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'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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Flakavoid

Created by: thebaron

Pronunciation:

Sentence: God! He's such a flakevoid when it comes to introductions!

Etymology:

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Hermitate

Created by: bebaibo

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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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Avacant

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Created by: Stackd

Pronunciation: Ah-vay-can-t

Sentence: His avacant expression succeeded in avoiding all questions.

Etymology: Avoid and vacant

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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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Fakecant

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: fake-cant

Sentence: You could tell by the fakecant look on Bob's face that he was either trying to avoid contact with the rest of us or he was called back to his home planet. Either way, he wasn't missed.

Etymology: fake: having a false or deceiving appearance + vacant: not occupied, empty

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Avoidatious

Created by: wtwhitaker

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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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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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Confrontavert

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: kon-FRUNT-eh-vert

Sentence: When faced with unwanted visits, remarks, invitations etc, Larimer has several confrontavert techniques he employs wherein he pretends not to notice though everyone else realizes he is faking

Etymology: Blend of 'confront' (to meet face-to-fac) and 'avert' (v. to ward off; prevent)

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Lielowing

Created by: jambo

Pronunciation: lie-lowing

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Motherducker

karenanne

Created by: karenanne

Pronunciation: mu ther DUK er

Sentence: Conn manages to be "sick" every year during inventory week. This is the fourth year that he's stayed home while the rest of us have to climb ladders with pen and paper and count every stinking widget on those dusty shelves. He doesn't even try to be creative any more - he's like, "Still have the flu... yeah, that's the ticket...." I can't believe the boss STILL hasn't caught on to that lazy motherducker.

Etymology: duck (to dodge, evade) + mother*ucker

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COMMENTS:

love it! - galwaywegian, 2010-02-16: 03:32:00

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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