Verboticism: Phonalite

'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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Socialtofu

Created by: ErWenn

Pronunciation: /ˈsoʊʃḷ toʊˈfu/

Sentence: She was such incredibly absorbent social tofu that she couldn't walk by any protest rally without dropping whatever she was doing and joining in.

Etymology: Like culinary tofu, which absorbs the tastes of the food items it is cooked with, social tofu absorbs the tastes of the people surrounding him/her.

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COMMENTS:

Very clever - like the use of tofu! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-11-28: 17:49:00

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Sociophony

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: SO-see-oh-fone-ee

Sentence: Always looking for opportunities to impress dates, employers and influential people, Gilbert has become an absolutely shameless sociophony who would do or say anything be popular.

Etymology: Blend of 'social' and 'phony'

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Pretenjoyment

Created by: Aoterra

Pronunciation: pre-ten-joy-ment

Sentence: Expressing pretenjoyment is a must at church suppers, especially if the deacon's wife is a terrible cook.

Etymology: pretense: pretend;claim or allege insincerely + enjoyment: take pleasure from or joy in

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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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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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Pretrender

Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: prĭ-trěnd'-ər

Sentence: In private, Robert admittedly felt somewhat chisheepish about the gothic clothes and body piercings he'd endured since he met Lorraine, and realized that he'd become a pretrender, one of those poseur stylemmings that he had always despised.

Etymology: pretender - One who simulates, pretends, or alleges falsely; a hypocrite (from Latin, praetendere - "to stretch forth") + trend - Current style; vogue (Old English, trendan - "to turn, or revolve")

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They call me the great pretrender... - hendrixius, 2007-11-28: 16:13:00

Nice word! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-11-28: 17:50:00

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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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Prevarigreat

Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: pree-var-eh-grate

Sentence: To stay in the boss's favor, I can prevarigreat like a pro.

Etymology: prevaricate, great

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Harmonicon

Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Har-mon-ee-con

Sentence: Harry was forever trying to harmonicon friends and aquaintancies by pretending to like the things they did. However he really got himself into a stew when he agreed with the delicious virtues of the jellied eel, even though he couldn't stand the stuff. His friend insisted they spend the rest of the afternoon enjoying the delicacy. Harry could do nothing else but to sit and eat several large bowlfuls whilst trying very hard not to bring it all back up again.

Etymology: Harmony(agreement,concord) + Con(to deceive by lying) = Harmonicon

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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: reflection + sham

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COMMENTS:

Nice word! Congrats on 'dealusional' - OZZIEBOB, 2007-11-28: 17:50:00

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

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