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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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Paraface

Created by: LotusB

Pronunciation: Pear-a-face

Sentence: To paraface her true reaction, Juan ignored Carla's fake smile and searched within her eyes. She was not as happy as she tried to seem.

Etymology: Paraphrase (interpret) + Face (the face) = Paraface

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I like it! - lumina, 2008-10-19: 11:41:00

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Visagenary

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: vee saj en er ree

Sentence: Hall was gifted with the ability to read other people's faces. It meant he was a visagenary, very handy when dating the ladies...

Etymology: Visage (face) & Visionary (person gifted with foresight, a seer)

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Veriface

davegon

Created by: davegon

Pronunciation: ver-i-face

Sentence: By verifacing all the employees at the inservice, the boss decided that, although they said that they were willing to continue, he decided to let them out early for their lunch break.

Etymology: verify - to make sure that something is true or accurate. face - the front part of head where your eyes, nose, and mouth are.

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Facerism

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: feys/er/iz/uhm

Sentence: By studying her facial reaction to every word and movement and observing all her idiosyncrasies from eye to nose to chin to cheeks, he could read and interpret correctly each and every facerism she displayed.

Etymology: FACERISM - noun - from FACE (an expression, or look ) + MANNERISM (affected style, or habit in speech, or facial expressions)

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Miensavvy

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: meen-SAV-ee

Sentence: It seems that even without someone speaking, but just thinking about speaking, Roxie was able to interpret their faciaguile and see through their emociopacity with ease. Call it prosoperspicacity or - in layman's language - mugnous; or perhaps, even better, miensavvy, she could read others like an open book.

Etymology: blend of MIEN; Bearing or manner, especially as it reveals an inner state of mind: MENSA(?):M-, the name of an organization for people of IQs of 148 or more founded in England in 1946, & SAVVY.: Well informed and perceptive; n. shrewdness; practical understanding

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great sentence - Jabberwocky, 2008-10-16: 15:55:00

Very good. Clever wording in your sentence. - Mustang, 2008-10-16: 19:40:00

metrohumanx WOW- A whole buncha bonusisms there- all for the price of one. Good Word, and even better sentence. - metrohumanx, 2008-10-17: 07:52:00

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Deciphacade

thegoatisbad

Created by: thegoatisbad

Pronunciation: de-si-fa-sod

Sentence: Kimberly was not an excellent deciphaƧader, which further complicated her ability to communicate with anybody on her vacation to the newest Sandals resort in Bilbao.

Etymology: decipher (decode, interpret meaning) + faƧade (building's front)

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

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

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Eyeballistic

Created by: lumina

Pronunciation: i/bol/is/tic

Sentence: There was no hiding anything from Kreskin. No matter how skilled one was at hiding emotions from most, if Kreskin was in the room, the person knew the jig would soon be up. Yup. He was a natual born eyeballistic, who some times infuriated those trying to "smile and wave."

Etymology: Eyeball. Ballistic-To become very angry or irrational.

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Eye get it...good word! The eyes have it. - Nosila, 2008-10-16: 23:57:00

metrohumanx Remember Uri Geller? - metrohumanx, 2008-10-23: 17:24:00

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Psykenface

Created by: garythesnail

Pronunciation: SI-ken-face

Sentence: He psykenfaced her.

Etymology: PSYchic+teleKENisis+FACE

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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