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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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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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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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COMMENTS:

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

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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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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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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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COMMENTS:

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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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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COMMENTS:

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

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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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Faklusion

Created by: crmow

Pronunciation: fey-kloo-zhun

Sentence: George saw the Jehovah's Witnesses coming up to the door, so he went into a state of faklusion.

Etymology: fake + seclusion

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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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