Verboticism: Fauxparticiple

'What are you talking about?'

DEFINITION: n. An invented word which appears learned, sounds sophisticated, and is completely confusing. v.intr. To use invented words in order to confuse others, and/or create the illusion of erudition.

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Created by: Alchemist

Pronunciation: foh-PAR-tuh-sip-uhl

Sentence: Challenge! Why everyone knows that a Brimbamble is a South American Songbird! Even though playing Scrabble with Hannah was combative, she could sling the darndest fauxparticiples.

Etymology: faux (pas) + participle

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