Verboticism: Incryptshun

'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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Eschewencounter

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: ess-SHOO-en-count-er

Sentence: Morton had developed a broad array of eschewencounter techniques and had even been known to go to the extreme of feigning deafness to avoid having to engage an unexpected visitor.

Etymology: Blend of 'eschew' (to abstain or keep away from; shun; avoid) and 'encounter' (a meeting with a person or thing)

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metrohumanx Great combo, Mussy! - metrohumanx, 2008-09-17: 11:28:00

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Stuporvision

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: stoōpərvizhən

Sentence: Denise*s supervisor is a super hero. He has powers far beyond those of mortals. The sound of his voice can crack glass. The mere clearing of his throat can disburse a gathering at the water cooler. His laser-like stare can cause workers to leave their Facebook status updates and get back on task. When the **Big Boss** is on the prowl with productivity questions he employs his greatest power of all. He uses his stuporvision to look like he is deep, deep in thought. He is so good at it that **Mr. Bigpants** might even apologize for interrupting and return to the ivory tower.

Etymology: stupor (a state of near-unconsciousness or insensibility) + supervision (to observe and direct the work of others)

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Zoneduff

metrohumanx

Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: ZZZZone-duh-FFF (alt. zoneduffer)

Sentence: BigBob was likeable enough, but he had an annoying habit of ZONEDUFFING while you were talking to him, and you never knew how long he had been incommunicado. We did extract a measure of revenge when the whole department took a subway ride to the trade show. We all got on the train, and just before the doors closed, everyone jumped off - leaving BigBob on the express to Harlem instead of going downtown. BigBob the ZONEDUFFER stared from the rear window of the subway car as it slowly vanished into the rat-infested subterranean dimness of the "Big Apple"...and forever into our memories.

Etymology: ZONED out+ DUFF = ZONEDUFF.....zoned out: late 1960-ish phrase meaning " to withdraw into a semi-pleasant introspective state of sensory withdrawl, induced by lack of sleep or excessive ingestion of contraband".....DUFF: disparaging regional term meaning "to leave (one's comrades) abruptly, secretively or without prior warning"....."Dude! Why did you DUFF on us last night?"

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metrohumanx No BigBobs were harmed in the writing of this FICTITOUS sentence.... - metrohumanx, 2008-09-17: 02:06:00

Sounds like he was zonedeaf, too! - Nosila, 2008-09-18: 01:30:00

Amidst the woes on Wall st - missed this one. Great word - OZZIEBOB, 2008-09-30: 17:49:00

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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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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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Avoidunce

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: A-void-unce

Sentence: The avoidunce only answered the doorbell when the pizza delivery boy arrived.

Etymology: Avoid + dunce

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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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Stonify

Created by: Windyo

Pronunciation: stone-i-fy

Sentence: Everytime i see this guy, i stonify. I just don't want him to speak to me.

Etymology: to act like stone

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Hollowgraham

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: hawl/oh/gram

Sentence: Graham was a very shy person who could turn into a hollowgraham when confronted with his insecurities.

Etymology: hologram (three dimensional photographic image - sometimes visible, sometimes not) + graham + hollow

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heh! - galwaywegian, 2008-09-17: 07:31:00

Good one! - TJayzz, 2008-09-18: 10:15:00

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Flakavoid

Created by: thebaron

Pronunciation:

Sentence: God! He's such a flakevoid when it comes to introductions!

Etymology:

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