Verboticism: Feigngain

'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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Passionyet

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: pashənyet

Sentence: Bill is passionyet about all the right causes. Whatever his current girlfriend cares about he is sure to pretend to love too.

Etymology: passionate (strong and barely controllable emotion) + nyet (Russian for no)

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Sociophony

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: So - she - OFF - uh -nee

Sentence: Always trying to impress those around him, Milburn had become a complete and shameless sociophony.

Etymology: Social + phony

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COMMENTS:

petaj Clever, because of the use of phony as in telephony - you can blend in with the social sounds you hear around you by echoing them. - petaj, 2007-11-28: 02:54:00

I think I know a few of these *cough* - TiaJay, 2007-11-28: 03:29:00

Thanks petaj, echoing the cacophony...lol - Mustang, 2007-11-28: 06:36:00

I have known one or two myself, TiaJay. Hope yer *cough* gets better. :-) - Mustang, 2007-11-28: 06:37:00

I have known one or two myself, TiaJay. Hope yer *cough* gets better. :-) - Mustang, 2007-11-28: 06:47:00

clever - Jabberwocky, 2007-11-28: 15:53:00

I like it - very good word! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-11-28: 17:48:00

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Fakefave

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: feyk-feyv

Sentence: She fakefaved that she liked his dye job and new perm and when he left the room she stuck her finger down her throat as if to barf.

Etymology: fake + favorite

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

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Preguise

Created by: sipsoccer

Pronunciation: (Pre-guys)

Sentence: His preguise was not noticeable when he ate the soy burger.

Etymology: pre- 'pre'tend guise-dis'guise'

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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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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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Apeathetic

Created by: porsche

Pronunciation: ape/ah/theh/tik

Sentence: He was totally apeathetic. Listening to him suck up to complete strangers was nauseating.

Etymology: ape + pathetic

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Pretendificate

Created by: jeremy21

Pronunciation: /pre-tendif-icate/

Sentence: Chad pretendificated when he was eating salt and vinegar chips.

Etymology: pretendificate comes from pretending or lying about what you do. ificate brings out more action in the word

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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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