Verboticism: Guessticulation

'Wow! It's just what I wanted!'

DEFINITION: v., To show appreciation for a gift, even if it is something that you do not really need or want, by feigning joy. n., A faked display of gratitude.

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Guessticulation

Created by: Ismelstar

Pronunciation: [ges-stik-yuh-ley-shuhn]

Sentence: "guess", to arrive at or commit oneself to an opinion about (something) without having sufficient evidence to support the opinion fully and "gesticulation", an animated or excited gesture.

Etymology: The in-laws had closed in, all eyes were trained on my face as the bottom fell away from the boxtop. "Oh, a knitted...sweater, a sweater scarf, a--?" "A scarfthingie," my mother-in-law supplied. "I hear all the graduate students are wearing them." "Of course!" I guessticulated wildly. "I saw one just like it on my friend Jude! I've always wanted one!"

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