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'Jennifer? You've changed your hairstyle! I like it!'

DEFINITION: v. To seek approval from your boss by emulating their style, mannerisms or affectations. n. A person who copies their boss's style in order to win favor.

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Imprezidential

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: im-prez-i-den-shuhl

Sentence: Her every action, from the way she dressed to the way she spoke was designed to be imprezidential.

Etymology: impress (to affect deeply or strongly in mind or feelings) + presidential (the chief executive officer of a company, corporation, etc)

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Appulations

Created by: grasshopper

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for what it is worth this is not the word I wanted to use. I tried to go back a page and it saved this word. My actual word was appulatism,for what it's worth. - grasshopper, 2007-06-14: 10:39:00

You can change it! Click on your word, click on Edit, then, down the bottom you'll see Oops, I want to change the spelling (or something of that nature). (its in light lettering) - purpleartichokes, 2007-06-14: 10:46:00

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Pretwinder

thegoatisbad

Created by: thegoatisbad

Pronunciation: pre-twin-der

Sentence: Kimberly would have been annoyed at Zinnia's blatant pretwinding around their boss, Jared, if Kimberly wasn't sleeping with him.

Etymology: pretend + twin

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Panderox

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: pan/der/ox

Sentence: With a vice-president position available, individuals being considered for the position panderox the boss at every possible opportunity. The secretaries have a chart keeping track of who is the biggest panderoxing fool.

Etymology: PANDEROX - PANDER + XEROX - verb - from PANDER (To cater to the tastes and desires of others) + XEROX (to copy, reproduce, or duplicate)

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COMMENTS:

indupitably, what a pandora's box we weave. good word. - scrabbelicious, 2008-08-07: 09:52:00

original and clever - OZZIEBOB, 2008-08-08: 01:08:00

metrohumanx I once saw a panderox in an asian zoo. - metrohumanx, 2008-08-08: 07:09:00

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Emuflate

Created by: Osomatic

Pronunciation: em + yoo + flayt

Sentence: No 2% raise is worth the amount of emuflating I'd have to do to get it.

Etymology: emulate & inflate

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Execumime

Created by: kendriveset

Pronunciation: exec-u-mime

Sentence: Denise was such a good execumime that John could barely tell the difference between her and the boss.

Etymology: executive + mime

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Twingratiate

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: twin grat chee ayt

Sentence: It was subtle at first, the way George starting copying some of his manager's phrases and favourite words. Then it became more obvious to the rest of the staff that he was copying mannerisms and fashion style of his boss. He got a raise and a promotion by being able to twingratiate himself with the boss...same hair-do (now bald, like the boss);same big goggles; same polyester leisure suits and same hideous patterned shirts. Things went well for George for a time. Then his world was torn apart when the boss transferred and a new, sharp lady boss took over. How the heck was he going to twingratiate himself with her without looking like Tootsie???

Etymology: Twin (duplicate or match) & Ingratiate (gain favor with somebody by deliberate efforts)

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Replickate

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: repp lick ayt

Sentence: she was such a CEOclone, spending all her waking hours replickating the VP, down to his facial tick. She had a major panic attack when he started to grow a beard.

Etymology: replicate as in copy, lick as in arse

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was her name Kate? - Jabberwocky, 2007-06-14: 14:31:00

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Sycopyphant

TimTheEnchanter

Created by: TimTheEnchanter

Pronunciation: si-CAH-pee-fuhnt

Sentence: Everyone knew Cathy was a complete suck-up, always doing whatever the CIO, Mr. Srinivasan, wanted. But jaws hit the floor when she came into the meeting room today. She had risen to the level of complete sycopyphant, cutting her hair short, dying it black, and wearing a Nehru jacket identical to what her boss always wore. The two were almost indistinguishable.

Etymology: SYCOPHANT: a servile self-seeking flatterer + COPY an imitation or reproduction of an original

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COMMENTS:

Good word...like a psychopyphant maybe??? - Nosila, 2008-08-07: 23:26:00

metrohumanx Great paragrab Tim the E... - metrohumanx, 2008-08-08: 07:15:00

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Copycatistaff

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: copy-cat-a-staff

Sentence: Mr. Schmuck loved it when potential new copycatistaffers joined his team. He intuitively could detect the fresh ones ready for molding.

Etymology: copycat + staff

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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-06-14: 01:10:00
Office politics. You know it's a game. You understand the players. You've got a strategy. Now it's time to take action with Timothy Johnson's GUST -- even if that means shaving your head. Today's definition was suggested by remistram. Thank you remistram and Timothy! ~ James

purpleartichokes - 2007-06-14: 18:10:00
Love the artwork today James! Very funny!

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-06-14: 18:17:00
Thanks purple! And cheers to remistram for thinking of such a funny idea. ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-06-14: 18:27:00
By the way, Robert J. Sawyer, winner of Hugo and Nebula best novel awards, will be our featured author at Verbotomy next week. More details to follow... Check out Rob's website at www.sfwriter.com. ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-01-08: 00:44:00
Today's definition was suggested by remistram. Thank you remistram. ~ James