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'You can't fool me. You're fake yawning.'

DEFINITION: v., To yawn or sigh repeatedly in an effort to subtly communicate one's lack of interest in the current conversation. n., A series of long, exasperated, and often escalating sighs indicating extreme boredom.

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Fauxsomniating

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: Fo-som-nee-ate-ing

Sentence: Everyone knew John was a social clutz and his inability to carry on a conversation became evident when he would begin fauxsomniating.

Etymology: Faux-insomnia

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Hohumdrumming

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: ho/hum/drum/ing

Sentence: Whenever a conversation got boring Stu would begin a chorus of ho hums which quickly escalated into a rythmic beat of hohumdrumming.

Etymology: ho hum + humdrum + drumming

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Beat out that rythm on the tung. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-09-10: 07:01:00

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Sighpathy

zafira

Created by: zafira

Pronunciation:

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Onandonandyawn

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: awn and awn and yawn

Sentence: As she went on and on and on he fealt an onandonandyawn coming on and on and on.

Etymology: on and on yawn

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Yawndom

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: yawn-duhm

Sentence: Cecil's yawndom got the better of him and duct taped a pillow to his head in case he suddenly fell asleep.

Etymology: yawn + boredom

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Napathy

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: nap/a/thee

Sentence: Body stretches, yawning and running on the spot are sure signs of napathy.

Etymology: nap + apathy

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COMMENTS:

MrDave2176 I used this word in my sentence before i read you entered it here. Good word! - MrDave2176, 2007-10-15: 10:13:00

Good word! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-10-15: 21:40:00

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Sighinglanguage

Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: si-ing-lang-widj

Sentence: The audience communicated their discontent with the play via sighinglanguage.

Etymology: sigh, sign language

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COMMENTS:

clever, got my vote! - remistram, 2007-10-15: 09:36:00

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Euborme

Created by: Lolagrrl

Pronunciation: yew-boar-mee

Sentence: Steve's eubormistic approach to his subordinates suggestions was legendary. The fact that these same suggestions resurfaced months later under Steve's heralding confirmed that he was simply an asshole.

Etymology: you+bore+me - yeah, it's pretty self explanatory but I like the adverb form "eubormistic"

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Repetitediyawn

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: ripetətēdēyôn

Sentence: Despite her coworkers repetitediyawns, Gloria didn’t get that she was boring them to tears.

Etymology: repetitive (containing or characterized by repetition) + tedium (the state of being tedious) + yawn (involuntarily open one’s mouth wide and inhale deeply due to tiredness or boredom)

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Fawn

Created by: svnfsvn

Pronunciation: FFFF awn

Sentence: I fawn repeatly till she went home.

Etymology: fake yawn

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-10-15: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by remistram and Pseudonym. Were you two talking to each other when this idea popped into your heads? Thank you remistram and Pseudonym! ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-02-10: 00:13:00
Today's definition was suggested by Pseudonym. Thank you Pseudonym. ~ James