Verboticism: Fakeatron

'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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Fakeatron

Created by: Midedra

Pronunciation: Fake - a - tron

Sentence: God, he's such a fakeatron!

Etymology:

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Fauxnatic

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: fow nah tik

Sentence: He professed to be vegan, then sneaked big macs into the bathroom. From fauxnatic to loonatic.

Etymology: faux fanatic

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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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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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Fawndamentalist

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: fahn/duh/men/ta/list

Sentence: Stu was a flagrant fawndamentalist, famous for fakery.

Etymology: fawn (ingratiate) + fundamentalist (die-hard enthusiast)

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COMMENTS:

Shazam! Couldn't have put it better myself. Excellent Verbotmicism! - Mustang, 2007-11-28: 07:52:00

Very good word! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-11-28: 17:46:00

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Copyfat

Created by: lumina

Pronunciation: cop/ee/fat

Sentence: In an attempt to be more sociable Larry began accepting any and all invites to a meal. In an even bigger attempt to have more friends, leading to more invites, leading to his dream of walking into places where "everybody knows his na-a-ame," (sing that like the Cheers theme)he would pretend to enjoy foods he was never fond of. He had become a copyfat, which looked good on his myspace friend's LIST, but not so much in his new myspace photo.

Etymology: A copycat who had one too many soy banana splits, tofurkey sandwiches, etc.

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Pretendtious

Created by: xirtam

Pronunciation: pri-tend'shəs

Sentence: It was quite obvious that Joe was a pretendtious bafoon. He was going on and on about the subtle differances in cavier, depending on what river the fish was from. Even though he has never had it prior to that night, and found it disgusting.

Etymology: Pretend - to allege or profess, esp. insincerely or falsely. + Pretentious - an exaggerated outward show; ostentatious.

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COMMENTS:

great word - yellowbird, 2007-11-28: 10:54:00

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Roleduplay

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: Role-Doo-Play

Sentence: I easily fit into any group that I travel in because I practice roleduplay. I duplicate other's opinions and preferences. This is all a sham. I am a master at role-playing. I am definitely a roleduplayer with a great deal of experience in roleduplay!!

Etymology: This word uses role-play and inserts the first part of the word "duplicate" in the middle.

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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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Sociofraud

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: SO-see-oh-frawd

Sentence: Sheldon was always looking for opportunities to impress dates, employers and influential people and had become an absolutely shameless sociofraud and would do or say anything to achieve popularity.

Etymology: Blend of social and fraud

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