Verboticism: Rosettaface

'I can read you like a book, baby!'

DEFINITION: v., To read a person's face and interpret what they are actually thinking, even if they are trying to conceal their true feelings. n., The skill of reading people's faces, especially micro-expressions.

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Faceseer

Created by: abrakadeborah

Pronunciation: Face-sea-er

Sentence: Harry Halo was a faceseer and was able to predict Harrietta's thoughts.

Etymology: A play on words; Face-and "See"-er

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Visagenary

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: viz ah jen ari

Sentence: Victor had visagenary skills. His ability to tell whether or not a person was lying was legendary. This skill had stood him well through his life and was very handy when dealing with the children he taught in school. He taught them that the truth was their only option, because you could never tell who had this power besides him. It helped while dating (her lips were smiling but her eyes weren't...) And he could have been a human lie detector for the CIA or FBI or the police. Victor figured as long as he had the gift, he might as well earn some money with it. That's when he started on the Celebrity Poker circuit and won millions with his visagenary talents!

Etymology: Visage (the human face; the appearance conveyed by a person's face) & Visionary (a person with unusual powers of foresight,seeing ahead; knowing in advance; foreseeing)

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COMMENTS:

great word - Jabberwocky, 2008-10-16: 15:52:00

Excellent! - Mustang, 2008-10-16: 19:34:00

metrohumanx First-rate word, that. - metrohumanx, 2008-10-17: 07:47:00

Terrific - OZZIEBOB, 2008-10-19: 00:31:00

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Deciphacade

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Created by: thegoatisbad

Pronunciation: de-si-fa-sod

Sentence: Kimberly was not an excellent deciphaçader, which further complicated her ability to communicate with anybody on her vacation to the newest Sandals resort in Bilbao.

Etymology: decipher (decode, interpret meaning) + façade (building's front)

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Demeanoreveal

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: de-MEEN-er-ree-veel

Sentence: Carmine had an uncanny ability to glance at another person and within seconds after scanning their countenance could lay out demeanoreveal in great detail and with great accuracy just what that person was thinking at that moment.

Etymology: Blend of demeanor and reveal

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COMMENTS:

Good word - OZZIEBOB, 2008-10-19: 00:32:00

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Rosettaface

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: rōˈzetə fās

Sentence: Crystal could never keep a secret. She had a real rosettaface. If there was a thought or emotion within her being, it was expressed on her face like a neon sign. Much as she might try she could not conceal her feelings. Even her goldfish had her pegged.

Etymology: Rosetta Stone (a key to some previously undecipherable mystery) + Face (the front part of a person's head from the forehead to the chin)

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metrohumanx Wonderfully arcane reference! Top-notch word! - metrohumanx, 2008-10-16: 06:04:00

another goodie artr - Jabberwocky, 2008-10-16: 15:59:00

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Ekman

Created by: CDH167

Pronunciation: eck man

Sentence: I thought I could lie with a straight face, but when I got home, my wife totally ekmanned me.

Etymology: From Paul Ekman, the psychologist who discovered microexpressions.

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Muglication

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: məglikāshən

Sentence: Despite trying to hide her emotions, Bill can read Joyce*s face like a book. It might as well be a muglication.

Etymology: mug (a person\'s face) + publication (a book, journal, etc. issued for public sale)

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Obsenserate

Created by: mvandyke

Pronunciation: ob sense er ate

Sentence: Mark could easily 'obsenserate' Jeff's expression.

Etymology:

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Graspeculate

Created by: hendrixius

Pronunciation: grass-peck-u-late

Sentence: When the girl flashed Bobby a mischievous smile, he graspeculated that she found his geeky persona irresistible.

Etymology: grasp and speculate

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Veriface

davegon

Created by: davegon

Pronunciation: ver-i-face

Sentence: By verifacing all the employees at the inservice, the boss decided that, although they said that they were willing to continue, he decided to let them out early for their lunch break.

Etymology: verify - to make sure that something is true or accurate. face - the front part of head where your eyes, nose, and mouth are.

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