Verboticism: Osciticulate

'You can't fool me. You're fake yawning.'

DEFINITION: v., To yawn or sigh repeatedly in an effort to subtly communicate one's lack of interest in the current conversation. n., A series of long, exasperated, and often escalating sighs indicating extreme boredom.

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Yawndom

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: yawn-duhm

Sentence: Cecil's yawndom got the better of him and duct taped a pillow to his head in case he suddenly fell asleep.

Etymology: yawn + boredom

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Yawnotonous

Created by: crmow

Pronunciation: yaw-NOT-n-uh-s

Sentence: Listening to the insurance salesman pitch his product became very yawnotonous.

Etymology: yawn + monotonous

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Yawbo

Created by: alyssatassi

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Goredom

Created by: astorey

Pronunciation: gore-dum

Sentence: After years of watching even the most ardent Democratic yawn repeatedly during his speeches, former U.S. Vice President Al Gore found a way to take goredom up a notch. His loud, exasperated sighs during a presidential debate became a new standard for goredom, which has yet to be matched.

Etymology: Boredom combined with Gore, as in the formerly monotonous, droning vice president of the U.S.

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Communocaution

Created by: KenM2

Pronunciation:

Sentence: I intended to finish my rant but the listener was using communocaution.

Etymology: communication and caution

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COMMENTS:

brilliant word! Well thought out. - brimuth, 2007-10-15: 16:01:00

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Humdrumantics

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: huhm-drum-AN-tiks

Sentence: According to Bob yawning is a trick devised by nature to open a person's mouth as a hint to others to shut theirs. So when Roxie ponderous description of the sex-life of the Patagonian tree-snail started to communigrate, his humdrumantics became more pronounced.

Etymology: Blend of HUMDRUM: lacking variety; boring; dull; routine; monotony. tedious ; ANTIC(S): a ludicrous or extravagant act or gesture & and with -SEMANTICS -in mind: of, pertaining to, or arising from the different meanings of words or other symbols.

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Excellent! - Mustang, 2008-09-09: 18:54:00

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Yonstant

Created by: Treesh

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Tonsiltatious

Created by: Koekbroer

Pronunciation: ton-sil-tay-shis

Sentence: Doug was quite tonsiltatious in his response to Rachel's monologue

Etymology: the ostentatious display of one's tonsils

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Irksomegaping

Created by: 526630

Pronunciation: erk-some-gaping

Sentence: Alyssa irksomegaped during history class to show she wasnt interested in the subject.

Etymology: irksome-annoying;exasperating;tiresome -gaping-to stare with an open mouth;yawning

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Osciticulate

vmalcolm

Created by: vmalcolm

Pronunciation: /ɒsɪtɪkjəleɪt/

Sentence: When she noticed he was not paying attention at all, she yelled at him: Stop osciticulating now! This is serious!!!!

Etymology: OSCITICULATE. From Oscitate (the act of being inattentive) + Articulate (to utter a speech sound)

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Oscitastic. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-09-10: 07:05:00

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