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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: kateinkorea

Pronunciation: IM a ThOO zee AS tic

Sentence: I could tell by her kind but imithusiastic expression that I had messed up again. She hated it!

Etymology: imitation (not real) enthusiastic (showing excitement or interest)

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Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: MURR-satz-UBERance

Sentence: "Now, pretend that you like Grandma's gift- even if it's socks." I said to Laura as we drove over the valley and through the woods. I didn't know that Grandma has purchased an assortment of small gifts and RE-packed them in a conveniently-sized cardboard box. With the camcorder rolling and her best look of surprise, Laura tore the wrappings off and exclaimed: "ALRIGHT! Just what I always wanted!....SECURITY ENVELOPES!" Her MYRRHSATZUBERANCE that day will provide years of holiday hilarity.

Etymology: MYRRH+erSATZ+exUBERANCE= MYRRHSATZUBERANCE.....MYRRH:A traditional Christmas gift consisting of a yellowish-brown aromatic gum resin obtained from a tree (especially Commiphora abyssinica of the family Burseraceae) of eastern Africa and Arabia;Middle English myrre, from Old English, from Latin myrrha, from Greek, of Semitic origin; akin to Arabic murr myrrh.....ERSATZ: a usually artificial and inferior substitute or imitation, fake;German ersatz-, from Ersatz, noun, substitute.....EXUBERANCE:extreme or excessive in degree size or extent,joyously unrestrained and enthusiastic;Middle English, from Middle French, from Latin exuberant-, exuberans, present participle of exuberare to be abundant, from ex- + uber fruitful, from uber udder.


metrohumanx Is it Christmas yet? - metrohumanx, 2008-12-23: 10:04:00

metrohumanx I don't know why my words are getting longer....mabye it's the winter solstice or something? - metrohumanx, 2008-12-23: 10:25:00


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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


Glorious! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-12-20: 16:23:00

Too funny (botox reference) and a nice blend. - Tigger, 2007-12-20: 21:22:00

Huproarious! - silveryaspen, 2007-12-28: 15:59:00


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Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: gif-tree-ON-iks

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 in little more than a staged smile and a few moments of crafted giftrionics.

Etymology: Blend of gift & histrionics: A deliberate display of emotion for effect, feigned emotion.


Very clever word, Bob. Do you have one of those contraptions in your closet by chance? - Tigger, 2007-12-20: 05:00:00

I know how Roxie feels - Jabberwocky, 2007-12-20: 13:36:00

Not any more TIG. Wisely donated them for sale at grandkid's school fete. - OZZIEBOB, 2007-12-20: 16:29:00


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Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: glee-gilt-fulh-ness

Sentence: Her gleeguiltfulness was so transparent, why the heck would she be so happy to receive a broken vase wrapped in a green garbage bag?

Etymology: gleefulness + guilt (feeling badly for faking the glee)

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Created by: stvspl

Pronunciation: "thonk"

Sentence: Upon receiving a fishing pole from her grandson, Grandma Millie thaunked him, and threw it away later.

Etymology: thank + the "au" in "faux"

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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: pres en tens

Sentence: Sabrina hated being picked by Dan as a secret Santa for the office party. It put her in the presentense. For three years in a row she got stuck with tools. Little did she know her husband Lenny and Dan had engineered the gift choice so that he could benefit...

Etymology: Present (gift) & Tense (physical/nervous tension)

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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: 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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Created by: SKK717

Pronunciation: FALL JOY MENT

Sentence: After watching her face after she opened my gift I could the reaction was one of faljoyment.

Etymology: A combination of the words False and enjoyment

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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
sorry I got into the wrong box ... and this is not the season to make this mistake!

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

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