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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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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Padulate

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: PAJ-uh-leyt

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

Etymology: Padulate: blending of adulation & pad, meaning to create a false impression by adding, padding, embellishing, or exaggerating details of your adulation for something.

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your etymology convinced me - Jabberwocky, 2007-11-28: 15:55:00

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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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Phonalite

Created by: looseball

Pronunciation:

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Brocclick

Created by: MissJones

Pronunciation: Brocc - as in 'broccolli Lick - as in 'lick'

Sentence: I brocclicked my way through that meal. Tofu? Argh!

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Fauxllower

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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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Meemick

Created by: QuantumMechanic

Pronunciation: mee' mik

Sentence: He was a such a meemick, he ate one of my cucumber muffin sushi rice balls covered in honey.

Etymology: mee (

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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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Gourmenteur

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: goor mon terr

Sentence: Jacques was a notorious gourmenteur,whose professed aesthetic and culinary preferences changed with the regularity of the weather in Ireland or Posh Spice's attire. It was apparent, however, to those who knew him, that his preferences bagan and ended with the taste of his superior's ass

Etymology: gourmet, menteur (liar)

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I know a few gourmenteurs - Jabberwocky, 2007-11-28: 15:51:00

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Conrade

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

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