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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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Facecracker

Created by: bzav1

Pronunciation: face + cracker

Sentence: There was no use lying to mom. Her skills as a facecracker were beyond compare.

Etymology: like a safe cracker - every great team of bankrobbers needs one

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COMMENTS:

Great word! - purpleartichokes, 2007-11-19: 09:58:00

very nice - yellowbird, 2007-11-19: 10:27:00

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Facesper

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Created by: zxvasdf

Pronunciation: Faces per

Sentence: She would sit in the middle of pedestrian traffic and be engulfed in emotion, her delicate talent facespering strains of thoughts from the expressions of strangers that streamed past her like writhing eels in a current. A facesper like her had a tendency towards a delicacy in bone structure and diminutiveness in size, as if the swell of emotion splayed on the faces of the world caused the body to shrink inwards. Facesperate attempts by non-sensitives were the subject of ridicule by true facespers.

Etymology: Face (anterior part of the skull) & ESP (Extra Sensory Perception)& -er (one that has)

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COMMENTS:

I like how you incorporated the ESP into your word - Jabberwocky, 2008-10-16: 15:54:00

metrohumanx What a beautifully lyrical sentence. Bravo! - metrohumanx, 2008-10-17: 12:24:00

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Muglication

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: məglikāshən

Sentence: Despite trying to hide her emotions, Bill can read Joyce*s face like a book. It might as well be a muglication.

Etymology: mug (a person\'s face) + publication (a book, journal, etc. issued for public sale)

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Visageonary

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: vis aj on ar ee

Sentence: Sandra could read Mike's face like a book. She knew him so well now, thast he knew better than to try and lie to him. Yes, she was a visageonary, but too bad Mike was not. He was the last to find out when she ran off with his best friend, Pete...because she had been able to read the signals Pete was sending her!

Etymology: Visage (the appearance conveyed by a person's face) & Visionary (a person with unusual powers of foresight)

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Demeanoreveal

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: de-MEEN-er-ree-veel

Sentence: Carmine had an uncanny ability to glance at another person and within seconds after scanning their countenance could lay out demeanoreveal in great detail and with great accuracy just what that person was thinking at that moment.

Etymology: Blend of demeanor and reveal

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COMMENTS:

Good word - OZZIEBOB, 2008-10-19: 00:32:00

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Corrictus

Created by: astorey

Pronunciation: core-ick-tus

Sentence: Suzanne was not known for her poker face, but when her best friend eagerly unzipped a garment bag to reveal a hideous maid of honor dress intended for Suzanne, she tried to hide her horror. In spite of the typical bride narcissism, Tory took one look at Suzanne's corrictus and started to cry.

Etymology: Correct + rictus, which means a facial expression that is an open-mouthed grimace.

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The poofy sleeves, the colour you least suit, the sheer unrewearability of the briddesmaid gown...why oh why do they do it? Do they really think an ugly bridesmaid outfit makes the bride look better??? Think again! - Nosila, 2008-10-17: 00:04:00

metrohumanx Quite jolly! - metrohumanx, 2008-10-17: 06:20:00

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Faceseelity

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: face/see/li/tee

Sentence: She had an uncanny faceseelity which made her everyone's favourite waitress. When you ordered the fruit salad she knew you really wanted the hot fudge sundae.

Etymology: face + see + facility

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Fakepression

Created by: patrick12345

Pronunciation:

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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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Mugmystic

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: muhg-mis-tik

Sentence: Lucy believes that she has mugmystic powers, able to discern anybody's mood or feelings just by looking at their face. The truth is her insight are telepathetic.

Etymology: mug (face) + mystic ( person who claims to attain, or believes in the possibility of attaining, insight into mysteries transcending ordinary human knowledge)

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Demeanoreader

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: de-MEEN-ehr-reed-ehr

Sentence: Donny was a gifted demeanoreader, able to tell at a glance from their body language and facial expressions just what others were thinking and feeling.

Etymology: Blend of 'demeanor' (outward manner) and 'reader' (one who reads or is reading)

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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