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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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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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COMMENTS:

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

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Wompawomp

Created by: BigKP

Pronunciation: Wom-pa-Womp

Sentence: The teacher's lecture was so boring I had to wompawomp to her face.

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Osciticulate

vmalcolm

Created by: vmalcolm

Pronunciation: /ɒsɪtɪkjəleɪt/

Sentence: When she noticed he was not paying attention at all, she yelled at him: Stop osciticulating now! This is serious!!!!

Etymology: OSCITICULATE. From Oscitate (the act of being inattentive) + Articulate (to utter a speech sound)

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Oscitastic. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-09-10: 07:05:00

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Monotonotice

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: muh-NOT-n-noh-tis

Sentence: Whenever Elwood became bored with a conversation he would issue a monotonotice, usually in the form of repeated and exaggerated yawns.

Etymology: Blend of 'monotony' (wearisome uniformity or lack of variety) and 'notice' (to give notice to; serve with a notice)

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COMMENTS:

Good one! - TJayzz, 2008-09-09: 06:37:00

Mo-No-TO-No-Nice! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-09-10: 07:00:00

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Tediashun

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: tee dee ay shun

Sentence: In absolute tediashun, Marco would yawn and sigh in a bored manner whenever Gwen went into one of her longwinded tirades about her job.

Etymology: Tedious (so lacking in interest as to cause mental weariness) & Shun (avoid and stay away from deliberately; stay clear of)

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Lassisnooze

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: lass-i-snooze

Sentence: Carole had long passed napathy and was now deeply lassisnoozing through the presentation.

Etymology: lassitude + snooze

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Comyawnicate

Created by: rikboyee

Pronunciation: com-yawn-ee-cayt

Sentence: no matter how hard i tried to comyawnicate my disinterest, he continued talking. i realised i would have to use more advanced techniques of conversashun.

Etymology: communicate, yawn

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COMMENTS:

nice - Jabberwocky, 2008-09-09: 10:14:00

like it - Nosila, 2008-09-09: 19:23:00

terrific - OZZIEBOB, 2008-09-10: 07:02:00

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Fauxsomniating

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: Fo-som-nee-ate-ing

Sentence: Everyone knew John was a social clutz and his inability to carry on a conversation became evident when he would begin fauxsomniating.

Etymology: Faux-insomnia

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Monotonote

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: mo-NOT-oh-note

Sentence: Whenever Gerard became bored with a conversation he would 'send' a monotonote, usually in the form of repeated and exaggerated yawns.

Etymology: Blend of 'monotony' (wearisome uniformity or lack of variety) and 'note' (give attention or heed to)

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Yawnerate

Created by: Juny1

Pronunciation: yawn-ur-ate

Sentence: While reading the newspaper, I could not stop yawnerating there was nothing interesting to read.

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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