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'I'm surprised that no one else has picked up the ball.'

DEFINITION: v. To listen intently and sympathize with your colleagues when they request assistance, and then to simply, and completely, forget about it. n. The ability to sympathize with, yet ignore, requests for help.

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Helpologize

Created by: Ahmad

Pronunciation: help-o-lo-gize

Sentence: Saba helpologize when i asked her to help me out in my assignment as she got to do something.

Etymology: help + apologize

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Compassionot

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: kəmpashənät

Sentence: As much as Judy saw heads nodding as she explained her dilemma, when it came down to getting help, her coworkers are decidedly compassionot. What she later discovered was that upper management had replaced a number of her coworkers with life-sized bobbleheads.

Etymology: compassionate (feeling or showing sympathy and concern for others) + not (used to express the negative of other words)

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good one - galwaywegian, 2011-02-02: 09:53:00

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Ipodnod

Created by: porsche

Pronunciation: I/pod/nod

Sentence: He was a master of the ipodnod. He looked intensely interested but he was really listening to his favorite tunes

Etymology: ipod + nod

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COMMENTS:

Is this a confession? - wordmeister, 2007-02-27: 19:31:00

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Empathesia

Created by: bettyann9

Pronunciation: em-path-eezha

Sentence: She was so skilled at the art of empathesia that her friends never suspected she was transforming herself into a lawnmower even as she listened intently to their inane stories.

Etymology: Empathy+amnesia

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Usefail

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: yous - fayl

Sentence: Lorne proved to be usefail most of the time. Louise thought he cared, thought he understood her problem and then thought he wanted to help but for some reason, he never was able to.

Etymology: useful, fail

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Compasshun

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: kuhm-PAH-shuhn

Sentence: Once again Rick responded with typical compasshun to Sharon's request for assistance with her looming deadline, seeming to be caring and sympathetic yet never finding the time to actually come to her aid.

Etymology: Blend of 'compassion' ( a feeling of deep sympathy and sorrow for another who is stricken by misfortune, accompanied by a strong desire to alleviate the suffering) and 'shun' (to keep away from (a place, person, object, etc.), from motives of dislike, caution, etc.; take pains to avoid)

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Sympolepsy

Created by: jedijawa

Pronunciation: simp-o-lehp-see

Sentence: Though he was a good listener Mike's sympolepsy caused him to forget any request ever made of him by his co-workers.

Etymology: sympathy + epilepsy = sympolepsy

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Eyewall

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: eye/wall

Sentence: His eye contact was perfect and sincere and his responses empathetic and kind, but his memory was going into shut down mode. He was a master at the ability to eyewall his colleagues.

Etymology: eye + eye ball + fire wall

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COMMENTS:

great word - Jabberwocky, 2007-02-27: 09:12:00

perfect word, in fact - I love it! - w5lf9s, 2007-02-27: 11:26:00

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Sympalies

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Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: sim-pa-lize

Sentence: Ied can always be counted on to sympalies with you when you're having trouble. He says he'll be happy to help you, but whenever you need him, he's nowhere to be found. Later he has one excuse after another for why he couldn't help.

Etymology: sympathize: to feel compassion for another's trouble + lies: a false statement told to pass for truth

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nice - galwaywegian, 2009-09-18: 07:49:00

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Pretendhelp

Created by: paintergrl1313

Pronunciation:

Sentence: I must use my pretendhelp abilties to get rid of my co-worker.

Etymology: pretend-to-help

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-02-27: 00:01:41
Today's definition was suggested by erasmus.
Thank you erasmus! ~ James

erasmus erasmus - 2007-02-27: 11:23:00
Thanks James! shame I cant think of a word this time though, boo!

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-09-19: 09:07:00
Today's definition was suggested by erasmus. Thank you erasmus. ~ James