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'Please do not talk to me while we are in the office.'

DEFINITION: v., To ignore a "friend" at work because you don't want anyone else to know that you are friends. n., A co-worker and secret "best friend" with whom it is best to keep your friendship confidential.

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Conafiliate

Created by: Katie

Pronunciation: con-afil-iate

Sentence: I know we are friends but i cant conafiliate with you in public.

Etymology: con+afiliate

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Inchummunicado

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: in-chuhm-myoo-ni-KAH-do

Sentence: Bob and Roxie remained paloof shushmates, in inchummunicado, through months of management meetings.

Etymology: Blend of "chum" & incommunicado. Paloof: pals who deliberately remain aloof for business or other reasons. Shushmates: mates who keep quiet for gain or favour.

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COMMENTS:

Blend of "chum" & incommunicado. Paloof: pals who deliberately remain aloof for business or other reasons. Shushmates: mates who keep quiet for gain or favour. - OZZIEBOB, 2007-10-25: 06:34:00

Nice! - purpleartichokes, 2007-10-25: 06:52:00

you always pack your sentences with more than one great word - Jabberwocky, 2007-10-25: 11:16:00

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Careerful

Created by: Osomatic

Pronunciation: car + ear + full

Sentence: I got a careerful from my buddy about his weekend of boozing and carousing, but then we went back to just being plain old co-workers.

Etymology: career + earful

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Cubevert

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Created by: MrDave2176

Pronunciation: kyub-VERT / enn-IG-maydz

Sentence: Sarah and Tammy had been cubevertly seeing each other despite being coworkers, however, as enigmaides they were having trouble concealing what happened during lunch hour.

Etymology: cube (as in cubicle) + covert / enigma + aides

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COMMENTS:

MrDave2176 Wow, sorry for the late entry! I nealy missed this. - MrDave2176, 2007-10-25: 22:13:00

MrDave2176 oh I just thought of another one...dissenfriendchise - MrDave2176, 2007-10-25: 22:16:00

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Chatfauxfoe

Created by: mryder

Pronunciation: chat / fa-h / foe

Sentence: Molly wandered passed Cindy gloomily, as she remembered that she was Cindy's chatfauxfoe, and that it was only acceptable to talk to her after work.

Etymology: Chat -ORIGIN shortening of CHATTER Faux- — ORIGIN French, ‘false’Foe-— ORIGIN from Old English, hostile; related to FEUD.

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Comradeshush

Created by: prufrock73

Pronunciation: kŏm'răd'-e-shŭsh

Sentence: Grinning at each other during the meeting, none of the other staff had any idea that Gladys and Eunice were comradeshushes.

Etymology: comrade + shush Likely first appeared in 19th century Russia.

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COMMENTS:

A Siberian soujourn will wipe the grins off their faces. Good word! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-10-25: 18:49:00

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Comradeslip

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: com/rad/slip

Sentence: Our friendship vaccilated between comradeship and comradeslip when the upper management were within earshot.

Etymology: comradeship + slip

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i like your sentence :) - Lidipop, 2007-10-25: 10:37:00

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Afeigntance

Created by: milorush

Pronunciation: (n.) ə-fān'təns; (tr. v.) ə-fānt'

Sentence: Although Marsha considered her after-work chats with Louise to be the beginnings of a true friendship, Louise's refusal to interact with her during business hours proved that theirs was only an afeigntance.

Etymology: a[quain]tance + feign = to put on an appearance of

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(tr. v.) Afeignt - milorush, 2007-10-25: 17:20:00

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Differfriendsheaint

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: Differ-friend-shee-aint

Sentence: She would always calmly and coldly differfriendsheaint between personal and professional relationships.

Etymology: Different friend she is not

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Differsociate

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: dif-er-SOSE-she-ayt

Sentence: Peggy Sue was a social climber as well as being professionally ambitious and she made social distinctions in public between those who could help or who might hinder her professionally as well as socially and would only associate with 'substandard' friends in private...to her, to differsociate was a survival mechanism more than it was a social aberration.

Etymology: Blend of 'differentiate' (to make a distinction) and 'associate' (to join as a companion, partner, or ally)

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clever - Jabberwocky, 2008-09-23: 10:18:00

Is that like differsity? - Nosila, 2008-09-23: 12:49:00

I'll bet Becky Sue, in her attempt to "sniff out" who would help and who would hinder...I am sure she has done quite a bit of kissassociating. :) - lumina, 2008-09-23: 16:56:00

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-10-25: 03:07:00
Today's definition was suggested by remistram. Thank you remistram! ~ James

lumina - 2008-09-25: 12:01:00
"Yay!" :)

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-02-22: 00:05:00
Today's definition was suggested by remistram. Thank you remistram. ~ James