Verboticism: Chamelikeon

'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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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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Pretendtious

Created by: xirtam

Pronunciation: pri-tend'shəs

Sentence: It was quite obvious that Joe was a pretendtious bafoon. He was going on and on about the subtle differances in cavier, depending on what river the fish was from. Even though he has never had it prior to that night, and found it disgusting.

Etymology: Pretend - to allege or profess, esp. insincerely or falsely. + Pretentious - an exaggerated outward show; ostentatious.

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great word - yellowbird, 2007-11-28: 10:54:00

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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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Pretrender

Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: prĭ-trěnd'-ər

Sentence: In private, Robert admittedly felt somewhat chisheepish about the gothic clothes and body piercings he'd endured since he met Lorraine, and realized that he'd become a pretrender, one of those poseur stylemmings that he had always despised.

Etymology: pretender - One who simulates, pretends, or alleges falsely; a hypocrite (from Latin, praetendere - "to stretch forth") + trend - Current style; vogue (Old English, trendan - "to turn, or revolve")

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They call me the great pretrender... - hendrixius, 2007-11-28: 16:13:00

Nice word! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-11-28: 17:50:00

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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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Pretendificate

Created by: jeremy21

Pronunciation: /pre-tendif-icate/

Sentence: Chad pretendificated when he was eating salt and vinegar chips.

Etymology: pretendificate comes from pretending or lying about what you do. ificate brings out more action in the word

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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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Roleduplay

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: Role-Doo-Play

Sentence: I easily fit into any group that I travel in because I practice roleduplay. I duplicate other's opinions and preferences. This is all a sham. I am a master at role-playing. I am definitely a roleduplayer with a great deal of experience in roleduplay!!

Etymology: This word uses role-play and inserts the first part of the word "duplicate" in the middle.

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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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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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