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DEFINITION: v., To pretend that you like something that you don't, in hopes that someone else will like your pretensions. n., A person who doesn't like what they actually like, and pretends to like what other people like.

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Pretrender

Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: prĭ-trěnd'-ər

Sentence: In private, Robert admittedly felt somewhat chisheepish about the gothic clothes and body piercings he'd endured since he met Lorraine, and realized that he'd become a pretrender, one of those poseur stylemmings that he had always despised.

Etymology: pretender - One who simulates, pretends, or alleges falsely; a hypocrite (from Latin, praetendere - "to stretch forth") + trend - Current style; vogue (Old English, trendan - "to turn, or revolve")

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They call me the great pretrender... - hendrixius, 2007-11-28: 16:13:00

Nice word! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-11-28: 17:50:00

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Copyfat

Created by: lumina

Pronunciation: cop/ee/fat

Sentence: In an attempt to be more sociable Larry began accepting any and all invites to a meal. In an even bigger attempt to have more friends, leading to more invites, leading to his dream of walking into places where "everybody knows his na-a-ame," (sing that like the Cheers theme)he would pretend to enjoy foods he was never fond of. He had become a copyfat, which looked good on his myspace friend's LIST, but not so much in his new myspace photo.

Etymology: A copycat who had one too many soy banana splits, tofurkey sandwiches, etc.

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Fauxnatic

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: fow nah tik

Sentence: He professed to be vegan, then sneaked big macs into the bathroom. From fauxnatic to loonatic.

Etymology: faux fanatic

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Chamelikeon

Created by: leemarquis

Pronunciation:

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Etymology:

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Masquereater

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: mas ker ee ter

Sentence: When Sue Doe met Shammy Davis Junior at a society cocktail party, he was sampling escargots, grenouilles and caviar with great zeal. Although she pretended to be worldly, she had never tried these delicacies either. Shammy was actually a masquereater and hated the taste of these new flavors. She commented on how savvy he was to dine on snails, frog legs and fish eggs, at which point his lack of knowledge made him pale. She asked him if was going to have some Baked Alaska for dessert. He wondered which part of Alaska they were baking and hoped it was not Deadhorse or Valdez...the former might give him nightmares and the latter might still have an oily taste to it! You can't have your Kake and eat it too. Juneau Nome what I mean?

Etymology: Masquerade (making a false outward show;pretend to be someone or something that you are not) & Eater (someone who consumes food for nourishment). Deadhorse, Valdez, Kake, Juneau and Nome are all towns/settlements in Alaska.

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Passionyet

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: pashənyet

Sentence: Bill is passionyet about all the right causes. Whatever his current girlfriend cares about he is sure to pretend to love too.

Etymology: passionate (strong and barely controllable emotion) + nyet (Russian for no)

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Fauxvor

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Created by: MrDave2176

Pronunciation: foh-vor

Sentence: Marge alway fauxvored the cinnamon raisin bagels at work since they were always the last to go, not knowing that Mark only bought them because he thought she liked them.

Etymology: Faux (fake) + (Fa)vor (prefer)

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Ficterian

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: fiktərēən

Sentence: Barry is a full-fledged ficterian. He is a social chameleon. If someone is a vegetarian, so is he. If somebody loves a particular movie, so does he. Whichever way the wind blows is a lifestyle for him. Just the other day he was an MMA fighter, a rapper and a lesbian.

Etymology: fictitious (not real or true, being imaginary or having been fabricated) + vegetarian (a person who does not eat meat)

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Meemick

Created by: QuantumMechanic

Pronunciation: mee' mik

Sentence: He was a such a meemick, he ate one of my cucumber muffin sushi rice balls covered in honey.

Etymology: mee (

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Likophobist

Created by: simralotomy

Pronunciation: like-o-pho-bist

Sentence: Some likeophobists are quite popular in our college....they seem to mix up with almost everyone

Etymology: Like combined with o for opposite of phobia

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-11-28: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by Mustang and remistram. Thank you Mustang and remistram! ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-03-23: 00:05:00
Today's definition was suggested by Mustang. Thank you Mustang. ~ James