Verboticism: Roleduplay

'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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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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Chamfeign

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: sham fayne

Sentence: Marvin was a snob and in order to impress his rich friends at the Country Club, he would pretend to know all about their culinary choices and pretend to enjoy them. In fact he knew very little about anything and his "friends" laughed about him behind his back. He was a chamfeign and did not really know that pate was goose livers smushed together; that caviar was cold eggs cut from a dead fish;that champagne was bubbly wine that made you burp a lot when you drank it as fast as he does or that steak tartare was raw meat with a raw egg on it. No one had the heart yet to tell him that sweetbreads were not made by bakers or that truffles were mushrooms that pigs dug up with their snotty snouts. Wait till he found out what that escargot he was pretending to enjoy really was...it would go great with the grenouilles he had just gulped down. Yes, Marvin was becoming a real connoissewer!

Etymology: Champagne (sparkling, expensive white wine)& Sham (a person who makes deceitful pretenses) & Feign (make believe with the intent to deceive;make a pretence of)

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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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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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Conrade

thegoatisbad

Created by: thegoatisbad

Pronunciation: kon-rad

Sentence: Kimberly hated her twin sister, Loretta. Loretta was an excellent conrade, quickly befriending strangers and extracting just enough information to steal their identities. "Oh, it's so important to write your social security number on the seeds of your organic produce, otherwise Monsanto will sue you for copyright infringement" she told a few new friends. And just as soon as she finished her day of work at MegaPharm, Inc. she was behind her chum's houses with a shovel and magnifying glass. "She thinks everyone's a chump" Kimberly complained, "I haven't talked to her since my application for a gapcard was denied."

Etymology: con (to betray confidence) + comrade (close friend)

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COMMENTS:

thegoatisbad did the definition necessarily pertain to food? oops - thegoatisbad, 2010-03-23: 14:12:00

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Reflectsham

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: re/fleck/sham

Sentence: To ensure successful networking in the office, John became a reflectsham of those whom he needed to impress the most in order to get ahead.

Etymology: reflection + sham

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COMMENTS:

Nice word! Congrats on 'dealusional' - OZZIEBOB, 2007-11-28: 17:50:00

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Glibogusity

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: Gli-BOH-guhs-EE-tee

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

Etymology: GLIB: readily fluent, often thoughtlessly, superficially, or insincerely so: a glib talker; glib answers & BOGUS: not genuine; counterfeit; spurious; sham; shallow; and ITY: state, condition

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COMMENTS:

Cute. Fun to say. - Mustang, 2008-10-24: 07:46:00

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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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Reflectsham

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: re/fleck/sham

Sentence: To ensure successful networking in the office, John became a reflectsham of those whom he needed to impress the most in order to get ahead.

Etymology: REFLECTSHAM - noun - from REFLECTION (to give back, show an image of, or reproduce) + SHAM (something that is not what it purports to be; a spurious imitation; a fraud, or hoax)

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COMMENTS:

Good word. - Mustang, 2008-10-24: 07:45:00

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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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COMMENTS:

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

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