Verboticism: Masquereater

'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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Pretenjoyment

Created by: Aoterra

Pronunciation: pre-ten-joy-ment

Sentence: Expressing pretenjoyment is a must at church suppers, especially if the deacon's wife is a terrible cook.

Etymology: pretense: pretend;claim or allege insincerely + enjoyment: take pleasure from or joy in

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Feignglorious

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: fayn glor ee us

Sentence: Frederico Blanco thought himself a real gourmand. He claimed a 5 Star French cooking degree and many other terribly impressive credentials. He became a restaurant critic and was regularly quoted when naming new food trends. He was feignglorious, because his real name was Freddy White from the neighbourhood, who had barely scraped by into Grade 10 and could not boil water or make toast to save his life.

Etymology: Feign (pretend) & Vainglorious (feeling self-importance)

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Harmonicon

Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Har-mon-ee-con

Sentence: Harry was forever trying to harmonicon friends and aquaintancies by pretending to like the things they did. However he really got himself into a stew when he agreed with the delicious virtues of the jellied eel, even though he couldn't stand the stuff. His friend insisted they spend the rest of the afternoon enjoying the delicacy. Harry could do nothing else but to sit and eat several large bowlfuls whilst trying very hard not to bring it all back up again.

Etymology: Harmony(agreement,concord) + Con(to deceive by lying) = Harmonicon

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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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COMMENTS:

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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Philigogue

tsarbomba

Created by: tsarbomba

Pronunciation: Fill-uh-gog

Sentence:

Etymology:

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Fakeatron

Created by: Midedra

Pronunciation: Fake - a - tron

Sentence: God, he's such a fakeatron!

Etymology:

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Feigngain

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: fayn gayn

Sentence: Trevor's feigngain was pretending to be a vegetarian to impress Christy, when he really was a meat-for-every-meal kind of guy.

Etymology: feign (to pretend) & gain (to benefit from something)

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Fauxnatic

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: fow nah tik

Sentence: He professed to be vegan, then sneaked big macs into the bathroom. From fauxnatic to loonatic.

Etymology: faux fanatic

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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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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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