Verboticism: Cueless

'It's tricky, her knees are pressed together...'

DEFINITION: To overlook or misinterpret non-verbal cues, like body language, which often reveal what a person is truly thinking or feeling.

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Created by: Kevcom2007

Pronunciation: mis/core/pohl/in/fur/ants

Sentence: "Oh my, that was a tight miscorpalinference! I should really think twice about what she's really getting at!"

Etymology: misunderstanding + corpus + inference

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Created by: jboehnker

Pronunciation: in di jest' yer

Sentence: Bob's tendency towards indigesture struck again as he excitedly waved back to the beautiful woman. Unfortunately she was actually waving to the man standing behind him.

Etymology: indigestion + gesture

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Created by: wysware



Etymology: lose (miss) true (real) view (on show) clues (information)

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Created by: mickey666


Sentence: Arms folded, legs crossed and a look of indifference from Maria did not deter Mark. Buggathatitis he thought lustfully.


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Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: mis/con/jes/chur

Sentence: Her response to his miscongesture was a shocked, icy cold stare.

Etymology: misconstrue + gesture


I originally entered 'miscongesture', but it logged me as 'guest' for some reason. - Stevenson0, 2006-12-05: 16:05:00

Verbotomy You must of miscongested your login status, which is easy to do... - Verbotomy, 2006-12-05: 16:53:00


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Created by: Madamemojo




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Created by: babel

Pronunciation: ob-swerve

Sentence: Jim obswerved that the man with the big knife was smiling at him and decided he must be friendly.

Etymology: observe + swerve

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Created by: Hjason

Pronunciation: mis-inter-stand

Sentence: Don't misinterstand the way she dresses because she really is conservative.

Etymology: mis-interperet-understand

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Created by: memexikon

Pronunciation: foh VEE ul

Sentence: Despite the overwhelming odds young Bush fauxveals a frightening & incoherent reality.

Etymology: faux pas + reveal

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Created by: deadpanwalking

Pronunciation: DISS-in-tur-pret-a-shun

Sentence: When Esmerelda asked for the check before the entre arrived, her actions were dissinturpreted to mean she was asking her guest to retire to her place.

Etymology: Disrespect + inturpretation

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