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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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Shamgaged

Created by: chippy

Pronunciation:

Sentence: I'm sorry Mr. Peterson can't come to the phone right now. He is shamgaged in an important project.

Etymology: sham engaged

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Avoidout

Created by: Ashbolte

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Absillusive

Created by: deepbluenpurple

Pronunciation: Ab + zee +lusive

Sentence: His absillusive demeanour in the face of his wife's tirades seemed to enrage her further.

Etymology: absence + illusion

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Incryptshun

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: in/krept/shun

Sentence: To his neighbours, Boris was a strange character and difficult to decipher, especially when he went into his incryptshun mode, shutting out all around him and hiding for days in his basement.

Etymology: in + crypt + shun

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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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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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Aloofitis

Created by: Kevcom

Pronunciation: ah-lew-phy-tiss

Sentence: Grade 8 student James Hooligan frequently displayed a severe facial state of aloofitis to abstain from being picked by the teacher in class to come up and solve the math problem. His aloofitis tactics however never seemed to work in preventing him from being picked upon by the alert teacher.

Etymology: aloof + itis

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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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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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Stuporvision

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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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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