Verboticism: Aloofitis

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Technotian

Created by: Domhain

Pronunciation: Tech-no-shun

Sentence: You must learn the way of the technotian if you are to advance in to a managerial role within this IT department.

Etymology: Reality.

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Blankit

Created by: brimuth

Pronunciation:

Sentence:

Etymology:

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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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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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Comataz

Created by: mandapanda

Pronunciation: ko-mah-taz

Sentence:

Etymology:

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Sociallusion

Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: so-shul-loo-zhun

Sentence: He was supposed to be filling in for his boss while he was away, but his fear of handling urgent phone calls turned him into a sociallusion, so he locked himself in the mens room for the day.

Etymology: social, illusion

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COMMENTS:

it sounds like a deivative of socialism - perhaps there are many Swedish sociallusions - Jabberwocky, 2007-10-19: 13:48:00

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Interworldism

Created by: deaninc

Pronunciation: int-r-werld-ism

Sentence: It looks like someone has interworldism

Etymology: A person who is physically present yet allows ones mind to unfocus the optical characteristic of the eye as facial definitions relax.

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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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Shutninja

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: shətninjə

Sentence: Once Harry gets home from work he becomes a shutninja. Knocks on the door nor ringing of the phone will secure a response. If not for lights going on and off and seeing him leave and return from his job, his neighbors wouldn’t know that anybody lived in his house.

Etymology: shut-in (a person confined indoors, esp. as a result of physical or mental disability) + ninja (mercenaries of feudal Japan known for their ability to be invisible/hidden)

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Shamgaged

Created by: chippy

Pronunciation:

Sentence: I'm sorry Mr. Peterson can't come to the phone right now. He is shamgaged in an important project.

Etymology: sham engaged

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