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DEFINITION: v. To pretend to be enthusiastic even when you are not, simply because everyone else is. n. Fake enthusiasm.

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Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Ee-ger-sham-u-lent

Sentence: Lorna had great difficulty pretending to be Eagershamulent when her boyfriend arranged a surprise 30th birthday treat for her and her mates. It wasn't really his fault he wasn't to know how much she hated heights when he booked a flight in a hot air balloon, she didn't want to look stupid so she took a deep breath, closed her eyes and followed the others into the basket.

Etymology: Eager(Strongly wanting to to do or have) ORIGIN Old French aigre 'keen' from Latin acer 'sharp'. + Sham (bogus, false) + Fraudulent (deceitful) = Eagershamulent


metrohumanx No lofty aspersions in that basket. - metrohumanx, 2008-07-28: 15:13:00


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Created by: CharlieB

Pronunciation: de-seat-full-sum

Sentence: Karen hated the velvet devil's horns and pink hot pants that were part of the uniform for Sarah's hen night. But her deceitfulsome manner as she shrieked excitedly along with the rest of the girls fooled everyone.

Etymology: deceitful (false, misleading) & fulsome (excessive, lavish)

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Created by: ziggy41

Pronunciation: en-thoo-zee-as-zham

Sentence: Everyone but his mother could see hIs enthusiasham as she brought home a neon fuschia wool-knit sweater for him.

Etymology: Enthsusiasm (eager enjoyment) + sham (a fake)


neuroaster Very well conceived :) - neuroaster, 2007-05-27: 14:17:00


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Created by: neuroaster

Pronunciation: SYOO-dough-guy-st

Sentence: He claimed that she was not boring her at all, but she knew pseudogeist when she saw it.

Etymology: pseudo- (from Greek pseudes) + geist (from German geist as in "zeitgeist"

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Created by: jadenguy

Pronunciation: foe - ver or maybe fah-ver, sort of britishy.

Sentence: He applied nail polish and sported a Victorian vest out of "scene" fauxver.

Etymology: faux - fake fervor - zeal

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Created by: geoamnesia


Sentence: Ok, everyone else was happy, so I joined in with a rhapsequiture.

Etymology: Rhapsodize: to show enthusiasm + sequitur: to follow [Verb + Noun]

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Created by: JumbleGiant

Pronunciation: \ˈfrȯd-ˈär-dənt\

Sentence: Jim didn't like to go shopping for clothes, but had to be keep a fraudardent attitude to spend an enjoyable evening with his mother.

Etymology: fraudulent + ardent


metrohumanx Just a tog in the machine, eh? - metrohumanx, 2008-07-28: 15:17:00


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Created by: chlorinejenny




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Created by: ErWenn

Pronunciation: /gʌŋfoʊ/

Sentence: I'm gungfaux about all my boss's interests, especially his collection of rare fingernail clippings.

Etymology: From "gung ho" + "faux"


I know, I know; this is an adjective, which is neither a verb nor a noun. I just couldn't resist. - ErWenn, 2007-05-25: 02:23:00

Perfect! - Clayton, 2007-05-25: 02:55:00

I really wanted to vote for this, but the wrong part of speech thing prevents me. I'm sorry! Great, though. - BuenoCabra, 2007-05-27: 03:14:00

bit of a gunghoax really, - galwaywegian, 2007-05-28: 06:10:00


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Created by: cohenarie

Pronunciation: 'bo-gush

Sentence: When everyone else in the office started talking about a stupid television show I'd never seen, I nevertheless found myself bogushing mightily.

Etymology: bogus + gush


great word - wish I had more votes left - Jabberwocky, 2007-05-25: 13:10:00

petaj Get's my vote - petaj, 2007-05-25: 21:17:00

Thanks. I'll try not to let the mobulation go to my head. - cohenarie, 2007-05-26: 06:51:00


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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-05-25: 01:26:00
Today's definition was suggested by suzanne. Thank you suzanne! ~ James

purpleartichokes - 2007-05-25: 12:36:00
James - were you peeking in my bathroom? I actually own a nose hose - a fantastic contraption for allergies! I resent your disspiction! ;-)

Clayton - 2007-05-25: 14:19:00
Speaking of which, did anybody see this nifty "nasal aspirator" mentioned on BoingBoing?

purpleartichokes - 2007-05-25: 15:16:00
Here's mine. Ain't she a beaut?

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-05-25: 17:03:00
Hey Purpleartichokes, I am totally gungfaux for netipots! Especially if you have a lot stuff stuck in your nose. ~ James

wordmeister - 2007-05-25: 23:49:00
I want one! James should offer it as a prize!

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-07-28: 00:02:00
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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-12-08: 00:07:00
Today's definition was suggested by suzanne. Thank you suzanne. ~ James