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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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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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Circumvenshun

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: sir kum ven shun

Sentence: Wally hated people bugging him at home. It did not matter whether it was on the phone, e-mail or at the door, he had the act of circumvenshun down to a fine art. People thought he was eccentric or occupied with some big hush-hush project. The reality was that Wally hated missing a moment of his daytime dramas. Yes, he watched every soap opera on the tube, every day. One could say that Wally was Young & Restless, he was living the Days of Our Lives to the fullest, his tv friends were like All My Children. He was not Bold & Beautiful, but if he had One Life to Live, As the World Turns, he was going to end up in General Hospital if he did not get some exercise!

Etymology: Circumvention (the act of evading) & Shun (avoid and stay away from deliberately; stay clear of)

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Catatoniact

vmalcolm

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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Astersole

NeuroGlyph

Created by: NeuroGlyph

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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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Comataz

Created by: mandapanda

Pronunciation: ko-mah-taz

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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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COMMENTS:

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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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.

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Truantics

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: tru ant iks

Sentence: When the meetings started, Bob commenced his truantics. He'd zone out and get that inner zen look upon his face, so that people would avoid asking him to participate and he would feel no responsibility in contributing or remembering anything. His boss wanted to shake him and ask him "Who are you and what have you done with the real Bob"?

Etymology: Truant (someone who shirks duty;absent without permission) & Antics (a ludicrous or grotesque act done for fun and amusement;act as or like a clown;ludicrously odd)

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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

'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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