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'So what do you think of my snake?'

DEFINITION: v. To pretend that you adore someone's pet even though it is annoyingly stupid, bizarrely threatening, or just plain stinky. n. A alarming pet or companion, which nevertheless requires fawning.

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Irkophantic

Created by: Rasputin01

Pronunciation: Erk-o-fan-tic

Sentence: Dave was irkophantic about his boss Sharon's chihuahua, due to the fact he wanted to keep his job (she was besotted with the beast)!!

Etymology: Irksome - Annoying, vexing Sycophantic - Fawning, parasitic

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COMMENTS:

Great originality! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-07: 09:30:00

I tried to weave "sycophantic" into my word, but couldn't! You've done well. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-03-08: 21:08:00

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Fakamour

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Created by: kashman

Pronunciation: fay-ka-moore

Sentence: His act of fakamour at a friend's party resulted him having bunch of dogs to look after at the thanksgiving weekend.

Etymology: Fake (to decieve or give false appearance) + amour (meaning love).

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Pettison

Created by: bigveg

Pronunciation: pet-ison

Sentence: As soon as Jane had left the room, he pettisoned the snarling rat which was masquerading as a "hand-dog".

Etymology: pet, jettison

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Herpevaricate

Created by: Jamagra

Pronunciation: hur/pi/var'/i/kate

Sentence: The proximity of Steve's 13 foot, 60 pound "pet" boa constrictor caused Sarah to simultaneously hyperventilate and herpevaricate. "Does this make me a herpocrite?" she wondered.

Etymology: herpetology (dealing with reptiles and amphibians) + prevaricate (to lie); also "herpe" + hypocrite (a person whose actions or words belie their beliefs)

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COMMENTS:

Ingenious sentence, etymology and word. Triple Kudos! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-07: 09:52:00

Another great word; luv the sentence too. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-03-08: 20:58:00

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Petrend

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: pet - trend

Sentence: Milo would petrend that he liked Joey's Gila Monster, even though the creepy critter barred his teeth and ran after him every time he visited.

Etymology: This is a combination of the word Pet and Pretend, flpped around. Pet (a domesticated animal kept for companionship or amusement) + Pretend (make-believe: the enactment of a pretense; "it was just pretend")

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Abhorable

picabomama

Created by: picabomama

Pronunciation: abhor/able

Sentence: David was so cute and so charming and so rich that Tiffany found herself cuddling up with his menagerie of abhorable animals, despite her fear of venomous attack.

Etymology: A play on the word adorable, replacing ador with abhor, meaning to to detest.

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COMMENTS:

perfect word! my sister's dog is abhorable with the way she lunges and flies at my face and barks in a high pitched, glass breaking squeal of a bark, but I have to pretend I love her...my sister worships her - diyan627, 2008-03-07: 14:29:00

Sometimes we read more into a word as the day goes on ... abhorrible ... homonym to abhorable! So good I'll be using it! Great originality! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-07: 22:04:00

Excellent verboticism. - Mustang, 2008-03-08: 06:31:00

The concept of this game is to create new words, not submit commonly used words. (It was on urban dictionary years b4 you submitted it.) - dctotx, 2013-02-01: 07:33:00

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Pseudopetromancy

Created by: arrrteest

Pronunciation: soo-doh-peh-tro-man-see

Sentence: Aaron used pseudopetromancy to pretend to like his new girlfriend's poodle by talking to it.

Etymology: pseudo- false, feigned, + pet- tamed animal,+ mancy- divination,

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Crittersighs

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: kri/tur/size

Sentence: Anxious not to openly criticize her friends new pet rat, Sally cleverly masked her abhorence by uttering crittersighs instead.

Etymology: criticize + critter

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Very nice! - silveryaspen, 2009-01-01: 21:04:00

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Pseudozoophilia

Created by: XMbIPb

Pronunciation: /su-do-zo-o-fi-li-a/

Sentence: Once a girl hears the ticking of that special biological clock, she'll fake anything. I knew a girl once who pretended to know how to cook, laughed at my jokes, and even laughed at my friends' jokes. What tipped me over to propose was her PSEUDOZOOPHILIA toward my pet tarantula Mike. Now that we are back from our honeymoon, Mike is dead, I am always hungry and can't help but wonder what else is she faking.

Etymology: PSEUDO (fr. Grk.) - false, fake; ZOO (fr. Grk.) - animal; PHILOS (fr.Grk) - dear, love.

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Machosham

Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: mahch-oh-sham

Sentence: Cleo commented, "Does my pet asp frighten you? You are trembling." Mark lied through his teeth, "I'm not quaking in fear, my dear. It is cold in here. I'm shivering. You have a very nice asp!" Cleo, choking down the laughter beneath her smile, thought ... that's okay ... machosham that he is ... he's still my machosham! Mark just wished he could call the police!

Etymology: Macho Man, Sham. Macho Man: having or showing characteristics conventionally regarded as male, especially physical strength and courage, aggressiveness, and lack of emotional response. Sham: fake.

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COMMENTS:

I think Mark must be a machokissed to put up with that - Jabberwocky, 2008-03-07: 11:46:00

Mark might need to take a aspirin! Good word; luv the sentence. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-03-08: 21:13:00

Mark was trying to avoid Cleo's Pyramid Scam...tut, tut! - Nosila, 2008-03-09: 04:02:00

Mark was trying to avoid Cleo's Pyramid Scam...tut, tut! - Nosila, 2008-03-09: 04:03:00

I can hear the Village People (who always appreciated a nice asp) singing "macho, machoshaaaaam!" Great word! - Jamagra, 2008-03-09: 11:12:00

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-03-07: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by yellowbird. Thank you yellowbird. ~ James

Tigger - 2008-03-07: 02:48:00
If I can post a YouTube link here, this one's pretty amusing, and relevant to this definition: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pq6NJ7kKEag

silveryaspen - 2009-01-01: 01:30:00
Song of the day is "Oh Deer, What can the matter be?"

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-05-18: 10:43:00
Today's definition was suggested by yellowbird. Thank you yellowbird. ~ James