Verboticism: Philigogue

'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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Sycophantarian

Created by: bzav1

Pronunciation: seek 0 fan tare ee an

Sentence: The sycophantarian closed his eyes, held his nose, forced a swallow, and congratulated the chef on a job well done

Etymology: Sychophant + vegetarian

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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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Fakeatron

Created by: Midedra

Pronunciation: Fake - a - tron

Sentence: God, he's such a fakeatron!

Etymology:

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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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Vieweraccordiss

Created by: TiaJay

Pronunciation: view-er-a-cor-diss

Sentence: She succumbed to vieweraccordiss when politely telling her co-worker she "adored" her new shoes.

Etymology: view= point of view / viewer= person / accord= agreeing / diss= as in 'dissing' that point of view and really not agreeing

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COMMENTS:

I think I got my v.intr. mixed up --? LOL - TiaJay, 2007-11-28: 05:02:00

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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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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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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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COMMENTS:

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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Padulate

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: PAJ-uh-leyt

Sentence: With Roxie following a diet consisting only of wheat grass, fruit and mineral water, Bob cunningly padulated its benefits, while surreptitiously breakfasting on steak, sausages and chips - organic, of course - at Padoulis' "Parthenon" Cafe.

Etymology: Padulate: blending of adulation & pad, meaning to create a false impression by adding, padding, embellishing, or exaggerating details of your adulation for something.

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your etymology convinced me - Jabberwocky, 2007-11-28: 15:55:00

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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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