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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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Yawnnui

Created by: ErWenn

Pronunciation: /jɑːnˈwiː/

Sentence: Extended yawnnui tends to be unproductive because after a few seconds, anyone still babbling is either subtlety-deaf or just doesn't care.

Etymology: from yawn + ennui

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Tedihum

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: tee dee hum

Sentence: It took all of Manny's concentration to focus of Felicia's recap of her boring day at work. He expressed his tedihum through so many fake yawns that he actually did fall asleep standing up. That Felicia was a full-bore bore.

Etymology: Tedium (dullness owing to length or slowness;the feeling of being bored by something tedious) & Ho-Hum (interjection used to express boredom, weariness, or contempt) &

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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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Tonsiltatious

Created by: Koekbroer

Pronunciation: ton-sil-tay-shis

Sentence: Doug was quite tonsiltatious in his response to Rachel's monologue

Etymology: the ostentatious display of one's tonsils

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Exyawneration

Created by: aayeye

Pronunciation: ig-zyä-nə-ˈrā-shən

Sentence: Exyawneration is a non-assertive attempt to end a conversation.

Etymology: exonerate+Yawn removing responsibiliy by yawning.

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Tonsillectoyou

Created by: wordslikevenom

Pronunciation: Ton-select-to-you

Sentence: "So, right, ya know wot I mean right. That thing, right, yeah? Ya know ...". A'isha felt she could communicate her interest in the "conversation" much more succinctly through tonsillectoyou ... the vocal equivalent of the V-sign

Etymology: Tonsillectomy (Ton-sill-ec-to-me) - Surgical removal of tonsils or a tonsil. You - to the person addressed.

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Yawbo

Created by: alyssatassi

Pronunciation:

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Napathy

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: nap/a/thee

Sentence: Body stretches, yawning and running on the spot are sure signs of napathy.

Etymology: nap + apathy

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COMMENTS:

MrDave2176 I used this word in my sentence before i read you entered it here. Good word! - MrDave2176, 2007-10-15: 10:13:00

Good word! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-10-15: 21:40:00

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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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Yawnerate

Created by: Juny1

Pronunciation: yawn-ur-ate

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

Etymology:

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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