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Lielowing

Created by: jambo

Pronunciation: lie-lowing

Sentence:

Etymology:

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Shamgaged

Created by: chippy

Pronunciation:

Sentence: I'm sorry Mr. Peterson can't come to the phone right now. He is shamgaged in an important project.

Etymology: sham engaged

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Truantics

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: tru ant iks

Sentence: When the meetings started, Bob commenced his truantics. He'd zone out and get that inner zen look upon his face, so that people would avoid asking him to participate and he would feel no responsibility in contributing or remembering anything. His boss wanted to shake him and ask him "Who are you and what have you done with the real Bob"?

Etymology: Truant (someone who shirks duty;absent without permission) & Antics (a ludicrous or grotesque act done for fun and amusement;act as or like a clown;ludicrously odd)

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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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Avoidunce

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: A-void-unce

Sentence: The avoidunce only answered the doorbell when the pizza delivery boy arrived.

Etymology: Avoid + dunce

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Miraginist

Created by: porsche

Pronunciation: meer/ah/jin/ist

Sentence: He was such a skilled miraginist that no one ever knew if he was there or not

Etymology: mirage

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Aloofitis

Created by: Kevcom

Pronunciation: ah-lew-phy-tiss

Sentence: Grade 8 student James Hooligan frequently displayed a severe facial state of aloofitis to abstain from being picked by the teacher in class to come up and solve the math problem. His aloofitis tactics however never seemed to work in preventing him from being picked upon by the alert teacher.

Etymology: aloof + itis

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Avoidist

Created by: usareddy

Pronunciation: Avoid-ist

Sentence:

Etymology:

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Stonify

Created by: Windyo

Pronunciation: stone-i-fy

Sentence: Everytime i see this guy, i stonify. I just don't want him to speak to me.

Etymology: to act like stone

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Fauconscious

Created by: steviesteveo

Pronunciation: Faux-conscious

Sentence: As the meeting got underway Bob settled into a comfortably fauconscious state of mind.

Etymology: From French "faux" - false and Latin "conscius" - aware

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Comments:

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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