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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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Technotian

Created by: Domhain

Pronunciation: Tech-no-shun

Sentence: You must learn the way of the technotian if you are to advance in to a managerial role within this IT department.

Etymology: Reality.

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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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Glistant

Created by: mayblossom

Pronunciation: glist-ant

Sentence: "oh look, Marks gone all Glistant again!

Etymology: glare+distant.

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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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Fauxtard

Created by: Spacey

Pronunciation: pho-tard

Sentence: Why does Steve look like he's about to drool on himself? He's being a fauxtard so his wife won't ask him to go shopping with her.

Etymology:

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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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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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Faklusion

Created by: crmow

Pronunciation: fey-kloo-zhun

Sentence: George saw the Jehovah's Witnesses coming up to the door, so he went into a state of faklusion.

Etymology: fake + seclusion

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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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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