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'I can read you like a book, baby!'

DEFINITION: v., To read a person's face and interpret what they are actually thinking, even if they are trying to conceal their true feelings. n., The skill of reading people's faces, especially micro-expressions.

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Psykenface

Created by: garythesnail

Pronunciation: SI-ken-face

Sentence: He psykenfaced her.

Etymology: PSYchic+teleKENisis+FACE

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Visagenary

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: viz ah jen ari

Sentence: Victor had visagenary skills. His ability to tell whether or not a person was lying was legendary. This skill had stood him well through his life and was very handy when dealing with the children he taught in school. He taught them that the truth was their only option, because you could never tell who had this power besides him. It helped while dating (her lips were smiling but her eyes weren't...) And he could have been a human lie detector for the CIA or FBI or the police. Victor figured as long as he had the gift, he might as well earn some money with it. That's when he started on the Celebrity Poker circuit and won millions with his visagenary talents!

Etymology: Visage (the human face; the appearance conveyed by a person's face) & Visionary (a person with unusual powers of foresight,seeing ahead; knowing in advance; foreseeing)

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great word - Jabberwocky, 2008-10-16: 15:52:00

Excellent! - Mustang, 2008-10-16: 19:34:00

metrohumanx First-rate word, that. - metrohumanx, 2008-10-17: 07:47:00

Terrific - OZZIEBOB, 2008-10-19: 00:31:00

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Observaskull

Created by: looseball

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Wiseguise

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: wise guys

Sentence: Carl was no wiseguise. He could never tell what his girlfriend was thinking despite careful study of her expressions.

Etymology: wise (knowledgeable) + guise (face/expression) + wise guy (smarty pants)

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good one petaj - Jabberwocky, 2007-11-19: 12:10:00

Nice word! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-11-19: 16:15:00

Yup, very creative. - purpleartichokes, 2007-11-19: 18:14:00

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Espivisage

Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: ESS-pee-vih-sahzh

Sentence: Sue used ESPivisage to successfully conclude that Bob wanted a burger and fries for lunch, and not the leftover tofurkey sandwich she suggested.

Etymology: ESP, visage, espionage

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Nice blend with good use of ESP! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-11-19: 16:16:00

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Ekman

Created by: CDH167

Pronunciation: eck man

Sentence: I thought I could lie with a straight face, but when I got home, my wife totally ekmanned me.

Etymology: From Paul Ekman, the psychologist who discovered microexpressions.

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Emoticonclude

Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: ĭ-mō-tĭ-kŏn-klōōd'

Sentence: When Vicky reminded Dave about the about their church's spaghetti dinner they were supposed to go to on Sunday, and he replied that he was looking forward to it, she correctly emoticoncluded that he'd rather be watching football instead, and that he'd be looking for any excuse to get him out of the event — she could tell by his too eager expression.

Etymology: Emoticon (English Slang: 1980–85; blend of 'emotion' and 'icon') + conclude - "to determine by reasoning; deduce; infer" (Latin, concludere - comb. form of claudere, "to shut")

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Tellepathy

MrDave2176

Created by: MrDave2176

Pronunciation: tel-EHP-ath-ee

Sentence: Maria's tellepathy was uncanny. She correctly read the disappointment on her son's face at his bag lunch options, and picked up on her husband's stress at his upcoming meeting. She tossed a candy bar into her son's lunch and spent a few extra seconds hugging her husband at the door to make things smoother.

Etymology: tell (the small nuances of behavior that poker players read in games) + (tel)epathy

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Fakepression

Created by: patrick12345

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good job - patrick12345, 2007-11-19: 21:20:00

ya!!!! - patrick12345, 2007-11-19: 21:20:00

i like it - patrick12345, 2007-11-19: 21:20:00

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Reademright

Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Ree-dem-ryt

Sentence: Ever since Sarah had learned to reademright she could tell exactly what people were really thinking, which came in very handy in her job as a policewoman. She was soon promoted to the highest ranks, but kept her skill very much to herself as she wanted to be seen to have achieved it through hard work and effort.

Etymology: Read(to discover by interpreting symbols, expressions or character) + Right(factually correct) = Reademright

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and then she had to reademtheirrights - Jabberwocky, 2008-10-16: 15:58:00

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-11-19: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by aigle101. Thank you aigle101! ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-11-19: 00:02:00
If you are interested in learning more about face reading and micro-expressions, check out The Naked Face. It's an article written by Malcolm Gladwell which originally appeared New Yorker magazine. ~ James

metrohumanx - 2008-10-16: 06:24:00
Clairvoyant wins lottery for second time!

artr artr - 2008-10-16: 19:13:00
Nobody ever really wants the fruit salad.:-)

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-03-12: 00:34:00
Today's definition was suggested by aigle101. Thank you aigle101. ~ James