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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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Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: sim-you-ee-late

Sentence: When the Team Power business strategy was being taught at work, I found it extremely difficult to simuelate; it was just another plan destined for failure.

Etymology: simulate, elate


good one purple - I really like the way it sounds - Jabberwocky, 2007-05-25: 06:10:00

apt! incredibly so. wow, really. i think i'm chasing jabberwocky... - jadenguy, 2007-05-25: 10:24:00


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Created by: BuenoCabra

Pronunciation: (FOH-moht, FOKS- )

Sentence: If you don't want to go to the Panic! At The Disco concert with everyone else, there's no reason to fauxmote.

Etymology: From the French "faux," meaning fake or artificial, and "emote," an Americanized verb form of "emotion."

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Created by: jesster

Pronunciation: ANG-ush

Sentence: In order to keep my job, I must angush about the product when I meet with my manager every week.

Etymology: Anguish - extreme pain + Gush - to make an effusive display of enthusiasm

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Created by: chrismduenas

Pronunciation: false-ewe-the-as-him


Etymology: false, enthusiasm

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Created by: jonobo

Pronunciation: normal

Sentence: human

Etymology: behaviour

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Created by: greytellie

Pronunciation: foh-sahyt-muhnt

Sentence: His exuberant fauxcitement was transparently false.


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Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Ee-ger-sham-u-lent

Sentence: Lorna had great difficulty pretending to be Eagershamulent when her boyfriend arranged a surprise 30th birthday treat for her and her mates. It wasn't really his fault he wasn't to know how much she hated heights when he booked a flight in a hot air balloon, she didn't want to look stupid so she took a deep breath, closed her eyes and followed the others into the basket.

Etymology: Eager(Strongly wanting to to do or have) ORIGIN Old French aigre 'keen' from Latin acer 'sharp'. + Sham (bogus, false) + Fraudulent (deceitful) = Eagershamulent


metrohumanx No lofty aspersions in that basket. - metrohumanx, 2008-07-28: 15:13:00


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Created by: JumbleGiant

Pronunciation: \ˈfrȯd-ˈär-dənt\

Sentence: Jim didn't like to go shopping for clothes, but had to be keep a fraudardent attitude to spend an enjoyable evening with his mother.

Etymology: fraudulent + ardent


metrohumanx Just a tog in the machine, eh? - metrohumanx, 2008-07-28: 15:17:00


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Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: hiss terry akt yun

Sentence: he frequently engaged in hysteriaction, especially when management were around.

Etymology: hysteria action

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Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: glee-fayk

Sentence: Troy gleefaked when Helen revealed her new tattoo at the office.

Etymology: glee (happy) + fake (lie)

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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?

purpleartichokes - 2007-05-25: 15:16:00
Here's mine. Ain't she a beaut?

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