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'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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Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: ts ang st (or sht if you're from Kerry)

Sentence: thankst was written all over her face for everyone but the hapless suitor to see

Etymology: thanks angst


Powerfully perceptive and filled with emotional depth, yet simple and direct so easily remembered. Great word! - silveryaspen, 2008-12-23: 10:39:00

what a review! snif! - galwaywegian, 2008-12-23: 11:58:00


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Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: sham-wow-ee-zow-ee

Sentence: "Shamwowiezowie!" cried Marta when she opened the box. She was hoping for a ring this year but when she opened her gift from Ralph she found a ShamWow (as seen on TV). Through her teeth, she managed to thank him and convince him that she had been wanting one ever since she saw the commercial. Though her lips said, "Thanks," her mind said, "You'll be gone by New Year's, Buster!"

Etymology: sham: making deceitful pretenses; fakery + wowie zowie: an exclamation of amazement and joy, often said sarcastically; 1966 track by Frank Zappa "Wowie Zowie, baby, your love's a treat" the song was done tongue in cheek as a parody of many of the teen love songs of the time


Merry Christmas, mrskellyscl! - Nosila, 2009-12-24: 09:19:00

mrskellyscl God bless us, everyone! - mrskellyscl, 2009-12-24: 10:16:00


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Created by: ZumZum

Pronunciation: th-fake

Sentence: When Bill the one-armed boy got another skipping rope for his birthday, he made sure to thfake his lovely mom for it.


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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: 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: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: DAWR-uh-thee

Sentence: Despite hours of shoe misery and stressed-out shopping to buy a contraption - which looked like space junk - but was supposed to help improve Bob’s putting, Roxie’s best intentions ended up little more than a dorothy, with Bob's staged smile and a few moments of crafted giftrionics.

Etymology: DOROTHY: (fem. proper name, from Fr. Dorothée, from L. Dorothea, from Gk., lit. "gift of God," from doron "gift" + fem. of theos "god.") An irony of expression and intention: when a speaker says one thing but means the opposite. An example of this is sarcasm, but it can also be feigned appreciation or gratitude, Perhaps, the word "antagonym" also covers this situation. DOROTHIZE: v intr. to make out to the giver that the gift they're giving you is a " gift of god." GIFTRIONICS: blend of gift & histrionics: A deliberate display of emotion for effect, feigned emotion


Excellent eponym. - silveryaspen, 2008-12-23: 10:19:00


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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 (to deceive, or trick)

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Created by: gemmgemms

Pronunciation: em-aj-en-air-ee-they-enk-sa

Sentence: She showed a half-hearted imaginarithanks not realizing that with such little effert he could tell she did not like his gift.

Etymology: imaginary:not real + thanks

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Created by: xirtam

Pronunciation: greyt-fuh l-of-it

Sentence: Although Mary said she liked the gift, you could tell from the expression on her face she was gratefullofit.

Etymology: Grateful: warmly or deeply appreciative of kindness or benefits received; thankful. + Full Of It: From "Full of sh**" - dishonest, deceptive.

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Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: fane/glory/us

Sentence: Sally is so feignglorious that she fawns and feints over the most atrocious gifts. Now that she's older she relies on botox to keep up her surprised smile.

Etymology: feign + vainglorious


So shrewd. So insightful. - silveryaspen, 2008-12-23: 10:28:00


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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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