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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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Avoidist

Created by: usareddy

Pronunciation: Avoid-ist

Sentence:

Etymology:

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Disignor

Created by: austix

Pronunciation: dis-ig-nor

Sentence: Bob tends to disignor any calls from numbers he does not recognize

Etymology: Use of dis as in slang--disresect. Ignor a variation on ignore

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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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Eschewencounter

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: ess-SHOO-en-count-er

Sentence: Morton had developed a broad array of eschewencounter techniques and had even been known to go to the extreme of feigning deafness to avoid having to engage an unexpected visitor.

Etymology: Blend of 'eschew' (to abstain or keep away from; shun; avoid) and 'encounter' (a meeting with a person or thing)

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metrohumanx Great combo, Mussy! - metrohumanx, 2008-09-17: 11:28:00

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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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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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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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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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Amstilloutside

Created by: oxinlingo

Pronunciation: am-still-out-side

Sentence:

Etymology:

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Fakehooky

Created by: ErWenn

Pronunciation: /ˈfeɪk ˈhʊki/

Sentence: Peering around the apparently empty classroom, the teacher first thought that it was Ditch Day, but soon he realized that the students were just faking hooky.

Etymology: from "play hooky" + "fake"

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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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