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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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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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Recladude

Created by: svnfsvn

Pronunciation:

Sentence: the recladude hid in the mens room till the meeting was over

Etymology: reclusive dude

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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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Comavoid

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: koh-ma-void

Sentence: Randy is quite skilled at dodging interactions with his co-workers. He can comavoid just about any effort to elicit a response. The only known method to break this trance-like concentration is to drop a box of Krispy Kreme donuts on his desk.

Etymology: coma (a state of prolonged unconsciousness, including a lack of response to stimuli) + avoid (to keep away from; keep clear of; shun)

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Circumatose

Created by: TheFlawlessWord

Pronunciation: sir CUM a tose

Sentence: The persistent bill collector finally deemed Bob a circumatose.

Etymology: circumvent + comatose

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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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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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Absentiments

Created by: abrakadeborah

Pronunciation: ab-sin-ti-ments

Sentence: Clay's absentiments in training class didn't fool anyone. He often zones out at work and turns off in life all together.

Etymology: Absent-Not existent; lacking. Sentiment-The expression of delicate and sensitive feeling. Putting parts of both words together making "Absentiments."

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Love it, but already spent my votes... - Nosila, 2011-07-02: 19:50:00

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

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Vacunt

Created by: pungineer

Pronunciation: Vay/kunt

Sentence: 'Dave is a such a vacunt, whenever I want to talk about where our relationship is going, he just glazes over' moaned Minnie

Etymology: Vacant + Vagina, nope sorry I mean (it's ok i'm a feminist)

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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