Verboticism: Avoidunce

'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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Avoidist

Created by: usareddy

Pronunciation: Avoid-ist

Sentence:

Etymology:

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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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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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Absillusive

Created by: deepbluenpurple

Pronunciation: Ab + zee +lusive

Sentence: His absillusive demeanour in the face of his wife's tirades seemed to enrage her further.

Etymology: absence + illusion

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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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Liesolate

Created by: rikboyee

Pronunciation: lie-suh-layt

Sentence: when he started to have blurry recollections of some of the things he had drunkenly said and done on the weekend he decided to go into liesolation

Etymology: lie, isolate

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MrDave2176 is the opposite of this retruthsiveness? - MrDave2176, 2007-10-19: 09:58:00

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Comataz

Created by: mandapanda

Pronunciation: ko-mah-taz

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Socialnoism

Created by: edhine

Pronunciation: social-no-ism

Sentence: Bob's socialnoism was well known to the Schwann man.

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Vacunt

Created by: pungineer

Pronunciation: Vay/kunt

Sentence: 'Dave is a such a vacunt, whenever I want to talk about where our relationship is going, he just glazes over' moaned Minnie

Etymology: Vacant + Vagina, nope sorry I mean (it's ok i'm a feminist)

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Incommuninogo

Created by: astorey

Pronunciation: im-ca-mewn-i-no-go

Sentence: Caller ID was the best thing to ever happen to Jason, who was able to to incommuninogo with a mere glance at the phone to confirm to whom he did not feel like talking. In person, friends could tell by a quick look at Jason's face if he was ready to engage or incommuninogo

Etymology: Incommunicado--In a state or condition in which one is unable or unwilling to communicate; In a manner in which communication with outsiders is not possible, for either voluntary or involuntary reasons, especially due to confinement or reclusiveness--replaced with no go at the end to imply a willful removal from interaction.

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