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DEFINITION: v. To pretend to be enthusiastic even when you are not, simply because everyone else is. n. Fake enthusiasm.

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Pitchelate

hooterbug

Created by: hooterbug

Pronunciation: pich/ i /láyt

Sentence: Gabby tried hard to Pitchelate her way into the group by agreeing that a nose bidet was awesome, however she hadn't quite mastered the art.

Etymology: Blend of "Pitch" to try to sell or promote something and "Elate" to make somebody very happy and excited

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Rhapsequiture

Created by: geoamnesia

Pronunciation:

Sentence: Ok, everyone else was happy, so I joined in with a rhapsequiture.

Etymology: Rhapsodize: to show enthusiasm + sequitur: to follow [Verb + Noun]

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Pseudogeist

neuroaster

Created by: neuroaster

Pronunciation: SYOO-dough-guy-st

Sentence: He claimed that she was not boring her at all, but she knew pseudogeist when she saw it.

Etymology: pseudo- (from Greek pseudes) + geist (from German geist as in "zeitgeist"

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Vimboozle

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: vim-BOO-zuhl

Sentence: "Yeah. It is a very big job, isn't it," Kenny said. "But we can do it, don't' anyone forget. We can do it if we just remember that we can't do it without one another's help." Bob nodded agreement, paused for a moment as if to ponder the truth in what Kenny had just said, and then spoke: "I have some ideas, Kenny," he said, enthusiastically taking a small notebook from his brief case. " I'd like to get your thoughts on them." Some of the things that Kenny and the others liked most about Bob was the way he listened to them; saw that they had the major role in decision making, and insisted they take all the credit for successful outcomes. Nevertheless, in time, it seemed strange, as Kenny thought more deeply about it, that Bob, despite all his enthusiastic utterances, never aspired, or sought to play any real role in the running of the Club. Already growing quickly in Kenny's mind was the picture of Bob as a pallid pretender, whose words were simply spoken to vimboozle them.

Etymology: VIM: lively or energetic spirit; enthusiasm; vitality & BOOZLE (of bamboozle):to deceive or get the better of (someone) by trickery, flattery, or the like; humbug; hoodwink, gyp.

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metrohumanx This calls for revolution! - metrohumanx, 2008-07-28: 15:15:00

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Ardourfice

Created by: mplsbohemian

Pronunciation: AHR-durr-fihs

Sentence: Alex's spasmodic glee at the sight of his date's grey dress was merely a work of ardourfice.

Etymology: ardour + artifice

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Fauxbullient

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: Fo - BOOL - yunt

Sentence: Fawn hated to appear to be dumb or to be left out of events so would put forth hear best fauxbullient manner when confronted with a social situation she either didnt understand or approve of.

Etymology: Blend of 'faux' (fake or false) and 'ebullient' (overflowing with fervor, enthusiasm, or excitement; high-spirited)

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metrohumanx Succinct and intuitive! - metrohumanx, 2008-07-28: 15:14:00

Nice word. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-07-29: 08:09:00

Cool Word.. - Alicia, 2008-08-04: 12:09:00

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Bogusmitten

metrohumanx

Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: BOW-GUSS-MITTEN

Sentence: When we stepped into the lobby at the Kooks Museum,my friend Jeff was immediately BOGUSMITTEN by the exhibits. The next day, all our co-workerers were there, fawning over the incredible assortment of weirdos, whackos and dingbats- some of whom bore an uncanny resemblance to our boss,the maniacal, illiterate and deeply disturbed library director. Seems everyone was BOGUSMITTEN by the museum...except "Mad Pat"!

Etymology: BOGUS:false, sham + SMITTEN: taken with or enamored of = BOGUSMITTEN

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metrohumanx http://www.pacifier.com/~dkossy/kooksmus.html - metrohumanx, 2008-07-28: 01:05:00

metrohumanx No mittens involved. sorry. - metrohumanx, 2008-07-28: 16:44:00

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Effortvesce

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: eff/ort/vess

Sentence: Even though eating olives made him gag he had to effortvesce over their pungent qualities to become a member of the pizza club

Etymology: effervesce (gush) + effort

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COMMENTS:

Perfect and fun to say. - cohenarie, 2007-05-25: 11:01:00

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Shepedic

Created by: Doribi

Pronunciation:

Sentence: I was very shepedic about the idea of going bungie jumping this weekend

Etymology: Sheep+pathetic

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Actstatic

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: act/stat/ik

Sentence: With all the enthusiasm and peersure from his friends, he decided to be actstatic in the silly escapade.

Etymology: act + ecstatic

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Actsellent word! - Nosila, 2009-12-08: 09:28:00

nice - galwaywegian, 2009-12-08: 13:11:00

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-05-25: 01:26:00
Today's definition was suggested by suzanne. Thank you suzanne! ~ James

purpleartichokes - 2007-05-25: 12:36:00
James - were you peeking in my bathroom? I actually own a nose hose - a fantastic contraption for allergies! I resent your disspiction! ;-)

Clayton - 2007-05-25: 14:19:00
Speaking of which, did anybody see this nifty "nasal aspirator" mentioned on BoingBoing? http://www.nosefrida.com/

purpleartichokes - 2007-05-25: 15:16:00
Here's mine. Ain't she a beaut? http://www.hydromedonline.com/hp.html.

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-05-25: 17:03:00
Hey Purpleartichokes, I am totally gungfaux for netipots! Especially if you have a lot stuff stuck in your nose. ~ James

wordmeister - 2007-05-25: 23:49:00
I want one! James should offer it as a prize!

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-07-28: 00:02:00
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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-12-08: 00:07:00
Today's definition was suggested by suzanne. Thank you suzanne. ~ James