Verboticism: Fawnfare

'So what do you think of my snake?'

DEFINITION: v. To pretend that you adore someone's pet even though it is annoyingly stupid, bizarrely threatening, or just plain stinky. n. A alarming pet or companion, which nevertheless requires fawning.

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Pantsdancer

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: pantsdansər

Sentence: Frank's two best friends in the world, Rudy and Sally had a schnauzer that clearly was a child substitute. From the moment Frank entered the door until he left, their little angel was a pantsdancer. Rudy or Sally would ask, "Is he bothering you?" and Frank would politely respond "He's just happy to see me". What he really wanted to do was drop-kick the little fur-ball.

Etymology: Pants (trousers) + Dancer (a person who dances or whose profession is dancing)

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Petinopoint

Created by: katzg

Pronunciation: pet-ee-no-point

Sentence: That three-toed sloth does so little it has to be a petinopoint.

Etymology: From pet + no point as in one can't see any point in having it. Also a play on the term " petit point " used in sewing.

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Peturbed

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: petərbd

Sentence: Jill is often peturbed by her roommate’s little darling. She finds it upetsetting to have to double-check every time she wants to sit in a chair, slip on a pair of shoes or take a bath. Worst yet is that she feels it obligatory to feign joy to pet her roomie’s serpent.

Etymology: pet (a domestic or tamed animal or bird kept for companionship or pleasure) + perturbed (make someone anxious or unsettled)

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Ferretrocious

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: ferret/trow/shus

Sentence: I find my friend's new pet ferret quite ferretrocious, especially after it attacked my pet bunny. My friend said it was just because my bunny was a tease and he really liked her.

Etymology: ferret + ferocious

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COMMENTS:

Always so pleasant to experience your subtle infunuations! Fierce word! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-07: 09:50:00

Sounds like ferrhetoric on the friend's part. - purpleartichokes, 2008-03-07: 13:25:00

Tough love,eh! Good word. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-03-08: 21:04:00

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Arachnophonia

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: uh - rak - nuh - FONE - ee - ya

Sentence: Maribell was deeply attracted to Gilbert but was terribly afraid of the spiders he kept in an aquarium and putting on her best face she resorted to arachniphonia to keep from letting Gilbert know she abhorred his 'pets'.

Etymology: Blend of arachnophobia and phony.

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COMMENTS:

very reptilerehensible! - galwaywegian, 2008-03-07: 06:54:00

A word that creeps into the mind and stays there! Extraordinary! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-07: 09:21:00

Maribell must have met Gilbert on the Web! You've spun a good word. - Nosila, 2008-03-07: 23:07:00

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Petronize

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Created by: youmustvotenato

Pronunciation: like "patronize" except with pet.

Sentence: Much to my chagrin, I had to petronize my neighbor as he showed off his slimy kingsnake

Etymology: Pet;Patronize

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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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Feigndore

Created by: diyan627

Pronunciation: fain-door

Sentence: I feigndore my sister's abhorable pet-of-a-creature. (I borrowed from picabomama's great creation :)

Etymology: feign (to give a false appearance of; to represent falsely; pretend to; to imitate so as to deceive; to fabricate; archaic, to invent or imagine) + adore (to worship as God or a god; to regard with deep, often rapturous love)

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COMMENTS:

Clever to up play the pretend in the defnition. Good one! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-07: 22:10:00

kashman I wonder if your "feigndore" for your sister's pets is real? ;) - kashman, 2008-03-09: 00:36:00

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Pseudore

Created by: Biscotti

Pronunciation: soo-dore

Sentence: Janice was overcome with pseudore when she met her boyfriends stupid, ugly pet chimpanzee. The only trick he had taught it was how to fling poo at strangers, but Janice was quite sure they did this on their own in the wild. She pretended to enjoy the trick, even though she was the victim.

Etymology: pseudo (fake) + adore (love)

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COMMENTS:

Sentence really grossed me out, as I'm sure you meant it to do! Thank goodness I can escape thru your pseudore! Word and etymology have lots of originality! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-07: 09:39:00

picabomama I love words that employ a silent p! - picabomama, 2008-03-08: 13:37:00

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Pseudozoophilia

Created by: XMbIPb

Pronunciation: /su-do-zo-o-fi-li-a/

Sentence: Once a girl hears the ticking of that special biological clock, she'll fake anything. I knew a girl once who pretended to know how to cook, laughed at my jokes, and even laughed at my friends' jokes. What tipped me over to propose was her PSEUDOZOOPHILIA toward my pet tarantula Mike. Now that we are back from our honeymoon, Mike is dead, I am always hungry and can't help but wonder what else is she faking.

Etymology: PSEUDO (fr. Grk.) - false, fake; ZOO (fr. Grk.) - animal; PHILOS (fr.Grk) - dear, love.

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