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Ignoraphobic

Created by: lumina

Pronunciation: ig/nor/a/fobic

Sentence: Due to all the papparazzi and bad press, Perez Hilton now and then becomes ignoraphobic, dodging all forms of communication no matter how juicy the tip, tidbit, rumor or photo. Believe it or not, sometimes even HE tires of the "spotlight."

Etymology: Ignore + Agoraphobic Ignoring, while staying in, due to becoming phobic.

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clever blend - Jabberwocky, 2008-09-17: 14:02:00

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Snoozvoidance

libertybelle

Created by: libertybelle

Pronunciation: snews-voy-dance

Sentence: Jerry usually begins his snoozvoidance ritual of getting drowsy right after dinner so he can get out of doing the dishes.

Etymology: snooze + avoidance

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Hermitate

Created by: bebaibo

Pronunciation:

Sentence: Why does Bob always have that blank stare at our meetings? I think he's hermitating, so the boss won't ask him any questions.

Etymology: From hermit (a person living in solitude as a religous discipline...OED)

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Masquevade

Created by: tdhall56

Pronunciation: mask e vade

Sentence: Jim was broke, so all week he had to masquevade the bill collectors.

Etymology: masquerade (pretend) evade (avoid)

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COMMENTS:

MrDave2176 This word has a nice ring to it! - MrDave2176, 2007-10-19: 09:55:00

I like it,too! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-10-20: 18:18:00

petaj who was that masked elusionist? - petaj, 2007-10-22: 03:39:00

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Interworldism

Created by: deaninc

Pronunciation: int-r-werld-ism

Sentence: It looks like someone has interworldism

Etymology: A person who is physically present yet allows ones mind to unfocus the optical characteristic of the eye as facial definitions relax.

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Circumvenshun

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: sir kum ven shun

Sentence: Wally hated people bugging him at home. It did not matter whether it was on the phone, e-mail or at the door, he had the act of circumvenshun down to a fine art. People thought he was eccentric or occupied with some big hush-hush project. The reality was that Wally hated missing a moment of his daytime dramas. Yes, he watched every soap opera on the tube, every day. One could say that Wally was Young & Restless, he was living the Days of Our Lives to the fullest, his tv friends were like All My Children. He was not Bold & Beautiful, but if he had One Life to Live, As the World Turns, he was going to end up in General Hospital if he did not get some exercise!

Etymology: Circumvention (the act of evading) & Shun (avoid and stay away from deliberately; stay clear of)

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Megon

Created by: milorush

Pronunciation: (n.) mē' - gŏn; (intr. v): mě'- gŏn - āte

Sentence: Al in the IT department, a noted megon, greets his coworkers with a vacuous stare whenever they approach him for help with the server.

Etymology: MEGO = acronym for "my eyes glaze over" + suffix -[a]n = relating to

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Homelistless

Created by: looseball

Pronunciation:

Sentence: He had that homelistless look so I just walked away.

Etymology:

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Hiburbate

youmustvotenato

Created by: youmustvotenato

Pronunciation: high-burr-bate

Sentence: With his phone left in the car, Steve was able to enjoy the day strewn about on the grass in the park hiburbating in peace.

Etymology: Hibernate + ***********

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Homeevashun

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: hohmi-vey-shun

Sentence: Whenever a topic comes up at a staff meeting that he knows little about and can't talk about for four hours, Bob goes into his homeevadshun mode shutting out everything and everyone.

Etymology: HOMEEVADSHUN - play on HOME INVASION

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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-10-19: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by MrDave2176. Thank you MrDave2176! ~ James

Osmosis - 2007-10-21: 23:15:00
Perhaps "denysolation" would be better for this definition and sentence.

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-02-16: 00:17:00
Today's definition was suggested by MrDave2176. Thank you MrDave2176. ~ James

'I think he's pretending that no one is home.'

DEFINITION: v., To avoid unwanted interruptions (visits, calls, or emails) by pretending to be unavailable, unreachable or unconscious. n., A person who pretends they are not home in order to avoid talking to someone.

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