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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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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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Avoidatious

Created by: wtwhitaker

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Incommuninogo

Created by: astorey

Pronunciation: im-ca-mewn-i-no-go

Sentence: Caller ID was the best thing to ever happen to Jason, who was able to to incommuninogo with a mere glance at the phone to confirm to whom he did not feel like talking. In person, friends could tell by a quick look at Jason's face if he was ready to engage or incommuninogo

Etymology: Incommunicado--In a state or condition in which one is unable or unwilling to communicate; In a manner in which communication with outsiders is not possible, for either voluntary or involuntary reasons, especially due to confinement or reclusiveness--replaced with no go at the end to imply a willful removal from interaction.

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Hiburbate

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Created by: youmustvotenato

Pronunciation: high-burr-bate

Sentence: With his phone left in the car, Steve was able to enjoy the day strewn about on the grass in the park hiburbating in peace.

Etymology: Hibernate + ***********

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Zombivox

Created by: wordslikevenom

Pronunciation: Zom-bee-vox

Sentence: Jamie's claims that he suffered 'Moon fever' were never actually substantiated, mainly because no-one had ever heard of it. However, this didn't stop him from being persistent in his claims of suffering whereby suddenly and without notice he would turn zombivox if interrupted.

Etymology: Zombie - a person who appears not to notice what is happening around them Voice box (colloq.) - the organ in the neck of mammals involved in sound production

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Avoidist

Created by: usareddy

Pronunciation: Avoid-ist

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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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Recladude

Created by: svnfsvn

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

Etymology: reclusive dude

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Inexcessible

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: in ex ses a bill

Sentence: Charlie thought The Stones were great and wore his earphones playing their hits all the time. It meant he did not hear the cries of his staff to get away from the bucket falling from the open door. When he fainted in the doorway, it was rendered inexcessible to the average man.

Etymology: Inacessible (capable of being reached only with great difficulty or not at all not capable of being obtained

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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