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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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Catatoniact

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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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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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Avoidout

Created by: Ashbolte

Pronunciation:

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Avoidunce

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: A-void-unce

Sentence: The avoidunce only answered the doorbell when the pizza delivery boy arrived.

Etymology: Avoid + dunce

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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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Fauxvert

Created by: MadTripper

Pronunciation: foh-vurt

Sentence: My father would always become a fauxvert on Halloween night by shutting the lights off in the house and refusing to answer the door.

Etymology: Faux Avert

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Avacant

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Created by: Stackd

Pronunciation: Ah-vay-can-t

Sentence: His avacant expression succeeded in avoiding all questions.

Etymology: Avoid and vacant

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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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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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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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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