Verboticism: Missaluate

'Hi Sexy! Oops... Sorry, I thought you were someone else.'

DEFINITION: To recognize and loudly greet a friend only to realize that it is a complete stranger, who now thinks that you are somewhat odd.

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Created by: PythianHabenero

Pronunciation: miss-sal-you-ate

Sentence: Alexander had a tendency to missaluate, but didn't realize how strange it was until he himself was hailed and embraced by someone he'd never seen before in his life.

Etymology: mis- + "salve", the Latin greeting + verb ending -ate

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