Verboticism: Arachnophonia

'So what do you think of my snake?'

DEFINITION: v. To pretend that you adore someone's pet even though it is annoyingly stupid, bizarrely threatening, or just plain stinky. n. A alarming pet or companion, which nevertheless requires fawning.

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Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: uh - rak - nuh - FONE - ee - ya

Sentence: Maribell was deeply attracted to Gilbert but was terribly afraid of the spiders he kept in an aquarium and putting on her best face she resorted to arachniphonia to keep from letting Gilbert know she abhorred his 'pets'.

Etymology: Blend of arachnophobia and phony.

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Comments: Arachnophonia

galwaywegian - 2008-03-07: 06:54:00
very reptilerehensible!

silveryaspen - 2008-03-07: 09:21:00
A word that creeps into the mind and stays there! Extraordinary!

Nosila - 2008-03-07: 23:07:00
Maribell must have met Gilbert on the Web! You've spun a good word.