Sentence: George's maddening, overt, borishassity while his wife Jane tried to tell him about her day's work adventures, ended when Jane unexpectedly stuffed a sock in his mouth.

Etymology: borish= act of being a bore, ass= (need I say more)

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Strong and natural! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-10-15: 21:44:00

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Goredom

Created by: astorey

Pronunciation: gore-dum

Sentence: After years of watching even the most ardent Democratic yawn repeatedly during his speeches, former U.S. Vice President Al Gore found a way to take goredom up a notch. His loud, exasperated sighs during a presidential debate became a new standard for goredom, which has yet to be matched.

Etymology: Boredom combined with Gore, as in the formerly monotonous, droning vice president of the U.S.

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Onandonandyawn

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: awn and awn and yawn

Sentence: As she went on and on and on he fealt an onandonandyawn coming on and on and on.

Etymology: on and on yawn

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Yawnui

Created by: Boomertoo

Pronunciation:

Sentence: He struggled to suppress the yawnui induced by the unending series of speakers at the graduation.

Etymology:

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Good one! :D - Lolagrrl, 2007-10-19: 11:03:00

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Gapeathy

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Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: gape-a-thee

Sentence: The students' gapeathy was apparent while the teacher began his unit on the Constitution. They yawned widely, texted under their desks and fell asleep. Pity.

Etymology: gape: open one's mouth wide; yawn + apathy: apathy: lack on interest or concern, especially of important matters

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Yawnatization

Created by: micvice

Pronunciation: yAWn-uh-tih-ZAY-shun

Sentence: By the time he had reached his third yawnatization, he realized his roomates story had been going on for 20 minutes.

Etymology: yawn, dramatization

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Sighpathy

zafira

Created by: zafira

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-10-15: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by remistram and Pseudonym. Were you two talking to each other when this idea popped into your heads? Thank you remistram and Pseudonym! ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-02-10: 00:13:00
Today's definition was suggested by Pseudonym. Thank you Pseudonym. ~ James