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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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Attentaphobia

Created by: taylorhuewe

Pronunciation: Attent a phobia

Sentence: The girl had attentaphobia when she couldnt get her friends attention.

Etymology: phobia- fear

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Introsuperdependent

Created by: copernicus

Pronunciation:

Sentence: The introsuperdependent woman clung to the man in the hopes of attracting his attention from the computer monior.

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Flagrantimidate

Created by: stache

Pronunciation: flā'grən-tĭm'ĭ-dāt'

Sentence: Blake was really getting into the Big-Twelve semifinals, but Mauri flagrantimidated him until he caved. They spent the rest of the evening watching her "Gilmore Girls, Season 3" DVD's.

Etymology: 'flag,' to mark for attention; 'rant,' to speak or declaim extravagantly or violently; 'timid,' lacking self-confidence, shy; 'Ate,' an ancient Greek goddess personifying the fatal blindness or recklessness that produces crime and the divine punishment that follows it; also, past tense of 'eat.'

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Ceptend

lauram22

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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Omnianneuros

Created by: moontopia

Pronunciation: om-ni-on-nur-os

Sentence: The crazy mother omnianneurosed the poor child who was trying to do his homework on the labtop.

Etymology: omni-all an-on neur-nerve

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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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Imposeur

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: im-pose-err

Sentence: Charlene signed up for the imposeurisation workshop because she was tired of not getting the attention she needed. This class was sure to change that. The facilitator had guaranteed that after the workshop she would be able to focus anyone's attention through some sure-fire posturing.

Etymology: impose (to be an inconvenience, especially if done in a physical sense) + poseur (One who affects some behaviour, style, attitude or other condition, often to impress or influence others) + pose (physical arrangement of the body)

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Phercataoiddaemon

Created by: roulouken331

Pronunciation: Fair-cat-uh-oyd

Sentence: The man's girlfriend was a Phercataoiddaemon; she was constantly demanding he pay attention to her at all hours of the day.

Etymology: Pher- To bear Cata- down oid- like daemon- demon

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COMMENTS:

COOL! - roulouken331, 2011-11-03: 14:42:00

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Imperatwit

Created by: Jamagra

Pronunciation: im/pare/uh/twit

Sentence: On the office behavior continuum, Jocelyn's behavior surpassed "high maintenance cling-on" and settled somewhere around "imperatwit".

Etymology: imperative + twit (v: to taunt or tease; n: a fool)

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COMMENTS:

I bet she has a high giggley voice too - Jabberwocky, 2008-04-11: 13:13:00

Sounds good to me. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-04-12: 02:51:00

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Trespassive

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: trespasiv

Sentence: John has a problem. His boss, Mr. Wygam has become a psychic leach. He will hover around John's desk in a trespassive manner until he can interrupt whatever John is working on. Much like a mosquito buzzing in your ear, he is almost impossible to ignore. The encroachment is usually followed by a WYGAM ("when you get a minute") and then some nonsense that will cause grief for everybody in the office.

Etymology: trespass (enter the owner's land or property without permission) + passive (without active response or resistance)

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COMMENTS:

mrskellyscl A psychic leach -- love it! - mrskellyscl, 2009-05-19: 06:43:00

I'll have to add WYGAM to my texting - wayoffcenter, 2009-05-19: 09:18:00

WYGAM is here to stay, thanks! And I like the idea of psycholeechists (psyCHOLeechists) :P - dochanne, 2009-05-20: 23:36:00

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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