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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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Created by: thejoshinator

Pronunciation: glee-post-er-ing

Sentence: Ted was experienced at gleepostering, often having to feign glee when he received boring presents from his Grandparents.

Etymology: Glee + imposter

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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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Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: sham-dawn-ka

Sentence: The utterly useless gee-gawd-awful he gave her did not score a slam-dunk with her ... it scored a shamdanke.

Etymology: sham for fake and danke which is the German word for thanks ... shamdanke

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Created by: chaiandallthatjazz

Pronunciation: piteee (pity) ciation (like in appreciation)

Sentence: Celeste could show none but piticiation for the stainless steel and gold dessert spoons.

Etymology: to pity the giver and the gift; however show appreciation as best possible.

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Created by: Korinne

Pronunciation: Fak-it-tude

Sentence: I had to show some fakitude when Frank gave me a Michael Bolton CD.

Etymology: Fake + It + Gratitude

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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: fo preesh ee ayt

Sentence: At the annual Office Christmas party, the theme was the Twelve Days of Christmas. When the gift exchange happened there was much laughter and mirth, as gifts representing the theme were opened. Maisie waited excitedly for her turn. She had seen 2 turtle doves as boxes of Turtles and Dove chocolate candy;4 calling birds were 4 calling cards; 6 geese-a-laying as 6 bottles of Grey Goose Vodka, laying on their sides. Hoping for 5 golden rings or 10 lords a leaping, she had to fauxppreciate her own gift when drawn. It was 7 swines a-grinning...7 little plastic pigs wearing big smiles. Oh well, she could save them for Hogmanay.

Etymology: Faux (not genuine or real) & Appreciate (recognize with gratitude; be grateful for) Hogmanay (New Year's Eve in Scotland)

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Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: gift/wink

Sentence: I learned from my mother at a very early age to giftwink when I received clothes from my grandparents instead of a toy. Since then, my giftwinking is as natural and undetectable as my appreciation for a fine present.

Etymology: gift + hoodwink


Excellent word. - OZZIEBOB, 2007-12-20: 16:19:00


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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: joifō

Sentence: Loving animals as she did and growing up in a family of hunters, Beth found holidays to be a joyfaux time. She would plaster on her best mock smile and listen to the tales of relatives tramping through the woods trying to kill what she cherished. This year she managed to bust out a real smile as she when she opened a present from her parents of a jacket with a faux-fur collar. **Couldn*t afford the real stuff** muttered her father. HURRAY FOR THE RECESSION!

Etymology: joyful (feeling, expressing, or causing great pleasure and happiness) + faux (artificial or imitation; false)

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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: sham pree she ayshun

Sentence: Sharmaine had the biggest and best garage sales ecery summer. Most of the things she sold were new, not-ever-out-of-the-packaging type things. The reason for these sales was that Sharmaine was the Queen of Shampreciation. She could never say a bad word about a gift, she always faked her gratitude. And then she piled the offending gift into the spare room to pile up for the next big garage sale. If only her friends and family paid somne attention to her likes and dislikes, she wouldn't have to hold these huge sales all the time!

Etymology: Sham (feign, pretend,a person who makes deceitful pretenses) & Appreciation (indebtedness, gratitude)


Always find the gift of laughter in your creations. This one leaves me wondering if any one would buy these even at garage sale prices! - silveryaspen, 2008-12-23: 11:06:00

Cant help but wonder if that offensive gift was shampoo....eeewww - Mustang, 2008-12-23: 23:58:00

Nice blend - OZZIEBOB, 2008-12-23: 23:58:00


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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: joi-fool

Sentence: Joanne just can't stand to hurt anybody's feelings. Whenever she receives a gift, no matter how insipid or inappropriate, she is ready to play the part of the joyfool.

Etymology: joyful (the emotion of great delight or happiness) + fool (an ardent enthusiast who cannot resist an opportunity to indulge an enthusiasm)

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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-12-20: 02:50:00
Today's definition was suggested by Mustang. Thank you Mustang. ~ James

silveryaspen - 2008-12-23: 10:37:00
Powerfully perceptive and filled with emotional depth, yet simple and direct so easily remembered. Great word!

silveryaspen - 2008-12-23: 10:39:00
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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-12-24: 00:07:00
Today's definition was suggested by Mustang. Thank you Mustang. ~ James

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