Verboticism: Morfiend

'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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Vaguen

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: vay ggen

Sentence: his diet was strictlu vaguen. he always ate lunch from inside a paper bag.

Etymology: vegan, vague

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COMMENTS:

and I'm sure he always ate what was in vogue as well - Jabberwocky, 2008-10-24: 12:35:00

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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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Fauxllower

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: fow-lower

Sentence: Humphrey was a definitely a fauxllower, espousing views that he didn't really possess, just to fit in. But there was no way he could be considered a feignatic.

Etymology: faux + follower

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COMMENTS:

LOL! Good one! - TiaJay, 2007-11-28: 05:01:00

a tour de fauxrse! - galwaywegian, 2007-11-28: 05:55:00

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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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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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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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Passionyet

artr

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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Sycophabricate

Created by: bayview5377

Pronunciation: sik-oh-FAB-ri-cate (v) or sik-oh-FAB-ri-kit (n)

Sentence: I wanted the cute redhead to like me so when she told me she was a Steelers fan I had to sycophabricate my response. I want to be a sophisticate but what I did makes me a sycophabricate.

Etymology: From the words "sycophant", meaning a self-serving servile flatterer, and "fabricate", meaning to make up something untrue.

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Fadtuous

Created by: hendrixius

Pronunciation: /fad-choo-wuhs/

Sentence: Don't be fadtuous, Jeffrey, we all know you don't really like Yoko Ono.

Etymology: "fad" and "fatuous"

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Ometooter

Created by: Bullwinkle

Pronunciation: Omee-toot'er

Sentence: He didn't want to hurt her feelings so he ometootered her.

Etymology: Oh Me too!

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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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