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Fauxphoria

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: foe-FOR-ya

Sentence: Elaine thought Alex's menagerie of pets were all disgusting and even frightening but she maintained a high degree of fauxphoria, pretending to adore each and every one of the critters so as not to offend Alex.

Etymology: Blend of 'faux' (false or fake) and 'euphoria' (feeling of well-being, elation)

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Adderation

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: ad der ay shun

Sentence: When Ana Conda dated Monty Python, he gave her a lift in his new Viper. They danced the Mamba and the Fangdango at the CobraCabana. She was a mere civil serpent but she wore a boa, mocassins and garters. But when they arrived at his aspartment, he proposed and gave her a ring. She was exsssited, but she had to feign adderation for his huge reptile. It was obvious he was into herpetology. She became hissterical, then rattled and had trouble in reticulating her fears. She ran out of his lair and he was heard yelling, "I want my diamondback"!

Etymology: Adder (small terrestrial viper) & Adoration (a feeling of profound love and admiration)

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Machosham

Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: mahch-oh-sham

Sentence: Cleo commented, "Does my pet asp frighten you? You are trembling." Mark lied through his teeth, "I'm not quaking in fear, my dear. It is cold in here. I'm shivering. You have a very nice asp!" Cleo, choking down the laughter beneath her smile, thought ... that's okay ... machosham that he is ... he's still my machosham! Mark just wished he could call the police!

Etymology: Macho Man, Sham. Macho Man: having or showing characteristics conventionally regarded as male, especially physical strength and courage, aggressiveness, and lack of emotional response. Sham: fake.

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COMMENTS:

I think Mark must be a machokissed to put up with that - Jabberwocky, 2008-03-07: 11:46:00

Mark might need to take a aspirin! Good word; luv the sentence. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-03-08: 21:13:00

Mark was trying to avoid Cleo's Pyramid Scam...tut, tut! - Nosila, 2008-03-09: 04:02:00

Mark was trying to avoid Cleo's Pyramid Scam...tut, tut! - Nosila, 2008-03-09: 04:03:00

I can hear the Village People (who always appreciated a nice asp) singing "macho, machoshaaaaam!" Great word! - Jamagra, 2008-03-09: 11:12:00

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Petrend

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: pet - trend

Sentence: Milo would petrend that he liked Joey's Gila Monster, even though the creepy critter barred his teeth and ran after him every time he visited.

Etymology: This is a combination of the word Pet and Pretend, flpped around. Pet (a domesticated animal kept for companionship or amusement) + Pretend (make-believe: the enactment of a pretense; "it was just pretend")

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Pseudopetromancy

Created by: arrrteest

Pronunciation: soo-doh-peh-tro-man-see

Sentence: Aaron used pseudopetromancy to pretend to like his new girlfriend's poodle by talking to it.

Etymology: pseudo- false, feigned, + pet- tamed animal,+ mancy- divination,

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Crittersighs

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: kri/tur/size

Sentence: Anxious not to openly criticize her friends new pet rat, Sally cleverly masked her abhorence by uttering crittersighs instead.

Etymology: criticize + critter

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COMMENTS:

Very nice! - silveryaspen, 2009-01-01: 21:04:00

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Civilserpent

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: siv il ser pent

Sentence: Ana Conda had always had a crush on Monty Python. When he had finally asked her out on a date, he picked her up in his Viper and took her out dancing the Mamba and the Fangdango, at the CobraCabana. They made a strange couple, as she was wearing her Boa and Garter and he his Mocassins and chewing Wrigglies gum. He asked for the bill and because he was a fast Adder, they left quickly in his old Rattler. When they got to his apartment,he slithered into the bedroom, came out with a ring and proposed. He then showed her his enormous asp, which was in a huge krait. Although it was a civilserpent, Ana became hissterical. Her breathing felt constricted and her heart was in the pit of her stomach. She ran out of hiss place and as she fled, he yelled after her, with venom, "I want my Diamondback!"

Etymology: civil (polite, showing regard for others in manners)& serpent (limbless scaly elongate reptile)

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COMMENTS:

Riotously funny sentence! Interesting that we both mention Monty Python in our sentences today (I didn't see yours before I posted). - Tigger, 2008-03-07: 02:43:00

Thanks for brightening up my day with your sentence, Nosila! - Rasputin01, 2008-03-07: 09:02:00

petaj He'd have to scale back his spending after that. great sentence. - petaj, 2008-03-07: 05:54:00

Wonderfully Witty. Wonderful won! Thanks for starting my day off with great puns and lots of fun! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-07: 09:09:00

I think that was rather cold blooded of Ana - Monty will be a hard act to swallow - Jabberwocky, 2008-03-07: 09:13:00

Fantastic sentence! Laughed my asp off! - purpleartichokes, 2008-03-07: 13:21:00

Cheers...you guys are all snake charmers yourselves! - Nosila, 2008-03-07: 22:55:00

I'm told that the expression, "civil servant" is an oxymoron; if so, is "civil serpent" a toxy-moron. Nice word; funny sentence. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-03-08: 16:58:00

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Irkophantic

Created by: Rasputin01

Pronunciation: Erk-o-fan-tic

Sentence: Dave was irkophantic about his boss Sharon's chihuahua, due to the fact he wanted to keep his job (she was besotted with the beast)!!

Etymology: Irksome - Annoying, vexing Sycophantic - Fawning, parasitic

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COMMENTS:

Great originality! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-07: 09:30:00

I tried to weave "sycophantic" into my word, but couldn't! You've done well. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-03-08: 21:08:00

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Beastbuddy

karenanne

Created by: karenanne

Pronunciation: beast BUD ee

Sentence: "Um, isn*t a scorpion kind of a dangerous pet?" she asked, as she scooted toward the other end of the couch. "Shhh - you'll hurt Spike*s feelings! He doesn*t even know he's supposed to be scary. He's my beastbuddy and would never hurt anyone," he responded. "Just make sure to shake out your shoes before you leave - you know, so you don*t hurt him. He gets a tiny bit cranky when people step on him."

Etymology: best buddy + beast

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COMMENTS:

Is Spike a Scorpio..good word - Nosila, 2010-05-18: 20:02:00

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Panicoddle

MrDave2176

Created by: MrDave2176

Pronunciation: pan-EE-cod-dul

Sentence: The heightened rush of panicoddle was almost intoxicating as Martha reached a shaking finger to stroke Patrick's pet tarantula.

Etymology: Panic + ani(mal) + coddle

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