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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Metoometoo

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: mētoōmētoō

Sentence: Sheldon is a confirmed metoometoo. He has no opinions to call his own. Maybe it is his Swiss upbringing but he steadfastly remains neutral on every topic you could mention. He is great at collecting facts but somehow never gets to the point of deciding what he thinks. In a clear case of "whichever way the wind blows" any opinion expressed gets an immediate concurrence and cascade of supporting facts.

Etymology: me (used by a speaker to refer to himself or herself as the object of a verb or preposition) + too (in addition; also) slightly derived from Star Wars droid R2D2.

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Ficterian

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: fiktərēən

Sentence: Barry is a full-fledged ficterian. He is a social chameleon. If someone is a vegetarian, so is he. If somebody loves a particular movie, so does he. Whichever way the wind blows is a lifestyle for him. Just the other day he was an MMA fighter, a rapper and a lesbian.

Etymology: fictitious (not real or true, being imaginary or having been fabricated) + vegetarian (a person who does not eat meat)

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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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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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Fakefave

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: feyk-feyv

Sentence: She fakefaved that she liked his dye job and new perm and when he left the room she stuck her finger down her throat as if to barf.

Etymology: fake + favorite

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Phonalite

Created by: looseball

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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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COMMENTS:

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

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Sociophony

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: SO-see-oh-fone-ee

Sentence: Always looking for opportunities to impress dates, employers and influential people, Gilbert has become an absolutely shameless sociophony who would do or say anything be popular.

Etymology: Blend of 'social' and 'phony'

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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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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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