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'I'll just wait here until you're free.'

DEFINITION: v. To hover near, or directly on top of, a person who is busy doing something else, in order to force them to immediately surrender their full attention. n. A person who invades other people's private spaces and uses the social discomfort to demand attention.

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Disconcentrator

Created by: Pmac46

Pronunciation: Dis-con-sen-tray-tor

Sentence: The woman was being quite the disconcentrator when she was trying to get Jemal to pay attention to her while he was doing work.

Etymology: Dis-apart + Concentrate-to bring or draw to a common center + or-one who does

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Mesurp

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: me/zurp

Sentence: Self centred Betty always mesurps who ever she can, whenever she can, even when they are busily engaged in important activities. She is a career mesurper.

Etymology: me (because it's always about me, look at me, listen to me, me, me, me, me) + usurp (encroach, butt in, take over, commandeer)

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COMMENTS:

Met many like her, unfortunately! - Nosila, 2008-04-11: 22:47:00

Good word. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-04-12: 02:32:00

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Insaneclientism

Created by: sydneychapman

Pronunciation: in-sayn-client-ism

Sentence: the man at work couldn't talk on the phone due to the insaneclientism of the woman.

Etymology: insaneclientism- when a client will do anything it takes to get help they need

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Tarryorist

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: tary or ist

Sentence: Jim was a very busy man. He worked hard at work and when he came home, he did some more work from home. He was usually plugged into his laptop, his cell phone and his Blackberry. But today he worked even harder than usual. He was driven and focussed on results. The only fly in his corporate ointment was his wife, Marcia. She was being a particularly annoying, demanding tarryorist today. She lingered around waiting for him to get off his phone and pouted, lollygagged, lingered, loitered and tried to distract him. She whined and pulled on his clothes and tried every trick up her sleeve to get him to stop working today. The harder he tried to ignore her, the even harder she tried to get his attention. He knew it must seem childish to an onlooker for him to keep pretending he was indispensible to his job and for her to keep acting so overbearing. But he had his reasons...two of them. Yes, his in-laws-from-hell were due to arrive at any moment for their monthly 2 week visit from out of town. He was just trying to put off Marcia's acts of tarryorism for as long as humanly possible. In the battle of wills, he was about to become a prisoner of war, without the benefits of the terms of the Geneva Convention.

Etymology: tarry (be near or hang about or wait around) & terrorist ( formidable person who uses terror inspiring methods or coercion to get what they want)

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COMMENTS:

Clever blend. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-04-12: 03:02:00

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Orbnit

Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: orb-nit

Sentence: I tried to verbotomize, but Mark was being an orbnit, so I couldn't think of a decent word.

Etymology: orbit, nit (the egg of a parasitic insect)

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great blend - Jabberwocky, 2008-04-11: 13:11:00

Nice and neat. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-04-12: 02:33:00

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Focusquid

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: foh-kuh-skwid

Sentence: Denise is the office focusquid. She can slip quietly into your space and slowly wrap her tentacles around you until you have no choice but to be totally focusquid on her.

Etymology: focus (center of attention) + squid (any of several ten-armed cephalopods)

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Peraptagregulous

Created by: Mwahaha

Pronunciation: per-rapt-a-gr-egg-u-lous

Sentence: Steven was so desperate to be apart of the Sara's group that he peraptagreguloused their party that night and wouldn't leave Sara alone.

Etymology: per-wrongly+rapt-to seize+greg-the flock/herd+ulous-tending to

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Askinvader

Created by: abrakadeborah

Pronunciation: ask-n-vay-der

Sentence: Alice was such an askinvader to anyone that didn't give her their full attention.

Etymology: Ask - To question and Invade - someone who enters by force in order to conquer.

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Focusurper

Created by: rikboyee

Pronunciation: foe-cus-err-per

Sentence: half way through my phone call my work cooleague focusurped me.

Etymology: focus, usurper

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Ceptend

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Created by: lauram22

Pronunciation: sept-end

Sentence: My sister ceptended me from my homework. She was constantly trying to distract me.

Etymology: cept-take tend-attention

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-04-11: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by shoeshineboy. Thank you shoeshineboy. ~ James

stache - 2008-04-11: 00:40:00
My verboticism have been updated? Hmm. I think this calls for a grammarauder.

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-04-11: 08:01:00
Hey stache, thanks for your gentle grammaraudity. I has fixed the offending word. And by the way, if you notice any other stupid errors -- I mean miscommunications -- let me know and I will fix them. ~ James

stache - 2008-04-11: 17:45:00
you'se welcome.

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-05-19: 00:01:01
Today's definition was suggested by shoeshineboy. Thank you shoeshineboy ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-06-17: 00:15:00
Today's definition was suggested by shoeshineboy. Thank you shoeshineboy. ~ James