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Zombivox

Created by: wordslikevenom

Pronunciation: Zom-bee-vox

Sentence: Jamie's claims that he suffered 'Moon fever' were never actually substantiated, mainly because no-one had ever heard of it. However, this didn't stop him from being persistent in his claims of suffering whereby suddenly and without notice he would turn zombivox if interrupted.

Etymology: Zombie - a person who appears not to notice what is happening around them Voice box (colloq.) - the organ in the neck of mammals involved in sound production

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Availabhor

Created by: verbony

Pronunciation: avail-ab-whore

Sentence: "you've got mail" or the latest ringtones really brings out the availabhor in me

Etymology: available+abhor

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Holograham

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: hollow/gray/am

Sentence: Graham was a very shy person turning into a holograham when confronted with his insecurities.

Etymology: hologram (sometimes you see it- sometimes you don't) + graham + hollow

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COMMENTS:

Like the thought behind this one. Does Graham have a female counterpart! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-10-20: 18:16:00

petaj that might be Holograndma (an elderly hermit), or Hollygram. - petaj, 2007-10-22: 03:37:00

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Catatoniact

vmalcolm

Created by: vmalcolm

Pronunciation: /katətɒnɪəkt/

Sentence: Bob was catatoniacting the whole thing really hard. He was really trying to make his cataroniact believable...

Etymology: CATATONIACT. vb. n. From Catatonic stupor (severe psychiatric and medical condition characterized by a general absence of motor activity) + Act (A manifestation of intentional or unintentional insincerity; a pose)

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Comapose

Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Co-ma-po-z

Sentence: Whenever Colin entered a meeting he would suddenly go into a comapose to avoid any awkward questions that may come his way. The meeting would carry on regardless as everyone knew that Colin would not make a full recovery until the meeting was over.

Etymology: Coma(a state of deep unconsciousness) ORIGIN Greek Koma 'deep sleep' + Pose(assume a particular position, pretend to be) = Comapose

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COMMENTS:

nice! - galwaywegian, 2008-09-17: 07:29:00

metrohumanx Stunning def! - metrohumanx, 2008-09-17: 11:29:00

funny - Jabberwocky, 2008-09-17: 14:03:00

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Stuporvision

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: stoōpərvizhən

Sentence: Denise*s supervisor is a super hero. He has powers far beyond those of mortals. The sound of his voice can crack glass. The mere clearing of his throat can disburse a gathering at the water cooler. His laser-like stare can cause workers to leave their Facebook status updates and get back on task. When the **Big Boss** is on the prowl with productivity questions he employs his greatest power of all. He uses his stuporvision to look like he is deep, deep in thought. He is so good at it that **Mr. Bigpants** might even apologize for interrupting and return to the ivory tower.

Etymology: stupor (a state of near-unconsciousness or insensibility) + supervision (to observe and direct the work of others)

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Zombiehaviour

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: zom-bee-heyv-yer

Sentence: Everyone knew when Matt didn't finish his portion of the project because at team meetings he'd switch into zombiehaviour mode.

Etymology: zombie (as in stunned) + behaviour

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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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Attendshungetter

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: at tend shun get ter

Sentence: Alan was always an attendshungetter, whether at work in the office or at home. He could zone out and retreat into his own little fantasy world to avoid other people such as meetings,classes, door-to-door sales people, his mother-in-law, his wife and anything or anyone else he chose to. In his mind, he travelled far away, usually on a spaceship or he replayed his favourite movie scenes. Some people thought he could astral-project himself, because he could recall no details when he "came back". On Halloween night he hid in the house in the dark, with the porchlight on, watching from behind the drapes to avoid the trick or treaters. His mind was like his home. Like his Mother had always said... the lights were on but there was no one home.

Etymology: Attend (give heed (to);be present at (meetings, church services, university), etc.) & Shun (avoid and stay away from deliberately; stay clear of) & Getter (a person who acquires as a result of some effort or action)

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx ANOTHER Nosila classic! - metrohumanx, 2008-09-17: 01:29:00

metrohumanx AHA! Zone out ! I KNEW it wasn't just us. - metrohumanx, 2008-09-17: 11:32:00

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Catatalkic

Created by: Lolagrrl

Pronunciation: cat-a-talk-ick

Sentence: Nancy's constant catatalkic state had the entire office avoiding her. This ploy worked well for Nancy because it meant that she could actually get some work done for a change.

Etymology: catatonic + talk

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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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