Verboticism: Fauxvert

'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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Amstilloutside

Created by: oxinlingo

Pronunciation: am-still-out-side

Sentence:

Etymology:

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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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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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Avoidiepeer

Created by: emilylind

Pronunciation: the pronunciation of this word is the words ' avoid ' the letter e and 'peer'

Sentence: Tom is such an avoidepeer !

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Comavoid

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: koh-ma-void

Sentence: Randy is quite skilled at dodging interactions with his co-workers. He can comavoid just about any effort to elicit a response. The only known method to break this trance-like concentration is to drop a box of Krispy Kreme donuts on his desk.

Etymology: coma (a state of prolonged unconsciousness, including a lack of response to stimuli) + avoid (to keep away from; keep clear of; shun)

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Absentshun

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: ab-SENT-shun

Sentence: The absentshun living at number 15 had successfully kept his neighbours thinking that his house was vacant. No one had been able to attract his attention as he spent most of his time avoiding the windows and sneaking around on rubber-soled shoes.

Etymology: absent + shun + attention

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good one Petaj - Jabberwocky, 2007-10-19: 13:45:00

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Avacant

Stackd

Created by: Stackd

Pronunciation: Ah-vay-can-t

Sentence: His avacant expression succeeded in avoiding all questions.

Etymology: Avoid and vacant

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Recladude

Created by: svnfsvn

Pronunciation:

Sentence: the recladude hid in the mens room till the meeting was over

Etymology: reclusive dude

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Availabhor

Created by: verbony

Pronunciation: avail-ab-whore

Sentence: "you've got mail" or the latest ringtones really brings out the availabhor in me

Etymology: available+abhor

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Deafhere

Created by: scrabbelicious

Pronunciation: /Deh-ef-he-ear/

Sentence: Mrs. Soul patched the call through to her secretary. "I thought I told you I wasn't here?", she said, you just have to turn a deafhere.

Etymology: Deafhere n., hybrid of the nouns deaf and here, and inspired by the phrase "to turn a deaf ear", which is a common adult tactic and defense mechanism. Is the spell checker new to this site? I just noticed it now. Don't expect a reply of course, in the circumstances I mean.

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metrohumanx I have not encountered a spell checker...but definitely a double-point word, S ! - metrohumanx, 2008-09-17: 11:31:00

It must be my new browser....who thought that was a good idea? - scrabbelicious, 2008-09-18: 16:49:00

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Holograham

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: hollow/gray/am

Sentence: Graham was a very shy person turning into a holograham when confronted with his insecurities.

Etymology: hologram (sometimes you see it- sometimes you don't) + graham + hollow

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Like the thought behind this one. Does Graham have a female counterpart! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-10-20: 18:16:00

petaj that might be Holograndma (an elderly hermit), or Hollygram. - petaj, 2007-10-22: 03:37:00

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