Verboticism: Avoidout

'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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Hermitate

Created by: bebaibo

Pronunciation:

Sentence: Why does Bob always have that blank stare at our meetings? I think he's hermitating, so the boss won't ask him any questions.

Etymology: From hermit (a person living in solitude as a religous discipline...OED)

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Avoidist

Created by: usareddy

Pronunciation: Avoid-ist

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Avoidatious

Created by: wtwhitaker

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Circumvenshun

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: sir kum ven shun

Sentence: Wally hated people bugging him at home. It did not matter whether it was on the phone, e-mail or at the door, he had the act of circumvenshun down to a fine art. People thought he was eccentric or occupied with some big hush-hush project. The reality was that Wally hated missing a moment of his daytime dramas. Yes, he watched every soap opera on the tube, every day. One could say that Wally was Young & Restless, he was living the Days of Our Lives to the fullest, his tv friends were like All My Children. He was not Bold & Beautiful, but if he had One Life to Live, As the World Turns, he was going to end up in General Hospital if he did not get some exercise!

Etymology: Circumvention (the act of evading) & Shun (avoid and stay away from deliberately; stay clear of)

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Communicocoon

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: k'-mu-ni-K'-koon

Sentence: From time to time Bob felt the need to flee to his "cave" to escape 21st century electronoia. He would communicocoon himself, putting invasive emailers, delhi-diallers and, even, tele-friends in quarantronica. He was a electroglodyte. Roxie accepted Bob's strange state of mind; for, she thought, she had heard someone say that men are from Mars. Maybe, Bob was!

Etymology: Verb - blend of "communi"cate & cocoon: to retreat from unfriendly environment. Noun - blend of "electro"nic & troglodyte: one who lives in solitude (cavedweller).

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COMMENTS:

Such a long word with "i" as the only ascender or descender makes my eyes glaze. Good word, though. - ErWenn, 2007-10-19: 09:46:00

does he emerge as a butterfly? - Jabberwocky, 2007-10-19: 13:45:00

Yes, he does, as a 'social butterfly!' - OZZIEBOB, 2007-10-20: 18:20:00

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Zombivox

Created by: wordslikevenom

Pronunciation: Zom-bee-vox

Sentence: Jamie's claims that he suffered 'Moon fever' were never actually substantiated, mainly because no-one had ever heard of it. However, this didn't stop him from being persistent in his claims of suffering whereby suddenly and without notice he would turn zombivox if interrupted.

Etymology: Zombie - a person who appears not to notice what is happening around them Voice box (colloq.) - the organ in the neck of mammals involved in sound production

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Amstilloutside

Created by: oxinlingo

Pronunciation: am-still-out-side

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Glistant

Created by: mayblossom

Pronunciation: glist-ant

Sentence: "oh look, Marks gone all Glistant again!

Etymology: glare+distant.

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Confrontavert

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: kon-FRUNT-eh-vert

Sentence: When faced with unwanted visits, remarks, invitations etc, Larimer has several confrontavert techniques he employs wherein he pretends not to notice though everyone else realizes he is faking

Etymology: Blend of 'confront' (to meet face-to-fac) and 'avert' (v. to ward off; prevent)

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Masquevade

Created by: tdhall56

Pronunciation: mask e vade

Sentence: Jim was broke, so all week he had to masquevade the bill collectors.

Etymology: masquerade (pretend) evade (avoid)

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MrDave2176 This word has a nice ring to it! - MrDave2176, 2007-10-19: 09:55:00

I like it,too! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-10-20: 18:18:00

petaj who was that masked elusionist? - petaj, 2007-10-22: 03:39:00

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