Verboticism: Likophobist

'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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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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Loanakin

Created by: Ofelia

Pronunciation: loe-n-uh-kin

Sentence: (Noun): John's quite the loanakin. I don't think he's ever disliked anything that sarah likes. (Verb): I think I'll loanakin that sweater from you, said John, as he bought the same one the next day.

Etymology: Loan- To borrow something Akin- To be of a kind or kindred; equivalent to something in one category.

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Phonalite

Created by: looseball

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Fadtuous

Created by: hendrixius

Pronunciation: /fad-choo-wuhs/

Sentence: Don't be fadtuous, Jeffrey, we all know you don't really like Yoko Ono.

Etymology: "fad" and "fatuous"

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Fawndamentalist

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: fahn/duh/men/ta/list

Sentence: Stu was a flagrant fawndamentalist, famous for fakery.

Etymology: fawn (ingratiate) + fundamentalist (die-hard enthusiast)

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Fauxvor

MrDave2176

Created by: MrDave2176

Pronunciation: foh-vor

Sentence: Marge alway fauxvored the cinnamon raisin bagels at work since they were always the last to go, not knowing that Mark only bought them because he thought she liked them.

Etymology: Faux (fake) + (Fa)vor (prefer)

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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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Vieweraccordiss

Created by: TiaJay

Pronunciation: view-er-a-cor-diss

Sentence: She succumbed to vieweraccordiss when politely telling her co-worker she "adored" her new shoes.

Etymology: view= point of view / viewer= person / accord= agreeing / diss= as in 'dissing' that point of view and really not agreeing

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COMMENTS:

I think I got my v.intr. mixed up --? LOL - TiaJay, 2007-11-28: 05:02:00

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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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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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