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'Wow! It's just what I wanted!'

DEFINITION: v., To show appreciation for a gift, even if it is something that you do not really need or want, by feigning joy. n., A faked display of gratitude.

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Crocodilecheers

Carla

Created by: Carla

Pronunciation: croc-uh-dile-cheers

Sentence: Emma unwrapped Albert's gift of extra thick binbags. She smiled, oohed and aahed, and generally declared her eternal gratitude. Once again, Albert failed to realise that these were only crocodilecheers.

Etymology: crocodile tears + cheers

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Enthruseiasm

Created by: rikboyee

Pronunciation: en-throo-zee-az-em

Sentence: as i opened the gift and found a 'best of the pipe organ classics' c.d., i accepted it with enthruseiasm

Etymology: enthusiasm, ruse

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excellent - Jabberwocky, 2007-12-20: 10:45:00

Great word. - OZZIEBOB, 2007-12-20: 16:05:00

Very clever, rikboyee! - Tigger, 2007-12-20: 21:19:00

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Thaunk

Created by: stvspl

Pronunciation: "thonk"

Sentence: Upon receiving a fishing pole from her grandson, Grandma Millie thaunked him, and threw it away later.

Etymology: thank + the "au" in "faux"

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Imaginarithanks

Created by: gemmgemms

Pronunciation: em-aj-en-air-ee-they-enk-sa

Sentence: She showed a half-hearted imaginarithanks not realizing that with such little effert he could tell she did not like his gift.

Etymology: imaginary:not real + thanks

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Joygust

Created by: Niktionary

Pronunciation: joi-gust

Sentence: When I opened the gift my grandma gave me, I prayed she didn't hear the joygust in my voice.

Etymology: joy+disgust

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Fauxjoicing

Created by: DarkSquire

Pronunciation: Faw joy' sing

Sentence: Rachel spent the afternoon fauxjoicing over the eleventh decorative candle she received for her birthday.

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Fauxhoho

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: foh hoh hoh

Sentence: She gave a fauxhoho to all and sundry, while secretly vowing that when she got him alone she'd deck his balls with holly.

Etymology: ho ho ho faux

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COMMENTS:

Love it, Merry Christmas, galwaywegian! - Nosila, 2009-12-24: 09:18:00

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Exhilarasham

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: igzilərāsham

Sentence: When Denise opened a present of season tickets to the local hockey team Christmas morning her response was exhilerasham. Later, away from the children, she told him what she really thought. He has promised to exchange the gift as soon as he treats his blistered ears.

Etymology: exhilaration (to feel very happy) + sham (pretense)

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Crappreciation

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: krap ree see ay shun

Sentence: Her crappreciation of his efforts left her with a amn who had absolutely no real sense of her needs and an appartment full of small glass animals.

Etymology: crap appreciation

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COMMENTS:

Good one! - Tigger, 2007-12-20: 05:46:00

I've found it best to crapitulate and let the glass rooster and frog "accidentally" fall off the shelf to have an excuse to excise them from your living room. - purpleartichokes, 2007-12-20: 19:17:00

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Fauxlation

Created by: monkeywithamonocle

Pronunciation: Fo-lay-shun

Sentence: To show false elation. Becky was fauxlated with the gift she received. She had never felt such fauxlation in all her life.

Etymology: Faux (false) elation (joy)

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COMMENTS:

Very good! - Mustang, 2008-12-23: 23:56:00

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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-12-20: 02:50:00
Today's definition was suggested by Mustang. Thank you Mustang. ~ James

silveryaspen - 2008-12-23: 10:37:00
Powerfully perceptive and filled with emotional depth, yet simple and direct so easily remembered. Great word!

silveryaspen - 2008-12-23: 10:39:00
sorry I got into the wrong box ... and this is not the season to make this mistake!

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-12-24: 00:07:00
Today's definition was suggested by Mustang. Thank you Mustang. ~ James

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